So you’ve met someone cool, have progressed past the first few dates and now it’s freezing outside, you have decided to forgo the pub/cinema/gig and hole up at home with a film and a glass of wine.
Sadly for your man, this means watching a chick flick, or you giving into one of their action crazy movie demands. Have you reached a film stalemate? Fret not, here at Lovestuck we want to make sure you both enjoy yourself, so there is less eye-rolling (from him) and more film-watching (for both of you).
Don’t say: Do you have a box of Kleenex? I always start crying by the end?
Do say: Really? You don’t want to watch a scantily-clad Mila Kunis for the best part of two hours?
Here are our top suggestions for great chick flicks to watch with your guy:
Friends With Benefits (2011)
This chick flick not only stars Mila Kunis (who provides the eye candy for the guys) but manages to deliver the feel-good vibes of a normal chick flick, with none of the clichés.
Friends With Benefits shows two friends, Dylan and Jamie (played by Kunis and that cutie, Justin Timberlake) who try to navigate the complex issue of commitment-free sex between friends.
There are several adorable scenes, lots of laugh out loud moments and a happily-ever-after.
Top quote – Jamie: “Why don’t they ever make a movie about what happens after they kiss?”
Dylan: “They do, it’s called porn.”
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
This romantic comedy follows the story of geeky waitress Toula (played by the brilliant Nia Vardalos), who falls for non-Greek Ian, played by John Corbett. The reaction of her traditional (big, fat) Greek family is both warm and funny.
It was the big sleeper hit of that year and it’s easy to why it’s astute, funny and surprisingly original with some killer one-liners. We guarantee that you and your man will both be smiling from ear to ear by the time the credits roll.
Top quote – Aunt Voula: “What do you mean he eat no meat? Oh, that’s okay. I make lamb.”
Love Actually (2003)
We’re pretty sure every man and his dog has seen Love Actually, but it’s worth watching again, even if you’ve seen it a hundred times before.
Filled with a cast featuring Hugh Grant, Liam Neesom, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightly and a bunch of equally endearing, intertwining love stories, it has something for every person of every age to relate too.
Love Actually is shamelessly romantic (with none of the schmaltz) the unrelenting optimism will leave you both on a high.
Top quote – Prime Minister: “If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling that love is actually all around.”
If your man winches at the suggestion of pink, frilly dresses, you should insist he watches Bridesmaids. This hit will bring some of the best laughs you’ve had in ages.
The plot centres on Annie (played by co-writer Kristen Wiig) who follows a series of misfortunes after being asked to serve as a Maid of Honour for her best friend Lillian. With lots of hilarity and some gross out moments, we think this might be the ultimate man’s chick flick.
Top quote – Helen [crying]: “Why are you smiling?”
Annie: It’s just… it’s the first time I’ve seen you look ugly… that makes me kinda happy.”
X Men: First Class (2011)
Before you think we’ve gone a bit barmy, we’re aware this is an action movie but in the name of equality, we thought we’d drop this one in at the end.
Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy provide the eye candy, while Jennifer Lawrence and January Jones are pretty kick-ass.
A prequel to the X-Men franchise and the fifth in the series, this film explores the secret History of the Cold War and the world at the brink of nuclear Armageddon. Girls, it might sound a bit heavy but it’s worth the watch.
Top quote – Professor Charles Xavier: “I suppose I am a professor now. Pretty soon I’ll be going bald.”