As the weather dips and the holiday season approaches, the weekends remaining for couples to have some alone time lessens. Instead of rushing out to the bar or a trendy restaurant, consider a quiet night in with some quality entertainment to enjoy together this autumn...
Here are 10 romantic "date night at home" movie picks for the couple in need of some down time together before the chaos of the holidays sets in.Just click the title to get to the full film on Netflix and please share your recommendations below:
1. Pretty in Pink
There's no better decade for dorky romantic comedies than the 80's. Especially when it comes to high school love in John Hughes fashion.
2. Love Actually
Perfect for getting into the holiday spirit and a total classic. There's not a single bad performance in this ensemble cast movie.
3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Some relationships just don't work. That doesn't mean there isn't anything to learn from it. It's hard to watch, but Michel Gondry's tale is beautiful and heartfelt from the start, and anyone who doubts Jim Carrey as a dramatic actor is in for a surprise.
4. Roman Holiday
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Rome. What's not to love?
5. Brokeback Mountain
Again, just because it hurts doesn't mean it's not romantic. Raw and downright emotionally challenging at times, there's nothing quite like unfulfilled love to make your heart feel things.
Anyone who has met their significant other in an inconvenient part of life knows it can be a distinct experience. This story is sweetly aware of that dynamic and captures this relatively unexplored truth perfectly with a tale of "coming home" to discover unexpected love awaiting.
7. Punch Drunk Love
This film didn't receive critical acclaim initially, but give it a chance, it's aged well. Adam Sandler is seriously effective as a tortured lover with a broken heart in this unusual Paul Thomas Anderson romance of sorts.
Two of the most important actors of our time, Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson, absolutely fill the screen with passion and loss. Based on the novel by (and real life experiences of) Nora Ephron, this film is an affecting tale of a marriage between a New York writer and a political columnist disintgrating.
9. Me and You and Everyone We Know
John Hawkes is my favorite actor no one has ever heard of. Watch this and maybe you'll be in the same camp afterward. He's endearing and authentic in his quest to heal his broken heart in this Miranda July directed romantic gem.
10. Tonight You're Mine
This movie is a must watch for couples who love music and live concerts. Set at a music festival, the story follows two people as they fall in love over the course of five days at Scotland's annual T in the Park music festival, literally bound together.
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