Top 10 Best Movies For Couples

von Alla Kiss

Every time couples head to Blockbuster to rent a movie, they know they’re in for a 2-hour long back and forth about why she hates the movies he picks and why he can’t stand her ideal flick.

And while most couples agree that it’s difficult to find a movie that they can both agree on, I’ve managed to quiz 100 couples and figured it out for you. So the next time you head to Blockbuster, you’ll be in and out in 5 minutes flat. That way, you can get on to bigger and better things, if you know what I mean. Like popcorn

Cinderella Man

Jim Braddock (Russelll Crowe), a light heavyweight boxer, is forced into retirement after many losses in the ring. But as the U.S. enters into the Great Depression and Braddock is fed up of accepting a bunch of dead end jobs, to support his wife Mae (Renee Zellweger) and their kids, he ends up returning to boxing with a fierce string of wins.

For him: You get to enjoy the thrill of watching two grown men beat the living crap out of each other in the ring.

For her: At the heart of the matter is a man who loves his wife and children and will do anything for them. A love story of the ages.

The Notebook 

Allie Hamilton (Rachel McAdams) comes from a well to do family and ends up meeting and falling in love with Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling), the boy from a blue collar family. Her family does what they can to keep them apart, but fate has other plans for them.

For him: Although The Notebook is a love story through and through, every guy who has seen it admitted to enjoying it very much. Perhaps Rachel McAdams has that affect on men.

For her: Watching Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams get it on and seeing that long-lasting love is what most women’s dreams are made of.

Jerry Maguire 

You can never see this movie often enough. Tom Cruise is Jerry Maguire, a sports agent with a heart of gold but a brain of mush. After he gets fired from his agency, he starts his own with the help of Dorothy Boyd (Renee Zellweger), a single mother with a weird-looking son. Together, they take care of their one client, Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.) until he strikes contract gold.

For him: Kelly Preston shows off her bitch skills and looks pretty hot, and yeah, the football stuff and sports talk will have you hypnotized.

For her: A sweet sex scene and an honest-to-goodness love story that will always bring tears to your eyes, no matter how many times you see it.

The Wedding Singer

 Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler) is a wedding singer who has it all… until his fiancé stands him up at the altar. Heartbroken and feeling like a failure, Robbie is comforted by Julia (Drew Barrymore), a sweet waitress who works with him. As he begins to fall for her and she for him, Julia must decide whether she wants to spend her life with her fiancé Glenn Gulia (Matthew Glave), or follow her heart to be with Robbie.

For him: There’s plenty of guy humor to satisfy your testosterone levels.

For her: A budding romance between a young couple, complete with a serenade.

Remember the Titans

Denzel Washington is Herman Boone, a black football coach in 1971, a time when racial tensions were high despite integration. As an interracial team comes to terms within, they end up winning in more ways than one.

For him: Football at its finest, as well as a look into football training camp.

For her: Kip Pardue and Denzel Washington, not to mention parts of the movie that will tug at your heart strings.

There’s Something About Mary

Ted Stroehmann (Ben Stiller) gets the chance to meet up with his long lost love from high school, Mary Jensen (Cameron Diaz).Unfortunately, he hires crooked detective Pat Healy (Matt Dillon) who ends up falling for her himself and ruins things for him.

For him: Plenty of crude humor that includes using sperm for hair gel and getting a dog high.

For her: The “awww” factor; Ted will do whatever it takes to get the woman of his dreams.

The Departed

Undercover cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is sent to infiltrate gangland chief Costello’s (Jack Nicholson) mob syndicate. At the same time, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) who is a legitimate gangster in Costello’s mob, is climbing the ranks in the police’s Special Investigation Unit as an informer. Unfortunately, the mob and police realize that there’s a mole in their midst and the two must quickly uncover the other so that they, in turn, don’t get killed.

For him: There’s nothing like the good guys against the bad to turn a man’s mojo into overdrive.

For her: Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio strut their fantastic acting skills and hard bodies just right.

Wedding Crashers

Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn) and John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) are two single, good-looking guys who crash weddings weekly and sleep with random women. But when Jeremy falls in love with Gloria (Isla Fisher) and John realizes he can’t have Claire (Rachel McAdams), the woman he wants, things take a turn for the worse.

For him: Will Ferrell is a barrel of laughs, and all the hot women running around the screen will easily keep him entertained.

For her: The bad boys turn good and fall in love.

The Truman Show

Insurance salesman Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) lives what he thinks is a normal life until he begins to realize that things seem a little too perfect. Eventually, he figures out that his life is actually a reality TV show and everyone’s in on it but him.

For him: Jim Carrey’s humor is alive and well, and the premise of the movie is one that many men find fascinating.

For her: It’s gut wrenching to think that a baby was taken from his family and used for monetary gain by “the man.”

Meet the Parents

Gaylord Focker (Ben Stiller) pops the question to his girlfriend Pam Byrnes (Teri Polo) and she accepts. Great! Except now he has to head to her parents’ home to meet them and get their approval. And her father Jack (Robert De Niro) is just not having it.

For him: Every guy can empathize with Focker and laugh at the situation.

For her: It’s easy to enjoy this film because it’s a tried and true chick flick – boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, boy asks girl to marry him, boy meets family and, after some trials and tribulations, boy is accepted into family with open arms.

Best movies for couples

Sometimes you’re going to have to sacrifice your taste in film to watch “Death Star 33” and other times he’ll have to yawn his way through “Summertime Love & Lovers,” but every now and then, you’ll find flicks, like the ones mentioned above, that the two of you will both enjoy.;id=2;