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Top 10 Date Movies

One of my favorite ways to get to know someone is to invite them over for a movie night. It's so much better than going to the theater because you can snuggle up together on the couch, pause it whenever you want to chat, and you'll have a little privacy in case you start to get along very well (if you know what I mean)! I'm a huge fan of romantic comedies because they always make me feel good at the end and allow me to see if the guy I'm with has a sensitive side, too. If you need some movie suggestions for your next movie date night, here are's Top 10 picks :

10. Jerry Maguire (1996)

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9. The Apartment (1960)
8. Belle Epoque (1992)
7. About a Boy (2002)
6. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
5. Say Anything (1989)
4. Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
3. The Wedding Singer (1998)
2. Bull Durham (1988)
1. Hitch (2005)

If these aren't top on your list, what would you recommend as a great date movie? Share your picks in the comment section below.


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jadenirvana jadenirvana 9 years
Ooh, I forgot. My absolute top date movie pick is Out of Sight with George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez. The perfect blend of action and chemistry.
jadenirvana jadenirvana 9 years
Sporky: Great tip, I love love loved the book Unbearable Lightness of Being. Beaner: sorry, but I cannot imagine a guy who would not want to gouch his eyes out in Waitress. My boyfriend and I have enjoyed watching A Girl in a Cafe, Stranger than Fiction, and the french war movie Merry Christmas together. Oh, also Casino Royale-sexy!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
It all depends on the person you're with. Wouldn't you want to see new movies? Or at least ones you haven't seen a million times? IMO funny movies are better or at lest a funnier rom-com. PS About A Boy is the WORST movie I've ever seen so I'd avoid that one at all costs.
Zero_Cool Zero_Cool 9 years
What about Sleepless in Seattle!?
smistasan smistasan 9 years
I personally can't really stand 'Jerry Maguire,' but 'Juno' is a pretty sweet and light-hearted movie.
thelorax thelorax 9 years
Hmm...I've always thought Alfred Hitchcock movies were romantic in an old Hollywood glamour/offbeat-artsy sort of way...weird?
monday monday 9 years
i think "love actually" & "the holiday" are pretty good date movies.
looseseal looseseal 9 years
Beaner, I think if the point of picking the date movie is to hopefully get lucky afterwards, it would be wise to avoid all movies where people get unwanted pregnancies. Don't know about everyone else, but it'd be a definite turn-off for me. Hee. Jerry Maguire is such a bleh movie I can't get up enough feeling for it to hate it, even though I certainly don't love it. So indifference it is! And lack of desire to ever see it again. Based on one of the comments to that list, I watched Stardust and liked it a lot (despite a lot of plot points being kinda rushed through), so it can go on my list, too. Reminded me a lot of The Princess Bride, which actually can also have a place on my list. I think Walk the Line might be good, too. I haven't seen it yet, though, so I don't know for sure.
Isista Isista 9 years
Sorry for third post, but I saw someone mentioned The Notebook and why it's so great it's not on the list? But are we really surprised? The Notebook was good, IMHO, but not for a date lol, and certainly not on a date movie list picked out by guys.
Isista Isista 9 years
Oh, and lolalu, I hated Jerry Maguire as well lol.
Isista Isista 9 years
I'm more of a classics kind of girl. And my bf and I may be quirky and weird, but we like off beat and animated films (think the upcoming Wall*E) more than the traditional rom-com.
mariellynelly mariellynelly 9 years
Every guy I know loves About A Boy, it's such a good movie. Say Anything is amazing too! Perfect date night movie. I know my boyfriend wouldn't want to watch Jerry Maguire....
lolalu lolalu 9 years
I'm the only woman I know who HATED Jerry Maguire, so I don't get that one. I loved When Harry Met Sally, thats an oldy but a goody.
italianblonde italianblonde 9 years
I'm so glad The Notebook isn't on this list!! But I agree with The Wedding Singer, Jerry Maguire, and Hitch. If it's one of the first dates, it's best to have a comedy so it can lighten the mood and anxiety some people have. But a horror flick will turn you psychology books haha.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 9 years
A Room With A View. I've been quite lucky with that one. Also, one date movie my now-ex and I saw together was Traffic. It was a bit uncomfortable in the Theatre, but it made for excellent discussion afterward.
Beaner Beaner 9 years
Oh and Knocked Up!
Beaner Beaner 9 years
Juno The Waitress I Am Sam Braveheart Edward Scissorhands The Jerk ...some of my faves
magalaya magalaya 9 years
I love watching movies at home with my boyfriend, it's just so low-key and you can both relax and lounge! And I also love Hitch. Unfortunately my BF is not the romantic comedy type but sometimes I get him to budge!
zoso zoso 9 years
Most of these aren't appealing at all. To me a good date movie is a movie that I would also like to watch alone, and that my date would also like to watch alone. For me, that's more action, thriller, drama, classics, since I despise most romantic comedies. I do enjoy The Wedding Singer, though, since that's actually funny! Absolutely nothing involving Hugh Grant, though.
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 9 years
I don't really think these would make good date movies (other than Mr. and Mrs. Smith. action movies are great date movies - especially this one because it appeals to women too). Kill Bill is good stuff. Reservoir Dogs, etc. I think High Fidelity is a great date movie. Almost Famous could be good, but I think thrillers are a good choice too.
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
of the three i've seen, i only agree with The Wedding Singer. Casablanca should absolutely be on that list!
DarlingDA DarlingDA 9 years
Maybe my boyfriend and I are bizarre, but we lean more towards horror movies (The Descent, The Strangers) and classics like Casablance and Annie Hall), but we're trying to watch all the movies on AFI's Top 100 list. And Christopher Guest movies - we've watched Best in Show about 10 times! Looking at that list, there's only two or three movies that we would watch together. Or even alone....
northofantastic northofantastic 9 years
I would also have to say 50 First Dates. I love that movie. The Wedding Singer is a great choice. It would also be on my list. :)
yccirg yccirg 9 years
^^^ I love Amelie! That's a perfect date movie. It's adorable, funny, and romantic in a weird but very cute way. About a boy is also really good. :-)
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