15 movies to watch as a couple that you’ll both enjoy

It’s perfect when you’ve both had a busy week and find yourself in need of a little inspiration, something to get you going and give you new ideas to talk about afterwards. And that’s what the movie is all about, it’s a way to relax and put the world on pause for a moment while you spend some time together.

There’s no easier way to transcend your surroundings than to let a movie unfold before your eyes. However, many films will appeal primarily to one gender, so some of you may get bored. So, if you’re looking to watch a movie with your boyfriend or husband that you’ll both enjoy, turn to acclaimed movies with universal appeal through characters, themes, and production value.

From modern masterpieces to timeless classics, these movies have something to offer both you and your man.

1. Argo

Argo is a historical drama film that tells the story of the high-stakes operation to rescue six Americans trapped in Tehran during the Iran hostage crisis. Their plan is this: a CIA agent must go undercover as a Hollywood producer to enter the country. He must pretend to scout a location for a cheap sci-fi movie while executing an intense plan to save the Americans. If something goes wrong, both he and the hostages will lose their lives.

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2. Free

Free is the charming story of a small town that must let go of its past in order to move forward. It turns out that all music and dancing has been banned in the town of Beaumont since a tragedy a few years ago. Protagonist Ren and his new friends must work to convince the town to allow his class to have a prom. This movie has great 80s fashion inspiration and a soundtrack of iconic 80s songs.

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3. Gatsby

Gatsby is every bit as decadent, colorful and over-the-top as the Roaring 20s in which the film is set. Adding modern music with the plot of the Great American Novel The Great Gatsby captures the excess of the era in a whole new way. Told from the observational point of view of Nick Carraway, Gatsby is the story of the rise and fall of a man who symbolizes the American Dream. Dramatic, brilliant and almost surreal, this film breathes new life into the high school English major.

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4. The Mexican

Starring Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt, The Mexican is a mixture of black comedy, adventure and crime. It follows the parallel adventures of Jerry and his girlfriend Sam through Mexico and Las Vegas. Jerry, who has been in debt to a mob boss, is tasked with retrieving a vintage gun known as the “Mexican”. What follows is a scenic, high-stakes adventure across a desert landscape as Sam and Jerry make new friends and enemies while maintaining a charmingly humorous perspective.

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5. The untouchables

A dramatic crime film set in the Prohibition era, The untouchables is about taking down Al Capone in crime-ridden Chicago. The atmospheric film perfectly captures the corruption of Capone and his men, in contrast to the police team called the “untouchables” who set out to restore law and order to the city. The film explores the values ​​of dedication, loyalty and justice. This is a classic crime film about one of the most infamous gangsters in history and the men who stood up to him.

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6. Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich is a biographical legal drama film about Erin Brockovich, who, after taking a job at a law firm, begins to notice something shady about Pacific Gas & Electric. She discovers strange reports of illnesses among residents of Hinckley, California, who live near the plant. She begins to investigate and discovers that Hinckley’s groundwater has been contaminated by the gas and electricity company with carcinogenic hexavalent chromium.

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7. The Princess Bride

This movie has something for everyone. The Princess Bride has a medieval fairy tale setting and contains romance, humor and daring adventure. At its core, The Princess Bride tells a tale of true love, that of Buttercup and Wesley. What sets the film apart, however, is its tongue-in-cheek, slightly satirical take on the classic tale.

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8. The Truman Show

The Truman Show is a thought-provoking film that will make you question your definition of reality. Released in 1998, the film’s themes ring even more true today as the media’s influence grows. A man named Truman begins to realize that all is not as it seems in the ideal city where he has spent his entire life. Over the course of the film, Truman’s entire understanding of the world is turned upside down as he fights for his freedom from an artificial world.

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9. Murder on the Orient Express

This cinematic film is based on Agatha Christie’s iconic novel. Set entirely on a train traveling across Europe in winter, when a snowfall halts the journey, trapping the passengers on board, the stage is set. A notorious gangster is found dead and it’s up to detective Hercule Poirot to get to the bottom of the mystery. But this turns out to be unlike any other murder case he’s ever encountered.


10. The map of small perfect things

The map of small perfect things is a sci-fi romantic film featuring a time loop where the same day repeats itself over and over again. Only two characters are aware of the time loop, the main character Mark and a girl named Margaret. As the movie progresses, Mark tries to find ways to get out of the loop, while Margaret seems strangely happy about it. Mark soon learns that Margaret, with whom he has fallen in love, is responsible for the time loop.

map of small perfect things

11. Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge is essentially a half-romance, half-war film. Based on the true story of Desmond Doss and his remarkable heroism in World War II, the first half of the film is about Doss’s childhood and the romance between him and his future wife, while the second half is about his time in the army and on the battlefield. Throughout the film, Doss struggles to stay true to his vow to never kill or touch a weapon, choosing to save the lives of his fellow soldiers rather than engage in combat.

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12. Titanic

You’ve probably seen this movie before, but it remains one of the most popular romantic movies of all time. Located on the ill-fated ship, Titanic brings to life the tragic demise of the Titanic itself, while also focusing on the love story of two people who meet aboard the ship and fall in love against all odds. The dramatic film showcases the values ​​of freedom, love and sacrifice, ultimately showing that true love can survive even the greatest calamity.

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13. When Harry met Sally

One of the movies that defined the rom-com genre, When Harry met Sally discusses the age-old question of whether boys and girls can be “just friends.” The film is about who else but Harry and Sally, whose lives constantly intersect, and explores their complex relationship in a light-hearted yet serious way. They go from friends, to enemies, to lovers and back again.

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14. Hillbilly Elegy

This biopic tells the story of JD Vance’s childhood growing up in a small town in Ohio. Based on his bestseller, the film explores hillbilly culture and the issues facing America’s Appalachian and Rust Belt regions. The film is both sobering and invigorating as JD struggles to overcome the ghosts of his upbringing, but ultimately succeeds in a way he never dreamed possible.

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15. Crazy rich Asians

Crazy rich Asians is a fun rom-com with just about everything you could want in terms of over-the-top parties, eccentric characters, and decadent locations. The film follows the love story of a couple Rachel Chu and her boyfriend Nick Young, who happens to be the heir to a Singaporean fortune. Ultimately, Rachel is faced with an impossible choice as the couple’s relationship is threatened by family pressure and a life of excess begins to show its hidden superficiality.

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Final thoughts

Watching a movie is a great way to spend a relaxing evening with your significant other. You might even walk away learning something new, and at the very least, you’ll have spent some time together just sharing your presence and enjoying the movie.

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