You know it, we know it, Joseph Gordon-Levitt knows it. Sometimes love doesn’t work out without any particular reason. Even after “(500) Days of Summer”. When the relationship ends, it’s time to move on! (Photo: Release)
There’s something really satisfying about seeing that even heartthrobs like Ryan Gosling can fail at love. Not even his photoshop-like abs can save his struggling marriage to Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine” from falling apart. (Photo: Release)
Better alone than in bad company—right? If you need to reinforce this motto in your life, watch Nick realize his wife is a manipulative, psycho murder “Gone Girl”. We assure you won’t miss being a relationship for a while! (Photo: Release)
“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” is the movie you need to watch if you’re struggling to forget your ex. Clementine and Joel will remind you how complicated and heartbreaking relationships are! (Photo: Release)
You may think “Romeo + Juliet” is an epic love story, a tale of star-crossed lovers and forbidden romance. But no—this is a violent and heartbreaking yarn that end in death. Perfect if you’re feeling a bit angry and in need for a good cry. (Photo: Release)
“Closer” 2 complicated couples as their love starts to fade and the infidelity causes pain and sorrow in their lives. A reminder that people lie, cheat and hurt love ones—physically, verbally, and mentally. (Photo: Release)
In a bid to keep their luxurious condo from their significant other, Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn split (in the movie, that is) proceeds to get uglier and nastier by the moment. The movie is called “The Break-up”—nee we say more? (Photo: Release)
No, “Revolutionary Road” is not a Titanic reunion, but the film happens to be just as tragic and equally depressing since Kate and Leo’s fictional marriage is too a sinking ship. Watch this iconic couple struggle to come to terms with their personal problems. (Photo: Release)
Love can go really wrong even after many years together and having built a life with your significant other. Just watch Kevin Spacey “American Beauty” throw it all away as he becomes obsessed with his teenage daughter’s best friend. (Photo: Release)
Having the perfect life sometimes just isn’t enough. Especially when it is sexy Scarlett Johansson what you can’t have. Watch Woody Allen’s “Match Point” if you need to remind yourself that perfect isn’t always what it looks like. (Photo: Release)
“Her” tells the story of a lonely man going through a divorce and falling for an Siri-like Operative System. And that’s just sad. Revel in the thought that some people have it worse than you! (Photo: Release)
If Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise’s real-life love story isn’t devastating enough, watch them struggle to save their troubled relationship (along with some hardcore sexual rituals) in Stanley Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut”. (Photo: Release)
Relationships can be abusive too. Just watch young Julia Robert faking her own death in “Sleeping With The Enemy” in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage. Spoiler: She’ll discover it’s impossible to elude her controlling husband. (Photo: Release)
Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall” is perhaps one of the greatest relationship movies of all time—but not for romantic reasons. Relationship are hard, and sometimes they end, even if two people love each other. (Photo: Release)
Choosing to watch “Requiem for a Dream” on V’ Day is about as bold as you can get. Nothing says anti-love like two heroin addicted, mildly sociopathic falling in and out of drug addled fever dreams as they, of course, try and score more dope. (Photo: Release)
Thanksgiving is the day to be grateful. Christmas celebrates the birth of baby Jesus. And Valentine’s Day is about Hallmark cards and excessive chocolate consumption and not much else.
Is there any other fake holiday as revolting as Valentine’s Day? But only when you’re single, though. Otherwise you’d be spending this shell of a holiday watching
Crazy Stupid Love and The Notebook.
Trouble is, if you’re alone, it’s hard to
watch romantic comedies or happily-ever-after fairy tales without crying yourself to sleep. Luckily for you, there are plenty of films that showcase the darker side of love—because watching how messed up relationships can be is oddly calming for us singletons!
500 Days of Summer to Requiem for a Dream, these anti-Valentine’s Day movies are the perfect alternative to the Hollywood mantra that everyone has a happy ending. With just one week before V’ Day, here are 15 films that will make you see that being alone isn’t always that bad.
Revel in the thought that some people have it worse than you!