The good hero movies to watch with a date have a dash of romance and maybe a little sexual tension, along with the adventure a hero movie promises. If the hero of a movie is someone that women will go see in just about anything, like Brad Pitt today or Kevin Costner at a time in the past, that's a good indication the film falls into the realm of good hero movies to watch with a date. Action for him, romance for her; here they are, some good hero movies to watch with a date.
"Raiders of the Lost Ark." The king of all good hero movies to watch with a date is the globe-trotting adventure that introduced the world to Indiana Jones, "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Harrison Ford is utterly charming in the lead role, an adventuring archaeologist out to stop the Nazis from obtaining the Lost Ark of the Covenant. Along the way, there is a spitfire romance filled with angry, flirtatious tension between Indy and Marion Ravenwood, played by Karen Allen, who may hold the secret to locating the Ark. Chases, stunts, snakes, and longing kisses make this top our list of good hero movies to watch with a date.
"Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves." In the 1990s, this was the leading light of good hero movies to watch with a date, as the vengeful tale on Robin Hood, played by Kevin Costner, is equally balanced by his romance with Maid Marian, played by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. There's entertaining villainy from Alan Rickman, plenty of stunts and action sequences, and Morgan Freeman being cool as ever, alongside the romance, to make this a film equally appealing to guys and gals.
"Mr. & Mrs. Smith." The sexual tension plays out with gunfire in this film starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as the titular couple, happily married but rival assassins. As they go up against one another, their marriage fire is rekindled and they eventually team up to fight the baddies in this entry on our list of good hero movies to watch with a date. If nothing else, the couple at the movie's center is one of the most attractive in Hollywood.
"Romancing the Stone." A sort of "Indiana Jones-lite," this flick from the 1980s starring then real-life couple Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner has them romancing one another while escaping villains after a treasure map in the jungles of Latin America. Basically a screwball romantic comedy with stunts and action, it's a perfect capper for our list of good hero movies to watch with a date.
– Travis Petersen