It's officially the heart of cuffing season. Translation: you have nothing better to do than snuggle up with someone (no relationship labels in 2017) and watch a good movie. Your choice of film matters here; your night's going to end a lot earlier if the two of you are cozying up to The Lizzie McGuire Movie. Here are 10 movies that will make keeping warm a lot hotter this cuffing season.
1. If you loved Dazed and Confused, then you’ll love Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Everybody Wants Some!! is considered to be the sequel to Dazed and Confused, which takes place on the last day of high school in 1976. Richard Linklater pursues all of the comedic magic of Dazed and Confused, but this time centers on college baseball players in 1980. This movie has a great cast, an awesome soundtrack and, just like the prequel, the consequence–free shenanigans we love to watch. Available on iTunes.
2. Drumline (2002)
Every couple aspires to have the chemistry that Nick Cannon and Zoe Saldana show on camera. Plus, there's something hilarious about Nick’s unwavering dedication to becoming the best drummer in his fictional university’s marching band. You can stream the film on HBO Go.
3. If you loved The Grand Budapest Hotel, then you'll love Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
You can't go wrong with Wes Anderson. He's the master of cinematic aesthetic, packing his movies with visual stimuli and complementing them with characters that transcend the ordinary. Moonrise Kingdom is about two twelve–year–old outcasts who fall in love and decide to run away together. Apart from being sweetly romantic and innocent, their affair is also tragic and devastating. Impress your cuddle buddy with your sensitive side by turning on this gem. Catch it on Netflix.
4. WALL–E (2008)
This masterpiece is perhaps one of Pixar's best movies. The premise: humans have destroyed Earth and evacuated into space, leaving behind small robots to clean up the waste they have forsaken. WALL–E is one of these tiny robots, and he's disgustingly adorable. It seems that he is mostly alone on the planet, until he encounters and falls in love with a fem–robot named Eve. The story is profound, thought–provoking and delightful to watch.
5. Jurassic Park (1993)
This movie is just awesome. If your significant other doesn’t appreciate it, you might be braving the winter with the wrong person.
6. If you loved My Neighbor Totoro, then you'll love Ponyo (2008)
Both of these Japanese anime movies are directed by Hayao Miyazaki, the man who also created Spirited Away. Ponyo exists within the same vein as a classic Miyazaki movie: it's enchanting, but it also touches upon the delicacies of human existence. This movie is so sweet and lovely to watch, making it the perfect film to screen under the covers.
7. Amélie (2001)
This Parisian fairy tale is charming and quirky, with the mesmerizing 23–year–old Audrey Tatou as the lead. Available on Hulu.
8. If you loved Napoleon Dynamite, you'll love Nacho Libre (2006)
"Chancho. When you are a man, sometimes you wear stretchy pants in your room. It's for fun." This movie is the perfect example of how stupidity can actually be brilliance. Jared Hess directed both of these movies, and Nacho Libre delivers the same sort of delight. It's elegantly crafted and filled with subtle and ridiculous dialogue that will plaster a goofy grin on your face from the moment you press play.
9. The Village (2004)
Say you enjoy a good adrenaline rush, but your partner likes to play it on the safer side. This creepy thriller is the the perfect compromise.
10. If you loved What We Do in the Shadows, then you’ll love Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
What We Do in the Shadows is known for its unique sense of humor. Director Taika Waititi blesses us with another taste of his style with Hunt for the Wilderpeople. A rebellious boy and his foster uncle ignite a national manhunt when they retreat into the New Zealand bush. The script is ingenious and rib–tickling, while also low–key enough to allow for you and your partner to converse without missing any of the plot. The film is available on Hulu.
11. Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
If either you or your S.O. have a reasonable hatred of romcoms, this movie is the ideal compromise. The cast is loaded with noteworthy talent, like Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. This isn't the ultimate romantic comedy, but it's fresher and less predictable than a lot of the garbage out there.
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