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10 romantic flicks you'll both enjoy

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Category: Drama  
Rating: PG  
Year of release: 2005  
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Emily Mortimer, Matthew Goode, Brian Cox, Penelope Wilton  
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Directed by Woody Allen, Match Point is a classic, twisted love triangle story. When Chris Wilton’s (Meyers) dream of becoming a professional tennis player doesn’t materialize, he takes a job as a tennis coach. At the club, he befriends Tom (Goode) and starts dating his ‘nice’ sister, Chloe. But it’s Tom’s fiancée, Nola (Johansson) who he is really attracted to. The plot inevitably thickens. With the guise of a sporty theme as the backdrop, your man will be devouring the naughty storyline before he knows it.

Category: Action  
Rating: 14A  
Year of release: 2005  
Cast: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Vince Vaughan, Adam Brody  
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John and Jane Smith (Pitt and Jolie) appear to be your typical married, suburban couple, except they’re each harbouring a deadly secret. Unbeknownst to each other, they work for rival agencies as high-paid assassins and their next missions: to kill the other, first. This action-packed, provocative film oozes sex appeal and is laced with a dark comedic underbelly. Plus, you can take turns guessing when the real-life sparks ignited.

Category: Comedy
Rating: 18A
Year of release: 2005
Cast: Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Seth Rogan, Paul Rudd, Romany Malco
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Since adolescence, 40-year-old electronics employee, Andy Stitzer (Carell) has spent more time collecting action figures than girls. When Andy’s friends from the store discover that he is still a virgin, they make it their mission to deflower him. Physical comedy and high jinks ensue, providing non-stop laughs and quick one-liners that will have you both in stitches.

Category: Comedy
Rating: PG
Year of release: 2006
Cast: Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson, Anna Faris, Rainn Wilson, Wanda Sykes, Eddie Izzard, Marcus Collins, Mark Consuelos
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It’s a classic love story with a modern-day karate chop kick. Boy (Wilson)meets girl (Thurman). Boy dates girl. Boy tries to end relationship as smoothly as possible. But the girl is a superhero named G-Girl and when she finds out that he’s dating his co-worker, the boy soon learns that hell hath no fury like a woman superhero scorned.

Category: Drama
Rating: 14A
Year of release: 2004
Cast: Zach Braff, Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm, Kenneth Graymez, Jean Smart, Ann Dowd, Ron Leibman, Method Man
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After receiving news that his mother has passed away, Andrew Largeman (Braff) returns home after being away for nine years. A semi-successful actor, he decides to take this opportunity to reconnect with some old friends and to quit taking his lithium pills. When he meets Sam (Portman), an eccentric but effervescent girl, she helps him accept his shortcomings and his outlook on life suddenly becomes clearer. It’s a quirky but engrossing film with a sweet message and a killer soundtrack.