Not your “typical” date movie night

Top 5 Date Movies (SOURCE: Ben Harthun / The Jibsheet)We’ve all been there. You’ve got a hot date, you’re all worked up about the big day, and then you realize … you haven’t a clue what to do or where to take your new friend!

 Well, let it be said that staying in for a movie should be done sparingly and deliberately. You don’t want to scare off your sweetie with your favorite old school slasher movie! So, what do you do? Here is a very helpful list, counting down to number one.

 5. “Edward Scissorhands.”

Based on the proven formula of sticking Johnny Depp in the lead of a Tim Burton film, “Edward Scissorhands” does a good job of handling the weirdness that is an eccentric man trapped in a creepy old house interacting with “normal people” for the first time.

“Edward Scissorhands” is on the list not only because it’s a good movie with a devoted following but because it’s about a boy and a girl growing close under less than average circumstances.

 4. “Runaway Bride.”

All right ladies,  here is one chick flick, that even the boys will enjoy.

But this movie portrayed some good on-camera chemistry between Julia Roberts, the titular runaway bride, and Richard Gere, a reporter researching an article on Roberts.

Fellas, you might as well come to terms with the fact that you’re going to have to watch one or two chick flicks, during your life.

It has all the drama, excitement, and laughs you would expect from a well-made “romantic comedy.” Plus, now you’ve got carte blanche to watch “Die Hard” next time!

 3. “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.”

Starring a solid cast of Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer and Michelle Monaghan, “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” is a modern take on the film noir genre.

Suspenseful and exciting, this movie is smart and knows it. Structured as the memories of protagonist Harry Lockhart (Downey) and his sweetheart (Monaghan) as they investigate a murder alongside private investigator Perry van Shrike (Kilmer), the film makes excellent use of breaking the fourth wall with Lockhart narrating the majority of the film.

Sleek and sexy through and through, it’s a must-see film regardless of the fact that it would work for a date.

 2. “The Thomas Crown Affair”

(1999) Full of red herrings, mind games and end-to-end excitement and intrigue, “The Thomas Crown Affair” is about a rich entrepreneur who gets into the high-class art theft business.

The movie stars Pierce Brosnan as mastermind opposite a mesmerizing Rene Russo as his nemesis and love interest Catherine Banning.

From start to finish, this movie is full of great camera work, an invested and dynamic cast, and an intriguing storyline involving a flirty millionaire chasing after the insurance agent investigating him! Not to be confused with the 1968 film starring Steve McQueen, the 1999 version is just a tick more current. That and it’s in color.

 1. “High Fidelity.”

Easily one of my all-time top five movies, “High Fidelity” is an intimate look into the mind of a man who is dissecting his life as a newly single man, all while trying to figure out how to get his ex to come back to him.

“High Fidelity” is a great look into the unfiltered thoughts of Rob Gordon (John Cusack) as he obsesses over what’s gone wrong with his life, specifically his love life, as he reminisces over his top five “most memorable split-ups.” It’s sweet, charming, genuinely funny, and worth every minute of your time. “High Fidelity” is, in my eyes, the perfect date night movie rental.