Sometimes the best date night in the world is the one you spend on your comfy couch, in your most comfy clothing, with a remote, some tasty take-out food, a bottle of wine and your sweetheart. Add in a movie picked up at the Redbox, borrowed from the local library or streamed on Netflix, and you have the makings of a perfect evening in. We’ve put together a list of a few movie choices we think are great for a date night. Romantic, scary, funny or just plain amazing – these date night in movie picks are sure to get you a thumbs-up on a fantastic date night choice.

RomComs He Won’t Hate
We know that RomComs are never a first date night in movie pick for most guys, but these are witty, well thought out, intelligent stories with enough manliness to please even the most jaded guy palette.

  • Trainwreck
  • Hitch
  • The Wedding Singer
  • There’s Something About Mary
  • What If
  • Love, Actually
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Crazy, Stupid Love

Kicking It Old School
The ’80s and ’90s were home to some of the best and most romantic movies ever made. There’s no way to watch these films and not feel the romance or crave adventure.

  • Dirty Dancing
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • The Princess Bride
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • High Fidelity
  • 16 Candles
  • Jurassic Park

They’re called classics for a reason. Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Cary Grant … the epitome of dashing leading men.  Vivien Leigh, Lauren Bacall, Audrey Hepburn … classic beauties. There’s no way to go wrong with choosing a classic film for date night.

  • Casablanca
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Roman Holiday
  • Sabrina
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s

For The Sports Lovers
Split the difference and enjoy a night of romance and sports with these great films.

  • Moneyball
  • Jerry Maguire
  • Bull Durham
  • Field of Dreams
  • The Rookie

Get Some Action
Get your blood pumping with a little adventure! You can’t go wrong with any of the 007 films, and Mission Impossible just keeps getting better.

  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  • Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows
  • Allied
  • The Revenant
  • Creed
  • Furious 7
  • The Nice Guys

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lovers
Nothing beats a great sci-fi or fantasy flick for escaping your regular, humdrum work week. Many of these films are part of a series, which means you have date nights planned for the next month at least!

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Deadpool
  • What We Do in the Shadows
  • Ghostbusters – Old school OR Modern take
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Doctor Strange
  • The Martian
  • Arrival
  • Captain American: Civil War
  • Harry Potter Series
  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Foreign Films and Drama
Cute and quirky or hot and steamy, foreign films are the way to go when you are feeling adventurous. Want something a little more serious? Choose a film with a message to share.

  • Amelie
  • Bridge of Spies
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • The Handmaiden
  • Brooklyn
  • The Artist

Thrills and Chills
Want to snuggle up close to your sweetheart? Pick a horror or psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat, or in each other’s arms!

  • It Follows
  • Green Room
  • The Conjuring
  • Hush
  • The Others
  • House on Haunted Hill

Just For Fun
Some movies are just meant to be watched with someone who can appreciate their awesomeness. Take turns sharing your favorite fun films and you may find you had more in common than you ever knew!

  • Zoolander
  • 500 Days of Summer
  • Almost Famous
  • Garden State
  • 40 Year Old Virgin

Netflix Original Series Worth Checking Out

  • Stranger Things
  • Marvel’s Luke Cage
  • Marvel’s Jessica Jones
  • The OA
  • Marco Polo
  • Wet Hot American Summer
  • House of Cards
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Daredevil
  • Orange is the New Black

TV Series to Binge Watch on Date Night
When you’ve got several seasons of a show to watch, you are guaranteed a great date night for a good long time, and some of the series listed below are at the top of their game right now. Catch up, so you’re ready for the new season, and snuggle up with your sweetheart on a great date night to boot!

  • Supernatural
  • The Walking Dead
  • The Flash
  • Game of Thrones
  • House of Cards
  • Vintage Saturday Night Live
  • Arrested Development
  • The Bates Motel
  • Lost
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Angel
  • Dexter
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