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๐Ÿง€๐ŸŽฌ Top Non-Cheesy Rom-Com Movies To Watch Together

Get ready for a movie night that both of you will actually enjoy, our picks have got you covered! ๐Ÿ’–


What's Love Got to Do with It? (2023)

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Zoe and Kazim are faced with a life-altering decision that could potentially change their friendship forever. With Kazim entering into an arranged marriage and Zoe capturing his journey through her documentary, the two friends must navigate their conflicting feelings and familial obligations. Along the way, they encounter a cast of hilarious and endearing characters, including Zoe's tech-savvy mother and a colorful group of family and friends. This heartfelt and thought-provoking film offers a unique perspective on cultural traditions, modern dating, and the bonds of friendship!


Persuasion (2022)

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Nick Young meets Anastasia Steele, before she met Christian Gray of course. "Persuasion" is a classic romantic movie based on Jane Austen's novel of the same name. The story follows Anne Elliot, a young woman who is persuaded to break off her engagement to the man she loves, Captain Wentworth, due to social pressure and financial instability. Years later, Anne and Captain Wentworth are reunited and must confront their past feelings while navigating societal expectations and family dynamics. This movie offers a timeless love story with beautiful cinematography and a stunning score, making it the perfect choice for couples who enjoy a thoughtful and emotionally resonant film.


Available on Netflix


The Half of It (2020)

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Here's a charming and heartfelt coming-of-age story with a refreshing twist. Set in a small town, the film centers around Ellie Chu, a shy and introverted high school student who is hired by a jock to write love letters to his crush, but things get complicated when Ellie realizes she has feelings for the same girl. This nostalgic teen romance tackles themes of identity, self-discovery, and the complexities of love in a subtle and nuanced way, while also highlighting the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals. "The Half of It" is a must-watch for couples who appreciate a well-crafted story with a unique perspective!


Available on Netflix


Set It Up (2018)

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This movie is going to resonate with all of us and here's why. The film tackles the issue of work-life balance and the pressures of the corporate world in a lighthearted yet relatable way. Two overworked assistants, Harper and Charlie, scheme to set up their demanding bosses, Kirsten and Rick, in an effort to gain some much-needed free time. As they work together to orchestrate their bosses' romantic encounter, Harper and Charlie start to develop feelings for each other!


Available on Netflix


Love, Rosie (2014)

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Looking for a romantic movie that will tug at your heartstrings? Look no further than "Love, Rosie", the heart-wrenching story of two childhood best friends desperately wanting to be together, but constantly pushed further apart by the trials and tribulations of young adulthood.


This unique romantic comedy will keep you on the edge of your seat as you follow Rosie and Alex's journey to find each other again after years of missed opportunities and bad timing. Despite the challenges they face, their love for each other persists, making "Love, Rosie" a heartwarming and unforgettable watch!


Warm Bodies (2013)

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Who says zombies can't love? Warm Bodies tells the tale of a zombie named R who falls in love with a human girl named Julie. Together, they embark on a journey to bridge the gap between the living and the undead. If you're looking for a romantic movie that's anything but ordinary, "Warm Bodies" is the perfect pick for couples looking for a quirky and unique love story.

Available on Netflix


Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

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The film follows the journey of two characters with mental illnesses who unexpectedly find love in each other. Pat Solatano and Tiffany work together to achieve their goals, leading to many hilarious and awkward moments but it is more than just a romantic comedy it also successfully portrays the irrationality of love and the gradual road to romance. Pat and Tiffany's love is not simply a result of fate, but rather a mutual reliance on each other's unique personalities and quirks!


Friends with Benefits (2011)

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"Friends with Benefits" offers a unique and amusing take on the classic question of whether men and women can truly be friends. Dylan and Jamie, two friends, decide to add physical benefits to their platonic relationship. With clever humour, cultural references, and steamy scenes, this film provides a delightful and flirtatious date night option for couples. Additionally, keep an eye out for some amusing celebrity cameos!

Available on Netflix


He's Just Not That Into You (2009)

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Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, "He's Just Not That Into You" explores the complexities of modern relationships and the often-confusing signals that come with them. The film follows the lives of several characters as they navigate through the ups and downs of dating and trying to find love in a world that can sometimes seem overwhelming. Directed by Ken Kwapis, the film boasts an incredible cast of talented actors, including Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson, Bradley Cooper, and Ginnifer Goodwin.


Available on Netflix


Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

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"Forgetting Sarah Marshall" revolves around Peter Bretter, a musician who takes a trip to Hawaii to get over his ex-girlfriend, only to discover she is staying at the same resort. With plenty of amusing moments and surprises, this movie is sure to make for a lighthearted and enjoyable date night!


Definitely, Maybe (2008)

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Definitely, Maybe is a charming romantic comedy that takes a nostalgic look at the past to help navigate the future. Will Hayes is a recently divorced father who tells his daughter about his past relationships, with a twist: he changes the names, and she has to guess which woman ultimately became her mother. As the story unfolds, viewers are taken on a journey through the ups and downs of young love and the importance of timing!


with Love,


The Dateideas Team


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