Date Night Movies of the Decade [2010-2019] (Podcast Companion Piece)

Electronic Jack and Juju B (‘Free Reverie’) unite to discuss their favorite “Piracy and Chill” films that they’ve seen together as a couple. The list includes foreign, mainstream and independent features that you might need to see…and ones that they feel should be surprisingly skipped.

Link to Podcast Episode: https://youtu.be/_eOJlnaTGDA

1) Brawl in Cell Block 99

“A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly. “


2) Maria

“A Filipino female assassin quits and fakes her death. Her old boss finds out after she’s gotten a family. He tries to kill them. She responds.”


3) Cold Pursuit

“A grieving snowplow driver seeks out revenge against the drug dealers who killed his son.”


4) The Bouncer

“A nightclub bouncer in his fifties who’s taken punches, literally and figuratively, struggles to raise his 8-year-old daughter.”


5) Nightshooters

“An action-thriller about a group of filmmakers who find themselves on the run from a violent horde of criminals after witnessing a brutal gangland execution. Unable to flee the derelict building they have been shooting in, the hapless film crew must use their technical skill and cinematic knowledge to defend themselves. The stunt man is a martial arts master, the special effects guru disregards safety and sets lethal traps, and the sound department strategically lay radio mics to detect when the hoodlums are on their way. Cue lots of thrills in a cat and mouse game of survival.”


6) The Domestics

“In the weeks following an apocalyptic event, a husband and wife venture across the countryside inhabited by deadly factions in search of safety, and must work together as they are pushed to the breaking point in order to survive.”


7) Red Sparrow

“Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to ‘Sparrow School,’ a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.”


8) Revenge

“Never take your mistress on an annual guys’ getaway, especially one devoted to hunting – a violent lesson for three wealthy married men.”


9) Mayhem

“A virus spreads through an office complex causing white-collar workers to act out their worst impulses.”


10) Hacksaw Ridge

“World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.”


11) Man of Tai Chi

“A young martial artist’s unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club.”


12) Creed 2

“Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.”


13) Bone Tomahawk

“In the dying days of the old west, an elderly sheriff and his posse set out to rescue their town’s doctor from cannibalistic cave dwellers.”


14) The Purge: Anarchy

“Three groups of people intertwine and are left stranded in the streets on Purge Night, trying to survive the chaos and violence that occurs.”


15) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

“Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.”


16) The Predator

“When a young boy accidentally triggers the universe’s most lethal hunters’ return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled scientist can prevent the end of the human race.”


17) Ready Player One

“When the creator of a virtual reality called the OASIS dies, he makes a posthumous challenge to all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune and control of his world.”


18) Sorry to Bother You

“In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed.”


19) The Shape of Water

“At a top-secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.”


20) Predestination

“For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending exploration of love, fate, identity and time travel taboos.”


21) Looper

“In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits – someone like Joe – who one day learns the mob wants to ‘close the loop’ by sending back Joe’s future self for assassination.”


22) Dragged Across Concrete

“Once two overzealous cops get suspended from the force, they must delve into the criminal underworld to get their proper compensation.”


23) Filth

“A corrupt, junkie cop with bipolar disorder attempts to manipulate his way through a promotion in order to win back his wife and daughter while also fighting his own inner demons.”


24) Ready or Not

“A bride’s wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.”


25) Crawl

“A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators.”


26) Little Monsters

“A washed-up musician teams up with a teacher and a kids show personality to protect young children from a sudden outbreak of zombies.”


27) Apostle

“In 1905, a drifter on a dangerous mission to rescue his kidnapped sister tangles with a sinister religious cult on an isolated island.”


28) The Perfection

“When troubled musical prodigy Charlotte (Allison Williams) seeks out Elizabeth (Logan Browning), the new star pupil of her former school, the encounter sends both musicians down a sinister path with shocking consequences.”


29) Cam

“Alice, an ambitious camgirl, wakes up one day to discover she’s been replaced on her show with an exact replica of herself.”


30) Hereditary

“A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.”


31) Mandy

“The enchanted lives of a couple in a secluded forest are brutally shattered by a nightmarish hippie cult and their demon-biker henchmen, propelling a man into a spiraling, surreal rampage of vengeance.”


32) Train to Busan

“While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.”


33) Shaft

“JJ Shaft, a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his family’s help to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death.”


34) The Happytime Murders

“When the puppet cast of a ’90s children’s TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.”


35) Green Book

“A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.”