It is Valentine’s day and love is in the air but maybe you just got out of a “bad romance” or perhaps you’re going through a painful breakup or you just haven’t met the one just yet. Though your social media feeds are bursting with pictures of people celebrating the special day with their partners and you are sitting in front of your phone or PC thinking what went wrong. Well nothing did. It still is Valentine’s day and Showtime prescribes a list of films for all the single movie lovers out there.
50 First Dates (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Perfect for those who are looking for a “not your typical rom-com.”
The film shows Henry Roth (Adam Sandler), who think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, Lucy (Drew Barrymore), until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day over and over and over again.
The film is a reminder that not every love story starts off perfectly.
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Perfect for those who needs a realization that talking to your female AI assistant too much can get serious.
The Oscar winning film showcases a near future where a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.
An incredibly insightful film which makes you question the concept of love.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2 (2003-04)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Perfect for those who have just been through a toxic relationship but please note this is not the best movie to watch if you have a lot of vengence towards an ex.
Tarantino’s depiction of a vindictive bride (Uma Thurman) who has woken from a four-year coma and missing a child from her womb. Now she seeks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.
A film which looks at romantic betrayals through a very unique set of lens.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Another one which is perfect for those who have just got out of a toxic relationship. Take solace in the thought that Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet's love in this movie is probably way worse.
Their relationship in the Oscar winning film turns so sour that the young couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.
Also helpful for those who wants to erase their toxic erase.
The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Perfect for those who need to realize that you don’t need a relationship, when you’ve got family.
Multiple Oscar winning film which features a famous crime family going through a series of unfortunate events leading to a war between all the well-known families leading to insolence, deportation, murder and revenge.
Within all the chaos of the mafia wars this film shows the vitality of family and blood.
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Perfect for those who need an eye opener, that they are all alone in this world and nothing can save them again.
In the film Will Smith is all alone in a zombie filled Manhattan alone with his dog fighting for survival.
A great film to realise that being alone is way better than being alone in a world filled with monsters.
127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Perfect for those who are thinking that not having a relationship is the end of the world.
The film based on a true story where a mountain climber (James Franco) gets his arm caught under a big rock for five days, starts going insane and chops his hand off.
The film sees through Franco’s reflection of his own life and how he lived it and helps the audience to see theirs too.
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Perfect for those who think their ex was a ferocious blood thirsty tiger.
The visual masterpiece of a film shows a young man who survives a disaster at sea and is all by himself. Soon he gets hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery with his travel buddy, a fearsome Royal Bengal tiger.
Blue is The Warmest Color (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Perfect for those who just want to see a realistic love story begin and end.
It is a French coming-of-age romantic drama based on a graphic novel of the same title. A story of love and sexuality, with a good dose of realism.
The film shows that sometimes things just aren’t meant to work, no matter how hard you try and how much you want them to.
It Follows (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Perfect for those to whom love is just another word for horror.
There is a saying that love can kill and this film’s storyline proves that it does and will.
The internationally acclaimed indie film is stylish, creepy, and gripping. This supernatural horror will very easily grab your attention and take far away from the sadness surrounding being single on a Valentine’s day.
But this film may cause trust issues in future relationships. Be warned.