13 of the Best Date Night Movies to Watch Now

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Nothing says date night like dinner and a movie. If catching a flick with your significant other is your idea of the perfect evening, right now is a great time to go ahead and book the babysitter. There are tons of fun movies to see in theaters, in all their big-screen glory. But don’t worry if throwing on your PJs and cuddling up on the couch is more your speed—there are plenty of date night movies to stream at home, too.

Everything Everywhere All At Once

everything all at once is a must-see date night movie
© A24

Everything Everywhere All at Once has a got a little bit of everything: sci-fi, action, comedy. The critical darling tells the story of Chinese immigrant Evelyn Wang, who explores other lives and dimensions on a madcap quest to save the world.

In theaters now. 

The Lost City

Sandra Bullock in a purple sequin dress stands next to Channing Tatum in the jungle
© Paramount Pictures

Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum star as a romance novelist and her dashing cover model in this jungle caper. The Lost City was filmed primarily in the Dominican Republic, and the country’s stunning natural beauty is on display throughout.

In theaters now.

Top Gun: Maverick

Tom Cruise leaning over a motorcycle
© Paramount Pictures

Do you feel the need for speed? Maverick is back more than three decades later in this long-awaited sequel. Tom Cruise reprises his iconic role as a hotshot naval pilot, tasked with mentoring the next generation of top guns. Jennifer Connolly, Miles Teller, and Glen Powell also star.

In theaters now.

The Lovebirds

Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiana as Jibran of "The Lovebirds" from NETFLIX stand in front of a brick wall
© Netflix

Romcom meets murder mystery in this Netflix original. Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiana star as the lovebirds who end up on the lamb after witnessing a crime.

Streaming on Netflix. 

I Want You Back

Three couples sit together in front of trees with I want you back written above them
© Amazon Studios

Jenny Slate and Charlie Day connect after getting their hearts broken in this funny rom-com. Together they hatch a plan to win back their lost loves, with plenty of hilarious hijinks along the way.

Streaming on Amazon Prime.

Marry Me

Owen Wilson and jennifer lopez sit on the floor facing each other in front of table
© Universal Pictures

J.Lo might just be the queen of date night movies, and her latest offering is another great option. Lopez plays a pop star who decides to take a chance on marrying a random fan after being publicly humiliated by her cheating boyfriend. Owen Wilson and Maluma co-star.

Streaming on Hulu.

Think Like A Man

Megan Good stands in a book store reading the back of a book called Think like a man
© Screen Gems

Steve Harvey’s bestselling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man was the inspiration for this ensemble rom-com. When four guys discover their girlfriends are using the book against them, they decide to flip the script—with unpredictable results. Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union, and Kevin Hart star.

Date Night 

Tina Fey and Steve Carrell star in "Date Night" the ultimate date night movie.
© Twentieth Century Fox

Date night takes a dangerous (and hysterically funny) in this Steve Carrell and Tina Fey comedy. A case of mistaken pits a bored married couple up against the mob, and their night out will make you glad you stayed in. Mark Wahlberg, Common, and Gal Gadot co-star.

Streaming on Hulu.

Brown Sugar 

Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs star in a fun date night movie
© Fox Searchlight

Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs play long-time friends whose “will they or won’t they” tension is so thick you could cut it with a knife. The movie follows their winding pathing from childhood BFFs to adults in committed relationships who still can’t quite kick their feelings for each other.

Streaming on Amazon Prime.

Always Be My Maybe

Randall Park and Ali Wong star in "Always Be My Maybe" a favorite date night movie
© Good Universe / Netflix

Ali Wong and Randall Park star as former childhood BFFs whose lives have taken very different paths. Will rekindling their friendship ignite a romance? There are so many laughs along the way to the answer, including a hilarious turn from Keanu Reeves playing himself.

Streaming on Netflix.

Crazy Stupid Love

Ryan Gosling stands with his arms crossed next to Emma Stone
© Warner Bros.  

This funny and sexy flick features Ryan Gosling playing the unlikely wingman to a newly single Steve Carrell, and gifts us with the second most iconic use of the song “Time of My Life,” in a jaw-dropping homage to Dirty Dancing. A perfect date night movie!

Streaming on Netflix.

Fifty Shades of Grey

Jamie Dornan holds Dakota Johnson's face in his hands in "50 Shades," a steamy date night movie
© Universal Pictures

Speaking of sexy… if you’re thinking of something a little spicier for date night, look no further. The first installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy introduces us to naive recent college grad Anastasia Steele and the mysterious billionaire  Christian Grey.

Streaming on Amazon Prime.

Scream 

Melissa Barrera and David Arquette stand in a road talking to a police officer
© Paramount Pictures

What’s your favorite scary movie? For a spooky date night, the latest offering in the Scream franchise might be the answer. Plenty of familiar faces from the original movie return, including Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, and David Arquette. The 2022 sequel brings in a fresh cast of characters played by Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, and Mason Gooding.

Streaming on Paramount +.

 

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