Picking the right date movie is harder than it sounds. Sometimes you think you’re watching something sweet and adorable and innocent only to get blindsided by a horrible, tragic ending that ruins the mood entirely. Sometimes you head out to the theater on Valentine’s Day and check out the latest sexy escapade, only to find out that it’s not only terrible but that it also gives your partner exactly the wrong idea about BDSM. It can be a bit of a crapshoot.
Date movies are an art, not a science, and no movie is perfect for everybody. That’s why we have film critics, who are responsible for watching every movie ever made and helping you find the right movies for you. Even the popular streaming service Netflix has a lousy hit-to-miss ratio, with tons of outright junk taking up more screen space than the legitimate classics whenever you search for anything in just about any genre.
So whatever you do, don’t chance it. Let us be your guide, and help you have the most romantic night possible, free from the horrible anxiety that inevitably stems from “What do you want to watch?” “I don’t know, what do YOU want to watch?” arguments on the couch. Here are eight perfect date movies on Netflix.
You’re welcome, internet. Now hold each other’s hands and enjoy.
8 Perfect Date Movies on Netflix:
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William Bibbiani (everyone calls him ‘Bibbs’) is Crave’s film content editor and critic. You can hear him every week on The B-Movies Podcast and Canceled Too Soon, and watch him on the weekly YouTube series What the Flick. Follow his rantings on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.