Queue Up Netflix With These 10 Romantic Movies You'll Both Want to Watch

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Queue Up Netflix With These 10 Romantic Movies You?ll Both Want to Watch

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Silver Linings Playbook

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  • Emotional suffering brings together two wounded hearts in this romantic dramedy starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. Cooper's Pat has just been released from the psychiatric hospital he was sent to after catching his wife cheating, while Lawrence's Tiffany is a recent widow. Sounds grim, but there are some serious laughs along the way.
  • Why you'll love both it: The opportunity to stare at Bradley Cooper for two hours is probably enough-but smart dialogue will grab you too.
  • Queue it up.
02 of 10

Amelie

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In this French-language flick, shy waitress Amelie, played by Audrey Tatou, distracts herself from loneliness by performing little acts of kindness for the strangers she encounters around Paris, which leads her to her own quirky soul mate.

Why you'll both love it: The gorgeously shot scenes of Parisian life will make you seriously consider quitting your jobs and jetting off to France.

Queue it up.

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Pretty In Pink

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  • Working-class indie girl Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) makes major waves in her high school when she takes rich preppie Blane (Andrew McCarthy) up on his offer of a date.
  • Why you'll both love it: McCarthy's puppy-dog eyes gaze at Ringwald in the lovestruck way you hope your date will look at you tonight. Plus, an '80s soundtrack doesn't get better than this.
  • Queue it up.
04 of 10

Sleepless in Seattle

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  • Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks prove that fate conquers all obstacles after she hears his young son on a radio call-in show asking for a woman who'll make his dad happy again.
  • Why you'll both love it: Yes, this is an undeniable chick flick, but if nothing else, you can enjoy it as a retro flashback to 1993.
  • Queue it up.
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Romancing the Stone

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  • Lonely romance novelist Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner) gets swept up in an unlikely adventure to rescue her sister who's been taken hostage. Jack T. Colin (Michael Douglas) comes to the rescue as an exotic-bird smuggler who's every bit as dashing as a character she might dream up.
  • Why you'll both love it: Despite his only-in-the '80s hairstyle, you'll fall for bad-boy Douglas. Not to mention plenty of car chases, mudslides, and more than a few shootouts.
  • Queue it up.
06 of 10

Let the Right One In

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Horror and romance might not be an expected mix, but this moody Swedish vampire film about a bullied boy who befriends a vampire might actually revive your belief in eternal love.

Why you'll both love it: The innocent adoration between Oskar and vampiress Eli will have you missing your first grade-school crush.

Queue it up.

07 of 10

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

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  • In the original blockbuster, Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) gets her Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth), but at the start of this sequel, she muses, "The question is, what happens after you walk off into the sunset?" Turns out even these two aren't immune to the misunderstandings that threaten happily-ever-afters.
  • Why you'll both love it: You'll probably see a little of yourself or your friends in Bridget's early-relationship neuroses, and Hugh Grant plays the perfect witty rogue.
  • Queue it up.
08 of 10

His Girl Friday

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Newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) doggedly pursues his star journalist ex-wife, Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell), trying to win her back before she ties the knot with her reliable but dull fiance.

Why you'll both love it: The sassy and smart female lead seems shockingly modern for a film that debuted in 1940, and it'll be one more classic you both can check off your "must-watch" lists.

Queue it up.

09 of 10

While You Were Sleeping

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  • Secretly smitten with a handsome man she sells subway tokens to each morning, transit worker Lucy (Sandra Bullock) comes to the rescue when he falls onto the tracks and into a coma. When a nurse hears her musing, "I was going to marry him," Lucy becomes entangled in a misunderstanding that results in his family believing that the two are engaged.
  • Why you'll both love it: Sure, it's a little schmaltzy, but the pacing is quick enough that it's watchable even if action flicks are usually more your speed.
  • Queue it up.
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Sliding Doors

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  • She might not know it, but newly fired publicist Helen Quilley's (Gwyneth Paltrow) romantic future depends on whether she catches a train or misses it-and we get a view of how both parallel universes play out.
  • Why you'll both love it: More than just a romance, this film explores how the littlest events can affect our paths in life.
  • Queue it up.
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