The Lobster (2016)
To examine modern love, this baroque, sci-fi rom-com from Yorgos Lanthimos -- his first English-language film -- basically splits into two movies: the first is an evisceration of Bachelor-esque monogamy logic, where Colin Farrell's David must find love in 45 days or be turned into an animal (of his choice -- the overlords aren't monsters). The second boots our hero to savage woods, where escaped singles plot terrorist attacks against their romance-obsessed society. Shaded with cool hues and orchestrated like a minor symphony, Farrell and Rachel Weisz’s character, who becomes his secret love, balance the off-kilter dystopia with vibrant, sexual heat. Outrunning tranquilizer darts never looked so good, making The Lobster is original, heartfelt, and would make an awful date movie.