Let’s talk about Valentine’s Day. Why not since I can’t go anywhere without Valentine’s paraphernalia being shoved down my throat.
My entire adult life I have never spent one Valentine’s Day completely single, with not one option available. This year, it’s different I am single, and newly single. I am, needless to say, miserable. Why must the media keep suffocating me to death with this holiday?
So in celebration of this horrible holiday, I am dedicating a few posts to my own Anti-Valentine’s Day. If you’re upset about Valentine’s for any reason, then this is the place to cheer yourself up in anticipation and on the day of this dreaded event.
To start you off, let’s find something for you to do on Valentine’s Day. Try getting wasted with a bottle of wine and watching one of these classic anti Valentines/Love/Romance movies.
Best Anti-Valentine’s Day movies
American Beauty. A classic movie about how dysfunctional a family, marriage, love and life in general can be.
War of the Roses
Attorney Gavin D’Amato (Danny DeVito) says every divorcing couple face two crucial questions: “How do you hold onto someone who won’t stay?” and “How do you get rid of someone who won’t go?”
It’s the central question of The War of the Roses . This dark comedy shows us just how nasty divorce can get—and how entertaining it can be to watch when it’s not happening to you. As Oliver (Michael Douglas) and Barbara’s (Kathleen Turner) picture-perfect marriage unravels, these grown adults are reduced to behaving like children. Furniture is destroyed, animals are (accidentally) killed, cruel jokes are played—all in the name of getting even. It’s not until too late that the couple remembers why they fell in love in the first place.
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The Break Up. Enough said. It is a realistic movie about a breakup that (spoiler alert) does not end well.
Kill Bill series
They follow a character initially identified as “The Bride”, a former member of an assassination team who seeks revenge on her ex-colleagues who massacred members of her wedding party and tried to kill her. The movie is often noted for its stylish direction and its homages to film genres such as Hong Kong martial arts films, Japanese chanbara films, Italian spaghetti westerns, girls with guns, and rape and revenge; resultingly, Kill Bill has gained a cult-movie status with action movie aficionados worldwide.
Glenn”Fatal attraction” has become a household term for love turned to murderous obsession, thanks to the success of Adrian Lyne’s 1987 movie. Dan (Michael Douglas) is a family man whose one-night affair with Alex (Close) turns into a nightmare when she insists on continuing the relationship, claiming to be carrying his baby. Alex systematically terrorizes Dan, even temporarily kidnapping his daughter, in her attempts to win back his affection. Douglas’ besieged family man guiltily tries to preserve his marriage and family from the consequences of his own indiscretion.Close’s performance as the love-struck psycho-siren remains her signature role: She conveys the buried feminist message of the film in her challenge to Dan to take responsibility for his sexual behavior.
(500) Days of Summer
At first glance, Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Summer (Zooey Deschanel) seem like the perfect pair. They both love The Smiths and Bruce Springsteen, share an indie sensibility and are content wandering IKEA. The problem? Tom’s a hopelessly romantic greeting card writer, and Summer is a relationship cynic who wants anything but to end up like her divorced parents. As Tom’s much younger, much wiser sister points out, “Just because she likes the same bizarro crap you do doesn’t mean she’s your soul mate.”
From the start, audiences are warned this film is not a love story, but it’s hard to tear ourselves away from the 500-day roller coaster that is Tom and Summer’s relationship. As Tom realizes loving Summer can’t make her love him back, Summer learns it’s possible to share a life with someone else—even if it’s not Mr. Right Now.
This is the breakup film for anyone who’s given more than they’ve gotten—and picked themselves up once they realize it’s possible to move on.
Enough. This is a great anti Valentines Day movie because it shows you the worst about dysfunctional marriages. Plus, JLo comes back for revenge and kicks some abusive husband ass.
Here is a great Anti-Valentine’s Day movie list from Rotten Tomatoes.