Cuddle Up With The 12 Best Date Night Movies

Grab the popcorn and a date.

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As the weather gets colder and cuffing season arrives, the desire to curl up on the couch with your partner or under a blanket with your lover and a big bowl of popcorn and hot cocoa is too much to resist. Too chilly for a night out, you've opted for a relaxing night in front of the TV. But whenever it comes time to pick a movie, you end up scrolling on streaming apps for the entirety of the date. Sound familiar?

To stop the endless movie search, we've rounded up the perfect list of best date-night movies that will put you right in your feels. Read on for the best throwback classics, current day rom-coms, and teenybopper flicks to queue up during a cozy night in.

La La Land

Be whisked away to a whimsical world (aka Los Angeles) of cinematic magic and a love story for the ages that puts a realistic spin on classic happy Hollywood endings in this movie starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Travel back to your high school days with this heartwarming flick starring Lana Condor and Noah Centineo, where the dreamy jock falls for the girl next door after a series of fake dates. Plus, there are three movies in the series, so your next three date nights are set.

Crazy Rich Asians

When Rachel (Constance Wu) attends a wedding across the world with her boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding), she discovers his family is actually crazy rich, like practically royalty. But when Nick's mother disapproves of Rachel, she has to fight to change his powerful family's mind.

Southside With You

This indie film, executive produced by John Legend, follows Michelle Obama (Tika Sumpter) and former President Obama's (Parker Sawyers) first date in Chicago's South Side.

The Holiday

When Amanda (Cameron Diaz) and Iris (Kate Winslet), two women across the world from each other, find themselves heartbroken, they decide to switch homes for the holidays. While on vacation alone in foreign countries, the two of them get to know people in each other's lives. But the thought of returning home makes them weary about getting too attached.

Say Anything

This 1989 classic stars John Cusack and Ione Skye in a sweet movie about first love and includes one of the film industry's most iconic scenes of all time.

Dirty Dancing

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey star in this oldie but goodie that follows Baby (Grey) on her family's trip to the Catskills in New York, that turns into the time of her life when she meets the resort's handsome dance instructor Johnny (Swayze).

Midnight in Paris

Writer Gil (Owen Wilson) finds himself enamored with Paris when he and his crabby fiancé Inez (Rachel McAdams) take a trip to the city of love. One night while on a walk alone at midnight, Gil discovers a buggy that takes him back in time to Paris during the Jazz Age, where he meets his literary heroes Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, as well as a mysterious girl named Adriana (Marion Cotillard).

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll swoon over Ryan Gosling's abs. This movie will make you believe in true love again when things turn around for both a failing marriage and a womanizing bachelor.


Professional dating coach Hitch (Will Smith) has a new client whose love life is in desperate need of a makeover, but when Hitch finds himself falling for tabloid reporter Sara (Eva Mendes), his usual tricks and techniques fail to impress her.


This 2016 film follows the true inspirational love story of real-life interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving (played by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who were arrested for their union in 1950s Virginia. After being banned from their hometown, the couple's case goes to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled that banning interracial marriage is unconstitutional.

The Proposal

This hilarious rom-com follows a hard balling New York City executive Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock), who desperately needs a green card to avoid deportation to her home country of Canada. In order to keep her life and job, she forces her assistant Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds) to propose. When the two jet off to spend a weekend with his family in Alaska, Margaret starts to feel guilty for her plan and two start to form a real connection.

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