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The Best Movies About Dating In Your 30s

Updated May 4, 2020 140 votes 21 voters 2.2k views23 items

List RulesVote up your favorite films where characters in their 30s find love.

Dating in your 30s presents a unique set of challenges. The wild days of your 20s are gone, and you start thinking about your long term life goals. Maybe that means just focusing on your career, or maybe it means you're looking for someone you can be a little more serious with. And, of course, there's the question of kids. Do you want them? Does your partner? How many? Will you be able to maintain your career and have kids? It's a lot.

Regardless of what you're looking for, this list of top dating in your 30s movies is here to help. These movies are all about the pleasures and pitfalls of dating in the years when you're not exactly young, but far from old. Whether you're still out there having fun or you're looking to settle down and have some kids, these movies will have something in them you can relate to. They range from light romcoms where love always wins, to deeper pieces about the ambiguity inherent in relationships.

So vote for the greatest dating in your 30s movies and don't forget to add anything new or recent that's missing!

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    When Harry Met Sally...
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    When Harry Met Sally...

    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal

    Released1989

    Directed byRob Reiner

    When Harry Met Sally… is a 1989 American romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and... more on Wikipedia
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    Sex and the City
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    Sex and the City

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Hudson

    Released2008

    Directed byMichael Patrick King

    This film is a 2008 American blue romantic comedy film written and directed by Michael Patrick... more on Wikipedia
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    No Strings Attached
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    No Strings Attached

    Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher

    Released2011

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    No Strings Attached is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and... more on Wikipedia
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    Her
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    Her

    Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde

    Released2013

    Directed bySpike Jonze

    Her is a 2013 American romantic science fiction comedy-drama film written, directed, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Coco Before Chanel
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    Coco Before Chanel

    Audrey Tautou, Alessandro Nivola

    Released2009

    Directed byAnne Fontaine

    Coco Before Chanel is a 2009 French film about the early life of famed French fashion designer... more on Wikipedia
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    Bridesmaids
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    Bridesmaids

    Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm

    Released2011

    Directed byPaul Feig

    Bridesmaids is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Paul Feig, written by Annie... more on Wikipedia
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    Before Sunset
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    Before Sunset

    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy

    Released2004

    Directed byRichard Linklater

    Before Sunset is a 2004 American romantic drama film, the sequel to Before Sunrise. Like its... more on Wikipedia
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    Bridget Jones's Diary
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    Bridget Jones's Diary

    Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant

    Released2001

    Directed bySharon Maguire

    Bridget Jones's Diary is a 2001 British romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire. It is... more on Wikipedia
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    Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
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    Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

    Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant

    Released2004

    Directed byBeeban Kidron

    Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason is a 2004 English-French-American romantic comedy film... more on Wikipedia
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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2004

    Directed byMichel Gondry

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction comedy-drama... more on Wikipedia
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    Friends with Money
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    Friends with Money

    Jennifer Aniston, Joan Cusack

    Released2006

    Directed byNicole Holofcener

    Friends with Money is a 2006 film written and directed by Nicole Holofcener. It opened the... more on Wikipedia
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    Hannah and Her Sisters
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    Hannah and Her Sisters

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Allen

    Released1986

    Directed byWoody Allen

    Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 American comedy-drama film which tells the intertwined... more on Wikipedia
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    Sliding Doors
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    Sliding Doors

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeanne Tripplehorn

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Howitt

    Sliding Doors is a 1998 British-American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Under the Tuscan Sun
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    Under the Tuscan Sun

    Diane Lane, Sandra Oh

    Released2003

    Directed byAudrey Wells

    Under the Tuscan Sun is a 2003 American romantic comedy drama film written, produced, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Waiting to Exhale
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    Waiting to Exhale

    Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett

    Released1995

    Directed byForest Whitaker

    Waiting to Exhale is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Forest Whitaker, based on... more on Wikipedia
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    Away We Go
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    Away We Go

    Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maya Rudolph

    Released2009

    Directed bySam Mendes

    Away We Go is a 2009 comedy-drama directed by Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes and... more on Wikipedia
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    Eat Pray Love
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    Eat Pray Love

    Julia Roberts, James Franco

    Released2010

    Directed byRyan Murphy

    Eat Pray Love is a 2010 American romantic comedy-drama film starring Julia Roberts as... more on Wikipedia
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    Trainwreck
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    Trainwreck

    Amy Schumer, Bill Hader

    Released2015

    Directed byJudd Apatow

    Trainwreck is a 2015 American romantic comedy film directed by Judd Apatow. A hard-drinking,... more on Wikipedia
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    She's the One
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    She's the One

    Jennifer Aniston, Maxine Bahns

    Released1996

    Directed byEdward Burns

    She's the One is a 1996 American romantic comedy film written and directed by New York actor... more on Wikipedia
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    Girls Trip
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    Girls Trip

    Regina Hall, Queen Latifah

    Released2017

    Directed byMalcolm D. Lee

    Girls Trip is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee. It follows a group of... more on Wikipedia
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    The Ground Beneath My Feet
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    The Ground Beneath My Feet

    Valerie Pachner, Pia Hierzegger

    Released2019

    Directed byMarie Kreutzer

    The Ground Beneath My Feet is a 2019 Austrian drama film directed by Marie Kreutzer. A... more on Wikipedia
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    Jexi
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    Jexi

    Adam DeVine, Alexandra Shipp

    Released2019

    Directed byJon Lucas, Scott Moore

    Jexi (a.k.a. Lexi) is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. Phil... more on Wikipedia
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    Endings, Beginnings
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    Endings, Beginnings

    Shailene Woodley, Jamie Dornan

    Released2020

    Directed byDrake Doremus

    Endings, Beginnings is a 2020 American romantic drama film directed by Drake Doremus. Daphne... more on Wikipedia