Ok, so Valentines Day is finally here people. It’s the day in which we spend money on our significant others, while making sure to wear your nice going out clothes for a date. That’s what your suppose to do, I guess. But you might be single on Valentine’s Day, or you and your love might want to stay in tonight.
Now when it comes down to what you should do, I suggest watching a movie to pass the time while you binge on discounted chocolates, and Chinese takeout. However, there are definitely some movies which you should avoid on this particular day.
On any other day these movies are great, most of them are highly regarded, which I suggest you watch. Just not today.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
After going through a painful breakup Clementine undergoes a procedure which completely wipes her memory of ever being with her ex boyfriend Joel. When Joel finds out what she did, he decided to undergo the procedure as well. But as he relives his memories of being with her within his mind, he changes his mind, and tries to avoid having her wiped out. This movie is not one to watch if your regretting a break up, or would rather not think back to the “good times” with you ex and just want to move on.
500 Days of Summer
A greeting card writer has his world turned upside down when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. This hopeless romantic ends up reflecting on the 500 days they spent together, trying to figure out where it all went wrong. This movie will make you ask yourself “why” for everything that went wrong in your past relationships, but will also point out some of the reasons as to why you’re single.
The Graduate, is about a recent graduate, Benjamin Braddock, who is back living with his parents as he figures out his next steps in life. He ends up having an affair with a bored house wife, but ends up breaking her number one rule: getting involved with her daughter. Of course, they end up falling in love. The ending of this movie will make you look over to your partner and question if you really even love them. That feeling of uncertainty is not a good one to have on the most romantic day of the year.
Eyes Wide Shut
After Bill’s wife blatantly confesses to having considered cheating on him before, Bill goes out in search of his on sexual encounter. The night takes a strange turn when he discovers an underground sex group. Bill finds himself moral journey during his nighttime adventures.
Old boy (Korean original)
A drunkard finds himself getting bailed out of the police station again by a friends, except this time he’s abducted and wakes up in a cell where he spends the next 15 years. For 15 years he is kept in the dark as to why he was being held there. Then finally when he is released he goes on a hunt to find his captor, and while on his journey falls in love with a young beautiful sushi chef. This movie is technically an action movie/psychological thriller, but trust me theres some romance in there (but you’re going to wish there wasn’t). Also make sure to watch the Korean version.
The Fault in Our Stars
When cancer patient, Grace, meets the love of her life, Gus, at a cancer support group, its seems as though the stars had aligned for them perfectly. The two are able to understand each over, and share a deep love for Grace’s favorite book “An Imperial Affliction” by Peter Van Houten. Gus ends up getting them invited to meet her favorite author, setting them on a small but memorable journey. The ending might make you cry, and if you’re single I don’t think you want to cry by yourself on Valentine’s Day.