There is nothing better than winding down for the week with a date night in front of the tv. You and your significant other are huddled together on the couch, dressed in pajamas, and coated in crumbs from that delicious bowl of popcorn. What could ruin this perfect moment? Despite being the salt to your pepper, if you or your partner are a bit of a remote hog, this could make the evening a bit uncomfortable. Maybe you’ve seen all your favorite movies together or just have different tastes in genres but these things shouldn’t get in the way of the perfect date night.
We have good news! We have created the ultimate list of movies that will keep you glued to the couch and your screens!
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
If you and your significant other enjoy a good comedy, Forgetting Sarah Marshall will have you both howling with laughter. This movie follows the tale of a disastrous turn of events when a struggling musician attempts to mend his broken heart on a Hawaiian vacation. There are unforgettably hilarious moments when things go from bad to worse. The movie features some of Hollywood’s finest comedians such as Jason Segel, Russell Brand, and Kristen Bell who will leave you clutching your stomach with uncontrollable laughter.
Across the Universe
If you’re a fan of the Beatles, get the popcorn ready because this British musical will tug on all the right heartstrings. Across the Universe follows the story of a young romance between Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood) during the anti-war protests in the ‘60s. Along with a group of musicians and friends, Jude and Lucy must defeat all odds to find their way back to each other. Spoiler alert! You will both be singing along to this extraordinary tale.
The Big Short
The Big Short is one of those movies that falls into many genres. The movie follows the story of financial advisors and investors who are loosely connected by betting against the US mortgage market in the years leading up to the 2008 economic crash. With a powerhouse of Hollywood greats such as Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt, this biographical flick is sure to top the favorite’s list.
If you ever thought that romance and science-fiction were genres that couldn’t co-exist, think again. Her is a dramatic take on relationships between humans and AI. Joaquin Phoenix plays the role of a lonely writer who finds himself drawn to Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), an intelligent operating system designed to meet his emotional needs. This unlikely romance shows the stark contrast between what is real and what technology leads us to believe.
The Bucket List
This classic is sure to leave you feeling fuzzy on the inside. Starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson, The Bucket List follows the tale of an unlikely friendship between two men who are determined to make the most out of what little time they have left. Adamant to tick things off their bucket list, the pair go on a wild adventure filled with emotion and discovery. There will be tears and laughs so make sure you snuggle tight.
Now that your movie guide is set, put the remote away and keep the snacks close because you don’t want to miss a second of these flicks.