Here’s a list of some of the best movies to watch with your boyfriend. They’ll rekindle your love and remind him why he chose you in the first place.
It’s no surprise that if Hollywood wants to make a lot of money quickly, they make romantic movies. After all, such films are devoured by audiences, particularly by women who are love-hungry and love-drunk.
There are, however, the typical romantic films that pierce your heart and pull at your heartstrings for the rest of your life. But that isn’t why we wrote it. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best and most accessible romantic films to watch with your boyfriend.
No sappy tearjerkers, no drama, just fast-paced plots that even your boyfriend will enjoy watching again and again.
17 Romantic Films to Watch with Your Boyfriend
#1 When in Rome. If you believe in fate but your boyfriend does not, you should watch this movie together. While this is likely to make him think destiny is cheesy and not for guys like him, you have shown him what can happen if you believe in it.
If that isn’t enough, at least you get to see Josh Duhamel being his hunky self. Even if he doesn’t believe in love spells, you’ll hope your boyfriend gets the hint to be romantic.
50 First Dates is number two on the list. So your boyfriend keeps telling you how forgetful you are? Then get on the couch with your friends, grab some popcorn, and watch this Adam Sandler film. Enjoy your laughs, especially with the ever-present Rob Schneider in the cast.
This film is about a playboy who falls in love with a girl who, due to an accident, has no short-term memory. It is now up to the guy to make the girl fall in love with him every day, just like you want your boyfriend to do for you.
#3 Then Polly appeared. An unlikely pairing of hot Jennifer Aniston and comic Ben Stiller delivers a perfect blend of quirky, funny, and unpredictability *sort of*.
This romantic comedy eases you into the many discomforts that occur early in a relationship. This film demonstrates how two people who are diametrically opposed can still be attracted to each other and make things work.
#4 Slumdog Millionaire. This film is a living testament to the power of game shows like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire to change people’s lives. No, it does not. Seriously, this is one of those well-executed films that breaks the mold with its casting choices.
This story follows a young boy from the slums on his journey to becoming a contestant on the infamous game show, winning it and thus winning his beloved’s heart. Overall, a great film to watch with your boyfriend if you want to have intelligent conversations about socioeconomic issues and Hollywood.
#5 Basketball and Love If your man enjoys basketball, he won’t complain if you make him watch this. Or, at the very least, he’ll pretend to be interested. The underlying sports theme is actually pretty good at enticing the males, and the movie is sweet and mushy enough for the ladies, making this a win-win situation.
#6 The Tourist. If he doesn’t like cheesy, predictable rom-coms, he’ll enjoy the suspense in The Tourist. This cat-and-mouse story centers on a mystery woman played by Angelina Jolie, who appears to be leading not only Johnny Depp’s character, but also the authorities on the hunt. Plus, the settings, Venice and Paris, are breathtakingly beautiful and romantic.
#7 Shopaholic’s Confessions Make your man watch this movie if you want him to understand why you blew your credit card on a pair of boots. Based on Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series, this film follows a shopping addict as she tries to stay afloat and achieve her dream of becoming a writer for a well-known fashion magazine. Meanwhile, a ruthless debt collector is hot on her tail.
Unlike other damsels-in-distress stories, the protagonist manages to get herself out of trouble and eventually lands her prince charming.
#8: How to Get Rid of a Guy in 10 Days. With the charming and ageless Kate Hudson teaming up with hunky fellow A-lister Matthew McConaughey, the result is a film worth seeing multiple times.
Hudson simply shines, and McConaughey is every man’s man, making this film truly work. Despite their endearing characters’ mind games, trickery, and battle of wills, they prove that love can happen in just 10 days!
#9 Pretty Woman. A playboy billionaire who refuses to commit meets a southern belle-turned-street hooker. It’s an unlikely pairing, to be sure, but it works! This classic romantic film, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, explores how love blossoms in the most unlikely of circumstances and between the most unlikely of couples. And if your guy isn’t willing to take you on a shopping spree like Gere’s character did for Roberts, he should reconsider.
My Best Friend’s Wedding (#10) Another of Julia Roberts’ best performances, this film proves that there is no such thing as male-female friendship because, eventually, one falls for the other. And in this film, one does—almost too late.
In the midst of what could have been a lovely wedding and a lovely couple, Roberts’ character enters the picture, intent on sabotaging the wedding. All of her planning, however, was in vain. A demonstration that true love can develop even after a short period of time.
#11 was flipped. Oh, the enchantment of young love. That is revisited in this film, directed by Rob Reiner, who also directed The Bucket List and When Harry Met Sally. This endearing film is about Bryce and Juli, two 14-year-olds who fall in love in a playful, giggly, innocent way.
Juli knew it was love the moment they met in second grade, but Bryce wasn’t so sure. It’s a whirlwind of hormones and teen melodrama over the years, but in the end, love triumphs.
#12 Hitchcock. This is a fairly standard rom-com starring Will Smith in the lead role. He assists men in making their moves and snagging the girls of their dreams. Smith, on the other hand, is far from smooth and suave as he tries to woo Eva Mendes. This is a good movie to watch if you want to teach your guy how to win your heart.
#13 Moulin Rouge. This film is about truth, beauty, freedom, and, most importantly, love. It begins spectacularly with all of the works—music, women, costumes, and sparkles. However, beneath all of this is a dark undercurrent, the unavoidable grasp of death, which is the only powerful force capable of tearing apart any strong love.
#14: Coincidence. If your guy doesn’t believe in fate, this movie might make him reconsider. This film is a spectacle, directed by the lovely Kate Beckinsale and starring John Cusack. It tells the story of two people who are brought together by amazing coincidences, making you believe that soulmates do exist.
#15 Love, Actually. This is a traditional Christmas carol. If after watching this, you and your guy don’t make it a tradition to watch it every holiday season, you might not be meant to be. This film is a star-studded showcase of how love manifests itself in various ways, as seen through the lives of eight couples. It’s a mix of witty, sappy, touching, funny, sad, and infectious. It’s impossible to watch this without falling in love all over again.
#16 Titanic. Of course, a classic. This film, directed by James Cameron, doesn’t even have to try to make the list. It’s just a beautiful, heartwarming-and-then-heartbreaking story about two strangers from different social classes who meet on a grand ship only to be torn apart by tragedy.
Excellently crafted, with many memorable scenes, such as when Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, Jack, draws Rose, played by Kate Winslet. Surely, your boyfriend would like to see the movie a few more times just for this scene.
#17 Alfie. This is an unlikely inclusion on the list, but if you’re going to watch a movie with your guy, this is one you shouldn’t miss. This film, starring Jude Law in his heyday as a hot celebrity, is about Alfie, a modern-day Cassanova who learns his lessons the hard way. It’s the same as telling your boyfriend not to even think about womanizing!
Of course, there are other great movies to watch besides these, but if you’re at a loss for what to watch with your beau, this is a great place to start! Have a good time!
A version of this article originally appeared on lovepanky.com