Whether you are planning a first movie night with your new special someone or want to have a date night at home with your spouse, a romantic comedy will always be an excellent choice. Here are a few favorites that will help to set the tone for your special night and provide you with a laugh or two to keep things relaxed.
The Princess Bride
This movie has everything, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, romance, epic chases, classic one-liners and miracles. If you haven’t seen this timeless film from the 80’s then it is definitely a must-see, and if you have then it never hurts to watch it again for the 100th time. The film stars Cary Elwes as the dashing Westley and Robin Wright as Princess Buttercup. It features classic performances by Mandy Patinkin, Andre the Giant, Mel Smith and Billy Crystal.
Silver Linings Playbook
When you want a more recent romcom to enjoy, this movie starring Jennifer Lawerence and Bradley Cooper is the perfect choice. It has excellent Oscar-worthy acting and hot eye candy for both of you to look at all throughout the night. If your relationship has recently been on the rocks, the characters of this movie will help you to put things in perspective and may even help you discuss some of your issues once the movie is over. A happy ending for all right?
50 First Dates
This hilarious comedy starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore is the perfect date movie whether you are on your first date or your 50th. The movie takes you along on the antics as Sandler’s character attempts to jog Barrymore’s short-term memory that resets each new day. It is a great, heartwarming, funny film that is the ideal choice for any couple who loves to laugh.
Another hilarious comedy that you may not initially put into the romance category but this hit starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn does have just enough romantic scenes to add it to the list. Even though it has been around for a while it is still one of the funniest movies and even better when it is viewed with the one that you love.
10 Things I Hate About You
This flick that is loosely based on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew stars the late Heath Ledger in one of his underrated roles as well as Julia Stiles and Joseph Gordon Levitt. This film is sure to take you back to the 90’s and early 00’s. This movie will make you reminiscent of your high school days making it the ideal choice for any high school sweethearts. And who can forget Stiles’ infamous poem?
This classic black and white film from the 1960’s is wonderful choice for couples who love watching Hollywood’s finest actors from years ago. In this film Jack Lemmon plays a lovable character who allows his boss to use his apartment for his affairs. When things begin to go wrong he realizes that his box is stringing along the one woman that Lennon is longing for. This warm and funny comedy is known for having one of the best final lines in cinematic history.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Remember when Matthew McConaughey starred in all those romantic comedy films? This has to be one of his best. Co-starring Kate Hudson the movie tells the story of a ladies’ man who in order to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in just 10 days. Meanwhile, Hudson’s character is assigned to write an article for Composure magazine on How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and the pair meet up in a bar shortly afterwards. This movie is a fun choice for date night as well as girl’s night in.
The Ugly Truth
This movie starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler takes a romantically challenged morning show producer on a series of insane dating tests performed by her chauvinistic correspondent in order to prove that he is right about his theories on relationships. All of his clever antics however lead them both to an outcome that neither one of them expected. This movie premiered in 2009 and features a guest appearance by former talk show host Craig Ferguson.
Meet the Parents
If your girlfriend can’t understand why you are anxious when it comes to meeting her parents, sit her down to watch this film starring Robert DeNiro and Ben Stiller. This is a great choice for couples who have recently become engaged or are planning on getting married in the near future but have yet to take the plunge and meet their future in-laws.