13 Movies That Are Perfect To Watch During Netflix & Chill

by Danielle Jackson
Columbia Pictures

When it comes to date night, sometimes you just want to stay in together. And whenever that's the case, catching a movie on your couch will do just fine. Staying in for the evening and popping on a movie can sometimes be the easiest alternative to all the planning and spending that comes with a typical date night. Not to mention that there really are some great movies to watch during "Netflix and Chill."

Okay, so the term "Netflix and Chill" has definitely become a term that has taken on a mind of its own, as many people probably assume that "Netflix and Chill" doesn't exactly mean what it used to — in the literal and figurative senses. But don't worry, there are plenty of films that are worth watching on nights like this, and they're sure to hold your attention so that the film you finally decided to pick doesn't just become background noise whatever else is happening (ahem).

Whether you and your date are on the hunt for films that will put you in the mood or ones you'll actually want to watch all the way through on a Netflix and chill type of night, then this list is for you.


'Love Actually'

Seriously, who doesn't love Love Actually? It's pretty much the romantic comedy to top all romantic comedies and it'll perfectly set the tone for any movie night.


'Something's Gotta Give'

When it comes to rom-coms, Something's Gotta Give is a film that shows that romantic love exists at all ages.



You really can't go wrong with a classic crowd-pleaser like Grease, which has pretty much everything you'd want in a Netflix and chill film: romance, comedy, and dramatic musical numbers.


'Liberal Arts'

How I Met Your Mother's Josh Radnor stars alongside Elizabeth Olsen in this film about a college adviser who falls in love with one of his students. It's definitely full of all the romance needed to make a film appropriate for date night, but still thought provoking enough to keep it from being your typical rom-com.


'13 Going On 30'

Remember when you were thirteen and all you wanted was to take a look into the future to see how badass you were going to grow up to be in 20 years? 13 Going On 30 is the film for anyone who wishes they had a remote control for their life, and it's a total classic.



So Heathers isn't super romantic, but it's a dark and funny film that everyone needs to see at some point in their lifetime.


'10 Things I Hate About You'

A film that the '90s baby in you will love to revisit, 10 Things I Hate About You stars Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles in a modernized version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.



The title of the film kind of says it all. Dope is a side-splitting indie film about a self-proclaimed geek trying to survive everyday life in Inglewood, California.



It's not the most romantic film in the world — it's actually not very romantic at all — but it's full of big musical numbers and some stellar performances from Renee Zellwegger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Richard Gere. On top of that, the murderesses on death row will definitely teach you how not to handle any future relationship woes.


'Bridget Jones's Diary'

Another romantic comedy that everyone needs to see at least once, Bridget Jones's Diary is a bit of a wild ride, and if you're looking for a movie night film that's equal parts romantic and adventurous, this is the one for you.


'The Parent Trap'

You could go for the Lindsay Lohan remake here, or you can opt for the classic film from the 60s that started the twin mayhem.


'Blue Is The Warmest Color'

You may have initially heard about Blue is the Warmest Color because of the film's much-talked about explicit sex scenes. But don't let the intensity of those take away from how real and passionate this love story is as a whole.


'Can't Buy Me Love'

Before Patrick Dempsey was Dr. McDreamy, he was a high school nerd who hatched a plan to become friends with the cool kids by offering a popular cheerleader $1,000 in exchange for popularity. It's not your typical love story, but it's sweet classic that never gets old.

What are you still doing here? Go add these films to your Netflix queue ASAP for a chill night in.