Top Date Night Movies to Set the Mood

Top Date Night Movies to Set the Mood

Are you looking for the perfect movie to impress your partner, or do you need something that can set the mood? With tons of movies on streaming channels, it’s usually tricky to choose one that will match your date’s mood and give you both a good time.

If you want to avoid spending half of your time looking for the movie you will watch, we’ve compiled some of the best date night movies that will set the mood. Let’s take a closer look.

1. The Photograph (2020)

There’s no better way to set the mood than a romantic movie with an engaging storyline and fiery chemistry between the main leads. The American romantic drama film follows the life of an estranged daughter who is investigating the life of her late mother, a famous photographer, and falls in love with a journalist. 

2. Pride & Prejudice (2005)

One of the standards for romantic dramas is Pride & Prejudice, and the dynamic and pure chemistry between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy will set the mood for your date. It is based on a movie written by Jane Austen in 1813 and follows the character development of Elizabeth Bennet.

3. Call Me By Your Name (2017)

Your movie night will be much better with Timothée Chalamet on the screen, and Call Me By Your Name is a perfect choice. The movie won an Academy Award because it brilliantly portrayed heartbreak and relationships. It follows 17-year-old Elio, who found himself in love with Oliver, his father’s young intern.

4. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

If you want something dramatic and fun for your movie night, you should watch Crazy Rich Asians with your partner during your date. The movie follows the story of Rachel Chu, a Chinese-American professor at NYU who goes to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family, only to realize he is filthy rich. She’s thrown into this rich lifestyle and labeled a gold digger, putting their relationship under pressure.

5. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)

Those who would like to enjoy a young adult movie can go for To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. The 2019 movie is set in high school, giving you and your date a chance to explore the joys and innocence of young love. It follows the life of Lara, whose sister sent her private letters to all her formal crushes. She discovers love for herself while dealing with the aftermath and finds true love.

6. The Big Sick (2017)

Get ready to laugh and enjoy a good time on your date with this romantic comedy that sends a lighthearted message about accepting new cultures. It is inspired by a real-life story of a romantic relationship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon.

7. Free Guy (2011)

Another fun comedy for your movie night is Free Guy, a feel-good action film led by Ryan Reynolds. He played a bank teller who realizes that he’s a character in a video game. His friends help him figure out a way to save the town before the game gets destroyed.

8. The Graduate (1967)

You can go for something more nostalgic on your movie night with The Graduate. The 1967 movie is led by Dustin Hoffman, who plays Benjamin Braddock, a college graduate who is seduced by an older woman and starts an unlikely romance. But he ends up falling for her daughter instead.

9. When Harry Met Sally (1989)

Another nostalgic movie for your movie date is When Harry Met Sally, as it explores the never-dying question of whether a man and a woman can only be friends. It can even spur a lighthearted debate between you and your partner. It offers excellent chemistry and follows the relationship between the two friends brilliantly.

10. Queen and Slim (2019)

Popularly known as the modern-day version of Bonnie and Clyde, Queen and Slim is a fast-paced 2019 movie. As the name implies, it follows the fantastic love story between Queen and Slim, who first have an awkward first date but are chased by the police and fall in love. It also explores the realities of being black in the USA.

11. Grease (1978)

One movie that can never get old is Grease. You and your partner may have seen this movie, maybe even a couple of times, and this will make it even more fun as you take a journey down memory lane. Visit the famous love story and watch these popular characters navigate high school.

12. Scream (1996)

If you’re looking for an excuse to jump into your partner’s arms, or you want them to jump into yours, Scream is the ideal choice. It follows a young teenager chased by a masked killer terrorizing the town. Although it is spooky with many jump scares, the movie is also clever and has a couple of laughs to balance out the horror.

13. How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

Another movie that you might have watched but will make a great reward on your movie night is How Stella Got Her Groove Back. Angela Bassett plays Stella, a successful stockbroker who goes on a getaway to Jamaica and has a fling with a guy almost half her age. She has to go back to California but realizes that she loves him.

14. Sylvie’s Love (2020)

Sylvie’s Love takes you back to the 60s with soothing jazz tunes and a love story that would melt anyone’s heart. It follows the story of Sylvie Parker, who starts a whirlwind romance after meeting a saxophonist, Robert.

15.Dirty Dancing (1987)

We’re rounding up our list with an unfailing classic that works for every date. Dirty Dancing gives you an excuse to have a romantic dancing session with your partner in the middle of your living room. It follows the story of Baby in the 80s, who falls in love with an attractive dance instructor while on summer vacation with her family.

So, when next you’re planning a date with your partner, you can pick one from this complete list. Whether you’re looking for something romantic, funny, or just a bit scary, there’s a movie that will make your night special.