Now guys don't freak out by date movies I mean romantic films I mean films that can be enjoyed by both sexes. I'm not making a list of chick flicks then sending you out to rent them. Date movies don't have to be painful for the guy.
You don't have to break the bank as a couple to enjoy your evening. Make dinner and then pop some popcorn (or even better make a chocolate fondue) then pop one of these babies in the old DVD player and voila – instant romance. Sitting at home watching romantic movies is one of the cheaper and more enjoyable dates available to couples.
For guys it is not only cheap, but how well you choose your movies will improve your chances of getting a little lovin' later. Don't say I never helped you and your love life!
Here is my list in no particular order:
1) Jerry Maguire: Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger. Football for him and romance for her. The average-looking girl, with a cute kid, gets the guy.
2) The Apartment: Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine. A classic amongst 1960s date films. Directed by the brilliant Billy Wilder. A ditzy woman and a man just trying to get ahead in the business world. You'll get extra points for bringing home a classic.
3) Belle Epoque: Penelope Cruz and some cute Spanish guys. Winner of the Best Foreign Picture Oscar in 1994. Adds a little culture to your life. A soldier deserts the army and ends up on a farm with the four attractive daughters of the farmer. Sexy and funny.
4) About a Boy: Hugh Grant and Rachel Weisz. Another cute kid in this film. A lazy, serial dating guy unwillingly becomes the surrogate father of a boy. Good soundtrack.
5) Mr. & Mrs. Smith: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Need I say more?
6) Say Anything: John Cusack and Ione Skye. See there were some good films made in the 80s. The underdog gets the popular, rich girl. Gives hope to nerds around the world.
7) Intolerable Cruelty: George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Not all date movies have to be filled with cheesy romance. About a divorce lawyer who falls for his client. A witty romantic comedy.
8) The Wedding Singer: Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler. Star-crossed lovers who are engaged to the wrong people. One of the best soundtracks filled with classic 80s music.
9) Bull Durham: Susan Sarandon and Kevin Costner. One of the best sex on the kitchen table scenes ever. A combination of sport and romance.
10) Hitch: Will Smith and Eva Mendes. A smooth Will Smith is a man who teaches the socially awkward like Kevin James how to be successful with women. Chock full of laughs and there is nothing more conducive to romance than laughter.