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6 Romantic Mystery Movies Like The Lovebirds

Fall in love with these classic and contemporary mysteries.

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With the coronavirus pandemic shutting down movie theaters across America, a lot of 2020 film releases have been delayed and derailed. Fortunately the romantic mystery comedy The Lovebirds, once set for a theatrical release in early April, is now coming to Netflix on May 22nd. 

The film stars Issa Rae as Leilani and Kumail Nanjiani as Jibran—a couple in a tumultuous relationship who find themselves stuck together as they stumble into a murder mystery in which they must clear their own names. Through this extreme and defining experience, they must not only see if they can survive through the night, but if they’re relationship can survive as well.

This film is sure to be filled to the brim with heart and humor. But if you’ve got a hankering for some swoon-worthy mysteries and can’t stand the wait, here are 6 romantic mystery movies like The Lovebirds to keep you entertained until May 22nd.

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Murder Mystery

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In this hilarious and exciting Netflix original, New York cop Nick Spitz (Adam Sandler) takes his wife Audrey (Jennifer Anniston) on a surprise vacation to Europe in hopes of reigniting the passion of their marriage. On the flight overseas, Audrey meets the handsome and charming Charles Cavendish (Luke Evans), who invites the couple to an exclusive yacht party. 

However, the lavish festivities are interrupted with the death of a billionaire, and with Nick and Audrey framed as the main suspects, it’s up to them to find out who the true culprit is.

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This 1963 classic stars Audrey Hepburn as Regina Lampert, a woman who returns from a skiing holiday to find that the husband she was planning on divorcing has died. At his wake, three shady men—Tex Panthollow (James Coburn), Herman Scobie (George Kennedy), and Leopold W. Gideon (Ned Glass)—begin their search for a fortune that Regina’s husband stole. 

With her life in grave danger, Regina enlists the help of a mysterious and charming stranger, Peter Joshua (Cary Grant). But was it chance that Regina met Peter, or is he just another dangerous player in the search for the money?

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Game Night

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Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) are a married couple who share a highly-competitive passion for games. When Max’s shady but all around more successful brother Brooks (Kyle Chandler) arrives in town to show Max up at game night, things begin to go awry. 

The crime mystery Brooks set up is derailed by his very real kidnapping, and Max, Annie, and their friends (Sharon Horgan, Billy Magnussen, Lamorne Morris, and Kylie Bunbury) are thrown into the middle of a very dangerous game. Can they handle playing at such high stakes?

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To Catch a Thief

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Based on the novel of the same name by David Dodge, this 1955 film was directed by the great Alfred Hitchcock. After a string of jewelry robberies hits the French Riviera, the prime suspect is retired jewel thief John Robie (Cary Grant). While evading police pursuit, Robie vows to clear his name by finding the real culprit himself. 

But when he meets Frances Stevens (Grace Kelly)—a woman at the top of a list of expensive jewelry owners—affairs of the heart make his investigation all the more complicated.

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

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In this romantic action dramedy, Harry Lockhart (Robert Downey Jr.)—a petty thief turned big-break actor—trails private investigator Perry van Shrike (Val Kilmer) to prepare for a movie role. But then the pair gets tangled up in a murder case with unfathomable depths, turning a simple stakeout into a life or death investigation. 

When Harry runs into his childhood crush, Harmony (Michelle Monaghan), Harry’s determination to follow the trail of this crime through to the end doubles, even as the twists get darker.

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Date Night

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Phil (Steve Carell) and Claire Foster (Tina Fey) are a married couple stuck in a dispassionate slump of domesticity. Hoping to put a spark back into their relationship, Phil steals a reservation at an exclusive Manhattan restaurant from a no-show couple named the Tripplehorns. 

Unfortunately, a case of mistaken identity puts them in the path of a thrilling search for a flash drive stolen from the Italian mob. With very few people they can trust, Phil and Claire must save their own lives by locating the highly sought after asset.

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