100 Great Movies To Watch Alone (Or As A Couple)

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100 Great Movies To Watch Alone Or As A Couple
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Honestly, nothing in the world sounds better than staying at home and queuing up great movies to watch with your snuggle bunny partner. If you're into date night and films, it's a win-win.

Now, date night doesn't necessarily mean romantic, so if you're looking for a list of the best romantic movies, you might be disappointed. Because romance could mean getting into your favorite slasher-gore film together, or a freaky documentary, or some goofy kids' film, or maybe you both just need a laugh to bring some levity into the household.

Date night movies can help you bring your relationship to a new level. And while it might be about relaxing, it might also be about setting the right tone.

Whatever it is that gets you to the couch, this list of 100 great movies to watch should help prepare you for a wonderful night.

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1. Donnie Darko

You can both discuss how you didn't understand a single thing afterwards, while mutually agreeing that it was a dang cool movie. And if you had your way, you'd be wearing an evil rabbit outfit later, in bed, with your love.

Where to watch: Tubi, Amazon Prime

2. Teeth

Nothing says seduction like watching a movie about a girl who has teeth in her vagina — ones that are ready to chomp. Look, the deal is this: Date night is about being grossed out and scared to death, right? So take a bite out of this film.

Where to watch: Tubi

3. John Dies at the End​

Maybe date night isn't about being grossed out. But to some, the more gore and weirdness, the better. Having said that, there's this film, based on the book by David Wong. It's nuts, it's surreal, it's got cute guys in it like Paul Giamatti, so you just can't go wrong.

Where to watch: Tubi

4. Zeitgeist: The Movie​

For conspiracy junkies and End of Days groupies, this is the paranoia film of all eternity. And if you like sparring intelligently with your partner as foreplay, this film will give you plenty to argue about.

Where to watch: YouTube

5. The Imitation Game​

Breaking codes during WW2 is serious business for Bembersnatch Cumbersnuggles in this Oscar winning drama. Meaningful conversation will ensue after, which will probably lead to the boudoir for some intelligent and “code-breaking.”

Where to watch: Hulu

6. Devil's Knot​

Forever ghastly and thought-provoking, this amazing film is based on the real life events that sparked off one of the biggest Satanic Panic freak-outs of all time. If you've ever been curious about Damien Echols and the West Memphis 3, this is your go-to film.

Where to watch: YouTube, Amazon Prime

7. Dallas Buyers Club​

You and your partner should watch this together and weep your little eyeballs out. Great film with great performances, and if you're one of those people who despise Jared Leto, try and open your mind to what a great performance really is and watch this. And Matthew McConaughey is, as always, top notch.

Where to watch: Netflix

8. Defiance​

Action and Daniel Craig? Set in Nazi Germany, it's a different type of Schindler's List, and well worth the watch. Plus, you can work out your hatred and rage for those pathetic Nazi scumbags afterwards while in bed.

Where to watch: Netflix

9. St. Vincent​

It's Bill Murray, so what else can I say? It's Bill Freaking Murray, and at this point in his career he can do no wrong. Join him, Melissa McCarthy and Naomi Watts in this oddball, yet poignant comedy.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

10. Scary Movie​

Yes, it's a thousand years old (2000) and every bit as stupid as it was the day it was made. It's a classic, too, and if you're really dating someone, you owe it to yourselves to do the deed the right way and add Scary Movie to your line up of comic drivel.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

11. Charlie St. Cloud

It's a Zac Efron thing, and Zac Efron is a major cutie, so watch it for the pretty boy aspect of it, while pretending you're watching a touching, feel-good film about a kid. You know what, just watch High School Musical instead.

Where to watch: Netflix

12. Love Actually​

When I mention this film to some, they just automatically begin projectile vomiting, but I love this gooey, sticky, oozy conglomeration of love stories, all meant to turn you into a puddle of melted chocolate bonbons. And Colin Firth, okay?

Where to watch: YouTube

13. Bridget Jones's Diary​

Speaking of Colin Firth, as one does, this classic rom-com is the date movie for those who have never seen a movie before in their life. It's cute, it's adorable, it's disgustingly and obnoxiously wonderful, and you will enjoy every moment of it.

Where to watch: YouTube, iTunes

14. The Lovely Bones​

You have to be in the mood for murder and dire sadness and frustration. But hey, this film will bring you guys together. It's a beautiful, older film, but wow will it touch your heart. Not exactly an aphrodisiac, but still, you'll want to give your partner a tight hug all through this one.

Where to watch: Hulu

15. Revolutionary Road​

What's a real date night without Leo DiCaprio? He makes date night worthwhile, right? Add in the super-nutty and crazy Kate Winslet, and prepare yourself for a very strange, mentally-challenging ride.

Where to watch: Hulu

16. Boogie Nights​

Oh the fun, oh the incredibly salacious content! This film is just fun, and if you're willing to set aside all your problems and all your ego-driven worries, take time out with your sweet thing to watch this amazing, goofy, smart and lovely movie about the early days in pornography.

Where to watch: YouTube

17. Eyes Wide Shut​

Yes, I hate Tom Cruise as much as the next guy, but I have to admit he's been in a few very cool movies, this one being perhaps the coolest. And hey, it's Kubrick. As in, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Full Metal Jacket. Snuggle up with Tom and Nicole and get into all the mystery, mayhem and madness this film brings you.

Where to watch: YouTube, Amazon Prime

18. Seven​

An oldie but great one, and if horror and murder-crime is your thing, this will totally set you up for the ridiculous time you'll have afterwards. That is, of course, if severed heads and a whole bunch of blegh is what you’re into.

Where to watch: YouTube, Amazon Prime

19. Coraline​​

Well, this is what I mean by wanting to see a kid's movie for date night. Hey, adults can sit on a couch together and watch weird and wonderful stop-action animation films like Coraline. With Neil Gaiman as the writer, it's promising and imaginative. Watch it and enjoy!

Where to watch: Hulu

20. Talladega Nights​

This is the story of fictional and ridiculous race car driver, Ricky Bobby, played by Will Ferrell. If you're on that couch wanting some, but you know you have to endure a stupid (but hilarious) film just to get to that segment of the night, wallow through this film, grab yourself a laugh and then get to it.

Where to watch: Vudu, Amazon Prime

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21. Airplane!

Possibly the best spoof film ever made, Airplane! pokes fun at the 1957 movie Zero Hour! by parodying its plot and characters. It’s filled with side-splitting gags, slapstick comedy, and many obscure moments that will have you and your date giggling for hours.  

Where to watch: Netflix

22. Jerry Maguire

With iconic lines like “You had me at hello” and “You complete me,” you two are sure to find more romance in your relationship after watching this love story unfold. Both in difficult stages of their careers and lives, Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger strike up a complicated relationship filled with ups and downs and many cheesy moments. 

Where to watch: Sling TV, Amazon Prime

23. Uncut Gems

The suspense alone in this movie will be enough to have you both huddled together on the couch. And in one of Adam Sandler’s best performances, you’ll have plenty to talk about afterwards.

Where to watch: Netflix

24. Moonlight

This is the kind of film you could watch on mute just to enjoy the aesthetic alone. Told in 3 acts — childhood, adolescence, and adulthood — it captures all the influences and changes that make us who we are when we grow up. 

Where to watch: Netflix

25. The Birdcage

If meeting your partner’s parents didn’t go smoothly, this hilarious comedy will make you feel a whole lot better. A Miami cabaret club owner and his drag queen partner agree to give up their pastel life and pretend to be straight so their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.

Where to watch: Hulu, Amazon Prime

26. The Social Network

Want to know how Facebook came to be and essentially kicked MySpace out of the spotlight? Jesse Eisenberg gives an incredible performance as Mark Zuckerberg, and we come to learn that the founding of Facebook may not have been what we were told.

Where to watch: Netflix

27. Murder Mystery

If you want a movie that’s cute, funny, and has all kinds of mystery in it, this is your pick. While it’s not Adam Sandler’s best hilarious performance, it’s a really fun movie that’s perfect for a date night in.

Where to watch: Netflix

28. Juno

This indie film became a smash hit, following a teenager dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. The star-studded cast makes this film both funny and moving. And anything Ellen Page touches becomes gold anyway.

Where to watch: YouTube, Amazon Prime

29. Da 5 Bloods

Though Da 5 Bloods is a war movie following Vietnam War veterans, and runs at almost 3 hours long, it’s worth every minute of viewing. It’s a gripping movie about the experiences of Black veterans, with themes of racism woven into its vibrancy.

Where to watch: Netflix

30. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Ah, the joys of faking sick to miss school. Take it to the next level and you’ve got this classic film. After you and your boo thing quote those multiple infamous lines to each other, then you can laugh all the way to the bedroom.

Where to watch: YouTube, Amazon Prime

31. Parasite

In a movie that begins as one thing, and then devolves into another, you’ll be glued to your seats the entire time. A movie about social class, you won’t be able to look away, even as the most uncomfortable themes show through.

Where to watch: Hulu

32. Zodiac

This mystery thriller is based on the real-life, unsolved serial murders by the Zodiac Killer. Though it doesn’t touch on rumors of Ted Cruz being this murderer, it’s incredibly suspenseful, and featured great acting by Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr.

Where to watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime

33. Life Is Beautiful

If you want a good cry, Life Is Beautiful will no doubt leave you reaching for tissues. It tells the story of a family torn apart by World War II and sent to Nazi concentration camps, but a father attempts to keep his son alive by convincing him they are playing a “game.” You’ll hug your loved ones a little tighter. 

Where to watch: Hulu, HBO Max

34. Moonrise Kingdom

If you’re familiar with Wes Anderson’s film, you’ll already know how his colorful, perfectly staged movies don’t even need a plot to make them enjoyable. This one is a lighthearted, fun love story between two 12-year-olds who escape together to a secluded island, prompting an eclectic group to join together in search of them. 

Where to watch: YouTube

35. The Shining

This is one of those, hold on to each other and hide under a blanket types of movies. Perfect for deciding who will be the protector in the relationship! When Jack and his family move into an abandoned hotel with a terrifying past, he slowly begins to lose his sanity. 

Where to watch: Sling TV, YouTube

36. Silver Linings Playbook

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper play a mismatched duo recovering from heartache and mental breakdown in this hilarious but heartwarming look at mental illness and family life. 

Where to watch: Netflix

37. Crazy, Stupid, Love

Two words: Ryan Gosling. Here, he plays a charming womanizer who agrees to help his new friend (Steve Carell) rediscover his manhood when his wife asks for a divorce. Honestly, we could all learn a thing or two. 

Where to watch: Hulu, HBO Max

38. Moonstruck

You better hope you and your partner never find yourself in the same dilemma as Loretta in this comedy. Cher won an Oscar for her portrayal of an unlucky-in-love widow who decides to settle and remarry a secure, simple man. All is well... until she meets his passionate, mysterious brother who draws her in. 

Where to watch: iTunes, Amazon Prime

39. 10 Things I Hate About You

This is modern Shakespeare at its best, with less brooding soliloquies and more random musical interludes. Nerdy high-schooler Cameron cannot date his crush Bianca until her anti-social, booksmart sister Kat has a boyfriend. So, he pays the school’s bad-boy, Patrick, to seduce her. 

Where to watch: Disney+, Amazon Prime

40. Warm Bodies

If you can’t decide between rom-com or horror, have both! When zombie R saves Julie from an attack, they begin to bond, in spite of obvious their differences. While he regains human tendencies through his relationship with her, their love is threatened by, well... the fact that he’s a zombie. 

Where to watch: YouTube

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41. Hereditary

This movie is not only terrifying, but quite strange as well. Hold each other’s hands as a deep, dark family secret is revealed, all at the cost of the family itself. And all the miniatures in this movie are pretty creepy, too.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

42. Spotlight

Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, and Rachel McAdams form The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team who bravely exposed and ended a long history of child abuse perpetrated by Catholic priests in Boston. The subject matter is heavy, but the movie teaches us about the power of the truth. 

Where to watch: Netflix

43. 50 First Dates

When you’ve been on dozens, or even hundreds, of dates with your partner, think about what it would be like if you didn’t remember them. The best thing about this movie is the Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore couple, since their on-screen chemistry is incomparable. 

Where to watch: Hulu, Amazon Prime

44. The Princess Bride

You’ll be saying, “As you wish” to each other for the rest of your relationship after watching this film together. Though it’s equal parts comedy and drama, there’s also quite the romantic element to it. And a young Fred Savage will give you major nostalgia.

Where to watch: Disney+, Amazon Prime

45. The Cabin in the Woods

If you’re both fans of horror movies, The Cabin in the Woods easily dissects your favorite scary movie tropes: the virgin, the jock, the stoner, the whore, and the scholar. And then, everything goes downhill, leading to a bloody mess.

Where to watch: Hulu

46. Pan’s Labyrinth

While this movie is in Spanish, its magical and mythical elements are intriguing and enchanting. Follow the story of a little girl who finds an abandoned labyrinth with a mysterious faun, and the trials she must go through to save herself and her family.

Where to watch: Netflix

47. Groundhog Day

Imagine living the same day over and over again. Now, imagine living the same day over and over again, on February 2nd, Groundhog Day. This movie will for sure make you think twice about not helping other people in your community!

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

48. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

When you first met your partner, bet you didn’t have to fight their evil exes, right? If you don’t like stupid humor, then the music and visual effects alone will keep you entertained.

Where to watch: Netflix

49. Say Anything...

Who doesn’t want a guy to blast Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” from a stereo outside your house and go up against your strict father for you? Diane leans on Llyod for love and support when dark family secrets start to spill. 

Where to watch: YouTube, iTunes

50. About Time

True love is magic, and this movie takes that literally! Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson star as a couple who have perfect love story until Gleeson’s character soon finds out that he comes from a line of time travelers.

Where to watch: Netflix

51. Hot Fuzz

This movie is wacky in the best way possible and will have you laughing so much it’s hard to breathe. A big city police officer gets transferred to a remote English village where he encounters many weird and wonderful characters. 

Where to watch: Hulu, Starz

52. Mad Max: Fury Road

Want to escape the country rapidly turning into a Fascist regime? Enjoy this flick, which takes place in a post-apocalyptic desert wasteland. The action alone will leave both you and your partner speechless!

Where to watch: iTunes, Amazon Prime

53. Black Panther

Watching this movie will never be the same. For fans of Marvel, superheroes, and real-life social issues, Black Panther is the first of its kind of movie, and inspired millions of people. Wakanda Forever!

Where to watch: Disney+

54. Forgetting Sarah Marshall

If you enjoy a naked Jason Segel and musicals about Dracula, you’ve found your movie. Anyone who has ever been dumped and thrown through a loop will relate, except maybe not with the entire “my ex is a famous actress” thing.

Where to watch: Hulu

55. Step Brothers

What’s better than getting a step brother from one of your parents remarrying? Being grown men who refuse to, well... grow up. From that hilarious bunk bed scene to “that” moment with the drum set, tears of laughter will stream down your face the entire time.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime, Vudu

56. The Breakfast Club

A John Hughes classic, The Breakfast Club is a staple of 1980s movies. It’s been spoofed many times since its release, but is immortalized by its awesome performances from core Brat Pack members.

Where to watch: Hulu, Starz

57. Hitch

You and your love could learn some new moves from Hitch, a dating coach for helpless men, played by the charming, charismatic Will Smith. 

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

58. Safety Not Guaranteed

Not all love stories have Hollywood crafted meet-cutes. In this movie, a dissatisfied magazine intern befriends an awkward, unusual man after she answers his newspaper ad looking for a companion for his time-traveling trip. 

Where to watch: Netflix

59. Lost In Translation

Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson star in this now-cult classic film. A middle-aged movie star takes a trip to Tokyo and ends up meeting a twenty-something Yale student. Along the way, these two strangers find distraction in the city, and form a meaningful bond.

Where to watch: YouTube, iTunes

60. Almost Famous

This semi-autobiographical film about a high schooler given a chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine will inspire both you and your partner, and reinstill faith that dreams do come true. 

Where to watch: YouTube

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61. The Graduate

The first movie of its kind at the time (1967), a young, hunky Dustin Hoffman stars as a college graduate (hence the title) trying to decide between Mrs. Robinson... and her daughter. You’ve certainly never found yourself in a predicament quite like this.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

62. Million Dollar Baby

Just like Hillary Swank’s dozens of other incredible performances, you can add Million Dollar Baby to the list. Determined to become a professional boxer, she ends up forming a father/daughter bond with her trainer. Be warned: this one is quite the tearjerker.

Where to watch: Netflix

63. The Terminator

Time travel, indestructible machines, and a soldier from the future? This movie has all three and more. A young, buff Arnold Schwarzenegger utters that famous line, “I’ll be back,” and set in motion a saga that’s spawned five additional movies.

Where to watch: Hulu, Amazon Prime

64. Jurassic Park

You may love dinosaurs, but you wouldn’t if they were chasing you for their next meal. This 1993 classic spawned one of the greatest movie franchises, while scaring us half to death and making our blood pressure skyrocket!

Where to watch: Netflix

65. Lady Bird

Saoirse Ronan gives us life with her performance as a student with big dreams to move to Manhattan. Along the way, she faces obstacles in her senior year of high school, including falling in love and popularity.

Where to watch: Netflix

66. Little Miss Sunshine

While this movie has some pretty dark undertones, it’s ultimately a feel-good film about family, with great music, a great message, and incredible acting on all parts.

Where to watch: Hulu

67. Date Night

Great for watching on your date night on the couch, this movie is all about a date night gone wrong. Add in Steve Carell and Tina Fey for comic effect, with Mark Wahlberg and Ray Liotta for good measure, and you’ve gone one crazy, funny film.

Where to watch: YouTube, Amazon Prime

68. The Strangers

You might not want to watch this one in the dark, or answer any knocks on the door while glued to the television. A riveting horror movie, it was partially inspired by the Manson Family murder of Sharon Tate.

Where to watch: YouTube, iTunes

69. Crazy Rich Asians

If you and your boo are pretty new at this whole “relationship” thing, this movie might make you wonder about who you’re really dating. Young couple Nick and Rachel travel to Singapore for a wedding, and (surprise!) Nick’s family is actually incredibly wealthy.

Where to watch: YouTube, Amazon Prime

70. Jaws

Anyone into classic suspense movies put Jaws at the top of their list. Because there’s nothing scarier than a Great White Shark attacking a boat that’s not big enough. And who could forget Roy Scheider’s performance in this one?

Where to watch: Hulu, Amazon Prime

71. Sorry to Bother You

If you don’t know what capitalism looks like, this film dives deep into that issue. A young Black telemarketer finds success using his “white voice,” and then things take quite a dark turn in this satirical social commentary.

Where to watch: Hulu

72. Get Out

From the mind of Jordan Peele comes this horror movie for the ages. It’s also a very relevant social commentary on the white savior trope, lack of attention to missing Black people, and slavery.

Where to watch: YouTube, Amazon Prime

73. The Avengers

Great for the couple who loves superheroes! Plus, this movie has men with more muscles than you’d ever see in Magic Mike. And that’s just one of the amazing things The Avengers has.

Where to watch: Disney+, Amazon Prime

74. Memento

Deemed a must-see movie, this film will leave you with your mouth agape. Using Polaroid photos and tattoos, a man with amnesia is unable to form new memories. He must track down his wife’s killer, all while dealing with his inability to remember.

Where to watch: Tubi, Amazon Prime

75. The Witches

While it’s not quite Hocus Pocus, The Witches is the story of a young boy who unknowingly stumbles into a witch coven planning to get rid of all the children in England. Can he stop them, even after becoming a victim of the witches’ power?

Where to watch: Netflix

76. Roma

This critically acclaimed and visually stunning film was nominated for an Academy Award, and it’s no wonder. Who knew a black and white movie like this could give us so much, as it follows a middle-class family in 1970s Mexico.

Where to watch: Netflix

77. A Quiet Place

This movie is short on dialogue but has plenty of suspense that will make your heart skip a beat. Forced to live in silence in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by extraterrestrial predators, a family must survive their reality... without making a sound.

Where to watch: Hulu

78. Coming to America

If Eddie Murphy as a prince doesn’t intrigue you, then nothing will! Coming to America has everything for a perfect date night movie: romance, luxury, fed-up parents, all rolled into one hilarious classic.

Where to watch: YouTube

79. She’s the Man

This modern version of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” is all about girl power. But it’s great for guys too, as young Amanda Bynes gives us the humor we desperately need today. Because what’s more hilarious than a girl trying to be a boy so she can prove she’s better at sports?

Where to watch: Hulu

80. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

For fans of drama thrillers, Gary Oldman shines as an ex-spy tasked to return to duty in an attempt to discover a mole in the British Secret Service. But he soon realizes that the corruption goes much deeper than he thought.

Where to watch: Netflix

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81. The Hills Have Eyes

This remake of the 1977 Wes Craven film was inspired by the real-life Sawney Bean clan, a family of cannibals who killed hundreds of people in the 16th century. Experience the true horror of a family traveling the southwest, only to become the next victims of the group’s continuous massacres.

Where to watch: Tubi, Amazon Prime

82. Bridesmaids

If you’re into ruining wedding dresses with feces, drunken plane rides, and bridal showers gone wrong, this is the perfect movie. Because what’s better than the hilarious Kristen Wiig getting into all sorts of shenanigans?

Where to watch: Hulu, HBO Max

83. Across the Universe

If you love the Beatles and romantic musical movies, you’ve hit the jackpot here! This movie, set in the 1960s, combines the music of the greatest rock band ever with the Vietnam War, and combines it with a love story that seems to transcend time.

Where to watch: Hulu

84. The Goonies

After discovering a map that leads to One-Eyed Willy’s treasure, a group of friends set off on the adventure of a lifetime. Followed by evil Mama Fratelli and her sons, can they reach the treasure in time? If anything, this movie will make you nostalgic for the “truffle shuffle.”

Where to watch: YouTube

85. The Godfather

Released in 1972, The Godfather is one of the greatest American movies ever made. The powerful Corleone mafia family is in danger of being torn apart, after one of the patriarch’s sons, played by Al Pacino, is reluctant to carry out the family business.

Where to watch: YouTube, Amazon Prime

86. Legally Blonde

While this movie is so much fun to watch, in one of Reese Witherspoon’s most iconic roles, you can spend the rest of the night teaching each other how to do the Bend and Snap. (It works every time!)

Where to watch: YouTube, Amazon Prime

87. Avatar

The visuals alone in this movie are cause enough to watch. With a storyline very similar to Disney’s Pocahontas, the world of Pandora is in danger of being mined to extinction. Notable is the blue skin of the human/native Na’vi hybrids, AKA Avatars.

Where to watch: Disney+

88. The Matrix

For those with a partner obsessed with reality versus simulations, this classic is revolutionary in bringing to light those themes. What if you aren’t actually living in your reality? That’s a question to ponder as you both try to escape the matrix.

Where to watch: YouTube, Amazon Prime

89. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Whether or not you’re a fan of Marvel doesn’t matter. This movie takes place in a multiverse where there are many different Spider-Mans. What ensues is a great story, so it’s no wonder it won Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards.

Where to watch: Netflix

90. Dolemite Is My Name

Based on the true story of Rudy Ray Moore, and his creation of his pimp character Dolemite, Eddie Murphy gives new life to the stranger-than-fiction story of this real-life producer and comedian. 

Where to watch: Netflix

91. The Truman Show

What would you do if the world you knew wasn’t actually real? That’s exactly what happens to Truman Burbank when he decides to travel the world. Except, you can’t exactly leave a life that’s on display 24/7, with millions of people around the world watching your every move.

Where to watch: Hulu, Amazon Prime

92. The Big Lebowski

A case of mistaken identity starts off this cult classic film, where “The Dude,” played by Jeff Bridges, must deliver a ransom to save the wife of the actual Lebowski. That is, until the Dude’s friend decides to steal the ransom, leading to big trouble.

Where to watch: YouTube

93. Pulp Fiction

What happens when you combine two hit men, a stolen suitcase, boxing, and the drug addicted wife of a mobster? Even if you’ve never seen this movie, you’ve certainly heard of it and won’t be able to stop talking about it with your partner!

Where to watch: Hulu

94. 500 Days of Summer

Tracking a relationship from start to finish, this movie will have you feeling every emotion imaginable in the space of 2 hours. Tom hopelessly pines after Summer, the girl he thought he could spend the rest of his life. Summer, on the other hand, doesn’t believe in relationships. 

Where to watch: Hulu

95. Magnolia

An interwoven web of lives unfold in this moving story about two co-workers, suffering from cancer and living in dysfunctional families. It’s the kind of film you can discuss for hours after, and it will leave you feeling a lot more empathy for strangers and close friends. 

Where to watch: Hulu, HBO Max

96. The Invitation

Imagine attending a dinner party thrown by your ex-wife, bringing your girlfriend, and then finding out that things aren’t what they seem. Now, add the fact that this movie is pure horror, and you’ve got an excellent date night film.

Where to watch: Netflix

97. Fyre

We’ve all heard of the mega festival that never was, and now you and your partner can laugh together and recoil in horror in this deep-dive of the Fyre Festival. You’ll never look at cheese sandwiches the same again.

Where to watch: Netflix

98. Marriage Story

A divorce movie might not be an obvious choice for date night, but this one is a must-see. It's a complex analysis of a marriage as it unravels and explores how love remains even when all bonds are broken.

Where to watch: Netflix

99. Taxi Driver

This psychological movie stars a young Robert De Niro, playing a taxi driver who descends into madness. It also gave the world one of the most memorable quotes: “You talkin’ to me?”

Where to watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime

100. Schindler’s List

Get your tissues ready for this gut-wrenching true story of German businessman Oskar Schindler, who is credited with saving 1,200 lives during the Holocaust.

Where to watch: Netflix

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Dori Hartley is a portrait artist, essayist and a journalist. She's been published in The Huffington Post, ParentDish, The Daily Beast, Psychology Today, XOJane, MyDaily and The Stir. Her art books ‘Beauty’, ‘Antler Velvet’, and 'Mads Mikkelsen: Portraits of the Actor' are all available on Amazon.

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