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The Best Movies About Dating In Your 30s  

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List Rules Vote 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... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In Your 30s
Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher
When Harry Met Sally… is a 1989 American romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner. It stars Billy Crystal as Harry and Meg Ryan as Sally. The story follows the ...more
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Sliding Doors is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In Your 30s
Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeanne Tripplehorn, John Hannah
Sliding Doors is a 1998 British-American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Peter Howitt and starring Gwyneth Paltrow and John Hannah, while also featuring John Lynch, Jeanne ...more
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Her is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In Your 30s
Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde, Amy Adams
Her is a 2013 American romantic science fiction comedy-drama film written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze. The film's musical score was composed by Arcade Fire, with the cinematography ...more
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Bridesmaids is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In Your 30s
Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig
Bridesmaids is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Paul Feig, written by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, and produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, and Clayton Townsend. The plot ...more
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Girls Trip is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In Your 30s
Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish
Girls Trip is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee and written by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver, from a story by the pair and Erica Rivinoja. It follows a group of four friends ...more
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Friends with Money is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In Your 30s
Jennifer Aniston, Joan Cusack, Jason Isaacs
Friends with Money is a 2006 film written and directed by Nicole Holofcener. It opened the 2006 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2006 and went into limited release in North America on April ...more
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Under the Tuscan Sun is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In Your 30s
Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Kate Walsh
Under the Tuscan Sun is a 2003 American romantic comedy drama film written, produced, and directed by Audrey Wells and starring Diane Lane. Based on Frances Mayes' 1996 memoir Under the Tuscan ...more
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Before Sunset is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In Your 30s
Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff
Before Sunset is a 2004 American romantic drama film, the sequel to Before Sunrise. Like its predecessor, the film was directed by Richard Linklater. He shares screenplay credit with actors ...more
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No Strings Attached is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In Your 30s
Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline
A guy and girl try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it's not long before they learn that they want something more.
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Trainwreck is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In Your 30s
Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson
Trainwreck is a 2015 American romantic comedy film directed by Judd Apatow. A hard-drinking, free-spirited young magazine writer (Amy Schumer) has her first serious relationship with a prominent ...more
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Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In Your 30s
Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth
Bridget Jones's Diary is a 2001 British romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire. It is based on Helen Fielding's novel of the same name which is a reinterpretation of Austen's Pride and ...more
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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In Your 30s
Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Hudson, Kim Cattrall
This film is a 2008 American blue romantic comedy film written and directed by Michael Patrick King, and a film adaptation of the HBO comedy series of the same name about four female friends: ...more
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Coco Before Chanel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In Your 30s
Audrey Tautou, Alessandro Nivola, Bernard Frédéric
Coco Before Chanel is a 2009 French film about the early life of famed French fashion designer Coco Chanel. French actor Audrey Tautou stars as Chanel. Coco avant Chanel was directed and ...more
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In Your 30s
Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction comedy-drama film about an estranged couple who have each other erased from their memories, written by Charlie ...more
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Away We Go is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In Your 30s
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels
Away We Go is a 2009 comedy-drama directed by Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes and written by the husband-and-wife team of Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida. The film stars John Krasinski, ...more
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Eat Pray Love is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In Your 30s
Julia Roberts, James Franco, Javier Bardem
Eat Pray Love is a 2010 American romantic comedy-drama film starring Julia Roberts as Elizabeth Gilbert, based on Gilbert's best-selling memoir of the same name. Ryan Murphy co-wrote and ...more
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She's the One is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In Your 30s
She's the One Jennifer Aniston, Maxine Bahns, Edward Burns
She's the One is a 1996 American romantic comedy film written and directed by New York actor and director Edward Burns.
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Hannah and Her Sisters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In Your 30s
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Allen, Carrie Fisher
Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 American comedy-drama film which tells the intertwined stories of an extended family over two years that begins and ends with a family Thanksgiving dinner. The ...more
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Waiting to Exhale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In Your 30s
Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Kelly Preston
Waiting to Exhale is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Forest Whitaker and starring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett. The film was adapted from the 1992 novel of the same name by ...more
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The Ground Beneath My Feet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In Your 30s
Valerie Pachner, Pia Hierzegger, Mavie Hörbiger
The Ground Beneath My Feet is a 2019 Austrian drama film directed by Marie Kreutzer. A business consultant, Lola (Valerie Pachner) is on the fast track to success when a tragic event forces her ...more
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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Rea... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Dating In Your 30s
Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason is a 2004 English-French-American romantic comedy film directed by Beeban Kidron, based on Helen Fielding's novel of the same name. It stars Renée ...more