It's A Date – Your Line Up For The Loveliest Night In!

Liam Neeson and Leslie Manville star in Ordinary Love

For fans of lavish dining and linen napkins, date nights have looked a little different lately. And while we can’t necessarily look after kitchen duties, the second half of the classic ‘dinner-and-a-movie’ night is certainly taken care of!


In fact, it’s not just the gems on Virgin Movies to enjoy; we’ve got loads of ideas on how to make an evening sparkle without straying from the house. So throw on your gladrags and make it a magical night in; here’s some selections to get hearts swelling at home!



Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99


With a blue-chip cast – the likes of Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Jamie Lee Curtis lead the way – and a murder mystery plot that would make the great crime authors applaud, this meticulously crafted and superbly stylish film is a joy from start to finish. At surface level, it works as an arresting yarn that twists and turns in all the right places, but there’s hidden depths stuffed with social commentary, too. If an evening of A+ entertainment is in order, then look no further…




Season One available now on Netflix, Virgin TV 999


Having already dropped jaws the world over with Love is Blind, Netflix is looking to dislocate them completely with its latest reality effort! A dating show where getting physical is forbidden, it’s almost perfectly timed for our social distancing situation – though we dare suggest nobody’s quarantine is quite like this! Think an international Love Island with more wild characters and wacky goings-on than you could shake a stick at, and you’re getting close to this madcap mating game that’ll have you screaming from your sofa!




Available now for PS4


A remake of the revolutionary RPG, there’s more than nostalgia to make the heart race with this one! From striking graphics to stirring music it’s a true feast for the senses, while strong storytelling and emotional arcs will draw you in as much as any video game ever could! The expansive world means there’s no shortage of new adventures to explore, while the gameplay is just as fine-tuned and fabulous as you’d expect from one of 2020’s most anticipated arrivals!




Available to stream now on Spotify


With dancefloors around the country empty, you’d need something special to get you moving; right on queue, one of pop’s brightest stars dropped an album that’s tailor-made for cutting up the living room rug! Brimful of quarantunes (sorry!) it’s a bold and brilliant collection of neo-disco that nails its stated intention of blending vintage flavours and future sounds – crafting something entirely singular in the process. With hairbrushes for microphones and noone but the dog for an audience, we guarantee you’ll still feel ‘Cool’ (sorry again)...




Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99


If you fancy a weepie, then you’ve come to the right place! Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville are the magnetic duo at the centre of this tear-jerking tale, following one couple’s struggles following a devastating diagnosis. Their understated performances are astonishing, and bring humility and nuance to a deeply affecting story. From the pen of Irish writer Owen McCafferty, there’s plenty of humour to go along with the heart – but don’t expect a dry eye in the house by the time this one’s done...



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