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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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Sleepless in Seattle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
Sleepless in Seattle Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell

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547 158
You've Got Mail is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
You've Got Mail Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez

3
619 116
Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

4
390 355
Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

5
460 360
Pretty Woman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
Pretty Woman Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria

6
384 497
Notting Hill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
wiabux added Notting Hill Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin, Mischa Barton

7
322 230
When Harry Met Sally... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
When Harry Met Sally... Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

8
263 293
Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
Casablanca Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

9
359 244
Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
Love Actually Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

10
476 271
The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
The Notebook Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

11
364 218
The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
wiabux added The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

12
280 213
Grease is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

13
274 211
Ghost is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
Ghost Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze

14
335 134
10 Things I Hate About You is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
wiabux added 10 Things I Hate About You Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger

15
157 247
Chocolat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
KennethDempsey added Chocolat Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina

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136 199
An Affair to Remember is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
An Affair to Remember Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning

17
357 185
50 First Dates is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
50 First Dates Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Dan Aykroyd

18
256 213
My Best Friend's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
wiabux added My Best Friend's Wedding Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti

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203 160
Serendipity is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
Serendipity Kate Beckinsale, John Cusack, Bridget Moynahan

20
165 219
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey

21
161 125
Pretty in Pink is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
KennethDempsey added Pretty in Pink James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

22
218 133
Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
wiabux added Sixteen Candles John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

23
300 138
The Proposal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
KennethDempsey added The Proposal Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White

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259 173
Crazy, Stupid, Love. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
Crazy, Stupid, Love. Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling

25
251 164
A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
A Walk to Remember Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah

26
214 181
Pride & Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
KennethDempsey added Pride & Prejudice Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Judi Dench

27
268 126
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
wiabux added How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Bebe Neuwirth

28
184 102
Titanic is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
vinothan1000 added Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

29
224 156
The Wedding Singer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
The Wedding Singer Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

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115 49
Sweet Home Alabama is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
LanaYoshii added Sweet Home Alabama Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Dakota Fanning

31
132 80
The Holiday is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
CraigAlarm added The Holiday Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet

32
166 146
Jerry Maguire is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
wiabux added Jerry Maguire Tom Cruise, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

33
186 148
Mr. & Mrs. Smith is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
wiabux added Mr. & Mrs. Smith Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison

34
160 172
(500) Days of Summer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
wiabux added (500) Days of Summer Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz

35
106 67
Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
CraigAlarm added Pitch Perfect Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow

36
109 53
Never Been Kissed is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
KaylaBField added Never Been Kissed Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco

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156 124
Say Anything... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
wiabux added Say Anything... John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Joan Cusack

38
127 150
Sense and Sensibility is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
Sense and Sensibility Kate Winslet, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson

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116 53
Lady and the Tramp is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
CraigAlarm added Lady and the Tramp Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg, Dallas McKennon

40
85 69
Four Weddings and a Funeral is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
VickyMarple added Four Weddings and a Funeral Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Rowan Atkinson

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81 51
Moulin Rouge! is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
CraigAlarm added Moulin Rouge! Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue

42
110 79
Overboard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
looksharp added Overboard Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Roddy McDowall

43
137 122
The American President is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
The American President Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas

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109 96
Romancing the Stone is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
wiabux added Romancing the Stone Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

45
160 126
Forgetting Sarah Marshall is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
Forgetting Sarah Marshall Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand

46
77 62
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
CraigAlarm added Spider-Man Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

47
152 122
The Vow is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
wiabux added The Vow Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lange

48
92 73
Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
KennethDempsey added Bridget Jones's Diary Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

49
89 58
The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
CraigAlarm added The Nightmare Before Christmas Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman

50
95 54
Ever After is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Date Movies of All Time
CraigAlarm added Ever After Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott