Thanksgiving is a day to be grateful. Christmas celebrates the birth of baby Jesus. And February 14th is all about Hallmark cards, excessive chocolate consumption, and not much else. So you can’t really blame us for being anti-Valentine’s Day.
Is there anything for fake and revolting as this holiday? But only when you’re single, though. Otherwise, we bet you’d be spending this shelf of a celebration watching the most romantic movies in film history.
Trouble is you’ve been single longer than you’d care to admit. So it’s hard to watch Crazy Stupid Love and The Notebook without crying your eyes out. Luckily for you, there are plenty of films that showcase the darker side of love.
From 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 movies that will make you see that being alone isn’t always that bad.