10 Romantic (and Not Just) Movies You May Have Missed

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Finding the right movie to watch when you have a date can be difficult in case your partner don’t want to watch something overtly romantic, highly sweet, or cheesy (even if it is your favorite film). Fortunately, some films are great for just about every occasion because of their compelling narrative stories. Users of uptoflirt site have compiled the list of such movies with different human stories that they first found out about on date nights.

Wicker Park (2004)

You can call the story to Wicker Park convoluted, sure, but you can’t fake the emotions that will swell within you for watching the film. Matt Simon returns to his hometown and decides to give one final attempt to meet his former flame before the business takes him out of town. The story has twists, turns, and head-scratching moments, but it is romantic too. 

Before We Go (2014)

Charming Chris Evans runs into Alice Eve, and they share a special day and night in New York City as they both try to get home and simultaneously consider the relationships they have with their partners. It’s cute, fun, and bittersweet.

Her (2013)

While some films focus on the dangers of Artificial Intelligence, Her takes a unique look at what happens when someone falls in love with an AI. The film is peculiar, to say the least, but it also forces the audience to consider the nature of love and realness. 

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Two broken people, one divorced and one widowed, bond over their shattered lives. The story involves what it means to get over one’s loss, deliberate or not, and how to move on with your life when it seems that everything is working against you. The story is especially poignant for people that have suffered from mental illnesses and people in Philadelphia. 

Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

This film is based on a book. Both delve deeply into the culture of Japanese individuals during World War II, specifically the geisha. The movie is not your typical fare for a love story, and the romance might be lost on some people. However, if you carefully view the film and take into account the unique culture that inspired it, you can see why this movie received rave reviews. This might be a little too dense and deliberate to be viewed on the first date, though, so beware. 

Like Crazy (2011)

Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin drive this incredible film about the complications that come with love. There is no simpler way to put it. The story focuses on a couple that spends time apart, finds themselves in the arms of others, and then tries to reunite. The film is very charming, but it can be hard to watch for people in a long-distance relationship. 

Serendipity (2001)

It’s Christmas in New York City, and two people in relationships meet one another, and sparks fly. The film poses the question: is it fate or human machinations that bring people together?

Gattaca (1997)

The story takes its place in the future, where one’s genetic prowess determines whether they get chances to do anything beyond menial labor or have children of their own. Vincent Freeman is an “in-valid” having negative gene traits, but his dedication and heart allow him to push further in his career and love life. The film is exciting and doesn’t spend too much time on romance, but more on the human essence.

Mr. Nobody (2009)

Mr. Nobody is an unusual one, but it has moments of cuteness and triumph. An old man, 118 years old, is interviewed as humanity has done away with death by aging. He talks about the patterns in his life, how he found love, and what he believes will happen as he is the last human to die by old age. 

Perfect Sense (2011)

What is really important in life? That is the question asked by a movie that follows two people in love: they try to curb an epidemic that takes away all the senses of people who become ill by it.

Finding good films for night watch is not always about choosing the sappiest title. Sometimes, it is important to think about the message of the film and not just the one that is going to make people feel romantic. With these movies in mind, you can’t go wrong at picking one to watch together!