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20 Movies To Avoid on a First Date

1love701. The Notebook. There’s no winner here, men will be edging to the door wanting to avoid the crying woman beside him in the theater and comparing themselves to Ryan Gosling. Your date will be all dewy-eyed and comparing you to Ryan Gosling.

2. (500) Days Of Summer. Sweet and quirky, but both of you will be thinking, hmmmm, they’re just going to break my heart, why even start this?

3. Lolita. Whole mess of discomfort and awkward conversations.

4. Saw. Any of them. Stay away from horror movies unless your date specifically says they love horror movies.

5. Knocked Up. Take a trip to a pharmacy before you see this.

6. Anything too funny – who can live up to that? Your jokes will fall flat for the rest of the night and you’ll end up repeating back the movie lines. Great way to weed out atrocious laughers though.  

7.  Marley & Me. Nothing says hot date like the death of a beloved pet.

8. Muriel’s Wedding, The Wedding Date, Monsoon Wedding, My Big Fat Greek Wedding. My Best Friend’s Wedding, Love Actually…you could be sized up for a tux while you’re getting popcorn. This goes double for Jane Austen-related films.


9. Anything too political. Could spark a lively debate or you could end up hating each other.

10. How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days. Because it’s about screwing up relationships, but mainly because it’s just kinda boring.

11. Fatal Attraction, Basic Instinct, Misery, Play Misty For Me, You Belong To Me, One Hour Photo, Sleeping With the Enemy, The Crush. Anything too stalkery – your date will be looking for the exits and changing their number.

12. Anything by David Lynch. This could lead to unsettling conversations about who has tried what, with whom, and when.

13. Titanic. Too long and spoilers, it didn’t end well. This goes for: Romeo and Juliet, Blue Valentine, Blue Velvet, The Comfort of Strangers, Antichrist, American Psycho, or Shame.


14. The Break Up. Leads to long silences and not just about the poor acting.

15. War movies, specifically Holocaust related.

16. Back to the Future. Mom in love with her son. Enough said.

17. He’s Just Not That Into You. Too much chatter and suspicion.

18. Vanilla Sky. I have nothing.

19. Remember Me. Your date may not want Robert Pattinson to die and guess what? Stick with any of the Twilight films.


20.  Say Anything. Unless you have a boom box, a trench coat and are John Cusack, don’t even try this one.



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43 thoughts on “20 Movies To Avoid on a First Date

  1. Since this is Movies to Avoid on a First Date, I’m guessing that taking a first date to the cinema is a good idea. Now I know where I’m going wrong as I haven’t been to the cinema since Lady Sings The Blues first came out.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  2. Heh heh. Sage advice indeed.

    I once took someone on a second date to see “Hostel”, (a) not realising it was gore-horror and (b) not knowing horror films terrified her to the point of “hide behind the cushion”.

    I’m single this Valentine’s Day. Go figure 🙂


    1. lol Good to hear, Amy. 🙂
      Thank you for the kind words. 🙂
      The best part of blogging is finding each other in this giant virtual haystack and I’m glad we found each other, hopefully we can virtually visit often. 🙂

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  3. Great list! Even as a little kid, I thought the whole mom thing in Back to the Future was weird. However, if a fella thinks it was a sweet love story that would tell me one thing. Run!


  4. Muriel’s Wedding was one of the top three worst movies I have ever seen. I liked Fatal Attraction…made men squirm:) But you’re right, of course, not on a first date:) I haven’t seen most of those because I want to throw things at the screen, so I stick to action films and Sci-fi. LOL Great post…lots of fun:)


  5. But what about the popcorn? Do you get the big bucket to share and risk the fumbling fingers as you both reach for a handful at the same time? Or cheap out and only spring for the tiny bag for her? And if you are a popcorn-a-holic who craves extra butter, do you show restraint or get your munch on? hmmm… so many questions. I am glad we are well beyond the first date stage, ha ha!

    Thanks for partying with us on #FridayFrivolity


    1. Whoa, popcorn, well, movie snacks in general complicate things way too quickly, but always, always extra butter. 😉
      Love the party, can’t get enough of #FridayFrivolity


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