If somehow Valentine’s Day finds you single and in no mood for all the love that is suddenly floating in the air, a pizza and a movie seem like a good plan. And if you want to stay away from all those cheesy romantic comedies, we have some choices for you. Scroll down and pick your favorite!
An Inconvenient Truth
What better way to spend Valentine’s Day alone than watching a documentary on Al Gore’s campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide? They say it will shake you to your core.
A dark comedy, but far from being romantic. Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation for his daughter’s attractive friend. With an amazing Kevin Spacey.
This one does provide some romantic moments, but it’s honest and dark, an almost perfect drama. The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other. Adultery, guilt, deception. For skeptical people all around the world.
In a bid to keep their luxurious condo from their significant other, a couple’s break-up proceeds to get uglier and nastier by the moment. Sounds perfect for V-Day, doesn’t it?
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Simple story, complex execution. The Bride, brutally assaulted and left for dead on her wedding day, wakes up after a long coma. The only thing on her mind is to have revenge on the assassination team that betrayed her. Including her former lover Bill.
Normally I wouldn’t recommend this movie to my worst enemy, but for an anti-Valentine flick it kinda works. A newly possessed cheerleader turns into a killer who specializes in offing her male classmates. A real treat for single girls.
As the devoutly single Don Johnston is dumped by his latest girlfriend, he receives an anonymous pink letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him. The situation causes Don to examine his relationships with women instead of moving on to the next one, and he embarks on a cross-country search for his old flames who might possess clues to the mystery at hand. Shortly, what happens when the past catches up with you.
A slasher movie is an obvious choice for those of us who are anti-Valentine’s Day. And if you’re going to watch one, why not pick one that defined a genre? A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the ‘rules’ of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
500 Days of Summer
Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love. Girl doesn’t. Some love stories aren’t epic novels – some are short stories. And this isn’t even actually a love story. But it is an extremely charming tale.
The Shawshank Redemption
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. This movie will remind you of the powerful bond of friendship, often neglected by those deeply in love.
What other titles do you think would be appropriate for a February 14 movie marathon? Let us know in the comments!