While not all women view film in the same way, the generalization that they prefer flicks predominated by love, comedy, positivity, and deep emotion holds true most of the time. Here we have compiled the 8 best films to watch with your girlfriend if she conforms to the traditional cinematic stereotypes of her gender.
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days stars the dreamy Matthew McConaughey and the hilarious Kate Hudson before either reached the kind of acclaim they currently experience. The premise is simple: both characters make a bet concerning romantic manipulation. Your girlfriend will love this one because, as you can anticipate, love ends up prevailing despite the cards being stacked against the couple.
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Crazy, Stupid, Love will seduce your girlfriend through the combination of the gorgeous Ryan Gosling and the hysterical Steve Carell. The plot here is traditional: a womanizer teaches a novice how to pick up girls, but what really makes this flick special is the subtle balance of comedy and realism that reflects the modern dating scene.
(500) Days of Summer
(500) Days of Summer is a slightly more heady film that uses a nonlinear storyline to trace the evolution of a romance between two employees, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. The film is spectacular because the uncanny structure submerges you in the collective mindset that emerges as love takes hold. The idea is that love is irrational and does not conform to time or space, but roams and envelopes in unpredictable ways. Your girlfriend will certainly love this cerebral yet whimsical take on intimacy.
This is a slightly more nonconventional pick from writer-director Wes Anderson, but it will sweep you off your feet just the same. The story revolves around a childhood romance that blossoms between two rebellious teens, but plot is just the vehicle that Anderson uses to communicate his visually distinct style of filmmaking. The cinematography and mise-en-scene will blow you away, as the film progresses like a kind of visual novel streamlined straight from the mind of a child. Anderson has always been fascinated by the imagination of youth and here he contrasts those preoccupations with more mature themes of escape, disillusionment, and love.
The Notebook is your classic, gushy, sappy, emotionally charged drama that will have your girlfriend in tears by the end. It runs the gamut of feelings and features something every girl secretly craves: kissing in the rain. Sitting through this flick is sure to score you some brownie points. Speaking of brownies, don’t forget to set the mood with a sweet treat to share, proper lighting, and sensuous smells.
Titanic is a film you might have to split over the course of two date nights, but your significant other is sure to appreciate the time investment. The 3-hour drama is unnerving yet tender and will surely have your eyes glued to the screen. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as passengers bound for America who are drawn to each other despite their class differences. The film functions as both a historical drama and a romance while simultaneously commenting on the nature of art, loss, wealth, and mystery. This might be the most popular romance of all time, and it is full of subtle allusions to the classic Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet.
Tarzan is a great film if you have kids because it features a spectacular soundtrack by Phil Collins and will surely satisfy your child’s wild desire to turn the home into a jungle gym. The character of Tarzan first appeared in a 1914 novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and has been a hit ever since, as audiences have fallen in love with this feral ape-man and his relationship with the civilized, yet compassionate Jane. This film would be perfect for family bonding and might motivate you to even spend more time outside with your significant other.
Sleepless In Seattle
Sleepless in Seattle is a classic from writer-director Nora Ephron who passed away recently to the distress of the cinematic community. Tom Hanks is excellent is this role as a recently widowed father whose son intends to find him a new partner. This film is so compulsively watchable not only because of the traditional tropes of the romance genre but because the child is adorable and steals the spotlight. A great film for cuddling on a cold night to rekindle your passion and warmth for each other.
Film is one of the most social art forms, not only during its production but also during its enjoyment. It can act as the perfect medium for bringing you and your loved one together, especially if the film is romantic and the mood is right.