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Netflix shows perfect for a date night in

Our picks for movies, shows and stand-up to watch with your other half.

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Too cold to head out for date night? Never fear. Pop some popcorn, wrap up on the couch together with a blanket and check out what’s trending on Netflix. From comedy stand-up to thriller films, here are our picks for a date night in. What will you be watching?

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A Series of Unfortunate Events (Season 3)

If you loved the novels, you’ll love this adaptation. A Series of Unfortunate Events recounts the tragic tale of the Baudelaire orphans – Violet, Klaus, and Sunny – whose evil uncle Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on their inheritance. After foiling his many dastardly plans and disguises, the young siblings might finally discover the truth about their parents’ mysterious death while unraveling the layers of a secretive organisation. Starring Neil Patrick Harris as the evil Count, this third and final season adapts the final four books of the best-selling series by Lemony Snicket (aka American novelist Daniel Handler).

Binge out on all three seasons of A Series of Unfortunate Events on Netflix.

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Bird Box

This one’s for the scary movie fans. When a supernatural force devastates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your own life. Desperate to escape the evil once and for all, Mallory (Sandra Bullock) and her two children (affectionately named ‘Girl’ and ‘Boy’) flee through a forest and down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. To survive, they must undertake the perilious two-day journey blindfolded. An immediate hit, Bird Box was viewed by 80 million households in the month following its release late last year. See why in this intense post-apocolyptic thriller from Susanne Bier.

Watch Bird Box on Netflix.

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Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable

Feel like a night of laughs? In her first special since 2003, Ellen DeGeneres revisits her road to stardom and details the heartfelt and hilarious lessons she’s learned along the way. Filmed at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, see the famous talk-show host at her most relatable.

Watch Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable on Netflix.

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Consider yourselves film buffs? You’re both sure to love this. The most personal project to date from Academy Award-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men), Roma follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Here, the Mexican auteur draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. Critically-acclaimed, Roma has already won a string of awards including Best Film at the 72nd BAFTA’s and Best Director at the 76th Golden Globes.

Watch Roma on Netflix.

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Sex Education

Reminisce on the awkwardness of adolescence with this British comedy. Sex Education follows Otis Milburn, a socially awkward high school virgin who lives with his sex therapist mother. When his home life is revealed at school, Otis uses his specialist knowledge to gain status. He teams up with 'whip-smart bad-girl' Maeve to set up a clinic to deal with their fellow students' weird and wonderful problems. Through his analysis of teenage sexuality, Otis realises he may need some therapy of his own.

Watch Sex Education on Netflix.

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Always a Witch

Share your love of witches and wizards with Always a Witch. Carmen – a witch and slave – is about to be burned at the stake in 17th-century Columbia for committing the unforgivable crime of falling for a white man. Before the execution is carried out, a wizard named Aldemar offers her salvation – the ability to jump in time to a place where no on believes she’s a witch. The catch? She cannot use her supernatural gifts. She agrees and leaves 1646 behind for present-day Colombia, starting a new life, making friends and even going to college. But she cannot so easily escape her past and soon discovers: once a witch, always a witch.

Watch Always a Witch on Netflix.

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