RR's Date Night Challenge - Rom-coms your bloke will not be embarrassed to watch + best married couples in film
Russelling Reviews has been challenged to put together a Top Rom-Coms list
It is date night. Before picking a film, think of the one you love. Here are a few tips:
- Boyfriend or girlfriend? Don't choose a film that you would normally only take your girlfriends to see on girls night out. Men should not have to sacrifice their masculinity for the sake of a night out with the woman they love! Ladies you need to decide something: For a movie night, is it with the girls or your special guy?
- Do not pull out The Notebook, a Jane Austin inspired film (Psstt... this classic author never got married!) or Love Actually and think that your boyfriend or husband will enjoy the evening.
- Bruce Willis is not romantic! He may be in person, but not on the big screen. Don't choose the latest action adventure and think it is going to make for a romantic night.
- Maybe read up a bit on the film before taking her out: Hell or High Water , Rogue One : A Star Wars Story and Hacksaw Ridge are great films, but not great choices for a romantic night out on the town.
- Splash a little cash before hand: Take her out to a nice meal and then the film, most films become even more romantic when proceeded by a nice meal. (McDonalds and KFC do not count!)
How about finding a film that meets couples in the middle?
Romance + Comedy = Great Date Night
Here is a short list of films you can both enjoy. The list is not in any real order, just a list for consideration.
Due to the date night theme, many of these films are for mature audiences.
- La La Land
- As Good As It Gets
- Silver Linings Playbook
- Sweet Home Alabama
- Groundhog Day (I know, Rom-Com? Get over it, Bill Murray made the list)
- When Harry Met Sally (Classic lines, adult themes)
- Roman Holiday (We needed a classic, Hepburn/Peck... perfect!)
- The Age of Adaline
- Roxanne (The lines are brilliant, even though film is a bit dated)
- Notting Hill (Some blokes might groan, but it is good - The only Julia Roberts nod)
- Kate & Leopold (Rarely seen, but good stuff)
- Midnight in Paris (Surprise to make the list, but it is good)
- Amelie (Yes, it is French and there are sub-titles, but this film is excellent)
- Sleepless in Seattle or You've Got Mail (The Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan choices)
- The Princess Bride (It is hard not adding this to the list... As you wish)
- The Proposal
- Jerry Maguire (Is it a rom-com? Borderline... You had me at hello)
- The Family Man
- Julie & Julia
- About Time (A bit saucy for this list, but a good film non-the-less)
- Date Night
- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (The original only!)
- Up! (The first five minutes of this film make this one of the best depictions of marriage in film)
Enjoy your date night, thank us later!
Do you have a film you would like to add? Go for it, send us your recommendations.
Recommendations by Russell Matthews @ Russelling Reviews