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20 Movies All Couples in Love Should Watch

If I were to describe my perfect date with my husband, it would include a takeout order of gluten-free Pad Thai, kids asleep in their rooms, a nice candle burning in our bedroom, and us cuddled in bed watching a movie. I’ve never been one who likes to go out or needs fancy meals or intricate planning when it comes to spending time with my husband. I think he would describe a similar scenario if he were to discuss what his ideal date would be — so we’re the perfect match.

Our tastes in movies don’t always line up, as he’s more of a Disney Pixar “Monster’s University” type of guy and I’d rather spend my evening watching something like “G.I Joe: Retaliation.” Sounds weird and maybe backwards, but this literally happened last night as we ate our take out Pad Thai and watched Mike and Sully first then spent time with Roadblock and Storm Shadow.

Not exactly the best setting for romance, but like I’ve said before, we’re not really a “romantic” couple. We do love the occasional sappy “chick-flick” though and I think watching a movie in this category can be a wonderful thing, once in a while, for a relationship. Movies take us to places we’ve not been, open our eyes to new experiences, and can breath some new life into our own lives.

If you’re looking to spend an evening at home with your partner, here are my personal picks for the 20 movies all couples who are in love should watch — at least once.

  • Movies All Couples in Love Should Watch 1 of 21
    couples

    If you're looking for the perfect movie to watch with your partner, here are my picks for the 20 must-see movies for all couples. 

  • The Notebook (2004) 2 of 21
    01-7

    I mean, it's like the most romantic movie of all time (and the book is even better) and it's bound to put some spark into your own relationship as you watch the drama and love unfold.

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  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) 3 of 21
    02-4

    I love this quirky movie and the unforgettable characters. It's not really a standard love story, but the realization of what they lost strikes a big chord.

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  • When Harry Met Sally … (1989) 4 of 21
    03-10

    This timeless classic movie is a must-see for anyone, period. The restaurant scene is still talked about now even though the movie is almost 25 years old!

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  • Twilight (2008) 5 of 21
    04-9

    Did you all give a big eye roll at this one? That's okay because I am not afraid to say I am a fan of this teen love story -- glittery vampires and all. I think if you're both sick and laying in bed, the Twilight series is the perfect companion.

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  • A Walk to Remember (2002) 6 of 21
    05-8

    Another movie made form a Nicholas Sparks book (another great read!) and the story is both heartwarming and heart wrenching.

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  • Water for Elephants (2011) 7 of 21
    06-6

    It took me a while to watch this movie after it was released because it didn't really appeal to me, but I was wrong. It's a story that I've not really seen too often in a movie and a great way to spend an evening with your partner. Plus, elephants. And Pattinson.

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  • He’s Just Not That Into You (2009) 8 of 21
    07-8

    If a comedy is more your thing, this is a great choice as you follow individuals and couples whose lives all intertwine. And, you may learn a thing or two along the way.

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  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) 9 of 21
    08-6

    I can't say it enough -- I LOVE this movie! It's got a great cast and the funny love story is something I really think all.the.peoples should watch.

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  • What Women Want (2000) 10 of 21
    09-7

    I can't believe this movie is like 13 years old! I can still remember when it first came out and I laughed all the way through it. It may not be a stand-out choice, but it's another movie that everyone in love should watch.

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  • Sleepless in Seattle (1993) 11 of 21
    10-7

    You can't have a must-watch movie list of any kind and not have this included. I mean, it's a fairytale love story that we all want to happen, yet it never really does. Leave it to Tom and Meg though -- they're a great onscreen couple!

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  • The Princess Bride (1987) 12 of 21
    01-8

    Who doesn't love a good fairytale that has it all? This one is a perfect story for any couple looking for some cuddle fodder and a classic tale.

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  • The Wedding Singer (1998) 13 of 21
    02-5

    I love this movie, like love, love it. Everything about it is perfect and the song at the end in the plane -- you can't get more romantic than that.

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  • Wedding Crashers 14 of 21
    03-11

    I love watching these two together and you know it's going to be funny. Not a classic romantic movie, but guaranteed to get you both smiling and laughing throughout.

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  • Meet the Parents (2000) 15 of 21
    04-10

    Whether you're in a new relationship or a long-term one, in-laws are always a topic of discussion and this movie brings all the exaggerated quirks of the parents right into comedic play.

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  • Love Actually (2003) 16 of 21
    05-9

    I think I would be embarrassed to tell you all how many times I have watched this movie. It's a lot since it's an absolute favorite of mine and the perfect romantic movie for any situation.

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  • Pretty Woman (1990) 17 of 21
    06-7

    Classic story of unexpected love and what girl doesn't dream of being showered with expensive gifts and love?

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  • Pretty in Pink (1986) 18 of 21
    07-9

    Oh, the classic question in a young woman's life -- go with the mysterious rich boy or the one who's always been by your side? This movie is classic and will never go out of style.

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  • My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997) 19 of 21
    08-7

    This movie, oh, it was my favorite when I was younger. The breakfast scene where everyone breaks out in song hooked me right away and I like the ending of this movie since it's not the typical one. If you've not seen it -- fix that right away.

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  • Never Been Kissed (1999) 20 of 21
    09-8

    No one can resist Drew Barrymore and this movie has all the things you want in a click flick. Teen drama, a risky love, and a wonderful, sweet ending.

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  • Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) 21 of 21
    10-8

    Who hasn't seen this movie? I mean, it's awesome and another classic tale of "this guy or that guy" and we all have one we're rooting for.

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Devan is a freelance writer living in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, three kids and expecting baby #4 at the end of this year. Read more from  on Babble and “like” Accustomed Chaos on Facebook!

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