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Doctor cupid: 10 romance movies for you and your partner on date night

It’s not exactly easy to pick a date night movie as it has to be interesting enough to satisfy two people with very different tastes.

They also have to be heartwarming enough to stoke the fire of love in the couples who will be watching the movies. While there’s a wonderful and diverse list of romance movies out there, it can be quite hard to pick one.

This is why we have compiled a comprehensive 10-movie list to get you started on date night movies to entertain and keep the mood romantic.

These movies are the most loved movies ever released and are loved by both critics and viewers alike. Check out the list below:

Pretty Woman

Almost everyone has heard of the classic movie, Pretty Woman. It is so popular, in fact, that newer romance movies pay homage to scenes from the movie.

The movie is best remembered for the stunning chemistry between Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, and of course, her stunning beauty.

91 per cent of moviegoers liked the movie and the synopsis reads: Edward, a rich entrepreneur, hires Vivian, a prostitute, to accompany him to a few social events. Trouble ensues when he falls in love with her and they try to bridge the gap between their worlds.

The Princess Bride

A mix of action, romance, and adventure, The Princess Bride has been on favourites lists for decades. Starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Andre the Giant, and others, this movie has a 97 per cent Rotten Tomatoes rating.

Its synopsis reads: A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her.

They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. Based on the William Goldman novel ‘The Princess Bride’ which earned its own loyal audience.

Silver Linings Playbook

Turbulent characters, wonderful acting, and a happy ever after. This movie follows two dysfunctional people and somehow ends with both of them still together.

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If you and your partner fight a lot, this movie might help put things in perspective. Silver Linings Playbook has a 92 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is liked by 91 per cent of moviegoers. What else do you need?

Its synopsis reads: Pat, who is sent to a mental health facility after brutally attacking his wife’s lover, walks out of the centre after eight months and meets Tiffany in a bid to mend ways with his wife.

Dirty Dancing

A young woman falls in love with a resort’s dance instructor. What follows is a sequence of events that has made this movie one of the most loved movies in the world, so much that 92 per cent of audiences liked the film.

Its synopsis reads: While holidaying with her parents at a placid resort, Frances is smitten with the resort’s rebellious dance instructor. Her father opposes their relationship which creates a rift between him and her.

When Harry met Sally

Next on our list of date night movies is When Harry Met Sally, which highlights how men and women relate with each other in society.

Apart from its electric plot, the film is also remembered for the wonderful chemistry between the leads. It has a 90 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Synopsis: A chance encounter between two graduates culminates in a short-term friendship. But when fate brings them back together five years later, they are forced to deal with how they feel about each other.

Jerry Maguire

Jerry Maguire is a romantic drama sports film, which means it strikes the perfect balance between yours and your partner’s wants.

It has been called the last great romantic comedy film made and is an audience favourite with a 90 per cent approval rating.

Synopsis: Fired from his job for exposing the alleged illegal practices that exist in his profession, sports agent Jerry Maguire starts his own agency. However, he manages to find only one client.

Mr and Mrs Smith

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt brought their all to this sizzling romantic action drama. It is so well-loved by audiences that it has a 93 per cent approval rating. What are you still waiting for?

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Synopsis: A husband and wife struggle to keep their marriage alive until they realise they are both secretly working as assassins. Now, their respective assignments require them to kill each other.

10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About You began the late Australian actor, Heath Ledger’s career in Hollywood and catapulted him to the top.

A modern retelling of The Taming of the Shrew, it follows the lives of two sisters where one cant go out if the other doesn’t have a date. This is not your typical mushy high school story.

Synopsis: High school boy, Cameron, cannot date Bianca until her anti-social older sister, Kat, has a boyfriend. So, Cameron pays a mysterious bad-boy, Patrick, to charm Kat.

About Time

This sweet fantasy drama shows that you really can’t run away from your problems no matter how hard you try. Audiences love this film, giving it an approval rating of 94 per cent.

Synopsis: When Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) is 21, his father (Bill Nighy) tells him a secret: The men in their family can travel through time. Although he can’t change history, Tim resolves to improve his life by getting a girlfriend.

He meets Mary (Rachel McAdams), falls in love and finally wins her heart via time-travel and a little cunning. However, as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds that his special ability can’t shield him and those he loves from the problems of ordinary life.

A Star is Born (2018)

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born is a remake, but it was so well done that audiences will remember it for years.

It earned both the approval of critics and audiences with 90 and 93 per cent approval ratings respectively. The chemistry between Gaga and Cooper was such that fans speculated for a long time whether the two were dating.

Synopsis: After falling in love with struggling artist Ally, Jackson, a musician, coaxes her to follow her dreams, while he battles with alcoholism and his personal demons.

And that’s the list! Use these suggestions to have a movie date night with your partner that will be satisfying for you both. Which of these will you be watching and which did we miss? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Simbiat
Simbiat Haroun studied Computer Science at the University of Lagos. She enjoys doing research and spends most of her time reading. She can be contacted at simbiat@sidomexuniversal.com.

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