Romance – it’s a source of never-ending fascination for movie-makers and movie-goers alike. Watching a dating film is always better when you’re on a date at the time. So, whether you meet in a bar, through friends or on Jazzed dating, put on a DVD and cuddle up during one of these great date films.
Bridget Jones’s Diary
In this modern classic, loved by ‘singletons’ and ‘smug marrieds’ alike, Bridget blunders through romance with misadventures in over-sized knickers and inappropriate Playboy bunny costumes on her way to finding true love.
The Philadelphia Story
We tend to think that back in the days of black-and-white pictures dating was a simpler affair. However, as Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart show us in this delightful screwball comedy, it’s anything but simple.
When Harry Met Sally
Can a man and a woman ever just be platonic friends? This smart, funny, romantic comedy looks at dating, love, sex and romance with a sharp eye. And of course, there’s that scene, which is one of the most memorable in the history of films.
The immortal line spoken by the glamorous actress (Julia Roberts) to a bumbling bookshop owner (Hugh Grant) “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her” comes from this 1999 favourite. People still go to Notting Hill to find the actual bookshop.
For many, it’s their worst nightmare come true – a one-night stand leads to an unexpected pregnancy. But will TV presenter (played by Katherine Heigl) and ne’er-do-well (the scruffy but lovable Seth Rogen) manage to form an unlikely relationship?
10 Things I Hate about You
A modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy The Taming of the Shrew, the film that shot Heath Ledger to stardom is a clever and compelling teen comedy about the fine line between love and hate. It’s angst-ridden 90s teenage-hood at its best.
The never-ending tale of love divided by class, parental expectations and wealth, The Notebook is a touching tale of romance, true love and fidelity that will leave even the most dedicated cynic wiping away their tears.
The 40-year-old Virgin
An unexpectedly sweet film starring Steve Carrell as a shy man who – one way or another – has made it to the age of 40 and managed to avoid losing his virginity. When he meets an attractive single mother, he’s forced into an embarrassed confession.
Sex and the City
After a decade of one of the most successful TV shows about dating ever, the ladies team up again for the movie in which single gal-about-town Carrie prepares to marry her on-again, off-again lover Mr Big – but what happens when he leaves her at the altar?
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
An advertising executive makes a bet that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. However, he picks the wrong woman – a journalist who has to do everything she can to lose a guy in 10 days. A flick about the dating game and the rules that go with it.