Are you in the mood to Netflix and Chill with someone special? Then you’ve come to the right place. The streaming video service is a great place to watch romantic comedies, whether it’s Valentine’s Day or not.
In this article we have selected 11 movies perfect to watch with your significant other on a date night at home. And while there’s nothing here you couldn’t watch in front of your parents, the themes of love and romance could put you in the mood to Netflix and chill (or Amazon Prime movies, if that’s more your speed).
What Does Netflix and Chill Mean?
Netflix and Chill means watching Netflix with someone and seeing where the night takes you. Which, for most of us, means cuddling up, sharing some kisses, and then having an early night. You’ll definitely get to do the Netflix part, but the Chill means different things to different people.
So, with that in mind, here are some films to help you Netflix and Chill.
1. 50 First Dates (2004)
This romantic comedy stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore alongside Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, and Sean Astin. Barrymore’s character suffers from a fictitious memory impairment, Goldfield’s Syndrome, which is similar to short-term memory loss and anterograde amnesia. Hence the name of the film.
50 First Dates, which won an MTV Movie Award, is the second film starring Sandler and Barrymore as romantic partners. They also starred in the 1998 hit, The Wedding Singer.
2. Adventureland (2009)
Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart star in this romantic comedy-drama set in a rundown amusement park in western Pennsylvania called Adventureland. The film also stars Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Wiig, and Bill Hader.
Besides being a brilliant coming of age comedy-drama, Adventureland also includes a lively soundtrack featuring songs mainly from the 1980s, when the film is set. You’ll also find several tracks from the late 1960s and early 1970s.
3. Beauty and the Beast (2017)
This Disney musical came to Netflix almost immediately after it left theaters. Which is why we think it’s time to subscribe to Netflix. It’s also one of the best date movies of recent years.
It stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as the eponymous characters. It also features Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen, and Emma Thompson in supporting roles. Beauty and the Beast was one of the biggest movies of 2017 and is based on the 1991 animated hit of the same name.
4. Begin Again (2013)
Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo star in this 2013 musical comedy-drama about a singer-songwriter and the struggling record label executive who discovered her. The film comes from John Carney, director of the 2007 musical film, Once, and also features Catherine Keener and James Corden.
Begin Again is an enjoyable film with an equally impressive soundtrack that features songs by Maroon 5’s Adam Levine who’s also in the film in his first acting role.
5. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
If you’re really looking for romance, you can’t do much better than one of the truly classic movies, 1961’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s. You can’t go wrong when you Netflix and chill with Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard.
This iconic film also features Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, and Mickey Rooney. Breakfast at Tiffany’s was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Actress for Hepburn. Ultimately, the film won the award for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for “Moon River”.
6. Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)
In the summer of 1987, teens invaded the movie theaters to see the delightful romantic comedy, Can’t Buy Me Love starring Patrick Dempsey (years before Grey’s Anatomy) and Amanda Peterson. In the film, a single nerd looking for love (Dempsey) pays a popular cheerleader (Peterson) $1,000 to pretend to be his girlfriend for a month. Not surprisingly, things don’t work out as planned. Can’t Buy Me Love takes its title from the famous Beatles song. It features choreography by Paula Abdul, who also stars in an uncredited role.
7. The First Time (2012)
For something completely different, consider the 2012 teen romantic comedy, The First Time, starring Britt Robertson, Dylan O’Brien, James Frecheville, and Victoria Justice. In the film, unexpected love blossoms between two students from different high schools.
The First Time doesn’t break any new ground, but it’s a charming little teen comedy, nonetheless. It’s another one of these great stories about falling in love for the very first time.
8. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey star in this still-fresh 2003 romantic comedy that’s based on the short cartoon book of the same name by Michele Alexander and Jeannie Long.
In the film, Hudson’s character Andi Anderson plays an opinion writer for a fictional women’s magazine called “Composure”. When her best friend Michelle (Kathryn Hahn) suffers through another breakup, Andi decides to write an article, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Mayhem and fun follow between Anderson and McConaughey’s character, Benjamin “Ben” Barry, an advertising executive.
9. Up in the Air (2009)
George Clooney and Vera Farmiga star in this 2009 comedy-drama directed by Jason Reitman. The film is based on the 2001 novel by Walter Kirn, and also stars Anna Kendrick and Danny McBride.
In Up in the Air, Clooney and Farmiga play star-crossed lovers who meet every few months for romance and companionship around the United States. Is the relationship between the two true love or merely a way to disconnect from the real world?
10. When We First Met (2018)
Three years ago, Adam DeVine’s Noah met Alexandra Daddario’s Avery for the first time. Though Noah felt that it was love at first sight, Avery thought otherwise. In the present day, at Avery’s engagement party with another guy, Noah thinks back to when the two of them met and wonders why they never dated and ended up together.
In the end, Noah finds love and happiness with someone. You’ll have to watch to see whether it’s with Avery or her photographer roommate Carrie, played by Shelley Hennig.
11. The Young Victoria (2009)
This 2009 period drama film is based on the early life and reign of Queen Victoria, and her marriage to Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The film stars Emily Blunt in the title role and Rupert Friend as the prince, alongside Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Mark Strong, and Jim Broadbent.
The Young Victoria was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning the 2009 Academy Award for Best Costume Design. The film also won for the Best Make-Up and Hair and Best Costume Design at the 63rd British Academy Film Awards.
How Did Your Night Turn Out?
So there you have it. We’ve provided the Netflix, now all you have to do is Chill. There are lots of movies about love and romance on Netflix, with more added each month. The 11 films mentioned above should make you laugh, smile, and, if your night goes according to plan, get lucky.
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