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The Best Movies About Dating In Your 30s

Updated May 4, 2020 177 votes 27 voters 3.3k 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...

    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal
    When Harry Met Sally… is a 1989 American romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and...  more
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    Her

    Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde
    Her is a 2013 American romantic science fiction comedy-drama film written, directed, and...  more
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    Before Sunset

    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
    Before Sunset is a 2004 American romantic drama film, the sequel to Before Sunrise. Like its...  more
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    Sex and the City

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Hudson
    This film is a 2008 American blue romantic comedy film written and directed by Michael Patrick...  more
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    Eat Pray Love

    Julia Roberts, James Franco
    Eat Pray Love is a 2010 American romantic comedy-drama film starring Julia Roberts as...  more
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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction comedy-drama...  more
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    Coco Before Chanel

    Audrey Tautou, Alessandro Nivola
    Coco Before Chanel is a 2009 French film about the early life of famed French fashion designer...  more
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    No Strings Attached

    Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher
    No Strings Attached is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and...  more
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    Bridget Jones's Diary

    Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant
    Bridget Jones's Diary is a 2001 British romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire. It is...  more
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    Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

    Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant
    Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason is a 2004 English-French-American romantic comedy film...  more
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    Friends with Money

    Jennifer Aniston, Joan Cusack
    Friends with Money is a 2006 film written and directed by Nicole Holofcener. It opened the...  more
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    Hannah and Her Sisters

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Allen
    Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 American comedy-drama film which tells the intertwined...  more
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    Sliding Doors

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeanne Tripplehorn
    Sliding Doors is a 1998 British-American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by...  more
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    Under the Tuscan Sun

    Diane Lane, Sandra Oh
    Under the Tuscan Sun is a 2003 American romantic comedy drama film written, produced, and...  more
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    Waiting to Exhale

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

    Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maya Rudolph
    Away We Go is a 2009 comedy-drama directed by Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes and...  more
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    Bridesmaids

    Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm
    Bridesmaids is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Paul Feig, written by Annie...  more
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    Trainwreck

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

    Jennifer Aniston, Maxine Bahns
    She's the One is a 1996 American romantic comedy film written and directed by New York actor...  more
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    Girls Trip

    Regina Hall, Queen Latifah
    Girls Trip is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee. It follows a group of...  more
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    The Ground Beneath My Feet

    Valerie Pachner, Pia Hierzegger
    The Ground Beneath My Feet is a 2019 Austrian drama film directed by Marie Kreutzer. A...  more
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    Jexi

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

    Shailene Woodley, Jamie Dornan
    Endings, Beginnings is a 2020 American romantic drama film directed by Drake Doremus. Daphne...  more