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How to Create the Best Movie Night Ever with the Perfect Movie Genre, Drink, and Snack Pairings

Mar 16, 2023

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Audio quality

Up to two channels of compressed audio (stereo)


Ideal for headphones, earbuds, and portable speakers

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Uses a standard Wi-Fi network

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Up to two channels of high-definition audio (stereo)


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Creates a dedicated wireless network, specifically for the sound system

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Up to eight channels of ultra high-definition uncompressed audio; supports Dolby Atmos®

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Ideal for true cinema surround-sound systems

Watching a movie is a great way to unwind and relax after a long day or an excuse to hang out with your friends. You've got a great TV, and you set up the ultimate sound system: Platin Monaco 5.1.2 with Dolby Atmos-certified WiSA SoundSend. Your comfy chairs are ready, and your favorite friends are coming over. But what's a movie night without a great spread of snacks and drinks? Read below for suggestions for the perfect movie and snack pairings to keep everyone happy throughout the evening!

Genre: Action

Recommended Movie in Dolby Atmos: Nobody (2021), Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Connie Nielsen, & Christopher Lloyd, Director: Ilya Naishuller

Where to stream: HBO Max

Snacks: Buffalo wings & loaded nachos

Drinks: Craft beer like any beer from Great Lakes Brewery

Genre: Horror

Recommended Movie in Dolby Atmos: X (2022), Stars: Jenna Ortega, Martin Henderson, Brittany Snow, & Owen Campbell, Director: Ti West

Where to stream: Hulu, Amazon Prime, Showtime, and Apple TV

Snacks: Popcorn (for jump scares). Try many different types here.

Drinks: Bloody margaritas (made with tequila, Aperol, blackberry syrup, lemon, limes, and lava salt on the rim)

Genre: Drama

Recommended Movie in Dolby Atmos: The Hunger Games (2012), Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, & Stanley Tucci, Director: Gary Ross

Where to stream: Amazon Prime or Netflix

Snacks: Soft pretzels with mustard and an ice cream sundae bar with berry sauce (not the poisoned Nightlock berries)

Drinks: Whiskey and seltzer water

Genre: Comedy

Recommended Movie in Dolby Atmos: Triangle of Sadness (2022), Stars: Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean, Dolly de Leon, & Zlatko Buric, Director: Ruben Östlund

Where to stream: Hulu, Prime Video, or Apple TV

Snacks: Pizza and Junior Mints

Drinks: Soda and light beer

Genre: Adventure

Recommended Movie in Dolby Atmos: Avatar: The Way of Water (2022), Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, & Stephen Lang, Director: James Cameron

Where to stream: Disney+

Snacks: Blue Chex Mix bags and Almond Joys

Drinks: Blue Hawaiian cocktails and blue POWERADE

Genre: Thriller

Recommended Movie in Dolby Atmos: John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023), Stars: Keanu Reeves, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, & Laurence Fishburne, Director: Chad Stahelski

Where to stream: Release date May 21, 2023

Snacks: Charcuterie board, heavy on summer sausages, cheeses, bread, and crackers

Drinks: Old Fashion and Vodka Red Bull 

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Recommended Movie: The Princess Bride (1987) (Not in Dolby Atmos, but an all-time best!), Stars: Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, & Chris Sarandon, Director: Rob Reiner

Where to stream: Disney+

Snacks: Cookies, brownies, and an ice cream sundae bar

Drinks: Fun-flavored martinis. Get some recipes here.

Genre: Documentary

Recommended Series in Dolby Atmos: Our Planet (2019), Narrated by: David Attenborough (English-speaking countries), Salma Hayek (Latin America), Penélope Cruz (Spain), Executive producers: Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey, Sophie Lanfear

Where to Stream: Netflix

Snacks: Vegan movie night snack board

Drinks: Moscato (wine is the most environmentally friendly alcohol), water, and organic juice

Genre: Western

Recommended Series in Dolby Atmos: Godless (2017), Stars: Jack O'Connell, Michelle Dockery, Scoot McNairy, & Merritt Wever, Director: Scott Frank

Where to Stream: Netflix

Snacks: Chili and loaded nachos

Drinks: Whiskey and root beer

Genre: Science Fiction

Recommended Series in Dolby Atmos: Umbrella Academy (2019-Present), Stars: Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, & Aidan Gallagher, Developed by: Jeremy Slater

Where to Stream: Netflix

Snacks: Pizza and peanut butter and marshmallow sandwiches or any weird snack

Drinks: Anything with dry ice

Genre: Fantasy

Recommended Series in Dolby Atmos: Stranger Things (2016-2024), Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, & David Harbour, Director: Shawn Levy

Where to Stream: Netflix

Snacks: Sushi and Caramel apple nachos

Drinks: Imported beer and Fanta

Genre: Musical

Recommended Movie in Dolby Atmos: In the Heights (2021), Stars: Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Leslie Grace, & Corey Hawkins, Director: Jon M. Chu

Where to Stream: HBO Max

Snacks: Finger sandwiches or empanadas and butter cookies

Drinks: Rosé and rum and coke

Genre: Dark Comedy

Recommended Movie in Dolby Atmos: Glass Onion (2022), Stars: Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, & Dave Bautista, Director: Rian Johnson

Where to Stream: Netflix

Snacks: Grilled ham and cheese with caramelized onions

Drink: Sangria and kombucha (regular or hard)

Genre: Animation

Recommended Movie in Dolby Atmos: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022), Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Harvey Guillén, Florence Pugh, Director: Joel Crawford & Januel Mercado

Where to Stream: Peacock

Snacks: Gummy worms, milk duds, and baked crab dip

Drinks: Juice boxes and milk punch

Genre: Crime

Recommended Movie in Dolby Atmos: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022), Stars: Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Tiffany Haddish, Sharon Horgan, Director: Tom Gormican

Where to Stream: Hulu and Disney+

Snacks: Sliders and kettle chips

Drinks: Domestic beer and soda

Genre: War

Recommended Movie in Dolby Atmos: All Quiet on the Western Front (2022), Stars: Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Aaron Hilmer, Moritz Klaus, Director: Edward Berger

Where to Stream: Netflix

Snacks: Meat tray and accompaniments

Drink: Guinness

Genre: Superhero

Recommended Movie in Dolby Atmos: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022), Stars: Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, & Winston Duke, Director: Ryan Coogler

Where to Stream: Disney+

Snacks: Charcuterie board and Black Panther Chow

Drinks: Vodka tonic and fruit juice punch

Genre: Old Hollywood Classics

Recommended movie: The Wizard of Oz (1939), Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke, & Margaret Hamilton Director: Victor Fleming

Where to stream: Hulu and Amazon Prime

Snacks: Raisinets, Sno-caps, and buttered popcorn

Drinks: Coca-cola 

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