7. Earth Girls Are Easy

This is another 1980s classic, complete with song-and-dance numbers with MTV comedian Julie Brown, and the most adorable human-alien romance ever — between real-life sweeties Geena Davis and Jeff Goldblum. Aliens crash-land on Earth looking for ladies. To blend in, they need the aid of beauticians Davis and Brown, who shave all the aliens' muppet fur off to reveal Goldblum, Jim Carey, and Damon Wayans. Hijinks ensue! Including a very 80s dance club sequence. Yes, this movie has it all. Just watch it and you'll be ready to fall in love with the universe again.


8. Time After Time

In this time travel tale, HG Wells (Malcolm McDowell) actually invents a time machine. Unfortunately, his best friend (the hammily wonderful David Warner) steals it and zooms forward in time to the 1970s — which is when this movie was made. In the future, Warner reveals that he's actually Jack the Ripper and would love to get his knives into some of these groovy future ladies. Wells pursues him, and somehow meets the woman of his dreams along the way. This movie is a thriller with a sweet romantic thread.


9. Love in Space

This movie was a huge hit in China, and tells the story of three sisters looking for love in the near future — one in Hong Kong, one in Australia, and one on the International Space Station. Each has a career (including astronaut!) but each also longs for old-fashioned romance with a man who understands her. It's a light romantic comedy, whose vision of tomorrow will remind you of a William Gibson novel where cultures mix into something utterly new and completely recognizable as our own.


10. Thor: The Dark World

The second Thor outing is a great date movie, and not just because it explores the relationship between Thor and Jane Foster, and the things that keep them apart. It's also just so much crazy fun, with bonkers action sequences involving the walls of reality breaking down and loads of Tom Hiddleston eye candy. You and your date will walk out of this movie feeling as though anything is possible. Anything.


11. Kiki's Delivery Service

A young witch goes to live in a new town to begin a mandatory year of living on her own, and starts using her flying broom to create a delivery service. You'll bond over loving the cat, and you'll gain a new insight into creativity and the power of believing in yourself from Kiki's friendship with a young painter, Ursula. But there's also a really sweet romance with a boy named Tombo, who invents a flying bicycle to go with Kiki's flying broom. The sweetest movie ever, even though it goes to some kind of dark places.


12. Underworld

Sometimes you just need a gothy story about the forbidden love between vampire and werewolf in a future world run by people who wear spandex. Full of awesome action and Kate Beckinsale in a corset, this movie is the tale of an ancient feud between the aristocratic vampires and the proletarian werewolves who once served them. Can love bring the two tribes together again? You'll find out! And maybe you'll make out, too.