Looking to set the mood for your date night in? Watching a date movie doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Here are the best date movies worth watching on Valentine’s Day, or on any date night on the couch. Are you looking for a romantic comedy? How about a drama? Something with a twist? While there are certainly lots of choices out there for you to Netflix and Chill, here is our list of the best date night in movies for you and your loved one to watch tonight or any night.
The Notebook (2004)
The Notebook begins in a nursing home where an elderly man tells the story of a poor but devoted young man, a rich, well-educated young woman and their fight to overcome their differences in social status. This is a story of true love and how people will endure so that they can be together in the end – based on a novel written by Nicholas Sparks under the same name.
Hitch is a film about a male love doctor, Alex Hitchins (Will Smith), who begins to fall in love whilst helping one of his latest clients romance the woman of his dreams; although Hitchins soon begins to realise that his tips and tricks will not work on the columnist from New York, Sara (Eva Mendes). Hitchins continues to pursue Sara despite the complications, making for an excellent romantic comedy.
Ghost is a classic love story with a twist; it’s about a woman that loses her lover and consequently mourns his loss, but what she doesn’t realise is that the strength of his love for her has allowed him to remain on earth and so he hasn’t left her side. A breathtaking film starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore.
A Star is Born (2018)
Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
P.S. I Love You (2007)
In P.S. I Love You Holly discovers that her deceased husband has left 10 messages to help ease her through the grief and loneliness – an incredible story that can bring anyone to tears.
No one in the world knows Holly better than Gerry, not even her mother (Kathy Bates) or her best friends, Sharon (Gina Gershon) and Denise (Lisa Kudrow). But while Holly remains unsure if she can go on without the love of her life to help guide her, Gerry has planned ahead. On Holly’s 30th birthday, she receives a cake and a special tape recording from Gerry that implores her to get out and celebrate instead of staying in and mourning. Later, as the months wear on, a series of additional messages arrive from Gerry — always delivered in the most remarkable and surprising of ways. With each new message comes a new adventure, and each letter signs off in the same familiar way: “P.S. I love you.” Despite the fact that Holly’s mother and friends think these humorous, posthumous messages are keeping Holly bound to the past, the truth is that they are lovingly guiding her into the future while proving that sometimes death isn’t just the end, but a new beginning as well.
In Serendipity Jonathan (John Cusack) and Sara (Kate Beckinsale) are two New Yorkers already in relationships when they meet one another, each reaching for the last pair of cashmere gloves at a department store. Over coffee, they strike up an intimate conversation, and Jonathan thinks they should see each other again. Unconvinced, Sara arranges an elaborate series of “fate” games; if they’re meant to be together, she reasons, she and Jonathan will receive some sort of sign in the future.
Love Actually (2003)
Love Actually follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England
The characters are falling in love, falling out of love, some are with right people, some are with the wrong people, some are looking to have an affair, some are in the period of mourning; a capsule summary of reality. Love begins and love ends. They flirt a lot. They are all flirting with love. At all ages and social levels, love is the theme. Romantic love and brotherly love is the hotchpotch through out the movie. Most of this movie was filmed in London during Christmas, and the characters all ended up at Heathrow airport on an uplifting note.
The Holiday (2006)
The Holiday stars Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet as two women who exchange houses in order to get a new lease on life. After each suffers her fair share of romantic disappointments, Englishwoman Iris (Winslet) and L.A. woman Amanda (Diaz) meet on-line at a website devoted to helping people exchange houses for vacations. Each agrees to spend the Christmas holiday at the other’s home.
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Romeo + Juliet is the modern adaptation of the classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy is updated by director Baz Luhrmann to a post-modern Verona Beach where swords are merely a brand of gun and bored youths are easily spurred toward violence.
Longtime rivals in religion and business, the Montagues and the Capulets share a page from the Jets and Sharks of West Side Story when they form rival gangs. Romeo (Leonardo DiCaprio) is aloof toward the goings-on of his Montague cousins, but after he realizes that Juliet (Claire Danes) is a Capulet at the end of one very wild party, the enmity between the two clans becomes the root of his angst.
Remember Me (2010)
Remember Me is a romantic drama that takes place in New York. The film follows the relationship between Tyler and his father in the wake of a family tragedy. Tyler wasn’t looking for love, but that’s exactly what he found when he met Ally (Emilie de Ravin). Enchanted by her beauty and inspired by her spirit, Tyler finds that his strange life suddenly makes sense when he’s around Ally. Through their love, he begins to find happiness and meaning in his life. But, soon, hidden secrets are revealed, and the circumstances that brought them together slowly threaten to tear them apart.