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Raise your hand if you will be single on Valentine’s Day without a date! (ME! ME! ME!) There is a lot of pressure placed on people to find a boyfriend/girlfriend just to say that they have a date on Valentine’s Day. If you have a boyfriend/girlfriend or are going out on a date on Valentine’s Day, then supposedly your Valentine’s Day is a success. If not.. well… you are bound to stay home with a box of tissues as you eat chocolates you bought for yourself. Remember people, having a great Valentine’s Day is not measured in the boxes of chocolates you receive! Let’s just say that Valentine’s Day, for all extensive purposes, is a state of mind. So, Valentine’s Day should not be a statement declaring that you are bound to live an eternal existence alone. There are many other ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The best way to celebrate Valentine’s Day (for the single person) is to watch movies. Here are my top five “Valentine’s Day Movies for Single People.”

  1. Romeo and Juliet (any version will do except Gnomio and Juliet… too happy…)

Supposedly the world’s greatest love story. But it is not the story with the happiest ending. While watching this tragic love story – and don’t worry I am not spoiling anything for you, you will find out this is a tragedy as soon as you start the movie – you can be happy that you are not in Romeo or Juliet’s shoes. This movie is perfect for anyone who is going through a breakup. Basically it proves that love “stinks.” Of course, if you take this view you will have to ignore *WARNING! SPOILER ALERT BEGINS HERE!* [ that Romeo and Juliet end the feud between the houses of Capulet and Montague, bringing everlasting peace to Verona.] *Spoiler alert ends here*.

Romeo and Juliet (2013)

2. The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

This is one of my favorite romantic movies. If you have never heard of the musical this movie is based on and think this movie is one long dragging Opera… well it isn’t. You wouldn’t believe how many times I have failed at convincing people to watch this movie because they think it will be boring. This movie is not boring! Not! It is a tale of revenge, murder and obsession. Does it sound interesting now? It should.

The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

3. Jane Eyre (2010)

If you like fast pace action films with a ton of explosions… if you like movies about the zombie apocalypse and world destruction… this isn’t the film for you. You will probably find this movie to be very boring, and stagnant. But if you can appreciate a slow building sweeping romance, Victorian England, a touch of the supernatural, and Michael Fassbender as the male love interest (or Mia Wasikowska as Jane Eyre), then this is the movie for you! This movie is based on my favorite book of the same name by Charlotte Bronte. It is an excellent adaptation, and I have seen this movie over twenty times.


4. The Princess Bride (1987)

I know what you are thinking… “Ergh, sounds like a Disney cheesy movie with princesses and stuff.” The title of this movie is almost deceptive. I have never met anyone who didn’t love this movie. Also, guys tend to adore this movie. Go figure. And no, this is not a “kissing movie.”

The Princess Bride (1987)


5. Amelie (2001) [Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amelie Poulain]

This is my favorite French film ever! It’s clever, charming, whimsical, sweet, romantic and hilarious.

Amelie (2001)

And who is to say that on Valentine’s Day you have to watch romantic movies!If you want to watch a slasher movie, an action movie, a good ol’ western, sci-fi, and so on, then go ahead. Remember, this is YOUR Valentine’s Day, and since you are single there is no need for a compromise on the film choice!

Until next time,

And Happy Valentine’s Day,