Have plans for spending an evening with your partner but no idea about what to do? It’s a dilemma we’ve all been through. Most would say, “go out, say a fancy dinner at some fine dining restaurant,” but that’s the typical boring route, especially when you’re looking forward to continuing with something more active later in the evening. And there’s a pandemic on the loose, so better to consider an alternative that goes in line with social isolation, albeit mutual.
Our suggestion, there is no place like home. If you’re looking to have a fun time after a romantic date, then watching a movie is the best option. No matter what mood you’re trying to set, there’re plenty of films available to make the night shine. If you’re looking to have a steamy time with your partner, there are plenty of options that can build up the mood. Users of beyondthecharter.com have composed a list of the flicks to spice up your typical film night.
The pieces listed below are some of the more recent movies released in the past ten years. Some will make you cry; others will turn you on like never before. Some might even make you question your kinks and encourage you to explore them.
1. Jeune et Jolie
Jeune et Jolie is a French titled flick which translates to “Young and beautiful.” It was directed by François Ozon and was released in the year 2013. The story centers around a 17-year-old girl who begins her life as a prostitute. It’s all fun and games until meeting one client that changes everything.
2. Fifty Shades of Grey
You undoubtedly know about that one. Fifty Shades of Grey is a movie adapted from a book series written by E. L. James. The film has three parts of which “50 Shades of Grey” is the first in line. The movie features a young graduate, Anastasia Steel, and a young businessman with a complicated past named Christian Grey. It makes lots of references to the BDSM practices and community and makes you want to explore your kinks in the “red room.”
3. Blue is the Warmest Colour
For our lesbian couples, Blue is the Warmest Colour, initially titled La vie d’Adèle, is a French sensual masterpiece that talks about the sexual encounter of two women, Adèle and Emma. The story walks you through the journey of Adèle, discovering herself with the help of Emma and their passionate relationship.
4. 365 days
“Are you lost, baby girl?” if you haven’t heard of this dialogue, are you lost? 365 days made a stir this year when it was released on Netflix, adapted from the book series written by Blanka Lipińska. “365 Dni” or “365 days” walks you through the encounter of Massimo, a member of a Sicilian Mafia, in his quest of wooing the girl of his dreams, Laura, in just, you guessed it, 365 days.
Old Is Gold
If you’re a fan of the classics, then a blast from the past with some spice to make the night last is just what you need, and this list will give you exactly that.
1. Nine ½ Weeks
If you’re a fan of the 50 Shades of Grey adaption but not keen on the storyline, then Nine ½ Weeks will come as a refreshing alternative. The movie introduces two strangers who go from a simple courtship to discovering enthralling kinks, exploring different sides to their rather intimate and passionate romance, very convincingly adapted on-screen.
2. Basic Instinct
Basic Instinct is an erotic thriller released in the year 1992 revolving around a detective named Nick who’s on a mission to solve the mysterious murder of a rock star. But things change when Nick begins to fall in love and lust after the sole suspect of the murder case.
3. Color of Night
Color of Night is a thrilling and twisted movie released in 1994. It revolves around Bill Capa, who was once a psychologist who failed at his job and quit, only to take on another client later on – a deed that changes his life inside out.
4. Wild Things
Wild Things is a neo-noir movie released in the year 1998, where a detective closely follows a case of rape allegations made by two female students against their guidance counselor. The film features twist upon twist and leaves you wondering if anything is as it seems.
Is It a Good Idea for the First Date?
Movie nights are a cheap and quick fix for unplanned dates and on days where you want to stay in and snuggle with your partner. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to save some money and reduce health risks by staying in. Love and dating aren’t all about showing off your wealth.
A simple night dedicated to a particular film can convey your feelings just the same. It’s understandable if your partner isn’t comfortable watching a movie at home for the first date; leave that level of intimacy for later. In such cases, going to the cinema after the lockdown is lifted is another quick fix. It’s never awkward and a great way to carry on the conversation once the date ends.