Spending Valentine’s Day alone? Trust us, sometimes single is better, safer and far more fun. So get comfy with our pick of films that will have you breathing a sigh of relief that you are single. All picked to help you appreciate the absolute joy and freedom of single life. So grab a big box of chocolates, a glass of your favourite tipple and enjoy a night on your own. Because after watching these you will believe us when we say single is so much easier!
The Loved Ones (2009)
Director: Sean Byrne
If anything could make you thank the heavens for being single it’s this grisly Australian horror exploring sexual obsession. Hit the lights, pour a drink and hope to god you don’t have any dodgy admirers watching your every move. If you do… run and don’t look back!
Weird Science (1985)
Director: John Hughes
What would life be like if you could invent the perfect sexual partner? John Hughes provides us with a master class in teen fantasy comedy that has often been copied but never improved. Reminding us all that our dreams are often far more perfect than reality.
The Princess Bride (1987)
Director: Rob Reiner
Loose yourself in a fairytale that challenges everything you remember from childhood, and above all remember “Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder today. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam” But marriage can also seriously screw you up, leading to paralysis, rock climbing and torture!
The Beach (2000)
Director: Danny Boyle
Love in the sun is never easy. Especially when you join a beautiful secret community, hidden from the rest of the world. Life was so much easier for Richard as a single backpacker, as love, sex and belonging mix with a cult like need for isolation at any cost. Love Island this is not!
I Love You To Death (1990)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Your husbands cheating on you and your teenage friend and mother decide he has to go, not just out the door. But out the door in a body bag made for one. The trouble is, no matter how hard you try he can’t be killed! Dark comedy at its finest that proves marriage and murder can be very a complicated game.
Meet Joe Black (1998)
Director: Martin Brest
Death makes you a deal, but death also has a real soft spot for your daughter. Just feel lucky you are single, and death is not sexually attracted to you. Even if he does have the blonde floppy hair and the stunning looks of man killed in a road accident.
The Rules of Attraction (2002)
Director: Roger Avary
Anyone who has been to University will know just how messy sex, relationships and friendships can be in a hallowed hall of learning. The hard work in the classroom matched by a haze of hormonal fun, experimentation and social enlightenment. However, Universities are small places, and lives, loves and recreational entertainment have a way of linking people together. Creating more than a few difficult moments on the journey to graduation. The Rules of Attraction is messy, sex crazed and egotistical. Pretty much summing up the journey into a persons early 20’s. And by the end of it you will breath a huge sigh of relief that you’re single and free to mingle.
Rough Night (2017)
Director: Lucia Aniello
A night out with old friends is always fun until the stripper you ordered dies whilst grinding on your mates lap. Rough Night reminds us all that love, sex and partying can be extremely messy at any age. And that relationships can equally be divisive yet caring in nature.
Director: Michael Lehmann
Being a teenager absolutely sucks! We all know this. And being a teenager in school is even worse. We are surrounded by groups who think they are better than us. Told we are wasting our potential and afraid we will turn into our parents. However, this can trick us into relationships with people who think they have the solution to our woes. Psychotic individuals who ooze charm and sex appeal. Heathers is a warning to all, that relationships can be murder, even if the boy in question is mysteriously hot.
Director: James Cameron
Boy meets girl on a doomed journey to New York where class and sex simply don’t mix. Poor Jack may think Rose is everything he could ever wish for, but she is going to leave him in the cold. Literally!. I know what you’re thinking.. Titanic is a beautiful story of young love in the face of disaster? Well I am afraid you are wrong. Jack would have stood a much better chance of survival without Rose, his poor frozen extremities possibly finding some warmth and happiness with a more suitable girl.
Superman II (1980)
Everything was going just fine for the man of steel before Louis Lane got her grubby loved up fingers on him. Desperate to please her, he only goes and removes his powers!. Silly move, when super villains are destroying the planet. Superman was far better off single!
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Director: John Landis
The early stages of love can be in incredibly difficult when your boyfriend has a habit of turning hairy and killing commuters on the London Underground. David’s new nurse lover Alex Price, did expect to bringing home a wolf in mans clothing. Let’s hope she stocked up on fresh chicken, dog mixer and a sturdy cage.
Simon Killer (2012)
Director: Antonio Campos
He may be an innocent looking American student backpacking around Europe. But Simon carries with him some pretty deep and dark secrets. So beware the cute looking student sitting alone at a bar, and for god sake don’t sleep with him. Have a nice chat then leave him to his unwashed clothes, backpack and smelly trainers.
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