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15 Great Netflix Movies For Couples To Curl Up On The Couch With

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We've got you covered with the best couples movies on netflix to help you escape this scenario. You and your bae decide to have a movie night, but *gasp*! You don't know what movie to pick. With a sea of options available on Netflix, it can take forever to find a title to agree on. Say one of you lives for true crime documentaries, but the other prefers blockbuster action movies. What's a couple to do? If you've sifted through your Netflix queue for the past 30 minutes and still can't come up with an agreement, this list is especially for you. 

What are some good Netflix movies for couples? While each couple's tastes are different, there's one genre that does pretty well for date night: romantic comedies. While rom-coms get the reputation for being riddled with cliches, you'll find that many of them on this list are surprisingly unique. Some, such as Always Be My Maybe and Set It Up were even produced by Netflix themselves. If you're in the mood for something more serious, romantic dramas such as The Theory of Everything and Blue is the Warmest Colour definitely fit the bill.

Keep reading to find out the best Netflix movies for couples. Spread the love by voting up your favorite romantic movies available on Netflix!

  • About Time is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 15 Great Netflix Movies For Couples To Curl Up On The Couch With
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    What if you had the chance to do over your life until you get it perfect? When Tim Lake (Domhall Gleeson) learns that the men in his family have the amazing ability to travel through time, he resolves to do just that. While he can't change major historical events, he can alter his timeline so he can win Mary's (Rachel McAdams) heart and start a life with her. Things prove to become complicated when Tim realizes his actions can affect those he loves in the future. 

    About Time is a sentimental film about accepting the past and embracing the future. Throughout the passage of time, only love can stay constant.

    • Actors: Rachel McAdams, Margot Robbie, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander, Domhnall Gleeson
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Richard Curtis
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  • Silver Linings Playbook is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 15 Great Netflix Movies For Couples To Curl Up On The Couch With
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    Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper tear up the screen in David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook. When Pat (Cooper) has to move back in with his parents after a series of unfortunate events, he does everything he can to remain positive. He meets the mysterious Tiffany (Lawrence), a girl who promises to help him reconnect with his wife if he enters a dance competition with her. As they spend more time together, Pat and Tiffany develop a unique relationship that drives the whole film. 

    With phenomenal performances and an affecting storyline, Silver Linings Playbook makes for a great date night movie. It might also inspire you and your boo to take up partners' dancing. 

    • Actors: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Julia Stiles, Chris Tucker
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: David O. Russell
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  • Always Be My Maybe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 15 Great Netflix Movies For Couples To Curl Up On The Couch With
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    Netflix's quirky romantic comedy features winning performances from Ali Wong and Randall Park. Wong plays a celebrity chef named Sasha who returns to her hometown of San Francisco to oversee the opening of a new restaurant. She reconnects with her childhood friend Marcus (Park) after years of growing apart. The two always harbored feelings for eachother, but were too afraid to ever let their relationsihp blossom. Over time, Sasha and Marcus explore what they could both mean to eachother.

    Always Be My Maybe is a witty, layered movie that rises above your typical rom com. It's also got Keanu Reeves in it, and hello, who wouldn't want to watch a movie that has Keanu Reeves? 

    • Actors: Ali Wong, Randall Park, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Dae Kim, Michelle Buteau
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Nahnatchka Khan
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  • The Theory of Everything is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 15 Great Netflix Movies For Couples To Curl Up On The Couch With
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    The Theory of Everything follows the life and times of physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne), from his ambitious collegiate beginnings to his diagnosis with motor neuron disease. Through it all, his wife Jane (Felicity Jones) stays by his side as his source of support. This inspiring movie about working through life's most difficult challenges is almost guaranteed to put a tear in your eye. It's beautifully shot, superbly acted, and magnificently scored.

    Not only is it an in-depth look into the mind of a complicated genius, it's a complex love story that's a great pick for couples' viewing.

    • Actors: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Harry Lloyd, Emily Watson, David Thewlis
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: James Marsh
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