You've Got Mail
The quintessential online dating movie, this one dates back all the way to 1998 and is a remake of The Shop Around the Corner. Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) and Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) meet in an AOL chat room, and the rest is history. If you're looking for an easy, breezy, and sweet romantic comedy, then check this one out immediately.
Lesson Learned: Don't judge a book by its cover — or reputation!
Because I Said So
Diane Keaton plays Daphne Wilder, an overbearing mother who is terrified her daughter will never have a healthy relationship. Daphne realizes she might just be looking for some love and checks things out online.
Lesson Learned: It's never too late to find love.
It's not Napoleon who finds love online. It's his awesome brother, Kipp, who finds love online with LaFawnduh Lucas, who travels by bus to meet Kipp in person.
Lesson Learned: Everyone can find love. And I mean everyone.
This startling movie — which spurred MTV's Catfish: The TV Show — forces us to ask some very serious questions. It's a documentary based on a New York man's online relationship with a beautiful girl who lives on a Michigan farm.
Lesson Learned: It's probably best to meet potential love interests before getting too attached. Just in case.
In this goofy and screwball comedy, a group of friends graduate from high school and take the ultimate overseas adventure to find a gorgeous German girl one of the guys, Scott, met online.
Lesson Learned: Sometimes going the distance and being spontaneous is totally worth it.
Ellen Page is a girl on a serious mission in this twisted thriller. Her character, Hayley Stark, develops an online relationship with a dude she believes to be a pedophile before taking him down.
Lesson Learned: The people you meet online are not always who they appear to be.
Lesson Learned: How much do you really depend on technology instead of face-to-face interaction? Maybe it's time to mix things up.
Must Love Dogs
After her sister puts her profile on PerfectMatch.com, 40-year-old divorcée Sarah Nolan (Diane Lane) goes on some outrageous dates before meeting someone great — who love dogs.
Lesson Learned: Despite the loads of crazy dates you may go on, it's important to stick it out and keep trying.
Josh Zuckerman plays a shy 18-year-old virgin who steals his brother's car and goes on a cross-country trip with his two best friends in order to hook up with a girl he meets online.
Lesson Learned: Sometimes you need to go the distance to appreciate what's been in front of you all along.
After meeting on OkCupid, Matt and Jane decide to meet in person. After their first date, Jane invites Matty to her house and to her favorite BitTorrent site, The Lionshare.
Lesson Learned: All first dates may be a tad awkward, but you can't push a true connection.