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The Best Movies for New Couples to Watch

Updated September 9, 2019 1.5k votes 253 voters 29.7k views40 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, 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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  • Up1
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    Up

    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner

    Released2009

    Directed byPete Docter

    Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 50 First Dates2
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    50 First Dates

    Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler

    Released2004

    Directed byPeter Segal

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  • WALL-E3
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    WALL-E

    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman

    Released2008

    Directed byAndrew Stanton

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  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith4
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    Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

    Released2005

    Directed byDoug Liman

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  • Friends with Benefits5
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    Friends with Benefits

    Emma Stone, Mila Kunis

    Released2011

    Directed byWill Gluck

    Friends with Benefits is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Will Gluck and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Meet the Parents6
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    Meet the Parents

    Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller

    Released2000

    Directed byJay Roach

    Meet the Parents is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach. Male nurse Greg Focker... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 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

    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is a 2003 American romantic comedy film directed by Donald... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Titanic8
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    Titanic

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet

    Released1997

    Directed byJames Cameron

    Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed by James Cameron. A... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Pretty Woman9
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    Pretty Woman

    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere

    Released1990

    Directed byGarry Marshall

    Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. A... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Princess Bride10
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    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright

    Released1987

    Directed byRob Reiner

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  • Breakfast at Tiffany's11
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    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney

    Released1961

    Directed byBlake Edwards

    Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American romantic comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Wedding Singer12
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    The Wedding Singer

    Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler

    Released1998

    Directed byFrank Coraci

    The Wedding Singer is a 1998 romantic comedy film written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Love & Basketball13
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    Love & Basketball

    Tyra Banks, Gabrielle Union

    Released2000

    Directed byGina Prince-Bythewood

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  • Moonstruck14
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    Moonstruck

    Nicolas Cage, Cher

    Released1987

    Directed byNorman Jewison

    Moonstruck is a 1987 American romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison and written by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Always Be My Maybe15
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    Always Be My Maybe

    Ali Wong, Randall Park

    Released2019

    Directed byNahnatchka Khan

    Always Be My Maybe is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Nahnatchka Khan. Childhood... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Date Night16
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    Date Night

    Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn

    Released2010

    Directed byShawn Levy

    Date Night is a 2010 comedy film directed by Shawn Levy and starring Steve Carell and Tina... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Stardust17
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    Stardust

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro

    Released2007

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

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  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World18
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    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans

    Released2010

    Directed byEdgar Wright

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  • Shakespeare in Love19
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    Shakespeare in Love

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Madden

    Shakespeare in Love is a 1998 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • When Harry Met Sally...20
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    When Harry Met Sally...

    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal

    Released1989

    Directed byRob Reiner

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  • (500) Days of Summer21
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    (500) Days of Summer

    Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly

    Released2009

    Directed byMarc Webb

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  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall22
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    Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell

    Released2008

    Directed byNicholas Stoller

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  • Isn't It Romantic23
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    Isn't It Romantic

    Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine

    Released2019

    Directed byTodd Strauss-Schulson

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  • You've Got Mail24
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    You've Got Mail

    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan

    Released1998

    Directed byNora Ephron

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  • Game Night25
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    Game Night

    Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams

    Released2018

    Directed byJohn Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein

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