Living

The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch 

Ranker Film
895 votes 192 voters 20.3k views 40 items

List Rules Vote up the films new couples should cuddle up and enjoy together.

The best movies for couples to watch early in a relationship need to be safe, enjoyable, and above all else, entertaining. When you're in the getting to know you phase, light-hearted romantic movies are key. Such first, second, or third date movies allow you to experience romance vicariously, which may inspire some mutual affection between you and your partner. It's also a great way to get to know your partner's parameters regarding taste, as you can gauge their responses to different types of films. 

What are the best movies for new couples? The list below should provide suggestions. You can try a lighthearted comedic staple of the rom-com genre like Annie Hall or Meet the Parents. You can also try a more serious film that explores relationship dynamics, like 500 Days of SummerThere are plenty of great movies out there to impress a girl or guy. Browse this list below to make your choice and vote up the best options! 

list ordered by
1
50 First Dates is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Dan Aykroyd
50 First Dates is a 2004 American romantic comedy film directed by Peter Segal and written by George Wing. The film stars Adam Sandler as a lothario veterinarian and Drew Barrymore as an ...more

More 50 First Dates 

#162 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #150 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Filmsfeaturing 50 First Dates Isn't Romantic - It's About A Guy Who Takes Advantage Of A Disabled Woman

2
Up is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman
Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter, the film centers on an ...more

More Up 

#5 of 589 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing The Most Adventurous Quotes From Disney and Pixar's 'Up'listed on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

3
WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy
WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Andrew Stanton, the story follows a ...more

More WALL-E 

#6 of 589 The Best Animated Films Everfeaturing The Most Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About WALL-Elisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

4
Meet the Parents is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson
Meet the Parents is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach. Male nurse Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father (robert De ...more

More Meet the Parents 

#38 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #254 of 324 Movies with the Best Soundtracks #125 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

5
Friends with Benefits is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Emma Stone, Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake
Friends with Benefits is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Will Gluck and starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. The film features a supporting cast that includes Patricia ...more

More Friends with Benefits 

#478 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #686 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #124 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

6
Titanic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates
Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed by James Cameron. A seventeen-year-old aristocrat (Kate Winslet) falls in love with a kind but poor artist (Leonardo DiCaprio) ...more

More Titanic 

#39 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing Weird But True Behind-The-Scenes Stories From The Set Of 'Titanic'listed on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

7
The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant
The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. It was adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name. The ...more

More The Princess Bride 

#38 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #11 of 348 The Best Movies Based On Booksfeaturing Inconceivable Yet Believable 'Princess Bride' Fan Theories

8
The Wedding Singer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi
The Wedding Singer is a 1998 romantic comedy film written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank Coraci. It stars Adam Sandler as a wedding singer in the 1980s and Drew Barrymore as a waitress ...more

More The Wedding Singer 

#222 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #96 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

9
How to Lose a Guy in 10 ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Bebe Neuwirth
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is a 2003 romantic comedy film, directed by Donald Petrie, starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey. It is based on a short cartoon book of the same name by ...more

More How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 

#535 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #688 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

10
Breakfast at Tiffany's ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc
Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American romantic comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, and featuring Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, and Mickey Rooney. The film ...more

More Breakfast at Tiffany's 

#996 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #38 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

11
Mr. & Mrs. Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison
Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a 2005 American action comedy film directed by Doug Liman. Bored upper-middle class married coupleJohn (Brad Pitt) and Jane Smith (Angelina Jolie) learn that they are ...more

More Mr. & Mrs. Smith 

#9 of 172 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time #472 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies

12
Stardust is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes
Stardust is a 2007 British-American romantic fantasy film from Paramount Pictures, directed by Matthew Vaughn. The film is based on Neil Gaiman's novel Stardust and stars an ensemble cast ...more

More Stardust 

#539 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #111 of 165 The Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time #71 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

13
Date Night is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn, Tina Fey
Date Night is a 2010 comedy film directed by Shawn Levy and starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey. It was released in the United States on April 9, 2010. For a time it was marketed as Crazy Night ...more

More Date Night 

#671 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #944 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #131 of 172 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time

14
Moonstruck is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Nicolas Cage, Cher, Danny Aiello
Moonstruck is a 1987 American romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison and written by John Patrick Shanley. It stars Cher, Nicolas Cage, Danny Aiello, Vincent Gardenia, and Olympia ...more

More Moonstruck 

#963 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #191 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

15
Pretty Woman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria
Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. A down-on-her-luck Hollywood working girl (Julia Roberts) is hired by a wealthy businessman (Richard Gere) to be ...more

More Pretty Woman 

#80 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #3 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Madelisted on The Highest Grossing 90s Movies

16
Always Be My Maybe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Ali Wong, Randall Park, Keanu Reeves
Always Be My Maybe is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Nahnatchka Khan. Childhood friends Sasha (Ali Wong) and Marcus (Randall Park) find themselves in vastly different socioeconomic ...more

More Always Be My Maybe 

#44 of 75 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way #42 of 50 The Most Rewatchable Comedy Movies

17
Forgetting Sarah Marshal... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand
Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a 2008 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nicholas Stoller and starring Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Russell Brand. The film, which was ...more

More Forgetting Sarah Marshall 

#175 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #103 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

18
Shakespeare in Love is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench
Shakespeare in Love is a 1998 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John Madden, written by Marc Norman and playwright Tom Stoppard. The film depicts an imaginary love affair ...more

More Shakespeare in Love 

#70 of 93 The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies For Best Picture #80 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

19
You've Got Mail is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez
You've Got Mail is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nora Ephron, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. It was written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1937 play Parfumerie ...more

More You've Got Mail 

#411 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #100 of 625 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #103 of 324 Movies with the Best Soundtracks

20
Love & Basketball is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Tyra Banks, Gabrielle Union, Sanaa Lathan
Love & Basketball is a 2000 American romantic drama film starring Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan. The film tells the story of Quincy McCall and Monica Wright, two next-door neighbors in Los ...more

More Love & Basketball 

#500 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #5 of 35 30+ Great Movies About Urban Teens

21
Isn't It Romantic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine, Liam Hemsworth
Isn't It Romantic is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. Natalie (Rebel Wilson) wakes up one day to discover that she is self aware of her existence in a ...more
22
What Men Want is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Taraji P. Henson, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Max Greenfield
What Men Want is a 2019 romantic fantasy-comedy film directed by Adam Shankman. A woman (Taraji P. Henson) is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge ...more
23
(500) Days of Summer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz
(500) Days of Summer is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film by first time director Marc Webb. On January 8, Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) meets Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel), his ...more

More (500) Days of Summer 

#1,104 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #127 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #35 of 172 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time

24
Kissing Jessica Stein is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Jon Hamm, Idina Menzel, Michael Ealy
Kissing Jessica Stein is a 2001 American independent romantic comedy film, written and co-produced by the film's stars, Jennifer Westfeldt and Heather Juergensen. The film also stars Tovah ...more

More Kissing Jessica Stein 

#49 of 67 The Greatest Female-Led Comedy Movies #19 of 23 Great Mainstream Movies About Lesbians #33 of 93 The Best Lesbian Movies

25
Scott Pilgrim vs. the Wo... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Edgar Wright, based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley. It stars Michael Cera ...more

More Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 

#54 of 302 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #614 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Filmsfeaturing The Best Quotes From 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World'