It’s Friday night and if you’ve got no other plans why not snuggle up to your significant other and wave goodbye to a tough week with a few blankets and some great movies? The problem is, as you’ve probably found, picking a movie usually takes longer than actually watching one.

We’ve done the research for you, by what ever means you can get your hands on them, these are the five best movies to watch on a date night. Not too much rom-com but enough authentic feelings to please everyone!

Crazy Stupid Love (2011)

As a fervent cynic for rom-coms, I went into this film with low expectations. However, the amazing cast (Steve Carrell, Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore) all impressed and despite it’s long runtime provided as many belly-laughs as it did sweet moments!

The Princess Bride (1987)

I would argue that this is just the ultimate film in general. As well as buckets of VHS nostalgia, it’s got action, romance, comedy, fantasy and Andre The Giant (RIP). What more could you want out of a movie? It’ll make you feel 10 again!

Pixar movies in general 

Well, except Cars 2 and I guess the first Cars, you can’t really go wrong with a Pixar movie. It’s always a good way to see if your significant other is a heartless wretch. If they don’t shed a tear at the first 10 minutes of Up, sorry to say, you’re dating a monster.

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

If you feel disillusioned by the schmaltzy nonsense of most romantic-comedys, SLP will be a breath of fresh air. Apart from being a fantastic portrayal of how mental health issues can affect relationships, this film captures the complexity of modern relationships not that “boy-meets-girl, girl is needy, boy is dismissive and for some reason they stop hating each other and fall in love in 40 minutes” rubbish.

When Harry Met Sally… (1989)

It’s a classic that you owe it to yourself to watch, especially with someone who hasn’t seen it either. Not only does it explore the ‘just friends’ dynamic that a lot of relationships start out as but it has two of the best romance film monologues of all time!