Watching a movie from the comfort of your own home can be a very personal experience. But if you have a significant other, you know the joy of sharing a lovely film with the one you love. And there are some movies that benefit from being watched with your significant other.
Of course, though, as with everything in our internet-driven world, sometimes movie night gets delayed by the sheer amount of choices that you and your boo have when it comes to picking out which movie to watch. Do you go with a romance to reflect your feelings? A comedy because you need to laugh? A serious drama that you can dissect together afterward? A scary movie so you have someone to be freaked out with? Or something completely fantastical to take you away from real life?
Well, with this list of 21 movies to watch with your significant other, we’ve got you covered on most fronts.
Since the Huffington Post reported in 2016 that a U.K. study found that watching movies is good for relationships, there’s no need to feel guilty when you plan your next movie date night around one of these 21 films. It’s time to get cozy AF.You’ll be feeling the amore after you watch this rom-com that earned Cher her Best Actress Academy Award for falling in love with Nicolas Cage’s Ronny.Wes Anderson’s 2014 film combines action, a love story, Ralph Fiennes, and a boatload of quirk to make for a fun date night movie.Want to know what true love is? It’s the opening sequence of Up. And you’ll want your significant other close by while you watch the touching — and devastating — beginning.This fantasy adventure film is beloved for a very good reason, and it still holds up 30 years later.Heather Juergensen and Jennifer Westfeldt (yes, Jon Hamm’s ex) not only star in this indie film about a straight woman who tries a lesbian relationship, but the pair also wrote it.
A movie that ends with the day the music died might not sound like the most romantic thing ever, but Gary Busey as Buddy Holly will seriously (seriously!) impress you as he makes music and falls in love during his way-too-short lifetime.
Real-life couple Zoe Kazan (who wrote the movie) and Paul Dano star in this fantastical romance about what happens when an author’s fictional dream girl comes to life.Before American Gods, another one of Neil Gaiman’s novels was adapted into this charming and romantic fantasy movie. Pre-Homeland Claire Danes and pre-Daredevil Charlie Cox star with backup provided by a swashbuckling Robert DeNiro.What this movie is about is all in the title. Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps play characters who pursue their dreams of being professional basketball players and, in the process, fall in love.This Pixar film will remind you of the simple joy of just holding your significant other’s hand.Field of Dreams is known for having the ability to make grown men weep, but any person of any gender will tear up at this story that shows the magic of baseball.Whether you’re watching for Leonardo DiCaprio or for the bear fight, the cold, harsh setting of The Revenant will make you happy you have someone to cuddle up next to.Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger show the tragedy of denying who you truly are — and who you truly love — in Ang Lee’s Western.The essential rom-com explores whether women and men can ever be just friends.Next time you have an entire day available with your bae, get some takeout and watch all three of Lord of the Rings films: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. Bonus points if you two go for the extended editions.
This low-key romantic musical will have you “Falling Slowly” in love.
You’d never expect a movie about a professional assassin going to his high school reunion to be so delightful, but then again, that’s what happens when you combine John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd, and a killer (har har) soundtrack.The romance stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini as two divorced people testing out the dating waters again.This lawyer comedy has some heart, thanks to Marisa Tomei and Joe Pesci’s relationship.If you like your significant other by your side when you watch scary movies, then watch this horror movie from the mind of Jordan Peele that gives the worst-case scenario for meeting the parents.These two bank robbers loved each other…to death. How romantic.
Next time you need inspiration for a movie night, let these films transport you and your loved one.