10 Classics To Watch With Your Bae On Netflix
It doesn’t matter who you’re dating, everyone loves movies. Netflix is jam-packed with them. But because there are so many to choose from, how do you know which ones to watch with bae?
We live in the age of choice. No longer do you and your partner have to watch whatever HBO is showing tonight – instead, you get to pick from literally hundreds of movies.
We know what that means. It’s already 10.30, the wine is finished and you’re still swiping. Worse still, bae looks grumpy.
“That war movie you swiped past 3 hours ago looked just fine to me!” he says.
Picking a film that is perfect for couples is not easy. The last thing you want to do is turn date night into a total bore-fest with another cringeworthy Nicholas Cage movie. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of the 10 classics to watch with your partner on Netflix. Let’s take a look!
Silver Linings Playbook
This one is a total winner at Beauty and Tips. Starring Hollywood beau Jennifer Lawrence and hunk Bradley Cooper, it’s a love story that’s a little bit different. Made very much for contemporary audience, it’s a movie about a man suffering from mental illness.
When the first begins, we catch him after he’s been released from prison for attempting to kill his wife’s new lover. Redemption is in store for him. Despite having to move back in with his parents, he is able to regain his feet and sense of independence again after he meets a young woman who wants to help him win his wife back.
But he has to do one thing for he: He has to be her dancer partner for a competition.
It’s an awkward love story that frustrates as much as it melts the heart. The intentions are good, and it’s a great film to watch with your partner.
This is one of the best films on Netflix right now. It finds Kevin Spacey in a career-best performance trying so hard not to be obsessed with his teenage daughter’s friend.
The critics didn’t warm to Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg, but when it comes to movies that you should watch with bae, it’s a total winner.
Hollywood star Ben Stiller plays a failed musician who, as we join him at the start of the film, has recently been released from a mental hospital. So far, it sounds a bit like the film above, right?
Assigned the role of house-sitter (and dog sitter) for his brother and sister-in-law, the very unaware Roger Greenberg meets the couples’ dog walker, played by Greta Gerwig. It turns out that she has issues of her own (though nothing can compare to his tantrums), and somehow the two of them get along. Somehow.
Fancy something a bit French and very, VERY different? Try Amelie, a delicious romantic movie about riddles, quirks and, of course, love.
If you grew up in the nineties, one of you surely watched Jerry Maguire. If so, now is the time to introduce the other person to it.
If you both grew up with this movie – winner winner chicken dinner! Stick it on!
Jerry Maguire is an absolute nineties romantic classic that stars Tom Cruise as a sports agent who is doing super well until he is inadvertently fired.
It’s sometimes billed as a sports movie, and sometimes billed as a date movie. The truth is, it’s a bit of both. Which means it’s perfect for the two of you.
As Good As It Gets
We’re staying in the nineties for this one, an Oscar-winning romantic comedy drama that you may have missed.
Indeed, despite being so popular at the time, and despite starring Jack Nicholson and launching Helen Hunt’s career, As Good As It Gets is one of those movies that has somehow gone unnoticed by many people.
It’s a real find on Netflix, but unless you’ve heard of it you might have already swiped past it. Go back to it. This is one of the best romantic comedy dramas of all time that shows how much a person can be willing to change their ways once they’ve got a love to fight for.
If you like Kevin Smith movies, Chasing Amy is one you may have missed – but have to watch.
And if you’ve never seen a Kevin Smith movie before, here is a good place to start.
Chasing Amy nails many aspects of what we go through when we first start dating someone. Issues such as, “do they really like me?” and “but who’ve they been with in the past? Should I be jealous of her?” are all explored. It’s a film that’s totally relatable, and it fizzes with some cracking dialogue and powerful insights.
Blue Is The Warmest Colour
This one is a bit graphic, and it’s also rather long (over 3 hours). If you can stomach it, it’s a powerful exploration of young love and growth between two fiery personalities.
Punch Drunk Love
Unless you know your movies, you may have ignored this one without even noticing it.
Unless you’re a fan of Adam Sandler. In which case, you may have had a quick read of the synopsis before deciding that it’s not for you.
Or maybe you hate Adam Sandler and think his brand of comedy is totally ridiculous. In which case, you probably also swiped past it.
Miss this movie and you’re really missing out. Adam Sandler stars in a role that is very much against type in a gorgeous but odd rom-com about two injured people falling in love.
It’s certainly strange and offbeat but it’s 100% unique. You’ll both laugh and you’ll both feel very warm.
About A Boy
Hugh Grant may have disappeared in recent years (so much so that you might be asking, Who?), but there was a time when he starred in excellent movies.
About A Boy was about as good as things got for the charming and frankly hilarious English gent, a movie about his reluctant relationship with a young teenager. Grant’s character changes from a lothario to a man who is actually capable of love. It’s a warm, tender film that will make you giggle. Watch it.