Ah, Valentine’s Day. A time when the romantic in all of us comes out. But for those of us that’re like me and single, it’s a time when you realize that it’s Tuesday, and wings are 40 cents a pop over at Buffalo Wild Wings. As you leave the house, you’ll see loads of folks all holding similarly looking baskets and bouquets. “What a bunch of suckers,” you think as you pick up your order of 50 hot wings.
As you sit on the couch with your wet wipes at the ready, you may want to watch a movie. But when it dawns on you that you’re alone on Valentine’s Day, and your eyes begin to wetten, just remember these movies. Yes, these are the perfect movies to watch when you’re all alone on Valentine’s Day.
What better movie to show you that love can be the worst thing ever at times? You give your heart to a lady, make some great music with her, and then she ups and leaves when you give her a piano. Ladies, am I right?
(500) Days of Summer
Just like Once, (500) Days of Summer isn’t a love story per se. It’s a story about love, sure, but it’s more about the story of two people who loved each other and moved on. You’ll see every facet of a relationship in painstaking detail in this movie. You’ll relate to it, and you’ll end up hating a character’s guts because he or she reminds you of someone you’ve been with before. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you may even vomit a little bit because you just took down thirty chicken wings before starting this movie.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
I love this movie very much, but let’s face it, I’m not that eloquent in my explanations. Here to give us his take on the movie is Flixist favorite, Xzyliac.
I will preface this by stating factually (and it is fact) that Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is the best movie ever. But what makes it one of the best “Forever Alone” movies ever? Well the premise, that one man goes to professionally have his memory of an ex erased from his mind, is absolutely perfect. It’s a tragic feeling we’ve all felt after a once wonderful relationship has gone sour. But it isn’t the sadness that makes it one of the best. What makes it one of the best is that in spite of the sadness there is still so much beauty and hope. As we the audience accompany main character, Joel, through his memories and monologues there’s still the beautiful truth that we as a species can find people worth experiencing these painful memories for. I’ve written several essays on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and I’m sure I’ll write several more before my time’s end but it is simply one of the most beautiful and intelligently written “Forever Alone” films. In it’s analysis of relationships and the human condition the individual can find empathy, sympathy, catharsis and hope.
Hey wait a minute, who put this on here? Alex, was that you? God dammit, it was totally you. (ed.- FUCK YOOOOOOOOU)
Didn’t expect this one on here, did you? Really though, Taken is about the greatest love of all: that between a father and his daughter. Risking his life (and a really nice Audi) to save his daughter from a group of international sex slavers, Liam Neeson does whatever it takes to get his daughter back. Taken is the perfect movie to watch after marathoning nothing but romances and hot wings.
Am I the only one who wishes Liam Neeson was my dad sometimes?
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
As our own Xander Markham said, “It reminds you that love is fleeting and pointless and there’s a really good ski chase.” Couldn’t have said it better myself.