15 Best Smoker Date Night Movies
In honor of Valentine’s Day, DHC threw together a list of the 15 Best Smoker Date Night Movies for you to view with your main squeeze. Not all of these movies are rom-coms, so everyone can enjoy, whether you’re paired up or flyin' solo. Peruse the list, appropriately arranged by Rotten Tomatoes' rating, highest - lowest. Tag us in your Instagram stories for which one you pick!
The Big Sick
2017 ‧ Drama/Romance ‧ 2 hours
Based on the true love story of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick follows their relationship as the idyllic honeymoon phase is ruined by Kumail’s worries over what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. After seemingly effing up the whole thing, Emily comes down with a coma-inducing illness. Cultural differences, Emily’s concerned parents and the usual commitment fears make this a touching yet totally funny film that even earned a hard-to-achieve 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Lost In Translation
2003 ‧ Drama/Indie film ‧ 1h 45m
Bill Murray is a popular American actor whose career has started to plummet, requiring him to take a commercial gig for Japanese whiskey in Tokyo. Much younger Scarlett Johansson is lost in the same unfamiliar city while her husband works on a photography assignment, leaving her alone most of the time. They meet at a hotel bar and connect over a shared bemusement and confusion of modern Tokyo, as well as a dissatisfaction with their current lives. Friendship and mutual admiration throw them both for a loop, causing them to examine their current situations and wonder what true companionship really means.
2007 ‧ Drama/Romance ‧ 2h 8m
An odd couple is created when slacker Ben Stone (Seth Rogen) and professionally ambitious Alison (Katherine Heigl) have a one-night stand and Alison becomes pregnant. A combination of personality differences, Alison’s disapproval of Ben’s extracurricular hobbies, and the constant nagging of Alison’s sister (played by Leslie Mann), test the unlikely pair in ways guaranteed to have you giggling the whole way through.
2009 ‧ Drama/Romance ‧ 1h 47m
Set in the summer of 1987 and inspired by writer/director Greg Mottola's own true-life job-from-hell experience, Adventureland stars Jesse Eisenberg as an uptight recent college graduate who has to take a degrading minimum-wage job at a decrepit, local amusement park instead of spending his summer drinking German beer, visiting world-class museums, and flirting with cute French girls. In between dealing with sugar-fueled kids and belligerent dads, James strikes up a relationship with his intriguing co-worker Em (Kristen Stewart), and starts to loosen up while learning about trust, life and love.
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
2010 ‧ Horror/Comedy ‧ 1h 29m
For the scary movie enthusiasts, this mock horror film combines slapstick and witty amusement to create an unexpected plot and unlikely love story. Two redneck buds are just trying to fix up a dilapidated mountain house when they are mistaken for murderous hillbillies by a group of preppy, stereotypical college kids. Everything is taken the wrong way, leading to a hilariously gory but good-spirited horror comedy that was a hit at festival circuits and even won an Audience Award at SXSW.
There’s Something About Mary
1998 ‧ Farce/Romance ‧ 2h 14m
Even if you’ve seen this before, it’s a choice rom-com to watch with your significant other while enjoying a nice smoke. From the awkward zipper fiasco to the sick shoe fetish scene, the nonstop hilarity will have you and your boo dying with laughter up until the end when true love conquers all, regardless of competition or embarrassing moments. The beachside bonding scene between Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller is also a sweet moment to recreate with your honey after the movie ends.
2013 ‧ Drama/Comedy ‧ 1h 30m
Lyle is a repo-man and his sole companion is his girlfriend Nina, an unemployed, capricious, dreamer. They smoke to dull the stress of their daily lives, leading to a mental and visual playground for the viewer, showing relatable smoker situations through an amplified perspective. What should be a match made in smoker heaven turns into a love triangle gone off the tracks in this dark relationship-centric comedy.
2008 ‧ Action/Comedy ‧ 1h 57m
Maybe not a typical date-night choice, it’s become a classic smoker movie that will have you and your S.O. rolling on the floor. It follows Dale Denton (Seth Rogen) and Saul Silver ( James Franco), charting the trials of a new relationship and the true beauty of friendship. Dale is an accidental witness to a crime and drops a telling smoke at the scene, forcing the two to band together in a chaotic caper, eluding the bad guys and getting into hysterical situations at every turn. Plus the beginning may be one of the funniest intros of all time.
2010 ‧ Thriller/Action ‧ 1h 42m
Long-term couples can definitely relate to this story of a married Tina Fey and Steve Carell attempting to go on a romantic date. Hopeless monotony isn’t such a threat anymore after a seemingly-harmless impersonation and reservation snag sends the pair into unprecedented trouble that includes a mysterious flash drive, a crime kingpin, high speed chases and a James Bond-esque Mark Wahlberg.
2007 ‧ Comedy ‧ 1h 28m
Lovable goofball Anna Faris plays perpetual f-up Jane F, who accidentally consumes an entire plate of special cupcakes baked by her creepy roommate. Despite being severely ill-equipped to handle the day, Jane makes a to-do list of tasks she must complete. Needless to say, things do not go as planned. A nerdy John Krasinski co-stars!
2009 ‧ Indie film/Romance ‧ 1h 28m
Former real-life sweethearts Michael Cera and Charlyne Yi star in a fictionalized version of their romance in this semi-documentary comedy, written by the latter. Yi agrees to be the subject of a documentary, trying to understand the meaning of love, something she doesn’t truly understand. She travels the country interviewing various people about their opinions and experiences (which are real interviews, not actors), but maintains slight disbelief in the idea of love...until she starts dating fellow comedian Cera. Truth and fantasy, comedy and realism all work together to determine whether love is fact or fiction.
1995 ‧ Farce/Romance ‧ 2h 3m
If you’re a couple who are fans of Jay and Silent Bob or movies like Dogma and Clerks, you’ll love this. It features Kevin Smith-favorite Jason Lee as Brodie Bruce and Jeremy London as T.S. Quint, two best friends trying to win back their significant others at the mall where their exes are participating in a dating show. Jay and Silent Bob are commissioned to do damage, Stan Lee gives romantic advice and Ben Affleck plays the anally-obsessed villain. An unconventional tale of romance, but one that’s sure to entertain.
2015 ‧ Drama/Comedy ‧ 1h 34m
Guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings, Dough explores the possibility that an elderly Jewish man and young Muslim boy not only work together at a bakery, but one in which the baked goods are truly baked. This witty take on modern society stars Jonathan Pryce (High Sparrow in Game of Thrones) as the curmudgeonly owner of a Kosher bakery in London’s East End, where teenage Jerome Holder takes a job to help his immigrant mother make ends meet. A slip-up spiking of the dough leads to a burst in sales and a heartfelt yet humor-filled tale of overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places.
Love & Other Drugs
2010 ‧ Film adaptation/Romance ‧ 1h 52m
Love and Other Drugs urges you to shine a light on the things that truly matter to you in your own life. Free-spirited, Parkinson’s patient Maggie (Anne Hathaway) and relentlessly charming, pharma salesman Jamie (Jake Gyllenhaal) form an evolving relationship that shocks them both as they fall under the spell of the ultimate drug: love.
2015 ‧ Science fiction film/Thriller ‧ 1h 36m
Another Jesse Eisenberg/Kristen Stewart pairing, a burn-out leading a small-town life with his equally lifted girlfriend learns he is a highly-trained, lethal sleeper agent after he is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination. In the blink of an eye, Eisenberg is thrust into the middle of a deadly government operation and the couple’s lives are turned upside down in this fast-paced action comedy.