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A Fun List of Anti-Valentine Movies to Binge Watch Here on the Suncoast

| Angela Naff |

I know there are those out there dreading the big holiday tomorrow. I thought we should have some fun with that sentiment and go ahead and get a binge-watching list of amazing movies prepared to help you through. This is a list of movies that fly in the face of Valentine’s Day, love, and all that goodness to come in the next day or so. Did your faves make the list? Check it out below.

The First Wives Club (Comedy, 1996)

For something a little more fun, this classic ’90s flick starring the unbeatable trifecta of Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, and Bette Midler, who play wives suddenly put out to pasture by their midlife-crisis-having husbands. There’s something for everyone here, whether you’re recently scorned, hoping to reconcile, or dedicating yourself to Botox.

My Bloody Valentine (Horror, Original 1981 or 2009 remake)

This movie may be about Valentine’s Day, but it’s certainly not all lovey-dovey. It’s a remake of the 1981 slasher film of the same name and comes with tons of blood and gore. Not a fan of mushy love stories? This is probably the V-day movie to put on on February 14. In fact, why not make it a double feature and watch both the 1981 original and the 2009 remake?

Gone Girl (Thriller, 2014)

The other crucial thing to remember is that love killsGone Girl explores not only how men are largely lame, carnally driven losers but that women can be psychopaths, so it’s an equal-opportunity indictment of human beings and the idea that they can enter into partnerships.

Get Out (Horror, 2017)

Suppose you’re just not having it with romantic love this Valentine’s Day. In that case, Jordan Peele’s 2017 horror film will remind you that sometimes it’s okay not to get too invested in a relationship (because your partner could turn out to be a honey trap for a body-stealing operation). This might not be the film for everyone, but it definitely can kill those love woes you might be having, about getting stuck in the wrong situation.

John Tucker Must Die (Comedy, 2006)

The film is about a trio of teenage girls who plot to break the heart of school basketball star John Tucker after they learn he has been secretly dating all three and pledging each is “the one.” They recruit a shy, unpopular girl in their scheme to humiliate him publicly. This definitely is a campy, fun film and will have you crying tears of laughter.

The Break-Up (Comedy, 2006)

Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston play mismatched lovers driven apart by selfishness and a basic incompatibility they should’ve taken note of before they moved in together. This Peyton Reed-directed film is surprisingly dark for a studio comedy; these characters like and care for each other, but they’re hanging on for largely logistical/material reasons. And yet for all the ensuing nastiness, it’s winds up being a surprisingly humane film about the difference between attraction and romance.

How did we do? Which movies are we missing that you love naysayers love to watch? While you watch, weep, cry, and laugh at the antics of actors in these movies, you can sail right through the fourteenth of February, fully entertained. Maybe make this your new tradition, as it is so much more entertaining than the crazy heart messages and boxes of chocolates that you could have – right?

Happy viewing, Suncoast!

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