Featuring everything from gritty horror to slapstick comedy, Netflix is a treasure trove of movies. One popular category, especially for date nights, is romance. For your next date night in, make sure you pick the perfect flick. From lighthearted stories to dramatic romances, these are the best date night movies on Netflix.
1. P.S. I Love You
Make sure you pack the Kleenex for this one. P.S. I Love You follows Holly Kennedy as she grieves the death of her husband, Gerry. She doesn’t have to do it alone, though—before his death, Gerry prepared a series of letters to help her through her pain. A beautiful tale of love lost and a life regained, this romantic classic will make even the most stone-hearted shed a tear.
2. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
For all the video game geeks out there, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is the best date night movie on Netflix for you. Awash with video game and comic book references, this film tells the tale of Scott Pilgrim’s quest to win Ramona Flowers’ love. However, he must first defeat her seven evil ex-boyfriends. A clever, energetic romp, this film is as fun as it is sweet.
A truly technological tale, Her tells the story of Theodore, a man left heartbroken in the wake of a failed marriage. Luckily for him, a new operating system has hit the scene, promising superior organization skills and sophisticated communication abilities. Theodore gets more than he bargained for when he falls in love with Samantha, the cheery, empathetic voice behind the operating system. A fascinating look into what it really means to fall in love, Her will keep you both thinking for hours afterward.
4. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is, by all accounts, a typical romantic comedy. However, what sets it apart is its heart. Our heroine, Lara Jean, is a hopeless romantic—she’s been writing letters that profess her love to her crushes since she was a kid. The catch? She’s never sent them out. When her little sister gets ahold of her stash and sends each letter out, Lana starts a fake relationship with playboy Peter Kavinsky to ward off suspicion. Sweet and relatable, this teen rom-com will be a hit with any romantic.
5. Blue Is the Warmest Color
Contemplative and skillfully shot, Blue Is the Warmest Color will suit all the artsy couples out there. Adèle is a typical high school student whose life changes when she meets and falls in love with Emma, a free-spirited, blue-haired woman. Facing various trials and tribulations as a couple and as individuals, both women grow through their love and loss. A film that encapsulates the messy beauty of relationships, Blue Is the Warmest Color is as heartbreaking as it is hopeful.