Have a date night in? Watch these date night movies at home while you’re cozy on the couch.
Date night doesn’t always have to be an elaborate experience where you both spend way too much time getting ready, going out to a fancy restaurant with small portions (and leaving with a still empty stomach) then heading to the opera or a show or a bar with overpriced drinks. Sometimes date night can mean just spending time together, cuddling on the couch, having some good conversation and turning on a cheesy movie. I love nights like these because it’s a reminder that you’re allowed to let your walls down and just be comfortable (both physically and mentally) with the person you love. Plus, I love movies, and I feel like the older I get and the more commitments I make, the less time I have to indulge in this simple pleasure.
If you’re like me and enjoy having a cozy date night in (complete with delicious snacks, of course), you’ll love these date night movies that you can watch with your S/O.
ABOUT TIME (2013)
I feel like not enough people talked about this movie when it came out, but it continues to be one of my favorite love stories. Apart from the supernatural element, it’s such a relatable story. It’s told from the perspective of the male main character, Tim, who finds out that the males in his family can travel in time, but they can only revisit the things that happened in their own lives. Of course, many people who find out this little tidbit about their family lines would want to use it to get rich or gain power, but not Tim. All he wanted to do was find a girlfriend and fall in love. The road is rocky, but it’s also comedic. It’s a light-hearted comedy that both of you are sure to love.
FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL (2008)
Kristen Bell is one of my favorite people, so I’m onboard with many of the projects she chooses to be a part of. This is a laugh-out-loud comedy about a guy named Peter whose super famous girlfriend, Sarah Marshall, breaks up with him, and he decides the obvious solution is to go on vacation. Of course, he chooses a vacation spot that his ex frequently talked about in Hawaii, and unfortunately, she’s there with her new beau. It’s hilarious and also stars Mila Kunis. It’s basically two of my biggest girl crushes in one movie.
THE VOW (2012)
This movie still tugs at my heartstrings because it’s based on a true story. It’s about newlyweds, Leo and Paige, who get into a car accident that results in Paige going unconscious and losing her memory, but only to a certain point. She doesn’t remember meeting, falling in love with or marrying Leo, so Leo makes it his mission to make his wife fall back in love with him.
Forever a classic and always hilarious. This movie is about a date doctor who helps men gain the confidence to pursue the women of their dreams.
MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES (2016)
How can you not want to watch a movie with Zac Efron (my first love), Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza? I mean, come on! Another great comedy, this movie is about two brothers who wreak havoc at every single large event they go to. When their sister gets engaged, she tells them they have to bring dates to her wedding to make sure they don’t only hang out with each other and rile the other one up. The boys put an ad on Craigslist and go on Wendy Williams to help themselves find dates. Many people answer their ad because they want a free trip to Hawaii. When Alice loses her job (and her fiance), her best friend, Tatiana, decides she needs a vacation, so the girls end up tricking the guys into taking them to the wedding.
HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS (2003)
Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey are just an unstoppable team in my eyes. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is about a woman named Andie who is working on an article called “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” for Composure magazine and a man named Benjamin who is an ad executive working on a campaign to overshadow his competitors by proving that he can make a woman fall in love with him in ten days. The two meet, and the chaos ensues.
This is 100% about two best friends, but there’s a love story in there somewhere, so it counts for date night, right? Seven years later, this movie still cracks me up. It’s about a woman named Annie who is at her lowest of lows having lost her business, is living with the most awful roommates, is painfully single(ish) and on top of that, her best friend is happy and in love. Lillian chooses Annie to be her maid of honor, but Helen, one of Lillian’s bridesmaids, is trying to steal the show. This movie is seriously just non-stop laughs.
CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE. (2011)
Cal’s life is turned upside-down when his wife of 20 years decides to leave him. Not knowing what to do, he goes to the bar everyday and meets Jacob, a regular at the bar who has been observing Cal and takes pity on him. He decides to give him a makeover and coach him into gaining confidence, asking women out and learning to play the field.
I knew I was going to love this movie just from seeing the trailer. Amy Schumer is hilarious. I don’t care what anyone says. This movie had me in tears from laughing so much. What I love a little extra about it is that it switches up the gender roles when it comes to how males and females act in the pre-dating stage. But also, it’s just really, really funny.
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (2012)
I can’t help but be a fan of a movie where Jennifer Lawrence plays a character with the same name as me. Silver Linings Playbook is a movie based on a book that shines light on mental illness. There’s a range of emotions, lots of confusion, a bunch of comedy, football and even some dancing. A little something for everyone.
PITCH PERFECT (2012)
Even though this movie is more about getting close to your gal pals, the love story that takes place is enough for me to want to include it in this list. It’s about a freshman named Beca who aspires to be a DJ, but with no funds to her name, her dad forces her to get involved in school with the stipulation that if she gets involved and still absolutely hates it then he’ll pay her way to start going for her dreams. She ends up mixed in with the Barden Bellas, one of the school’s a capella groups. Fat Amy alone is reason enough to want to watch this movie.
THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)
The movie starts with a sick boy who is read a story by his grandfather called The Princess Bride. The book is about the true love between Buttercup and Westley, but when Westley allegedly dies at sea, Buttercup swears off love, but accepts the marriage proposal of Prince Humperdinck. So. Many. Things. Happen.
WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS (2008)
Joy and Jack are both down on their luck and through their individual crises decide to go to Vegas to get over their problems. They meet, get drunk, get married and win $3 million. Basically, they do Vegas. When they try to get out of their marriage, the ownership of the $3 million comes into question. The judge freezes the money and forces the two to live together and attend regular counseling sessions for six months. Whoever gets the $3 million is dependent on how those months go while they’re living together.
DATE NIGHT (2010)
I guess in a post with “Date Night Movies” in the title, I’m almost obligated to include the movie Date Night. The movie is about a couple who have been married for awhile and their lives consist of going to work and taking care of their kids. When they decide to take some time for themselves and go on a date night, Phil decides to get a little crazy and take someone’s reservation since the restaurant was busy and they didn’t make one. They end up taking the reservation of the wrong person because the night turns into a series of misadventures.
WE’RE THE MILLERS (2013)
Jennifer Aniston is one of my favorite people, so it’s hard for me to not love a movie that she’s in. We’re the Millers is about a drug dealer named Paul who can’t give his boss the money he’s owed, so his boss sends him on a mission to cross the border and pick up some pot for him. To make it less obvious that he’s smuggling a bunch of drugs across the border, he enlists the help of strangers to play the role of his family.
FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS (2011)
Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake. Need I say more? It was impossible for me not to just fall head over heels in love with this movie. The movie is about a head hunter named Jamie who is trying to recruit L.A. native and art director, Dylan, to move to NYC and work for her client. He takes the job, and the two become fast friends. The friendship turns into a friends with benefits situation (obviously), but they make stipulations on the deal, which of course goes awry.
A WALK TO REMEMBER (2002)
This will forever be my favorite Nicholas Sparks-based movie. It’s about a high-schooler named Landon who gets into some major trouble and is made to do community service. Jamie, who goes to his high school and is just a naturally good person (who gets made fun of and bullied at school – ugh) volunteers at the same place where Landon is forced to do his community service. Their worlds collide. People don’t like it. Then a bomb drops (not in the literal sense, but like a huge plot twist, ya know?). Emotions flying everywhere.
50 FIRST DATES (2004)
Henry is a veterinarian who has always been a bit of a free bird when it comes to dating, but then he meets Lucy and falls head over heels. When he sees Lucy again the next day, he doesn’t understand why she doesn’t recognize him. He discovers that she suffers from short-term memory loss and can’t remember the day prior. The former player decides he wants to do everything he can to make Lucy fall in love with him every single day.
What are some of your favorite date night movies?