Movie Date Night During the Holiday Season

Dear Entrepreneurs, this holiday season, take the time to unplug with your closest friend: your sweetheart.

The holiday season has a way of bringing out the jingle in all of us and a desire to just sit back and enjoy the time we’ve with those we love. Whether you intend to cook an excellent meal together, order-in or just raid the junk shelf to save as much time as possible to catch up on the best date night films of 2016, there’s a lot to choose from to enjoy yourself. A romantic flick and an intimate meal can create the best cuddle opportunity and a chance to reconnect.

Lou & GreyEven entrepreneurs deserve a date night, one that is only about that special someone. Considering the diversity of the following 2016 date night romantic movies, you might want to let your entrepreneurial mind loose as you enter the world of love. Make your selection from sincerely heartwarming or heartbreaking tearjerkers, all perfect for a date night during this 2016 holiday season.

Here is a short list of our recommendations:

La La Land

If you’re looking for a romantic drama-comedy and a musical that has the potential of making a lover out of anyone, then this Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone starring film will strike the right cords. It tells the story of an aspiring actress and a musician in the city of La La Land (LA) who meet and get absorbed by love.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Writer: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt |


Featuring an ensemble cast, this Sci-Fi $110 million budget film star Jennifer Lawrence, and Chris Pratt. The two wake up 90 years early from an induced hibernation as their spaceship heads towards a new planet. Best date night choice for those after a love story about what it really means and feels to be happy and the importance of a full life.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Writer: Jon Spaihts | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen |

First Girl I Loved

Starring Dylan Gelula, Brianna Hildebrand, Pamela Adlon and Tim Heidecker, the film is a come of age story following two girls as they wrestle with sexual disorientation at a high school in Los Angeles. Perfect for the entrepreneurs who have forgotten the magic of falling in love and what it meant to be in love as a teen. Director:

DirectorKerem Sanga  | Writer: Kerem Sanga  | Stars: Brianna Hildebrand, Pamela Adlon, Dylan Gelula |



A romantic film of historical interracial sensibilities, Loving stars Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton as Richard and Mildred Loving. Loving, tells the tale of a real-life story of an interracial couple who had to fight all the way to the  U.S. Supreme Court in 1967 for the invalidation of Virginia state laws that prohibited interracial marriages and to legalize their union. Perfect for anyone who believes love, no matter its color or expression, is worth fighting for, and is true romantic at heart. “I felt such outrage on their behalf, like many others, that the simple act of wanting to be married to another human being would incur the wrath of the law and also make people really angry. So angry — violently angry. I was just so shocked by that,” Negga stated during an interview.

Director: Jeff Nichols | Writer: Jeff Nichol| | StarsRuth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton |

Southside with You

There’s absolutely nothing presidential in this romantic biographical drama directed and written by Richard Tanne. It tells the story of two young black couple, Michelle Robinson, and Barack Obama, played by Tika Sumpter as a young Obama and Parker as Michelle, who fall in love culminating in their first date on a memorable evening in 1989. It’s a perfect date night film for those who want to enjoy an engaging dialogue as they look back on a real-life date that brought the world’s most famous and powerful couple together.

Director: Richard Tanne | Writer: Richard Tanne | Stars: Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, Vanessa Bell Calloway |

Manchester by the Sea

Get a discount with a minimum purchase at PaulFredrick.comStarring Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams as a couple who lose their children during a house fire, this film will grab you at the deepest level. An older brother dies, and the younger brother returns to his hometown to face the new responsibility of taking care of his teenage nephew in a gut-wrenching exploration of love, loss, and heartache. A family drama that reminds us of the frailty of our humanity and the importance and responsibility that comes with it.

Director: Kenneth Lonergan | Writer: Kenneth Lonergan | Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler |

The Light Between Oceans

A lighthouse keeper and his wife, who have had two miscarriages, almost face the possibility of a childless future until a rowboat with a baby girl and a dead man washes up close to their lighthouse. This film features Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander as a couple who have to face moral dilemmas, love, and fate in a heartbreaking performance. Perfect for the entrepreneur who would go to any length to see his or her dream realized, even in love and marriage.

Director: Derek Cianfrance | WritersDerek Cianfrance (written for the screen by), M.L. Stedman (novel)| StarsMichael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz |

This holiday season, pick a romantic movie from the RPRNmag list and enjoy the ultimate date night with someone dear to you. You deserve the rest!

Enjoy your movie! And don’t forget to turn off your iPhone! No texting during the show!

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