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Romantic Movies You Can Trick Your BF Into Watching

Updated August 12, 2019 1.5k votes 171 voters 3.5k views

List RulesTraditionally "macho" movies that also have an interesting love story or subplot. Basically movies that have explosions, but also love.

Ladies: After a tough week of work, do you ever want to relax on a Friday night with some Chinese food and a movie that’s all about people falling in love? While that might sound like a perfect night in to you, your boyfriend is probably bored to tears with the thought of watching yet another movie where Justin Long mopes around his apartment pining for Drew Barrymore. If you want to watch a movie with your boo, your best bet is to trick him into watching one of the rom-coms for men on this list. Generally, romantic movies guys like include at least one explosion and usually Harrison Ford or Keanu Reeves. Check out this list of romantic movies that you can trick your boyfriend into watching and get thyself to your favorite streaming site.

Romantic films for men usually involve a couple of things: explosions, dudes taking off their shirts, and a hot babe for those shirtless dudes to fall in love with. Also Patrick Swayze; he’s like action-rom-com vanilla - that dude is in everything. Once you trick your boyfriend with a few of these romantic movies guys love, they’ll be on board with watching J Lo plan a wedding, even if you have to tell them to wait till the end for the explosions.

Vote up the best romantic movies to trick your boyfriend into watching with you below. If there’s a romantic movie with some gun play, but also luv, that you’ve entrapped your stubborn BF with, add it to the list!
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    Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

    Released2005

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    Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green

    Released2006

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    Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz

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    Die Hard

    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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    Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore

    Released2000

    Directed byJoseph McGinty Nichol

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku

    Released1994

    Directed byJames Cameron

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    The Last of the Mohicans

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe

    Released1992

    Directed byMichael Mann

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    Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery

    Released1991

    Directed byKevin Reynolds

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    The Fifth Element

    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis

    Released1997

    Directed byLuc Besson

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    Bad Boys

    Will Smith, Téa Leoni

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Bay

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    Raising Arizona

    Nicolas Cage, John Goodman

    Released1987

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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    The Tourist

    Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp

    Released2010

    Directed byFlorian Henckel von Donnersmarck

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    Spider-Man 2

    Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2004

    Directed bySam Raimi

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    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright

    Released1987

    Directed byRob Reiner

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    The Mask of Zorro

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1998

    Directed byMartin Campbell

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    The Thomas Crown Affair

    Pierce Brosnan, Faye Dunaway

    Released1999

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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    Released1981

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    Top Gun

    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan

    Released1986

    Directed byTony Scott

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    Point Break

    Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey

    Released1991

    Directed byKathryn Bigelow

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    Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack

    Released1997

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    Natalie Portman, Al Pacino

    Released1995

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    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

    Released1989

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    Speed

    Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves

    Released1994

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    True Romance

    Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer

    Released1993

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