If you are feeling the pressure to make your first anniversary memorable, don’t fret. Though there are plenty of ways to celebrate your first year together, a stress-free night at home lets you focus entirely on being present with your boo.
Now, you may be wondering what to watch. Here’s a list of the best movies to celebrate your first anniversary that includes something for every couple.
- Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
- Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn (Actors)
For Book Lovers: Pride and Prejudice
Couples who share an ardent love for books and each other can’t go wrong with an adaption of this gem written by Jane Austen. After all, there’s little sweeter when celebrating your own relationship than watching the beauty of one as it develops.
You have a decision, though—you need to pick one to watch. If you’re in the mood to snuggle up and marathon it, the 1995 BBC iteration with Colin Firth is a favorite. For those who prefer a quicker turn about the room, so to speak, go for the 2005 version with Keira Knightley instead.
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For Love and Tragedy: Titanic
Alternately, 1997’s Titanic featuring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio sets a completely different mood. You get the budding romance as well as a mix of tragedy in this classic historical fiction piece. Movies like these get you to hold your significant other closers, acknowledging the fragility of life and your thankfulness for the past year together.
On top of that, what better way to end the night than an in-depth debate on whether or not Jack could have joined Rose on her raft?
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For a Light Romp: Ratatouille
Another great movie to celebrate your first anniversary is the animated favorite, Ratatouille. Nominated for Best Original Score, its tasteful and gentle soundtrack is a great option for unwinding together. Nestled in this story about pursuing your dreams is a pleasant and unconventional romance, as well.
Consider pairing your viewing with your own cooking adventures. Trying your hand at making ratatouille is the perfect romantic segue into a movie predicated on the idea that “anyone can cook!”
To continue learning, check out Ratatouille Movie Study.
For Conversation Fodder: Parasite
This one is for couples who turn their nose up at conventional couple movies. If you can’t handle a rom-com, try Parasite—the 2019 Best Picture winner directed by Bong Joon-Ho—on for size. Parasite is a slow-boiling thriller that’ll bring you both closer than ever as the tension builds.
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The best part is, due to its comprehensive commentary on class in Korea and elsewhere, you’ll have plenty of thoughts after the credits roll. While it’s not an archetypal first-anniversary film, if it sparks a great conversation with the person you love, it’ll be plenty worth it for your big day.
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