Finding the right movie to watch with your boyfriend can get complicated. With endless options and difference of opinions, it can sometimes feel like hitting play will never happen. But this list of movies will guarantee the perfect at-home date for any vibe.
Chivalry isn’t dead with these five classic romance movies.
IMDb rating: 8.5
Set in World War II, this movie mixes classic romance with high-stakes history. After his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Berman) returns to Casablanca, local club owner Rick (Humphrey Bogart) is forced to face the woman who broke his heart as he learns about her rebel husband Victor. As the couple tries to escape Nazi persecution, they seek Rick’s help. One of the most acclaimed romantic dramas in history, this film is a must watch!
The Apartment (1960)
IMDb rating: 8.3
Baxter (Jack Lemmon) has tried everything to climb the corporate ladder. But as a single man with a great Upper West Side apartment, Jack has something his managers want: a place to take their mistresses. After his boss offers to promote him in exchange for keys to his apartment, Baxter begrudgingly allows the bigwigs to use his space. The scheme gets complicated when Baxter finds himself keen on elevator operator Fran (Shirley Maclaine), whose extramarital involvement with one of the managers quickly goes south.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
IMDb rating: 7.6
Audrey Hepburn plays Holly Golightly, a country girl turned NYC night-owl, in this essential classic. After she befriends her neighbor Paul (George Peppard), Holly introduces him to her eccentric life and love affairs. Between wild parties, complicated relationships, and high fashion glamor, this movie is every NYC girl’s dream come true. It is sure to add romantic fantasy to your cozy night in.
The Princess Bride (1987)
IMDb rating: 8.0
A cult classic romance fantasy! After Buttercup (Robin Wright) falls in love with Westley (Cary Elwes), the soon to be groom leaves to seek fortune overseas so the two can live out their lives, happily ever after. But Buttercup’s dream is quickly crushed after Westley’s ship is attacked by pirates and he is presumed dead. Five years later, Buttercup is kidnapped, but a mysterious masked man seeks to rescue her. This film is endlessly fun.
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
IMDb rating: 7.7
When waitress Bonnie (Faye Dunaway) falls in love with Clyde (Warren Beatty), a criminal recently released from prison, the two embark on a life of crime. A classic story of love, corruption, and tragedy, this movie will have you and your boyfriend scheming and dreaming as partners-in-crime!
Romantic Comedies Disguised as Sports Movies
Guaranteed to please both the romantic and sports-lover.
She’s the Man (2006)
IMDb rating: 6.3
Viola (Amanda Bynes) seeks to prove that anything boys can do, girls can do better. Disguising herself as her wayward twin brother, Viola attends an elite boarding school and joins the soccer team. As she tries to hide her true identity, finds herself in the complicated position of falling in love with her teammate and roommate, Duke (Channing Tatum). This movie is filled with seriously impressive soccer scenes, complicated love triangles, and an often-shirtless Channing Tatum.
Fever Pitch (2005)
IMDb rating: 6.2
When life-long Boston Red Sox fan and schoolteacher, Ben (Jimmy Fallon), meets a corporate executive, Lindsey (Drew Barrymore), it’s practically love at first sight, except that Lindsey knows nothing about baseball. As the pair attend game after game, Lindsey learns the ins and outs of the sport, until her attention drifts after she’s up for a promotion at work. As tension arises, Ben and Lindsey must decide between their respective passions and their love for one another. Beware the Curse of the Bambino!
A Cinderella Story (2004)
IMDb rating: 5.9
This modern take on the classic Cinderella folklore is one of the best cult romcoms. Sam (Hillary Duff) lives under the brutal rule of her evil stepmother, Fiona (Jennifer Coolidge), after her dad, Hal, passes away. With no will left behind, Hal’s iconic sports-themed diner is horribly transformed, and Sam must work for Fiona to save money for college. The lonely girl confides in her online pen pal “Nomad,” who we come to learn is the star high-school quarterback, Austin (Chad Michael Murray). But will the two find true love’s kiss before the football season ends?
Bring It On (2000)
IMDb rating: 6.1
Cheerleading is a sport, right? Torrance (Kirsten Dunst) says yes! She also says yes to being captain of the cheerleading squad, but is she fit for the job, or is she really cursed from dropping the Spirit Stick? This movie will have you and your boyfriend cheering for Torrance as she deals with the drama of her squad’s past and the hardships of love. Plus, the gymnastics in this movie are truly exciting.
Blue Crush (2002)
IMDb rating: 5.7
The early-2000s really pumped out a lot of sporty romcoms, and Blue Crush is another top hit. Anne Marie (Kate Bosworth) could be the best surfer in Hawaii, but her time catching waves is coming into conflict with her new love interest Matt (Matthew Davis), a football player she meets at the luxury hotel where she works. As she trains for the upcoming Pipeline Masters, Anne Marie must juggle work, love, family, and surfing.
Scary Movies to Cozy-up to
Hold my hand!
Get Out (2017)
IMDb rating: 7.7
Jordan Peele’s directorial debut is one of the best psychological horror movies ever made. The movie follows Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) as he goes to meet his girlfriend’s (Allison Williams) family. But when he arrives, it’s clear that this family has some creepy things planned for him. This movie is packed with social commentary and endless frights.
It Follows (2014)
IMDb rating: 6.8
Jay (Maika Monroe) learns the hard way that the past can’t always be left in the past. After a creepy sexual encounter, Jay becomes plagued by visions and the sense that someone is following her. Jay and her friends must figure out how escape the horror of her history, but no matter where she goes, it follows.
IMDb rating: 6.6
Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem star in this mysterious horror film directed by Darren Aronofsky. After moving into their new home, Mother (Lawrence) and Him (Bardem) are confronted with the burden of uninvited guests. Their tranquil existence is quickly disrupted as the guests take over and destroy everything. Aronofsky’s allegorical thriller is a creepy look at the changing world.
IMDb rating: 5.9
This hidden gem of a horror film is one of the best of the decade. Alice (Madeline Brewer) is a professional camgirl who wakes up one morning to find that her channel has been hijacked by an exact replica of herself. As she tries to get to the bottom of the creepy doppelgänger, she finds that something far more sinister is going on. To get her show back, she must fight against herself.
A Quiet Place (2018)
IMDb rating: 7.5
This post-apocalyptic horror film really knows how to build tension. After the Earth is taken over by extraterrestrial predators, a family struggles to survive in New York City. But the city that never sleeps is desolate and utterly silent, as is the whole world. Starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, this movie is full of fright and jump scares. Don’t you dare make a sound!
Action Movies You’ll Both Love
Thrills for you and your boyfriend.
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
IMDb rating: 8.1
Mad Max may very well be a steampunk racing movie, but it’s also super camp. From the costumes to the cinematography, this movie is so artistically interesting that you’ll never be bored, even if you don’t care about cars. Plus, the movie stars Charlize Theron, Zoë Kravitz, and infamous Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and is all about rebellious women.
Logan Lucky (2017)
IMDb rating: 7.0
After Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) loses his job, he persuades his brother Clyde (Adam Driver) and sister Mellie (Riley Keough) to help him in a seemingly impossible heist: robbing the Charlotte Motor Speedway during a NASCAR race. With the help of Joe Bang (Daniel Craig), who is currently in prison, the unsuspecting family tries to do what no one has done before.
Inside Man (2006)
IMDb rating: 7.6
Dalton Russell (Clive Owen) might have executed the most seamless bank robbery ever, but Detective Keith Frazier (Denzel Washington) is determined to find out who’s responsible for the crime. This Spike Lee joint is truly one of the best heist movies ever made.
Léon: The Professional (1994)
IMDb rating: 8.5
After 12-year-old Mathilda’s (Natalie Portman) family is murdered, her neighbor Léon (Jean Reno), a professional assassin, takes her in and helps her get back on her feet. An unusual relationship forms between the two as Léon begins to show the girl the tricks of his trade. This movie is both odd and exciting. It’s also Natalie Portman’s Hollywood debut!
Baby Driver (2017)
IMDb rating: 7.6
Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a young getaway driver who never fails to lose the trail. His skills are put to the test by Doc (Kevin Spacey), the mastermind behind a string of armed robberies. But when Baby thinks he’s getting out of the robbery business, Doc pulls him back in, and suddenly the ride isn’t so joyful.
Five films to get you in the feels.
Remember Me (2010)
IMDb rating: 7.1
Tyler (Robert Pattinson) has a tumultuous relationship with his corporate executive father (Pierce Brosnan) since his brother committed suicide and his parents divorced. When Tyler meets Ally (Emilie de Ravin), her resilience helps him heal and seems restores peace in the family, but the circumstances that brought the young couple together threaten to tear them apart. This movie is an unsuspecting hit, and a beautifully tragic look at summer in New York City.
My Girl (1991)
IMDb rating: 6.9
Growing up in a funeral home, Vada (Anna Chlumsky) has always been surrounded by death, but her father (Dan Aykroyd), a widower and funeral director, doesn’t seem to understand why his melancholic daughter is the way she is. As she deals with her growing hypochondria, tends to her sick grandmother, and enters her teenage years, Vada must contend with the tragedies of life. A classic and heartbreaking coming of age movie, this film will get you every time.
IMDb rating: 8.0
After being separated from his brother, five-year-old Saroo finds himself lost in the streets of Calcutta, 1,000 miles away from home. Too young to know how to make his way home, the young boy ends up in an orphanage and is eventually adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham). 25 years later, the now adult Saroo (Dev Patel) leaves his home in Tasmania to trace his roots and find the family he lost so long ago. Based on a true story and nominated for a number of Academy Awards, this movie is one of the most heart wrenching films of the decade.
A Walk to Remember (2002)
IMDb rating: 7.3
When a prank on a fellow high-school student goes awry, Landon Carter (Shane West) faces expulsion. To make up for his acts, the popular and rebellious teen is sentenced with community service, where he meets Jamie Sullivan (Mandy Moore), a quite but beautiful outcast. The two find themselves unsuspectedly falling in love, but tragedy soon threatens their relationship. A classic tearjerker.
My Dog Skip (2002)
IMDb rating: 7.0
Set in 1942, Willie Morris (Frankie Muniz), the son of a harsh war veteran (Kevin Bacon), struggles to make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi. But after his parents gift him a puppy for his ninth birthday, Willie and his dog, Skip, become stars of the community. If you loved Marley & Me, you’ll find this movie plucking on your heartstrings.