Nothing quite beats cuddling up on the sofa with your other half, munching on popcorn and watching a good movie together. But there might be times when you have drained Netflix dry and are in desperate need of a good flick to watch. If this sounds like you, here are some classic movies to watch with your other half.
Much-Loved Romantic Comedies
If you and your partner want to watch two people fall head over heels in love, you can take your pick from many superb romantic comedies. Of course, your first port of call should be to the queen of the genre: Julia Roberts. The Hollywood veteran actress has starred in some of the best romantic comedies of all time, such as Pretty Woman (1990), My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997), Runaway Bride (1999) and Notting Hill (1999).
Other movies at the top of your to-watch list should include Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001), When Harry Met Sally (1989), Titanic (1997), Love Actually (2003) and Sleepless in Seattle (1993).
The Ultimate Casino Movies
If romantic comedies bore you or your partner silly, and you long for something a little more thrilling, look no further than action-packed movies featuring casino games, such as Rain Man (1988), Rounders (1998) and Ocean’s Eleven (2001). If in doubt, you cannot go wrong with Martin Scorsese’s Casino (1995).
Mafia-Inspired Classic Movies
Speaking of Scorsese, he has managed to direct some of the best mafia-inspired movies of all time. If you are looking for an interesting plot with superb acting, you would be wise to turn on either Goodfellas (1990) or The Departed (2006). There is, of course, Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather series (1972, 1974 and 1990). Two underrated classic movies from the genre also include the Robert De Niro-directed film A Bronx Tale (1993) and Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in America (1984).
Sports films often feature the themes of ambition, determination, and exceptional focus, which are qualities that can make or break a protagonist’s success. Many incredible sports films have emerged throughout the years, as they manage to pull at the heartstrings while inspiring audiences to be better. Some of the most notable movies to watch from the genre include the Oscar-winning classic movies The Fighter (2010), Million Dollar Baby (2004) and Raging Bull (1980). You also shouldn’t overlook the Rocky series, which offers four excellent films (and one bad one) as well as the modern Creed movies.
If you want to tickle your funny bone, there are many superb comedy movies. Those looking for non-stop debauchery should look no further than The Hangover movies, which follow four friends struggling to fill in the missing pieces after a stag night.
If you’re looking for something a little sillier, Anchorman (2004), Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Borat (2006) are unlikely to disappoint. There are, of course, classic comedies everyone should watch at least once, such as Groundhog Day (1993), Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979) and Dumb and Dumber (1994).
The Greatest Drama Movies of All Time
It’s hard to choose between the many top drama movies that have hit the silver screen throughout the decades. Each not only features a superb story but a brilliant cast that helped to bring a powerful script to life. If you want to immerse yourself in a high-quality piece of filmmaking, the options are endless.
But for starters, you should watch the following classic movies at least once in your life, which have been regularly hailed as the greatest drama movies of all time: Schindler’s List (1993), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Gone with the Wind (1939), Good Will Hunting (1997), American Beauty (1999) and The Green Mile (1999).
Of course, there are many more classic movies within every genre mentioned, but the above recommendations are merely a place to start when curling up on the sofa with your other half. Enjoy!