So tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. If you have a special someone to celebrate it with, well then that’s just jim-dandy, just make sure you keep your sickening PDA to a minimum. For those in love, this holiday is a wonderful opportunity to spend excessive amounts of money on chocolate and stuffed pink bears that say “You’re the one!” when you push their belly buttons. For those of us who don’t have significant others, Valentine’s Day is a day that reminds us that we are alone and will never find the love we’re looking for. In honor of this most sacred of holy days, I have put together a list of films to watch for both lovers and haters of this day. So sit back, relax, watch one of these fine films and try not to choke on all those truffles you’re eating as you remember that you’re probably going to die alone. In all seriousness though, I hope you all have a great Valentine’s Day and to quote Penelope from Lost, “all we really need to survive is one person who truly loves us.”
For the guy who hates Valentine’s Day.
Unleash your frustrations and wipe your tears away by watching this violent rampage of a film. Fight Club is essentially a buddy movie, though clearly a very demented one. In one scene Tyler Durden explains that “we’re a generation of men raised by women” and wonders “if another woman is really the answer we need.” Who knows? Oh and did I mention there’s a love story involved?
Thelma and Louise
For the gal who hates Valentine’s Day.
Ladies sick of the fact that the only guys that hit on you are sick perverts? Well than this is the movie for you! The film chronicles Thelma and Louise as they evade the pursuit of cops after Louise shoots a man who was trying to rape Thelma. Don’t let that fool you though, this is a feel-good movie.
Breathless (A bout de souffle)
For those who are still upset about their last breakup.
Was your last lover a criminal wanted by the law? Yeah, probably not, still though you should find something to relate to in this film. Jean-Luc Godard’s gorgeous masterpiece follows a young womanizing French man with criminal tendencies and his brief, passionate tryst with an American girl in Paris.
Up In The Air
For those just looking to make a connection.
Ever trick yourself into believing that you want to be eternally single? Perhaps this film will make you reconsider that wish.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
For those who’s love is unrequited.
Ever fallen in love with Audrey Hepburn? Or any gorgeous woman (or man) that hasn’t loved you back? Then this might be the movie for you. The ending might be a bit unrealistic or should I say a bit too Hollywood but it’s a movie too good to miss even if unlike you the guy actually does get the girl in the end.
For the couple in love.
What more is there to say about this film? Mrs. Robinson may be one of the sexiest women in the history of cinema but this film shows us that we can find love where we least expect it.
The Seven Year Itch
For the married couple.
A movie that makes infidelity look funny! Plus Marilyn Monroe is in it.
(500) Days of Summer
This is not a love story, it’s a story about love. This is a movie for anyone who has ever experienced “true” love, unrequited love, a break-up, the awkwardness of flirting with a crush or has ever been attracted to someone. What I mean to say is that this is a good movie to watch alone, with your significant other, before a date or after a break-up. The ending gives us hope that we are not and will not end up alone.
What movies do you like to watch on Valentine’s Day?