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Are you a sucker for old-fashioned love stories with a futuristic twist or set in space? Or do you enjoy how the genre of science fiction can play around with the rules of romance to tell a unique and memorable story?

Either way, these sci-fi romance films are perfect for a date night, sparking important debates about the nature of human relationships, love, and intimacy.

  1. About Time

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About Time is a quaint and delightful rom-com about Tim Lake, a young man who has the secret ability to travel back in time. Played by Domhnall Gleeson, Tim decides to use his powers to travel back to key moments in his past and improve his love life. He not only finds true love but becomes closer to his family members and learns to appreciate the small moments of life.

  1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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This sci-fi flick tells the story of an estranged couple who decides to have memories of each other erased from their respective minds. Starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet in the lead roles, this thought-provoking film is presented in a non-linear format and is often regarded as one of the best movies of the early 2000s.

  1. Deadpool

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However, if you’re more in the mood for some kickass superhero action and romance, you can’t go wrong with the Ryan Reynolds-starring Deadpool. When Wade Wilson realizes he is dying of cancer, he signs up for an experimental cure only to be tortured. The procedure triggers a mutation and disfigures his body, setting Wilson on a quest for revenge to get his former life (and love) back.

  1. Her

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Directed by Spike Jonze, Her is an intriguing film about a lonely man who falls in love with his virtual assistant. Theodore works for a business writing personal letters on behalf of other people while dealing with the upcoming divorce from his childhood sweetheart. He finds an escape in his conversations with Samantha—his artificially intelligent operating system, and the two gradually grow closer romantically.

  1. Passengers

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Another film that explores the themes of love and loneliness is Passengers. Jim Preston and others are on a sleeper spaceship to a new planet, when due to a malfunction, he is awoken from his hibernation 90 years early. Even though he knows it is morally wrong, he decides to awake a fellow passenger for companionship after an entire year of isolation.

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