Tonight being a typical date night for most I thought it would be fitting to come up with the top 10 date night movies, I am sure I’ll miss a few so please let me know about any other date worthy movies to check out.
No.10 Dangerous Liaisons
Seduction, betrayal and more seduction are the stars in this period piece starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer. The Marquise de Merteuil (Close) asks her partner in deceit Vicomte de Valmont (Malkovich) to seduce a young woman to get back at a former lover. However, Valmont has his wants and desires set on the sweet and tender Madame de Tourvel (Pfeiffer). Dangerous Liaisons has a heat and passion that simmers just underneath powdered wigs, accents and corsets. The innocent are taught to seduce, the guilty to lie and lives hang in the balance of a duel. Dangerous Liaisons is a classic and was reimagined as Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Cruel Intentions (also sexy and featuring one of our favorite chick kissing scenes).
No.9 Belle Epoque
Take Spain, war, a handsome young soldier, and four nubile and beautiful sisters and you have this foreign film classic. Fernando, a young soldier struggling with the impending civil war of his Spanish homeland, finds himself in the bed of four sisters: a lovelorn widow, a lesbian who is aroused by cross-dressing, a vapid socialite, and an innocent beauty. As Fernando finds heartbreak and disappointment with each sexual encounter, the girls’ father gives the soldier hope about romance (even after Fernando has slept with his daughters).
No.8 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
Antonio Banderas — that’s all your girlfriend needs to know. The epitome of Latin lovers stars as a recently released mental patient who finds himself obsessed with an actress fallen on hard times. Sex, damaged psyches, childhood abuse, and addiction come together in one of the few films that make Stockholm syndrome lusty and hot. Staying true to its title, the actress, Marina, is kidnapped by Banderas who keeps her tied up and tied down to ensure her inevitable falling in love with him. At a point in the end, she begs him to leave her bound so she cannot leave him. Talk about bondage!
No.7 Laurel Canyon
Christian Bale and Kate Beckinsale star as a newly engaged couple living in Los Angeles pursuing their careers. Sam (Bale) is a psychiatrist and Alex (Beckinsale) is a doctor. The couple ends up staying with Sam’s mother, a record producer and free spirit who ends up trying to create an album while partying hard. While Bale’s character is stressed by his wild mother, his wife is drawn into her lifestyle. Laurel Canyon focuses on relationships trying to grow in mutual proximity without suffering from one another. It also brings in some heated sexual moments that normally never happen (Alex, Jane and her boyfriend almost have a threesome), but it does take a realistic look at temptation and the challenge of defining what type of love we really want.
No.6 Y Tu Mama Tambien
Hot doesn’t begin to describe this Mexican cinematic excursion into sex, friendship and self-discovery. Two friends, after having very honest and realistic sex with their girlfriends, head on a road trip. During their vacation, they meet a slightly older woman who is open about making love, having sex and simply screwing for the sake of screwing. International stars Gael Garcia Berna, Diego Luna and Maribel Verdú have no issue portraying naked characters (both figuratively and literally) in terms and scenes that will provoke discussion and arousal. If this film doesn’t make a couple want to have sex, they need to check their pulse
No.5 The Fabulous Baker Boys
The Bridges brothers and Michelle Pfeiffer give a critically acclaimed performance as two brothers who play as lounge lizards in Seattle. They are joined by a beautiful blonde (Pfeiffer) who sings and draws in audiences while building tension between the brothers. What else can you expect whenever two guys are around a hot girl? Even the Baker boys can’t put their blood before their desires and the duo falls apart. The late ‘80s classic showcases how sexuality can simmer and grow from nothing more than a song well-sung by a beautiful woman. The Fabulous Baker Boys was nominated for four Academy Awards.
Murder and mystery find their way into this Dario Argento horror film. A young student travels to a musical academy in Germany only to discover violence, death and supernatural evil lurking in the background. Blind pianists, maggots and witches end up making Suspira a film of tense eroticism that will leave you and your sweetheart tightly wrapped around one another. Keep in mind that this film is known for its violence and it put the famed Italian director Argento on the map.
No.3 Eyes Wide Shut
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman portray a well-to-do married couple who face seduction, lies, secret societies, and murder in this odd but heated film. Bill (Cruise) must fend off sexual advances during parties, erotic fantasies and difficult discoveries about his wife (Kidman.) Eyes Wide Shut portrays sex and its attending issues of infidelity, deviant desires and orgies. This film is sure to stir up want in a couple with masked sex, a simmering soundtrack and Tom Cruise jumping bones and not couches.
No.2 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
This is the movie that started Brangelina and ended Brad and Jennifer. John (Brad Pitt) and Jane (Angelina Jolie) are a couple suffering from marital boredom. Their cooling love life stems from having to deceive each other into think they’re conventional suburbanites when, in reality, they are both master assassins. Mr. & Mrs. Smith takes this ultra hot and stylish couple on an adventure of both marital exploration and contract killing as they trade attempts on each others’ lives… until they have hot sex in a decimated kitchen. It’s a thrill ride with some real meat about relationships and after seeing Brangelina shooting and sweaty, you two will find your own ways to disarm and disrobe each other.
No.1 Dirty Dancing
The No. 1 date movie that leads to sex is the ‘80s classic that featured great dancing, acting and a timeless soundtrack. Jennifer Grey is Frances “Baby” Houseman, a New York socialite who meets dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) and finds self-discovery and her own sexuality. The two must battle classicism, accusations and forbidden love against the backdrop of sultry dance lessons. Featuring smooth moves by Swayze and Grey and the famous line “Nobody puts Baby in a corner,” Dirty Dancing taught a generation about dancing, following one’s heart and reminded us just how cool the ‘60s were. Your girlfriend will be singing about how she’s had the time of your life by the movie’s credits and you’ll find a renewed sense of love and fun at the end of the date.