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Five Great Date Night Movies

The trick to picking a great date night movie is to pick one that will appeal to both the man and the woman.

The biggest mistake women make is to pick a ‘Chick Flick‘, which turns off most men and makes them dread those 2 hours of sappy, lovey-dovey, tear-jerking cinema. 

On the flip side, the biggest mistake men tend to make is to either pick a movie that is all action and/or horror, or they choose a film with over-the-top sex scenes as if this will make their love jump for joy when date night arrives.

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When choosing a film to share with your significant other, the best path to take is right down the middle.

The following five great date night movies are the ones that work very well for my husband and me because each one has something for both of us.

If you are looking for a film to share with your long-term significant other or a new love interest, any of these films would be excellent choices.

Date Night Movies

Teen romance movies are like an emotional rollercoaster set in high school. They explore the ups and downs of first love, awkward encounters, and the drama of teenage relationships, offering a nostalgic and often exaggerated portrayal of the intensity and passion that comes with young love.

Jerry Maguire (4K UHD)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Renee Zellweger (Actors)

Jerry Maguire

Jerry Maguire has to be one of the best ‘date movies' ever. It has something for both sexes. Men enjoy watching the football and Renee Zellweger, while the women get a touching love story and Tom Cruise.

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The movie works great as a first-date movie. It is sweet and funny with some sports action or an inspiring tale for more established relationships because it provides ideas on what is important in a relationship and how to keep it healthy.

The film also incorporates comedy into the storyline to keep viewers' attention throughout. If nothing else, you also get to witness one of the most romantic speeches a man gave in a movie: “You complete me.”

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Eva Mendes, Kevin James, Will Smith (Actors)


Will Smith plays a relationship master who teaches men how to win the girl of their dreams, but when he falls for the gorgeous Eva Mendes, he becomes less than a smooth operator. The movie is quite funny as you watch Smith fumble and bumble his way into the girl's heart.

The flick is perfect as a date movie because what man can resist the beautiful Ms. Mendes? Plus,  there are sports scenes and tips on getting girls, while the women get to have their love story fulfilled.

Stranger Than Fiction

I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this movie when I first watched it. The previews did not do it justice. Stranger Than Fiction is a sweet, honest, funny, and romantic film.

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Will Ferrell plays Harold Crick, who is a very by-the-books, borderline OCD auditor for the IRS who falls for Ana Pascal (Maggie Gyllenhaal), who is a vibrant, energetic, buck-the-system owner of a bakery.

The story follows Harold as he ‘hears' his life being narrated, including every single move, until the narrator announces that Harold will die. You get to see Harold break out of his shell and experience life in a way he never would have done before.

The love story is sweet and honest, and Ferrell creates a character everyone can relate to. It is just a feel-good story that everyone can enjoy. | Stream on YouTube

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The Princess Bride
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon (Actors)

The Princess Bride

This movie has become the classic love story of modern movies. The best thing about this story, though, is its quirkiness.

It is not a straight love story between Buttercup and Westley; you also get Vizzini and his circular riddles, Inigo Montoya and his search for his father's killer, and Fezzik, the giant wrestler with a soft spot for love. Finally, Billie Crystal plays Miracle Max, who brings Westley back to life.

The sword fights and the off-the-wall jokes, added to the sweet love story between Buttercup and Westley, have made this movie ever-lasting and a great pick for a date movie that both people will enjoy.

Mr. And Mrs. Smith
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Vince Vaughn (Actors)

Mr. And Mrs. Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Smith are packed full of action, emotion, and passion. The men will love all of the fight scenes and the non-stop action, topped off with a very sexy Angelina Jolie.

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Yet, the women have Brad Pitt to enjoy and the passionately uncontrolled, house-destroying, electric battle/love scene. You almost feel as exhausted as Pitt and Jolie after watching it. Ultimately, this film will certainly get your blood flowing.

These five great date night movies will set the stage for a memorable and romantic evening at home. So, grab your favorite snacks, snuggle up with your significant other, and let the magic of cinema make your date night one to remember.

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