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The Best Date Movies Out Now

Updated September 9, 2021 60 votes 2.1k voters 59.5k views27 items

Looking for date movie recommendations? Nothing too heavy, too dudeish, too rom-comy, or romantic in general? Something you’ll both enjoy on the big screen, and that will be worth leaving the house for? Maybe something actually macho or girly because you both like either of those? Give some of these date movies out right now a try! Hollywood has all sorts of great date movies currently in theaters to offer you and your paramour if hitting the theaters is your thing.

If you're going on a first date, maybe take in some lighter fair - something with cool visuals while you check each other out with your best side eye. Fifth or sixth date, go with something a little more out there and fun - a film you can talk about for hours afterward, while you awkwardly try to decide if this person is your official girlfriend or boyfriend yet.

Have you been together for ages? One of these awesome current movies to take a date to can still make for a fun evening. By now, you know what you both like and are sure to find a great movie escape from arguing about whose turn it is to do the dishes or get the kids ready for bed.

Whatever your mood or tastes, there's sure to be a good date movie out right now that will make for the perfect date night - no matter if you're looking for romance or an action-packed thrill ride. Here are great movies to watch for couples and dates, which also happen to be some of the best movies out right now. 

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    Jungle Cruise is a 2021 American adventure film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, based on the Disney Parks attraction. Boat captain Frank (Dwayne Johnson) takes a scientist (Emily Blunt) and her brother (Jack Whitehall) on a mission into a jungle to find a tree believed to possess healing powers, while fighting against dangerous wild animals and a competing German expedition....  more
    • Actors: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall, Édgar Ramírez, Jesse Plemons
    • Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra
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    #87 of 173 Movies That Need Sequels#133 of 198 The Best Adventure Movies#22 of 44 The Best Adventure Movies That Take Place in the Jungle

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    John and the Hole

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    John and the Hole is a 2021 American drama film directed by Pascual Sisto. A coming of age psychological thriller that plays out the unsettling reality of a kid (Charlie Shotwell) who holds his family captive in a hole in the ground....  more
    • Actors: Charlie Shotwell, Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Ehle
    • Directed by: Pascual Sisto
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    #103 of 178 The Best and Scariest Psychological Thrillers of All Time#31 of 51 The Best Movies Based on Short Stories#8 of 29 New Movies You Should See In Theaters

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    Snake Eyes

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    Snake Eyes (aka Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe: Origins) is a 2021 American action adventure film directed by Robert Schwentke, and the third film in the G.I. Joe franchise. A mysterious lone fighter, known only as "Snake Eyes", is welcomed into and trained by an ancient Japanese ninja clan called the Arashikage, but finds his loyalties being tested when secrets from his past are revealed, as he eventually goes on the path to become the famous G.I. Joe hero....  more
    • Actors: Samara Weaving, Henry Golding, Iko Uwais
    • Directed by: Robert Schwentke
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    In the Heights

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    In the Heights is an 2020 American musical drama film directed by Jon M. Chu, based on the Broadway musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes. A bodega owner (Anthony Ramos) has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother's fortune....  more
    • Actors: Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Melissa Barrera, Leslie Grace, Jimmy Smits
    • Directed by: Jon M. Chu
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