If you’re planning on going on a date night, then the choice of what movie to watch can be an important part of the experience. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to make the process easier.
The first thing you need to consider is what type of movie your date will enjoy. Whether it’s a thriller, romantic comedy, or something else entirely, pick a genre that both of you will enjoy.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story is a true-crime anthology series on FX that dramatizes the events surrounding a famous murder. It is based on the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace, and features Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace, Edgar Ramirez as Gianni, and Darren Criss as spree killer Andrew Cunanan.
This FX show explores the tawdry pitfalls of a celebrity life. It also highlights the ways in which homophobia still infects society. It also highlights the way that wealth can create a kind of isolation.
The Princess Bride
A warm and silly fairy tale that celebrates romance with tongue firmly planted in cheek. Directed by Rob Reiner and adapted from William Goldman’s cult novel, this film is perfect for young adults who crave adventure mixed with comedy.
A swashbuckling farmboy (Cary Elwes) and princess (Robin Wright) embark on an epic quest. Along the way, they encounter pirates, kidnappers, giants, fire swamps, rodents of unusual size and a masked man who pursues them on horseback!
The film works as a swashbuckling fantasy, a romantic romance and as a satire of Hollywood’s treatment of storytelling. It also features sword fights, vengeance themes, death threats and attacks by vicious animals.
The Secret in Their Eyes
This remake of Juan Jose Campanella’s Oscar-winning Argentinian thriller is as difficult to watch as its subject matter is compelling. Roberts and Ejiofor do their best, but the film tries to do too much and wind up going nowhere.
The Secret in Their Eyes focuses on two Los Angeles investigators (Chiwetel Ejiofor and Julia Roberts) who discover that their daughter’s murder was not a random act of violence, but rather a targeted assassination. Thirteen years later, they set out to uncover the truth.
Letters to Juliet
Amore gushes from every surface in Letters to Juliet, a feel-good romantic comedy set in the Italian countryside. It’s a refreshing reminder that love is a divine gift–it can be found in unexpected places and at every age.
Amanda Seyfried stars as Sophie, a would-be writer who heads to Verona, Italy, with her self-centered restaurateur fiance Victor (Gael Garcia Bernal). She discovers that women leave love letters to Shakespeare’s famous star-crossed couple in the courtyard of the House of Juliet.
When she stumbles upon one of these letters, she’s surprised to learn that it was written by Claire Smith 50 years earlier. It explains that her parents forced her to leave her true love, Lorenzo Bartolini, in Verona and return to England.
The Orient Express
If you’re looking for a great movie to watch on your next date night, The Orient Express should be high on your list. It’s a fantastic film, full of action and mystery.
Based on Agatha Christie’s classic novel, the movie stars Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot and Johnny Depp as gangster Edward Ratchett. They are joined by Daisy Ridley of Star Wars fame, Dame Judi Dench and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Midnight in Paris
A witty and whimsical take on love and relationships, Midnight in Paris can be the ideal movie for a date night. Featuring a dazzling cast of actors, it has plenty to offer for both adults and children alike.
Gil Pender (Owen Wilson) is a successful Hollywood screenwriter who dreams of a bohemian life in Paris. When he takes a midnight stroll in Paris with his fiancee, Inez (Rachel McAdams) and future in-laws, he finds himself transported back to the 1920s.
Woody Allen employs a time-travel plot to explore themes of nostalgia, memory, and history. He uses the American fascination with and romanticization of Paris as a vehicle for ruminating on bigger issues like trust, honesty, and being true to yourself.
The Internship is the latest collaboration of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, who have starred in both Wedding Crashers and Starsky & Hutch. They star as two unemployed watch salesmen who find coveted internships with Google when their companies go out of business.
When Billy (Vaughn) and Nick (Wilson) are hired, they soon discover that the company is led by a young generation of techies. Their teammates include a smartphone-addicted hipster, a tiger-parented Filipino geek and an Indian American nerd-related kink enthusiast.
They learn a lot about life through their experiences and make friends along the way. They also gain a sense of how technology can help both generations in different ways.