First, it should be noted that we’re not saying you shouldn't watch these films. Many of the movies on this list, though bad movies for a date, are actually some of the best films ever made in cinema history. American Beauty won five Academy Awards, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind may be one of the most original stories you’ll ever see on celluloid, and Gone Girl is a top-notch psychological thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. All we’re saying is that maybe these are not the best films to watch if you’re hoping your date ends with romance, in fact, this list should be used as a reference. These are the absolute worst movies for date night.
Some of the movies on this list are just plain gross and disturbing. The fact that a filmmaker thought to turn tourists into a human centipede for the sake of entertainment is pretty disgusting. Other films on this list are really depressing. We know right from the beginning that the movie that Love Story ends with the young heroine’s death, but that won’t stop the deluge of tears that will erupt during the film’s climax.
Finally, there are the movies about bad marriages and horrific break-ups. Nothing kills romance like witnessing a couple’s bitter end. These films hurt the most because we know that there was a time when the onscreen couple was happy and very much in love. No one on a date wants to see what happens when love turns to hate, and a significant other is willing to do anything to hurt their partner.So let this list be your guide as to what films to avoid on date night. And don't say we didn't warn you!
Actors: Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Emily Ratajkowski, Rosamund Pike, + more
Directed by: David Fincher
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