If you want to watch a more complex romantic movie, here are some good indie films to watch with a date. Forget the dull chick flicks and pop in one of these movies. The films below all contain romantic elements that will please your date, while the plots rise above mere romantic clichés and will keep you interested.

  1. “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” This romantic sci-fi movie written by Charlie Kaufman provides a very untraditional, but engrossing love story. Jim Carrey stars as a man about to erase all memories of his ex-girlfriend (played by Kate Winslet) from his head through a new medical procedure. This good indie movie to watch with a date will take you on a journey through one man’s subconscious.

  2. “Sideways” This good indie film to watch with a date is not your typical raunchy road trip movie Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church star as two selfish men who take a trip up wine country in California. Their strange male bonding will keep you watching, while your girl will be interested in the romantic bond that develops between Giamatti’s character and a love interest played by Virginia Madsen.

  3. “(500) Days of Summer” A recently released indie film, this good movie to watch with a date is a perfect choice for die-hard romantics. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is endearing as a man who falls head over heels for Summer (Zooey Deschanel), a carefree woman who refuses to commit.

  4. “Lost In Translation” An indie movie from Sofia Coppola, “Lost in Translation” is a very good film to watch with a date. The movie charts the friendship of two very different people in Tokyo. The two are played by Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray, and their pairing is both humorous and poignant.

  5. “Swingers” The movie is about a bunch of young single guys on the prowl in Los Angeles, which means you’ll enjoy it. The protagonist, played by Jon Favreau, is a romantic looking for love, which means that your date will like it, too. This good indie film to watch with a date is a funny, smart ‘90s film that also stars a very young Vince Vaughn and Heather Graham.

-Layla Sinclair