The Dark Knight (2008) is without a doubt the best Batman movie in history. And I know this might sound cliche but it’s one of the darkest movies ever made, and at some parts it is shockingly hard to watch. But don’t let that sway you from watching, because most of the dark scenes are produced by The Joker (Heath Ledger). He plays the role better than any human could have ever played it, and he delivered what some critics claim as the best acting performance in cinematic history. Even if you have no interest in super hero movies, you will be glad you watched this one.
Batman Begins (2005) is the first movie in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy. This movie fully embraces the darkness surrounding Batman’s character and focuses a lot on fear and it’s effect on the mind. Christian Bale takes on the role and truly solidified himself as the perfect Batman. All around great movie if you enjoy superhero films.
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) is every action movie lovers dream come true. The movie is jammed to the brim with amazing car chases, incredible cinematography, and a ridiculous amount of stuff blowing up. It also is stuffed with non-CGI stunts and it is truly awesome to watch. Don’t expect a ton of plot or story involved, we’re here to watch real people jumping back and forth from exploding vehicles in the middle of the dessert.
Skyfall (2012) is the masterpiece of the James Bond franchise, and that’s saying something considering the 30+ quality movies in the 007 storyline. Daniel Craig delivers the best Bond performance ever, but it is the villain in this movie that truly pushes it above and beyond. Raoul Silva (Javier Bardhem) stands out as the best Bond villain of all time and is truly a character that will make your skin crawl. This is a great movie for the whole family and contains some of the best cinematography you will ever see.
John Wick (2014) is a genre defining take on a classic revenge story. The plot doesn’t stray too far from what you would expect from a redemption/revenge story but it still finds ways to stand out. Beautiful stylized gunfights and brutal hand-to-hand combat take the forefront here. Keanu Reeves performs his best role since The Matrix and this film is more than worth your time. This is a movie that can be rewatched time and time again and it continues to impress.
Braveheart (1995) is one of my personal favorite movies. It is a winner of multiple Academy Awards, and boasts one of the most moving soundtracks in film history. It is one of Mel Gibson’s finest cinematic accomplishments, both as an actor and director. The story is very diverse, ranging from war, drama, and even a heartfelt romance. This is a perfect movie for date night, and I’m sure will be one of your favorites for years to come.