It’s either the best day of the month for couples who ~LOVE~ surprising one another with cute little gifts, or the worst day for some of the single people out there who’ve been hurt and who hate Valentine’s Day.
Well, the best way to spend February 14 for the singles out there? Binge watch the day away. We’ve got a pretty solid line up and it’s either going to make or break your day, so choose which films you want! Better yet, watch everything to both enjoy and dread the love month because that’s just how life goes.
1. How to be Single
This film teaches all the single souls out there how to enjoy being single. Breakups are hard, and you think your world just might fall apart in the aftermath. Newsflash: It doesn’t.
“The thing about being single is, you should cherish it. Because, in a week, or a lifetime, of being alone, you may only get one moment.when you’re not tied up in a relationship with anyone. One moment, when you stand on your own.”
2. 500 Days of Summer
This is and will always be a heartbreaking film on love found and love lost and overall life in general. The film shows you through the life of Tom and the challenges and flowery bits of his romance with Summer.
It just really teaches you how imperfect a love is and sometimes, no matter what you do and how hard you try, it’s just really not for you. Don’t despair, there’s a silver lining in the end.
Need an iconic line?
Tom: Look, we don’t have to put a label on it. That’s fine. I get it. But, you know, I just… I need some consistency.
Summer: I know.
Tom: I need to know that you’re not gonna wake up in the morning and feel differently.
Summer: And I can’t give you that. Nobody can.
3. La La Land
It’s going to hurt. A lot. But it’s going to teach you so much more. The Expectations vs. Reality part is the bit that will make you think of how vital decisions are, how important one’s presence is in major life events. A MUST.
4. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
You’ve just been dumped, what do you do? Wallow in self-hate, self-pity, and self-deprecation? Drink and cry yourself to sleep in a corner?
The protagonist goes through the motions of post breakup and he powers through it. What’s amazing about it is the realization that you can become your own person after a breakup, and eventually move on.
5. Begin Again
After being left by her longtime boyfriend Dave due to his newfound fame, the lovelorn Gretta gets left on her own. In the midst of the breakup, she then meets Dan, a worn out record-label exec and things turn for the better.
The uplifting message of the movie shows the pvblic that you can still power through, that you can precisely do what the title deems – begin again.
6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The painful breakup of Clementine and Joel was too much to bear for both parties, and in result, they undergo a procedure to erase memories of their relationship.
The movie shows the good, the bad, and the sad memories as Joel slowly forgets the woman he love.
7. Celeste & Jesse Forever
A divorcing couple namely Celeste and Jesse try to maintain their friendship. Jesse hopes to reconcile with Celeste, and she wants him to grow up.
Their bond takes a toll when Jesse finally involves himself with another woman, causing both of them to rethink if they really want to stay in each other’s lives.
8. That Thing Called Tadhana
Angelica Panganiban (Mace) captures the whole sense of post breakup in this masterpiece by Antoinette Jadaone. You see a woman struggling to fight her battles with the help of binge watching One More Chance and Anthony (JM de Guzman). It’s a trip to Sagada and self-discovery that takes the film on another high, another point of view that life isn’t always as shitty as it seems.
9. Camp Sawi
The group of girls in the film go on a vacay, a retreat if you will, in order to heal themselves from different pains caused by love and lost. The great parts the film showcases are the scenes where finally, the main girls get the healing that they all deserve; that all of them coming together was destiny to help one another.
10. Blue is the Warmest Color
Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t and shouldn’t just be shut off as porn. It’s art, it’s love, it’s drama, it’s hate, it’s a lot of things that come together to form a pretty good heartache.
It teaches you to discern right from wrong, to never take for grant what you have and who you have.
It teaches you how to truly be brave and how to mend the bond that’s been torn by pride. It isn’t about a lovey-dovey relationship, but rather, a loving relationship between a mother and her daughter.
12. Blue Valentine
Another heartbreaking film starring Ryan Gosling.
It’s a realistic portrayal of a relationship unraveling. Arguably one of the best breakup movies yet.
13. The Umbrellas of Cherboug
Young love. He goes to war, she gets pregnant. It’s all in French, the colors are beautiful and surreal, the music is outstanding, and it has a beautiful and bittersweet ending which La La Land was influenced by. You best believe it.
14. Love Actually
Some people end up happily ever after, some don’t. It’s a mix of different kinds of love and you’ll get lost in the connected stories of the nine of them. It’ll make you understand love and how interconnected everything is around it.