Nowadays, due to the pandemic situation, people usually don’t go to the cinema. Even if in some countries those facilities have opened back already (with some restrictions), many viewers are still afraid to go there because not everyone follows the request to wear a mask or sit far from each other. For this reason, most couples organize their movie dates at home. It is crucial to provide yourself with some good entertainment when you can’t go outside as much because otherwise, you may get too frustrated and depressed.
During the lockdown, many couples struggle with difficulties in their relationship because they get bored with each other’s constant company. Sometimes the problems grow so much that they turn to lawyers like those from Survive Divorce to end their marriage. It is better to try to prevent problems before they appear, so organizing a movie date regularly as one of the ways to spend quality time with your partner is definitely a great idea!
Take Care of The Romantic Atmosphere
It is not only the movie that matters but also the whole romantic atmosphere you create in your living room. For example, you can get some flowers, place them in a vase and put them on your coffee table, or next to the TV. Apart from that, it is an excellent idea to buy some candles and light them before you turn the movie on. Watching it just by candlelight will certainly be a romantic experience!
Many Belarus women have used this strategy while with their husbands or boyfriends to set the mood for romantic discussions and reaffirmation of love. And from how often people use scented candles, flowers, and boxes of chocolate to spice up the atmosphere on movie nights, you can bet the strategy is effective.
Prepare Some Snacks
So as to enjoy watching a movie with your partner even more, you can prepare some snacks for the evening. It is up to you if it is supposed to be a typical cinema snack like popcorn or nachos, or something home-made and more healthy. If you’re both more into a fit lifestyle, you can think of a nice salad made of fresh vegetables or fruit, for example.
Choose a Good Movie that Triggers Discussion
The selection of movies is so wide now that sometimes it is hard to find a perfect one to watch during a romantic evening. Watching a film is a good starting point for an interesting discussion that can lead you and your partner to exchange ideas and learn more about each other. To make it a bit easier for you to choose the right movie, we prepared a list of three titles that are definitely worth your attention when organizing a movie date at home!
- A Star is Born (2018)
(This is one of my favorites) It’s a romantic musical drama starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (that’s also his directorial debut). It tells the story of a heavy-drinking musician who falls in love with a girl seen performing in a bar. The passion for music binds them together and leads them to marriage.
However, the husband’s addiction becomes more and more problematic, especially when his wife starts to be more famous. This movie deals with a serious issue of being with an addict, so it can motivate you and your partner to discuss your ideas on this subject. Should we try to help an alcoholic partner or leave them because they ruin our happiness? Discussing various issues can be a great step in understanding each other more and overcoming the barriers to good communication.
- Parasite (2019)
The Korean movie Parasite considered to be the best movie of 2019 could also be a trigger to an interesting discussion with your partner. It shows a low-income family who tries to improve their life standard by gradually taking all of the available jobs that some wealthy family provides by deceiving them.
This movie shows an interesting contrast between the rich and the poor and exposes both sides’ flaws and concerns. It’s full of symbolism and points to discuss – who is the actual parasite here? Are the actions of the characters justified or not? Talking about that with your partner will undoubtedly be an interesting experience!
- La La Land (2016)
If you want to go for something lighter, but still not silly, then La La Land is a great suggestion. It’s a romantic comedy musical film, creating an incredible atmosphere similar to that which the great old school movies had. It revolves around a jazz pianist played by Ryan Gosling and an aspiring actress played by Emma Stone, who fall in love with each other while trying to make their professional dreams come true.
It shows hard choices that a couple needs to make when their careers develop – where should we put the relationship, and how significant the job is? Check what your and your partner’s observations will be like!
The Bottom Line
Staying at home during the pandemic can be frustrating, which contributes to relationship problems. In order to prevent you from being bored with each other’s constant company, you should come up with some exciting ideas to spend time with your partner. A movie night can serve as a romantic time just for you two, but it can also help you to communicate better and discuss meaningful ideas.
Also, remember that you can support your efforts to survive the problems that may occur during the lockdown by praying to Saint Thomas More, who is the patron saint of difficult marriages. Stay safe, and stay together!