22 Date Night Movies On Hulu For A Perfect Night In
December 3, 2021
Sometimes, the thing you need most is a quiet night in. Whether you’re enjoying a romantic date night with your significant other or spending time with your closest friends, a night at home may be just what the doctor ordered—and what better way to spend time at home than watching a really good movie?
No matter what kind of mood you’re in or who you’re spending the evening with, we’ve got the best movies for any kind of date night. You can even make it a virtual date night by starting a Watch Party.
Best Rom-Coms For Date Night
Let’s start with the obvious choice — Date Night! Claire and Phil Foster (Tina Fey and Steve Carell) just want to spend a romantic night out together in New York City to bring a little spark back into their marriage.
With a case of mistaken identity and a dangerous, albeit exciting, turn of events, this couple’s romantic evening may have gotten a little too much spark.
Maybe they should have stayed in, too.
Watch: Date Night
Sleepless in Seattle
You can’t spell romantic comedy without Sleepless in Seattle. Well, you can, but why would you want to?
When Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks) calls into a radio show on Christmas Eve and shares the story of his beautiful romance with his late wife, many of the women listening swoon. Though Sam has hundreds of letters from women who want to meet him, his son is fixated by a letter from Annie (Meg Ryan) asking Sam to meet her on top of the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day.
But Sam, who believes love should happen the old fashioned way, isn’t sure if that’s the right way to go.
Watch: Sleepless in Seattle
As one of the most watched movies on Hulu ever, Palm Springs is a hilarious and deeply relatable comedy. Nyles (Adam Samberg) and Sarah (Cristin Milioti) are forced to navigate a time warp when they wake up and realize they’re reliving their best friends’ destination wedding over and over again.
If you’re looking for a modern-day comedy in the vein of Groundhog’s Day that will deliver laugh-out-loud moments and inspire you to find fun in the seemingly mundane, this Hulu Original film won’t disappoint.
Watch: Palm Springs
Sweet Home Alabama
Tale as old as time: boy meets girl as kids, boy kisses girl during a lightning storm, boy and girl fall in love and get married, girl moves to New York, becomes a fashion designer, gets engaged, and then remembers…she’s already married.
Melanie Smooter (Reese Witherspoon) heads home to Alabama to officially finalize her divorce from Jake (Josh Lucas), so she can marry the New York City Mayor’s son (Patrick Dempsey). But when she gets home, this task doesn’t quite go according to plan.
Watch: Sweet Home Alabama
What happens on vacation, stays on vacation—or does it?
One of the best parts of going on vacation as a couple is making friends with other couples, hanging out with them the whole time, becoming BFFs, and then never seeing them again. For one couple, this almost happens, but when they return home to their real lives, their vacation friends don’t stay behind.
Watch: Vacation Friends
Best Rom-Coms for Wedding Inspo
We all have that period in our lives when it feels like everyone we know is getting married. There seems to be dozens of invitations on the fridge at any given time. As the single friend, this can be slightly stressful. Okay, very stressful.
When Ben and Alice (Jack Quiad and Maya Erskine) realize they’re both the single friends, they decide to attend every wedding they’ve each been invited to together.
Don’t miss their hilarious journey to survive wedding season. They may even help each other find love along the way.
Watch: Plus One
The Swing of Things
Tropical destination weddings: they really have it all. Sun, sand, fewer people to worry about, and…swingers? Wait, that’s not right.
But, for one unsuspecting couple, that’s exactly what they found. When Laura Jane (Olivia Culpo) entrusts her soon-to-be husband, Tom (Chord Overstreet), with booking the resort for their wedding party, he accidentally books the wedding and honeymoon at a swingers resort in Jamaica.
Watch: The Swing of Things
My Best Friend’s Wedding
Who doesn’t love a classic rom-com? Give us a classic rom-com and Julia Roberts, and we’re hooked.
Julianne Potter and Michael O’Neal agreed that if they were both unmarried by 28, they would simply marry each other. But when Michael reveals he’s engaged three weeks before she turns 28, Julianne suddenly realizes she’s been in love with him this whole time. Naturally, she decides to do everything she can to win him over. What could go wrong?
Watch: My Best Friend’s Wedding
Best Romantic Movies for Date Night
Suppose you meet the love of your life: you fall in love, get married, and live happily ever after. But what happens if one of you forgets who the other one is?
When a car accident leaves Paige (Rachel McAdams) with amnesia that erases the last five years of her memory, including all memory of her husband Leo (Channing Tatum), he must do everything in his power to remind her of the woman she was, in hopes that she’ll fall in love all over again.
Watch: The Vow
I Met a Girl
What if the girl of your dreams was actually a dream? For one young musician, that may or may not be the case. When Devon meets Lucy, it’s love at first sight. They have a perfect night of epic romance.
But when she vanishes, Devon embarks on a journey to find the love he knows is real. Meanwhile, his brother embarks on a journey to save Devon.
Is Devon’s dream girl all in his head? Or is she really the one?
Watch: I Met a Girl
The Age of Adaline
Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) grew up like any normal little girl. But, when she’s 29, she gets into a car accident that changes her life forever. Instead of meeting her death, Adaline stops aging.
Nearly 80 years later, she meets Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman), who reminds her what it’s like to love and be loved. When a visit to his parents threatens to reveal her secret, Adaline makes a choice that will, again, change her life forever.
Watch: The Age of Adaline
The Ultimate Playlist of Noise
What would you listen to if you knew it was the last sound you’d ever hear?
The Ultimate Playlist of Noise follows Marcus (Keean Johnson), a high school student who learns he must undergo brain surgery that will render him deaf. He embarks on a journey to record his favorite sounds when he meets an unexpected guest, Wendy (Madeline Brewer from The Handmaid’s Tale), who helps him discover the beauty in his new reality.
La La Land
This six-time Academy AwardⓇ winning film captured hearts around the world. Follow aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) and hopeful jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) as they fall in love in Los Angeles and chase their dreams.
When success begins to build for each of them, they’re faced with decisions that could threaten their love as well as their goals.
Watch: La La Land
When A Man Loves A Woman
Meg Ryan strikes again in this beautiful story about our resilience as human beings and the resilience of true love.
Alice (Meg Ryan) and Michael (Andy García) seem to have the perfect marriage. But when Alice’s alcoholism gets out of control, she is forced to seek treatment in a rehab facility, leaving Michael home to take care of their two children on his own while balancing a career as a pilot.
Watch: When A Man Loves A Woman
LGBTQ+ Date Night Movies
In 1840s England, Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) is a poor, but accomplished and well-respected fossil hunter and Charlotte Murchison (Saoirse Ronan) is a woman married to a wealthy society man. When Charlotte’s husband brings her to stay with Mary as a hopeful cure for her depression, the pair realize they have the makings of more than just a friendship.
Based on the best-selling book by Becky Albertalli, “Simon vs. The Homosapiens Agenda,” Love, Simon tackles the difficulties of being a teenager and also being a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
When Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) is outed by a classmate, his online relationship with another boy at school (codename: Blue) is revealed. Only, here’s the catch — Simon still doesn’t know who Blue really is.
Watch: Love, Simon
Portrait of a Young Lady on Fire
On a remote island off of Brittany, France, a young woman is set to be married to a suitor from Milan, should he like her portrait. This was before the time of digital cameras and the internet, so the portrait had to be painted.
Marianne (Noémie Merlant) is commissioned to paint this photo without her subject, Héloïse, being aware. Under the guise of a companion for walks, Marianne begins to learn about Héloïse. But their companionship develops into love as the two spend more time together.
Watch: Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein) have always prioritized getting into a good college and getting out of their hometown over parties and fun. On the eve of their graduation day, they seem to have accomplished their goals and are on to bigger and better things.
But, when Molly finds out that the other students in her class had fun and got into good colleges, she’s not sure she made the right choices. When they learn there’s a huge party that both of their crushes will be at, Molly convinces Amy to go, which results in an insane night of partying, hooking up, and learning more about life than they ever learned from books.
Fantastic Movies for Date Night with Friends
When typical “good girl,” Sunny, decides to throw a party in hopes of getting her first kiss, she bites off a little more than she can chew. She gets her first kiss and a little something extra. After having sex for the first time, Sunny realizes that she didn’t use ample protection.
After being denied the Plan B pill from her local pharmacy, Sunny and her edgy best friend, Lupe, set out on a road trip to get to a planned parenthood before the 24 hour window closes.
Watch: Plan B
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Janey (Sarah Jessica Parker) is the new girl on the block, (except “the block” is an all-girls catholic school).
When she meets Lynne, they realize they’re both huge fans of Dance TV. Although Janey’s father strictly forbade her to audition for their favorite show, the pair are determined to make it on the show anyway.
Get ready for an 80s night in with your best friends. Dance parties, neon leg warmers, and crimped hair await!
Watch: Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, and Joe Manganiello play a group of men moonlighting as strippers. Need we say more?
Mike Lane (Channing Tatum) has been performing at a high-end strip club for six years when he takes on a young wanna-be performer named Adam. But, as Adam becomes more enthralled by the excessive lifestyle of male strippers, he invites trouble into their lives and puts everyone at risk.
Watch: Magic Mike
Ingrid Goes West
Have you ever gotten so obsessed with someone you follow on social media that you forget you’re not actually friends IRL?
For Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza), that’s exactly what happened. When Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen) becomes Ingrid’s latest obsession, Ingrid decides to move to LA and wedge herself into Taylor’s life. The two become close friends, but soon after, things start to go south.
Watch: Ingrid Goes West
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