Relationships The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch  

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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 Summer. There 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! 

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Up is listed (or ranked) 1 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
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14 3
WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 2 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
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11 2
50 First Dates is listed (or ranked) 3 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
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12 3
Moonstruck is listed (or ranked) 4 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
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16 7
The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 5 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
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13 5
Stardust is listed (or ranked) 6 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
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7 1
The Wedding Singer is listed (or ranked) 7 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
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8 2
Friends with Benefits is listed (or ranked) 8 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
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9 3
(500) Days of Summer is listed (or ranked) 9 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
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9 3
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
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10 4
Meet the Parents is listed (or ranked) 11 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 written by Jim Herzfeld and John Hamburg and directed by Jay Roach. Starring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller, the film chronicles a series of ...more
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10 4
Shakespeare in Love is listed (or ranked) 12 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
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10 4
Love & Basketball is listed (or ranked) 13 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
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10 5
You've Got Mail is listed (or ranked) 14 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
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6 2
Kissing Jessica Stein is listed (or ranked) 15 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
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4 0
Forgetting Sarah Marshall is listed (or ranked) 16 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
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9 6
Annie Hall is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Woody Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Walken
Annie Hall is a 1977 American romantic comedy directed by Woody Allen from a screenplay he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. Produced by Allen's manager, Charles H. Joffe, the film stars Allen as ...more
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7 4
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is listed (or ranked) 18 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
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4 1
Almost Famous is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin
Almost Famous is a 2000 comedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe and starring Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson, and Patrick Fugit. It tells the fictional story of a teenage journalist ...more
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8 6
Titanic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates
Titanic is a 1997 American epic romantic disaster drama film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of what happened to the RMS Titanic, it stars ...more
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4 2
Date Night is listed (or ranked) 21 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
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3 1
Once is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Darren Healy
Once is a 2007 Irish musical film written and directed by John Carney. Set in Dublin, Ireland, the naturalistic drama stars musicians Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. ...more
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5 4
Pretty Woman is listed (or ranked) 23 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 set in Los Angeles. Written by J. F. Lawton and directed by Garry Marshall, it stars Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, and features Hector ...more
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4 4
High Fidelity is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Black
High Fidelity is a 2000 American comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and starring John Cusack and Iben Hjejle. The film is based on the 1995 British novel of the same name by Nick ...more
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4 4
Mr. & Mrs. Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 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