Date Night Done Right: Movies To Watch With Your Boyfriend, Organized By Genre

From romantic comedies to horror movies, here’s the list you need!

Written by Anshita Singh

On Apr 19, 2023 – 12 minutes read

Movies to Watch with Your Boyfriend Organized by Genre feature

Whether you wish to create that shared experience with your boyfriend or just want to get cozy and cuddly while watching a movie(wink), movies are an exceptional way of creating memories. 

We are Generation Z and “Netflix and chill” is our way of spending quality time. When you and your partner want to have a temporary escape from the hustle and bustle of reality, movies come to the rescue. even if you are in a long-distance relationship movie works for every couple.

What Movies To Watch With Your Boyfriend?

But wait, urgh that every weekend dilemma, “What should we watch?” If you are already done with scrolling through the movies on Netflix, Hotstar, HBO, blah-blah, and still could not decide which movie to watch, no worries, I got you. 

Whether you and your partner are action movies fans, or Spine-chilling movies are your kinda Netflix and chill, this handy guide of movies to watch with your boyfriend is just what you need to get your weekend all set. 

What Movies To Watch With Your Boyfriend?

So, get your shared bowl of popcorn, and favorite blanket, and snuggle up on the couch; because your weekend just got exciting yet relaxing with the following movies: 

Romantic Movies To Watch With Your Boyfriend

Romance and Laughter with your partner, tell me a better combination, I’ll wait. Romantic comedies not only cultivate a jolly good time with your partner but also relieves you both from the stress and weariness of the work days.

So, excited for the romantic comedies? Here we go. 

1. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days (2003)

People find love in the most contradicting scenarios. Andie (Kate Hudson) bets she could get rid of a guy in 10 days. Whereas, Ben (Matthew McConaughey) claims he could woo a girl in 10 days. And obviously, their targets are each other. This movie is nothing but a tug-of-war in a hilarious setting that you and your boyfriend will thoroughly enjoy. 

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

Watch on Netflix and Amazon Prime 

2. The Proposal (2009)

This movie features the hilarious and juicy love chemistry between Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock, what else could you ask for? The plotline of this movie follows a fake engagement between Margaret Tate (Sandra) and her hapless assistant Andrew (Ryan). 

The Proposal (2009)

Watch on Amazon Prime 

Margaret says she is engaged to Andrew to escape from the deportation to her native country Canada. Keeping up with this false alliance, while also flying to Alaska to meet Andrew’s eccentric family, this movie is a hilarious and lovely roller coaster ride that your boyfriend might enjoy even more than you. 

More Romantic Comedies To Watch With Your Boyfriend

  1. The Ugly Truth (2009)
  2. Friends with Benefits 
  3. Clueless 
  4. The Princess Bride 
  5. Date Night 
  6. Always be my maybe
  7. Pretty woman
  8. When Harry Met Sally 
  9. Midnight in Paris 
  10. P.S. I Love You 

Horror Movies To Watch With Your Boyfriend 

I know what you’re thinking. Tucking yourself in his arms as soon as the horror scene pops up, even if it wasn’t that scary. Giiirrrllll! 

And on a serious note, if you’re looking for some soul-stirring, mind-gripping horror movies, then we have got you covered with them as well. Let’s give a reason for your boyfriend to hold tighter on you tonight out of dread nightmares, shall we? 

1. The Conjuring (2013)

What were you even thinking? Vampires? tsk-tsk. If you’re looking for a spine-chilling movie that will make both you and your boyfriend jump off the couch, then it has to be The Conjuring. 

 The Conjuring (2013)

Watch on Netflix 

The plot revolves around a family and their five daughters who have moved to a secluded farmhouse where a supernatural presence manifests itself. The sh*t escalates real quick when the paranormal investigators —  Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) find out the house’s horrifying history. 

2. Cabin In The Woods (2011)

Your boyfriend might not be a total horror movie fan (You still with him?). So for a non-scary movie that horrifies you enough to keep you entertained and stuck with the plotline, Cabin in the Woods is the movie for you this weekend. It is funny, strange, scary, all at once; but it does serve you with a good time. 

Cabin in the Woods (2011)

Watch on Prime Video and Hulu

More Horror Movies To Watch With Your Boyfriend

  1. The Omen
  2. A Quiet Place 
  3. The Babadook
  4. The Woman
  5. The Ring
  6. Rosemary’s Baby 
  7. The Exorcist 
  8. Vivarium 
  9. The Shining
  10. A Nightmare on Elm Street 

Action Movies To Watch With Your Boyfriend

Now who said, couples don’t watch action movies together? Have you seen Joh Wick? An action-packed adventure for your boyfriend and a whole visual treat for yourself (I mean, It’s Keanu, c’mon). 

Anyway, there are many couples who get thrilled from watching intriguing back-to-back action scenes. It has got that kick, you know. Besides, who knows if you and your partner get some action for yourself while acting out the combat scenes in the movie? 

So, battles and stunts, here we come…

1. Deadpool (2016)

At first glance, you might think that the story revolves around Wade (Ryan Reynolds) and his action adventures, but the true charisma of this movie lies in the heartwarming love chemistry of Wade and Vanessa. 

Deadpool (2016)

Filled with belly-ache and laughter-inducing moments, Deadpool has action-comedy roots that will not fail to amuse, entertain, and shower warmth on you and your partner. 

Watch on Prime Video and Disney+

Also, when you feel like watching more, give Put on Deadpool 2 on your TV, and get ready for another round of gut-busting humor and action-packed fun.

2. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

No need to get an opinion from your boyfriend on this one, cuz who doesn’t love Spiderman? Besides, Zendaya and Tom are together in a movie!…our choice is pretty clear in the action-comedy genre. 

Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)

Watch on Netflix and Prime Video

A well-written movie, the action, and jeopardy in Spider-man: Far from Home is enough to amp up your weekend fun and excitement. 

More Action Movies To Watch With Your Boyfriend:

  1. Baby Driver
  2. The Adjustment Bureau 
  3. Date Night
  4. Knight and Day
  5. Out of Sight
  6. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
  7. Allied 
  8. Murder Mystery and Murder Mystery 2
  9. Spectacular Now
  10. Mr. and Mrs. Smith 

Classic Movies To Watch With Your Boyfriend 

Are you and your partner the type of couple who like parks more than pubs, museums more than wild parties, and classics more than cliche? 

Some couples literally spend their lives like Pinterest aesthetics. If you are the one, you might like movies with timeless appeal, captivating storytelling, and memorable characters aka classic movies. 

Let’s have a look at a few of the best classic movies for couples:

1. Casablanca (1942)

With a whopping 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, this classic movie is hands down, one of the most iconic movies of all time. An evergreen classic, if you may. 

“Hollywood’s quintessential statement on love and romance” stated by Rotten Tomatoes, Casablanca features the timeless performances of the enchantress Ingrid Bergman and the legend Humphrey Bogart. 

Casablanca (1942)

Watch on Netflix 

A dramatic, romantic, and funny masterpiece set against the backdrop of insurgency in Morocco, in the times of WWII, Casablanca will give you a heartful time on your movie date night.

2. Roman Holiday (1947)

If you think Mehan Markle and Prince Harry’s romance is the best royal love affair you’ve seen till now, then hold my royal tea, because I’ve got the best royal love story of all time and It’s — Roman Holiday. 

Roman Holiday (1947)

Watch on Prime Video 

Starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, Roman Holiday is about a princess who takes a day off to experience the life of the common people and run around the town. A journalist named Joe Bradley falls for the princess and the story ahead results in one of the most classic movies of all time. 

More Classic Movies To Watch With Your Boyfriend:

  1. Wuthering Heights (1939)
  2. Brief Encounter (1945)
  3. An Affair to Remember (1957)
  4. Gone with the Wind (1939)
  5. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
  6. It Happened One Night (1934)
  7. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  8. Sabrina (1954)
  9. The African Queen (1951)
  10. The Apartment (1960)

Drama Movies To Watch With Your Boyfriend 

Do you and your boyfriend get more goosebumps while watching a dramatic movie than a horror movie? The way dramatic movies catch you off guard with their twists and turns, wooh! nothing can beat that.

Besides, dramatic movies give you a lot of stuff to talk about. These movies usually involve deep emotions and conflicts, so it gives you and your partner some content to reflect on. 

So, If you want to get all emotionally amped up this weekend with your partner, watch the following movies: 

1. Fault In Our Stars (2014)

I’m sure you’ve already seen this one. And if not, this should definitely be on your to-watch list. Fault in our stars is a movie based on love, loss, and human compulsions. 

The movie is about two teenagers Hazel Grace and Gus Waters who fall in love while dealing with a terminal illness. This heartfelt story tends to have a deep emotional impact on its audience. 

Fault In Our Stars (2014)

Watch more on Prime Video and Disney Plus 

One of the best movies to watch with your boyfriend cultivates gratitude towards both of you for having each other. Through sickness and in health, as they say. 

2. A Star Is Born (2018)

A rollercoaster ride of love, remorse, and emotional conflicts; A star is Born is one of the most heart-stirring dramatic movies of all time. With lady gaga and Bradley Cooper as the lead characters, this movie is drama-enthusiasts’ favorite and has a 90% rating on rotten tomatoes. 

A Star is Born (2018)

Watch on Prime Video and HBO

The story follows a successful musician Jackson Maine who falls in love with a struggling artist Ally. While Jackson helps Ally fulfill her dream of being a big singer, his own career starts going downhill. All this chaos leads to the breaking down of their relationship, as Jackson struggles to fight his inner demons. 

More Drama Movies To Watch With Your Boyfriend 

  1. Brokeback Mountain (2005) 
  2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  3. The Shape of Water (2017) 
  4. Moonlight (2016)
  5. Blue Valentine (2010)
  6. A Star is Born (2018) 
  7. Her (2013) 
  8. Carol (2015) 
  9. The English Patient (1996) 
  10. Forrest Gump (1994)

Sci-Fi Thrillers To Watch With Your Boyfriend 

These can also be the “non-romantic” movies to watch with your boyfriend. If cheesy plotlines and mainstream movies are not your and your partner’s preference, then you can give sci-fi thrillers a nudge too. 

Sci-fi thrillers(1) are the best getaway from reality into a whole other universe of science and extraterrestrial life. The suspenseful elements in sci-fi thrillers can leave you and your partner dumbstruck. 

Wanna get lost in a whole other world with your boyfriend, watch the following sci-fi thriller movies: 

1. Inception (2010)

Inception is a jaw-dropping sci-fi thriller that will keep you and your partner on the edge of your couch. Directed by Christopher Nolan, the movie is about a bunch of thieves who enter people’s psyche in dreams, and steal their darkest secrets or plant an idea. 

 Inception (2010)

Watch on Prime Video and Netflix 

The movie stars, Leonardo DiCaprio as Dom Cobb, the protagonist who steals valuable information from the minds of people. 

With stunning performances and awe-inspiring side effects, Inception messes with your mind and is a must-watch for everyone out there. 

2. The Matrix (1999)

Directed by the Wachowskis, The Matrix is a cultural phenomenon that makes you rethink the reality of computers and AI. Ever wondered what would happen if Artificial intelligence ever took on humanity? Well, The Matrix might give you an answer to that. 

The Matrix (1999)

Watch on Netflix and Prime Video 

The plotline of the movie follows Thomas Anderson, who is a computer programmer and goes by the name “Neo” as a hacker. He realizes the truth about AI and his position in challenging computers to save humanity. 

With thrilling action sequences, groundbreaking side effects, and a spine-tingling storyline; The Matrix is a must-watch for science fiction freaks. 

More Sci-Fi Thrillers To Watch With Your Boyfriend

  1. Blade Runner (1982)
  2. The Terminator (1984)
  3. Minority Report (2002)
  4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  5. Alien (1979)
  6. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
  7. The War of the Worlds (1953)
  8. The Thing (1982)
  9. Children of Men (2006)
  10. The Fifth Element (1997)

So, the aforementioned was the curated list of the best 12 movies to watch as a couple, along with a few additional suggestions. If you wish to delve deep into the review of these movies before selecting one, you can always watch movie reviews posted online. Another great way of getting a reality check on the quality of a movie is by checking its ratings. Two major movie rating sites that you can refer to are Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB. 


What film should I watch for a couple?

When it comes to watching movies as a couple, there are tons of options. Decide on what genre you and your partner would prefer to watch. Based on whether it’s romantic, comedy, or any other genre; select a movie and have a great movie date together. 

What movie should I watch while cuddling?

If you are planning on getting cozy and cuddly while watching a movie with your partner, you can pick one of the following movies: When Harry Met Sally (1989), Up (2009), About Time (2013), The Princess Bride (1087), and The Notebook (2004). 

How do I cuddle with my boyfriend at the movies?

If you’re watching movies at home, make sure that your couch or bed is made extra cozy with pillows and blankets. As the movie starts, get comfortable with your boyfriend and lean into each other. Watching movies is a shared experience, so make sure that you are in the moment while you slowly shift to cuddling. 

What movie should I watch for a long-distance relationship?

If you are in a long-distance relationship, you can pick from the following movies: Her (2013), Before Sunrise(1995), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), An Affair to Remember (1957), and The Notebook (2004). 

How do I spoil my boyfriend long distance?

Spoiling your loved one is a form of love language. To keep the sparkles shining in your long-distance relationship, you can send him gifts and care packages, plan virtual date nights in romantic settings, send him a heartfelt video message, make surprise visits if you can, and the best of them all, send him hand-written notes the old fashioned way. 

The Bottom Line 

Whether it be a romantic movie filled with pink clouds, lilies, and rainbows or a horror movie stacked with gore and blood; watching movies with your boyfriend or girlfriend is a fulfilling and rewarding experience. It gives you plots to talk about, cozy moments to share, and emotions to reflect on. A movie date is a great way of bonding and spending quality time together. 

Choosing a movie from thousands of movies available out there can be a tough choice. And no one wants to spend their whole weekend deciding on what to watch. That’s why we came up with a list of “best movies to watch with your boyfriend” in this blog. Now you know what movie to watch and where to watch. 

So, did you get your popcorn ready? Hurry up! An amazing movie date night with your boyfriend awaits you. 

  1. IEEE.2023.Influence of Sci-Fi films on artificial intelligence and vice-versa. Available at:

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