Picture this: it’s Friday night and you’re cuddling up on the couch with Seamless, Netflix, and your lucky lady. And there it begins, hours of browsing and polite (or not so polite) debate over the perfect movie. Bypass this very real first world problem, and take a cue from our handpicked list of universally delightful cinematic feats. All rooted in tech and geek culture, but with a splash of female-friendly plot-line, these films are all 100% Stack approved.
Before you say “zombie movie” and your date goes running, consider this. Warm Bodies is zombie apocalypse meets Romeo and Juliet romance—throw some popcorn and a bottle of wine in there and you’ve got yourself a pretty perfect date night.
How to Train Your Dragon
If you in fact have a heart, you will fall in love with this action-packed animated flick. The “unexpected hero saving the world” story will keep you on your toes, and the awkward teenage boy may just strike a cord. Truthfully, it had us at adorable dragon sidekick.
The One I Love
What looks like a run-of-the-mill romantic comedy will quickly peak your interest with the introduction of fantastical twists and alternate dimensions. A psychological thriller with romantic undertones? Sign me up.
In the era of Tinder, Facebook, and Match.com, “catfishing” is a real life thing that should make you very, very afraid. The term comes from this incredible documentary that follows a young man’s online love story. Let’s just say the object of his affection may not be who he thinks she is…
If it’s been a minute since you’ve spent a night with Elliot and E.T., it’s time you revisit this cult classic. Following the unlikely friendship between a young boy and a frightened alien, this film will make you laugh, cry (we won’t tell), and take a trip to outer space.
Catfish may be the online love story of today, but Her is the online love story of the not-so-far future. Played by Joaquin Phoenix, this story’s hero falls deeply in love with the next-generation Siri—a virtual assistant with human-like emotions.
The Princess Bride
Part action film, part comedy, part romance—this movie has it all and ends with happily ever after. If you’re looking for some good-hearted fun, The Princess Bride will do the trick.
From John Hughes, the writer and director behind Sixteen Candles (which will get any female onboard), Weird Science is the story of teenage geeks who make their dream girl out of a giant computer. This comedic 80’s hit speaks to the inner geek in all of us.
Back to the Future
Back to the Future was released in 1985 and no movie has done time travel quite like it since, despite many, many failed attempts (we’re looking at you The Time Travelers Wife). It delivers comedy, romance (mother-son romance counts, right?) and some hilarious throwback tech.