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5 Must-Watch Films for Couples

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Watching home movies is always more fun with your special someone. Not only can you avoid waiting in long lines, but you also save a little bit of cash by not having to buy overpriced snacks. You also don’t have to be stuck with the choice of movies at the theater — with DVD Netflix; you can rent and watch a wide variety of movies from any genre in the comfort of your living room.

However, with so many great films to choose from, deciding what movies to watch can be a daunting task. For movie dates at home, I recommend choosing three on movie nights: one for you, one for your significant other, and one that both of you like. Among all the romantic comedies, classic films, and action flicks, you’re bound to find a handful that you both will enjoy.

Whatever movies you decide to snuggle up to, it’s easy to browse through our vast library and even more convenient to have them shipped to you. Here are some of our favorites:

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The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

Almost a decade before Steve Carell became the voice of Gru of Despicable Me fame; he was Andy Stitzer, a friendly but quirky guy who, at the age of 40, has never been intimate with anyone.

To help him out, his well-meaning friends go out of their way to find Andy a match. However, Andy himself seems determined to win over a girl of his own choosing, a shop owner named Trish.

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

Charles (Hugh Grant), after a history of bad relationships, meets Carrie (Andie MacDowell) at a friend’s wedding. Beautiful and charming, Carrie soon captures Charlie’s heart, and the two spend the night together. The fling is short-lived, however, and Carrie goes back to America, leaving Charlie pining for her.

Audiences will be captivated by this story about love, destiny, and ironies of real life as they follow the lives of these flawed but relatable characters.

Titanic (1997)

If you’re looking for a classic that anyone will enjoy, look no further than one of the highest-grossing films of all time.

On April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic (also known as “The Ship of Dreams”) suffered from a tragic accident when it capsizes after hitting an iceberg. It had over 2,224 passengers, among them Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio), a struggling artist, and Rose (Kate Winslet), a socialite. The two become friends and fall in love despite the difference in social class but are tragically separated during the shipwreck.

Have your tissues handy if you decide to watch it — this is a certified tearjerker!

Friends with Benefits (2011)

Jamie (Mila Kunis) and Dylan (Justin Timberlake) agree to be friends with benefits; that is, they can be physically intimate without the emotional attachment of typical couples. This proves to be increasingly difficult as they navigate through their feelings and figure out what they mean to each other. Witty but sweet, this is a great romantic comedy for the modern timesflickr.com

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

Based on a novel by Deborah Moggach, this movie is poignant but endearing as it explores different themes like love, family, friendship, and second chances.

It tells the story of Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy who decide to go to India and stay in a luxurious hotel, only to find that their new home isn’t as picturesque as they thought. While exploring and soaking in the Indian culture, they meet some more interesting characters, all the while discovering that even in their old age, there is always room to learn and grow.