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The Best Date Movies

What are the best date movies? That's a tricky question, because you've got your first date movies and your second date movies...and so on. This list of top films for date night includes a wide variety of different kinds of films that will hopefully make for an excellent evening of snuggling and discussion. Many of these films are some of the best romantic comedies of all time. These are the movies you really can't go wrong watching on date night. Vote up your favorites, vote down any you had to suffer through on bad dates and of course, rerank this list any way you want. And, if your favorite date night film is missing, add it!

While a list of the best date movies will likely be dominated by romantic comedies ("rom-coms"), this list also includes some great dramas, some classic funny movies and a handful of horror movies, too. Why? Because not everybody likes Hollywood rom-coms. Sometimes you want to dig a little deeper. A great date night movie can spur some interesting discussion and, in the case of horror movies, can bring you two much closer - literally.

One caveat with the date night movie choices: Please, unless you are absolutely certain your sweetie loves period movies, do not, repeat, do not make them suffer through long, sweepingly epic films like 'The English Patient.' Yes, the movie is romantic but trust me, stick with the lighter fare. The same goes for other great epic movies like the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy. It's fine if your date is a huge fan, but if not? Bad idea. Also, beware the tearjerker movies. You don't want to be sitting there blubbering like a baby in front of a date when Mufasa dies in 'The Lion King,' do you?

If you're really in doubt, go with one of these highly rewatchable movies and/or a selection from this list of the best movies of all time.

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    the people's #1 & most listed Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin, Mischa Barton

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Tommy Nolan

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    ranked low on reranks Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Jason Alexander

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    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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    ranked low on reranks Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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    often listed & added by KennethDempsey Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Sid Caesar

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey

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    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

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    ranked low on reranks Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Dan Aykroyd

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    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell

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    often listed & added by KennethDempsey Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Judi Dench

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    added by wiabux Billy Crystal, Fred Savage, Robin Wright

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Kate Winslet, Hugh Laurie, Hugh Grant

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    Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze

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    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez

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    Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling

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    added by KennethDempsey Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald, James Spader

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    added by wiabux Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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    added by wiabux Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger

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    ranked low on reranks & added by KennethDempsey Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Malin Åkerman

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    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff

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    added by CraigAlarm Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert

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    ranked low on reranks Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

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    Michael Douglas, Michael J. Fox, Martin Sheen

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    Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Bebe Neuwirth

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    often listed & added by KennethDempsey Audrey Tautou, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett

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    added by looksharp Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Roddy McDowall

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    added by looksharp Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson

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    added by looksharp Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux John Cusack, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald

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    added by looksharp Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

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    added by looksharp Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn, Tina Fey

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    added by looksharp Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Jon Stewart

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lange

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    added by looksharp Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Brendan Fraser

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    added by looksharp Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench, Imogen Poots

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    ranked high on reranks & added by JoséValente Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg

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