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The Best Movies For New Couples To Watch

Updated February 18, 2021 1.5k votes 260 voters 30.7k views52 items

List RulesVote 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, good 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. These are great movies to watch with your wife, girlfriend, husband, or boyfriend. In short, the top films on this list are movies couples must watch.

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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  • Up1
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    Up

    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner

    Released2009

    Directed byPete Docter

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  • 50 First Dates2
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    50 First Dates

    Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler

    Released2004

    Directed byPeter Segal

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  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith3
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    Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

    Released2005

    Directed byDoug Liman

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  • WALL-E4
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    WALL-E

    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman

    Released2008

    Directed byAndrew Stanton

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  • Meet the Parents5
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    Meet the Parents

    Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller

    Released2000

    Directed byJay Roach

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  • Friends with Benefits6
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    Friends with Benefits

    Emma Stone, Mila Kunis

    Released2011

    Directed byWill Gluck

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  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days7
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    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

    Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2003

    Directed byDonald Petrie

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  • Titanic8
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    Titanic

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet

    Released1997

    Directed byJames Cameron

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  • The Princess Bride9
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    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright

    Released1987

    Directed byRob Reiner

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  • Pretty Woman10
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    Pretty Woman

    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere

    Released1990

    Directed byGarry Marshall

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  • Breakfast at Tiffany's11
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    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney

    Released1961

    Directed byBlake Edwards

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  • Love & Basketball12
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    Love & Basketball

    Tyra Banks, Gabrielle Union

    Released2000

    Directed byGina Prince-Bythewood

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  • Moonstruck13
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    Moonstruck

    Nicolas Cage, Cher

    Released1987

    Directed byNorman Jewison

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    #107 of 305 The Funniest '80s Movies#217 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

  • Always Be My Maybe14
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    Always Be My Maybe

    Ali Wong, Randall Park

    Released2019

    Directed byNahnatchka Khan

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  • Field of Dreams15
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    Field of Dreams

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

    Released1989

    Directed byPhil Alden Robinson

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  • The Wedding Singer16
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    The Wedding Singer

    Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler

    Released1998

    Directed byFrank Coraci

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  • Date Night17
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    Date Night

    Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn

    Released2010

    Directed byShawn Levy

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  • Annie Hall18
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    Annie Hall

    Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

    Released1977

    Directed byWoody Allen

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  • Stardust19
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    Stardust

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro

    Released2007

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

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    #48 of 65 The Best Adventure Movies for Kids#15 of 77 The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

  • Kissing Jessica Stein20
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    Kissing Jessica Stein

    Jon Hamm, Idina Menzel

    Released2002

    Directed byCharles Herman-Wurmfeld

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  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World21
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    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans

    Released2010

    Directed byEdgar Wright

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  • Shakespeare in Love22
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    Shakespeare in Love

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Madden

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  • When Harry Met Sally...23
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    When Harry Met Sally...

    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal

    Released1989

    Directed byRob Reiner

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  • Before Sunrise24
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    Before Sunrise

    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy

    Released1995

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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  • (500) Days of Summer25
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    (500) Days of Summer

    Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly

    Released2009

    Directed byMarc Webb

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