Stay At Home, Light A Fire
Home is not such a bad place to be, especially on a cold rainy or snowy night. Light a fire in the fireplace and maybe that will not be the only fire going tonight!
Watching a movie is not always the perfect date night choice and I would not rely on it too often. But sometimes, when life is hectic or the weather just plain lousy, the DVD player and take-out from your favorite restaurant hits the spot quite nicely. In bad weather, call someone who delivers, but tip well since they did the driving.
Naturally you have to have the right date night movies to set the proper tone for the evening. Rather than going out and getting the latest Redbox hit, consider these old standards instead, and while you may not find them on Netflix right now, Amazon carries some for streaming and will deliver the others in a day or two without needing to leave the house.
What movie offers more for a date night movie fest. Seduction. Intrigue. Scandal. It’s all in there and more. The acting is superb, which should not be surprising given the cast.
The film is engrossing. The time period is far removed from the every day. It’s a great escape film the two of you can enjoy together – time and time again if necessary. Not on Netflix, but you can watch it on Amazon: Dangerous Liaisons
You will have a hard time finding a better date night movie than one that will have her literally jumping into your lap (those over 50, use caution..). This film has all that and more. Adrenaline is a standard while watching the film that is well acted and features characters that are engrossing to say the least.
After the film is over you can have a lot of fun staying up all night together because, really, who can sleep after watching that? (Guys be willing to double check that the doors & windows are secure and shades drawn TIGHT – [that helps keep Aliens out])
Aliens at Amazon
Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. Need anyone say more?Right, the critics didn’t like it but my wife & I did. Even teenage kids love it, but who doesn’t like Johnny?
This movie is filled with twists, turns, and misdirection. Once you know how the story ends, it’s worth going back and watching again to look for hints and clues. Great date night fun for a film that’s hard to grow tired of.
Available at Amazon, but not Netflix.
This one is a “bring the box of Kleenex” film. Guys, try to ignore that Sandra Bullock has never looked better.
While the story itself isn’t sad, it is, at the very least poignant. This makes it a sure hit with ladies for date night and the combination of a sexy star and football make it a great choice for the guys as well.
The fact that it’s based on a true story makes it all the more touching and a great night to have her feeling emotional and romantic. Have to respect the real life couple willing to open their home this way.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Another great Angelina Jolie flick, this one also stars Brad Pitt. The movie itself is action packed and full of not-so-passive aggression. If only all couples could work out their marital difficulties so easily. It certainly will help you both appreciate the normalcy of your lives together. I could only find the DVD
Make sure you always have popcorn on hand and maybe a DVD as an ace-in-the-hole for date night movie night at home. And the makings of a fire, should the weather dictate.
You will never strike out completely with a date night like this. A total dud is highly unlikely when you load up your DVD with any one of these great movies. (Start keeping your own list!)
Just remember that the purpose of date night is to spend time together so choose movies you’re both likely to have at least some interest in watching.
Stay on schedule with romantic date nights and you can hopefully avoid having to rely on this guy to help put your marriage or relationship back together.