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Spending a quiet evening at home curled up on the couch with that special someone is sometimes better than going out when you're worn out from a long week. So, sit back, unwind and get that bowl of popcorn ready to enjoy these fantastic flicks perfect for your next date night.
Funny Crime Movies
1. The Thin Man (1934)
Starring William Powell and Myrna Loy
Directed by W.S. Van Dyke
Crime/comedy thriller featuring Nick Charles, private eye, and his wife Nora. The plot unfolds at Christmas when an eccentric inventor disappears after threatening his mistress with a lawsuit for embezzlement.
2. Charade (1963)
Starring: Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant
Directed by Stanley Donen
A trio of crooks relentlessly pursues a young American through Paris for the fortune her dead husband stole from them.
3. Burn After Reading (2008)
Starring Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton and John Malkovich
Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it.
4. Date Night (2010)
Starring Tina Fey and Steve Carell
Directed by Shawn Levy
An ordinary couple is in the right place, on the wrong night. Phil and Claire Foster are a sensible suburban husband and wife slogging through their daily lives and marriage. A case of mistaken identity sets off an outrageous chain of events involving small time thieves, big city mobsters, corrupt cops, and a crazed cabbie, as the Fosters' date night turns into a wild ride they'll never forget!
5. Game Night (2018)
Starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams
Directed by John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein
A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.