Year of Date Night Movie Ideas

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12 Months of Date Night Movie Ideas

Movie night is either the best or the worst, am I right? Sometimes it can feel so great to relax with your sweetie at the end of a long week, watching that movie you’ve been dying to see – of course, with a cozy blanket and big bowl of popcorn! Other times, it can feel like the last resort when the date night plans fall through—it takes forever to choose the movie, and you end up falling asleep halfway through anyway. If you could, you’d ALWAYS take the special, fun version of movie night, right? Obviously!! We are SUPER excited to share our solution to the boring movie night—the Year of Movie Dates! It’s full of date night movie ideas to make sure you are connecting and strengthening your relationship, all from the comfort of your own couch!

This is a series of 12 dates, giving you tons of fun ways to take your movie night to the next level. Choose from romantic and funny activities, sexy ideas, a few treats and a big list of movie titles to help make the movie-picking easier. Each of these 12 date night movie ideas are based on a specific genre, so throughout the year, you’ll make sure to see a variety of films to appease BOTH of your tastes. You can even wrap it up into an adorable movie gift basket to give to your spouse or another lucky couple!!

Date Night Movie Ideas

These B-E-A-U-tiful printables were designed by our awesome graphic designer Courtney of Paperelli designs. She really captured the magic of the movies and the feel for each specific genre. They are bright, colorful, and just gorgeous, fun packaging for a gift!

Movie Night Gift Idea

What I love about these date night movie ideas…

  • Flexible and customizable – Each date is themed on a movie genre, so you and your spouse can pick ANY movie that fits in that genre! Whether it’s the favorite classic you’ve seen 50 times, or a brand new film just out of theaters, all the date night movie activities will work with the flick of your choice!
  • So much variety – HE might be super into sports movies and comedies, and SHE might prefer musicals and dramas. This is a great way to explore ALL types of films. It will probably push you outside your usual comfort zone as well, and you might find a new favorite genre!
  • No need to pay for babysitters – While you can choose to use these date activities before or after seeing a movie in the actual theaters, they were designed specifically for at home movie nights! You don’t even have to leave the house or hire help to watch kiddos!
  • So easy to pull off – Once you print and prep these babies, the work is done! If you don’t already own the movie you want to watch, you will have to figure out HOW to watch, either through streaming, Redbox or borrowing from a friend, but that’s pretty much it! You can put all of your activities inside the coordinating manila envelope for each date and grab them when date night rolls around.
  • Unique & fun gift idea – The cute envelope covers make this idea great to package up for a gift! Whether it’s for Valentine’s Day, birthday, Christmas, anniversary or just because, you can throw together a movie gift basket that can’t be bought anywhere else!

What’s included in the Year of Movie Dates…

  • Movie Date Gift Basket Packaging – Everything needed to wrap all 12 dates up for a darling gift, either for your spouse or another couple.
  • Love Concessions & Home Theater Printables – Create your own cinema atmosphere with a concessions stand and fun theater-themed printables.
  • 12 Movie Genre-themed Dates –  A date night for almost every type of movie out there! 

Date Night Movie Gift Basket Packaging

The movie gift basket packaging printables contain gift tags to tie up your cute basket, and a card explaining the gift! This is the perfect gift for your spouse on Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or even a sweet bridal shower or wedding gift for newlyweds! Don’t forget to pack your gift basket with movie candy and popcorn too!

Date Night Movie Gift BasketDate Night Movie Gift Card

Love Concessions & Home Theater Printables

To set the stage for your year-long “home theater,” print out the Sweetheart Cinemas tickets. These could be really fun to include in the gift basket too. Plan out your year with the calendar to make sure your date nights happen each month. Laminate the movie marquee to update it each month with your current showing!

Movie At Home Date Night Ideas

The Love Concessions come with two types of gift tags for your treats – romantic if you are gifting to your spouse, and more generic if you are gifting to someone else!

12 Movie Genre-themed Dates

Each of the genre-themed dates has a cute cover that fits on a manila envelope. Aren’t they just adorable laid out in a row like this?! You’ll get to experience new movies from the Science Fiction, Black & White, Drama, Comedy, Scary, Sports, Romance, Action, Animated, Musical, Documentary and Fantasy genres. There are date night movie ideas for everyone!

12 Months of Date Night Movie Ideas

Along with the cute cover, each genre date includes

  • a digital text invitation you can send to your honey
  • romantic, silly, or funny activity printables 
  • a sexy idea related to the movie genre

Date Night Movie Idea

On our website, some of our MOST popular dates are the movie-themed dates, so we are giving y’all more of what you want! You’ll never look at movie night the same with all of these date night movie ideas.

Get ready to push play and enjoy the show!

Year of Date Night Movies

Snag the


for just $34.97!

Each of these dates sells for $10.97, so this whole pack has a $131 value! Buying in the bundle gives you HUGE savings. And a year of connection with your spouse – that’s priceless!

To get a more in-depth look at the printables for each of the movie genres in this Year of Dates set, click over to the post ideas below!

Check out all 12

MOVIE DATES in this series…

#1. Action

#2. Romance

#3. Fantasy

#4. Comedy

#5. Drama

#6. Sports

#7. Science Fiction

#8. Musical

#9. Documentary

#10. Scary

#11. Animated

#12. Black & White



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  1. Hey! I wanted to know if you still have the teenage mutant ninja turtle date night printables at all (: it comes out next weekend and it sounds perfect

  2. Hello!!
    Absolutely love your site!! All the designs and printables are stunning!!
    I noticed some of the blogs aren’t up anymore but I was wondering if it was possible to get these printables / ideas?
    – “The Longest Ride Date Night”
    – “Fireproof your Marriage”
    – “Mirror Mirror Date”
    – “NYOM: Batman”
    – “X-Men Movie Date”
    – “The Holiday Movie Date”
    – “Ocean’s Thirteen Movie Date”
    – “The Proposal Movie Date”
    – “Pirates of the Caribbean Date”
    – “The Tourist Movie”
    – “My Man’s Twilight Survival Kit”

    Thank you so much!

    1. Hello Renee! Thank you so much – we’re SO glad to hear that you love our site!! You’re awesome!! I’m so sorry that the posts you’re referencing are currently not available. However, you may just LOVE this roundup of other movie dates: and of course there’s always the amazing Year of Movie Dates kit: Hope these posts are helpful!! Thanks again for your comment!! XOXO

  3. Thanks, and can you provide the link the the Hunger Games date page? I’m not sure how some of the printables are to be used.


    1. Hi there! Our Hunger Games date post is no longer available, I’m so sorry! BUT I don’t want to leave you without instructions on how to use the printables! Please, send me an email, and I will be happy to share all the info with you!

      1. I found the hunger games, Game on Pinterest. My boyfriend loves the hungers games. Can I please have the instructions on how to use the game.

        Great stuff here too.

  4. Love the site and appreciate all your hard work and great ideas. I’m having the same problem/frustration as some of the other commenters. I’d really like to do a teenage mutant ninja turtle specific date night. Could you please email me the printables for that? Thank you!!!

  5. I don’t see the mirror date or the blind side date. When I click on the link it just brings me to the Year of Dates and I don’t see those in there. Is there a way to look at those and or order them? Thank you for your cute ideas.

    Another concern I have is that I have ordered things in the past and they are so expensive to copy, especially the ones with lots of color. I can’t print them at home because it takes more ink than I have. And even the copy shop is expensive. Is there any way that you all could send these in printed format, already on cardstock, etc. I would be willing to pay the extra money to have them already printed. Plus, I’m sure it would be a lot cheaper because you can print them in bulk. The ones with lots of background color take an enormous amount of ink. So even if I use colored card stock, it takes an enormous amount of ink.

    Please consider offering these in printed format.


    1. Hi Jacquelyn,
      Thanks for the suggestions! We do understand that it can get expensive to print. We are in the process of offering more pre-printed products and we appreciate your feedback!!
      We have actually re-done all of our movie dates recently into brand new printables you see on this post! They can apply to ANY movie because we’ve made them more general to movie genres! We wanted to update the designs and make them super cute. We think they are pretty awesome because they are so versatile! The sports movie date from this series would go great with the Blindside, and the Fantasy one would work with Mirror, Mirror! xoxo

  6. Oh, how I long for a date night. 🙂 I am going to use your printables as a gift for my adult children and their respective partners. What a great idea. I may even get my hubby in on this!

    1. Shelby! What a great gift for your kids! These movies dates are a great way to easy into having at-home dates! Very easy, and non-threatening. Everyone loves movie night, right! Hopefully you can get him on board! Thanks for reading, XOXO

  7. Hello, I am trying to get to the James Bond date, but it keeps bringing me here instead. Is there a way to get to the James Bond date page? Thanks!

    1. Hey Hilary! We’ve just re-did our movie dates into these brand new printables that can fit any movie in a genre! We wanted to make the designs updated and super cute. We think they are pretty awesome because they are so versatile and can fit any movie! The action movie date from this series would go great with any James Bond movie. We do still have the old James Bond themed printables in our archives and I can email them to you! 🙂 XOXO

  8. I can’t get to The Longest Ride date night post. It comes up in the search, but when I click on it, I’m rerouted to a post about A Year of Movie Dates.

    Can you fix the link or send me the printables? I was really excited to read about this one!

    1. Hi Kendall! We’ve recently revamped our movie dates into brand new fun printables that can fit any movie in a genre! We are super excited about this fun new content, because it’s so versatile AND it’s a full year of AWESOME dates for less than $2 a date! The romance movie date from this series would go great with the Longest Ride! That being said, we still have the Longest Ride themed printables in our archives and I’ll email them to you, since you asked 🙂 XOXO

  9. This is such a fun idea!!! My husband and I love watching movies but it’s so easy to get into a rut. This will totally keep it fresh and give us something a little different to look forward to. Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. I love this idea. I don’t actually enjoy movies at the theater like my husband does. This would make watching movies at home a little more exciting. Thanks!

    1. Thanks Kara! I agree- I’d rather have a comfy couch and a blanket 🙂 and the date ideas make the movie way more fun! Enjoy!

    1. Seriously! Getting a sitter is something I dread (even though my sitters are so sweet). It’s just a hassle. At home dates are cheaper too!

  11. Western Movie Night–please as a bonus! I purchased for a Christmas gift and can’t wait. But I’ll keep my eye out for western movie night printables. Thanks!