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The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch 

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Updated September 9, 2019 895 votes 192 voters 20.5k 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! 

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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

Released: 2004

Directed by: Peter Segal

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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Up is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

Released: 2009

Directed by: Pete Docter

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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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

Released: 2008

Directed by: Andrew Stanton

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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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

Released: 2000

Directed by: Jay Roach

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

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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

Released: 2011

Directed by: Will Gluck

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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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

Released: 1997

Directed by: James Cameron

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

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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

Released: 1987

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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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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

Released: 1998

Directed by: Frank Coraci

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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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

Released: 2003

Directed by: Donald Petrie

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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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

Released: 1961

Directed by: Blake Edwards

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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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

Released: 2005

Directed by: Doug Liman

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

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Stardust is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes

Released: 2007

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

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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Date Night is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn, Tina Fey

Released: 2010

Directed by: Shawn Levy

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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Moonstruck is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Nicolas Cage, Cher, Danny Aiello

Released: 1987

Directed by: Norman Jewison

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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Pretty Woman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria

Released: 1990

Directed by: Garry Marshall

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

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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

Released: 2019

Directed by: Nahnatchka Khan

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

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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

Released: 2008

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller

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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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

Released: 1998

Directed by: John Madden

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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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

Released: 1998

Directed by: Nora Ephron

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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Love & Basketball is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch
Tyra Banks, Gabrielle Union, Sanaa Lathan

Released: 2000

Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood

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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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

Released: 2019

Directed by: Todd Strauss-Schulson

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
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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

Released: 2019

Directed by: Adam Shankman

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
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(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

Released: 2009

Directed by: Marc Webb

(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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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

Released: 2002

Directed by: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld

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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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

Released: 2010

Directed by: Edgar Wright

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

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