10 Of The Best Anti-Romance Titles To Watch This Valentine’s Day
There's enough to contend with on Valentine's Day this year already.
Firstly, it's on a Monday. Gag.
Plus, there's still restrictions, the ever-present threat of catching Covid and the fact we're all still processing 2020, but also, somehow, it's been 50 years since we felt 'normal' and could be bothered risking it for the biscuit and going on a date.
So here at LADbible with our friends at Amazon Prime Video, we've done all the hard work for you, whether you're feeling single, sedentary, sleepy or just sceptical this Valentine's Day.
This is no time for rom-coms. No time to make ourselves feel bad by watching other people bask and frolic in their own happy endings.
No. Instead, let's snuggle up to some danger. Some revenge. Some chaos. And some good old-fashioned heartbreak.
Promising Young Woman is not for the faint of heart, and the trailer - whilst intriguing - doesn't fully prepare you for all the twists, turns, trauma and thrills you're going to go through while you watch it for the first time.
Plus, it's not just the aesthetic of the film, or the thought-provoking plot, that's absolutely killer...
You don't have to think too hard about the plot of this 1999 classic to realise it's one messed-up movie.
Rich kids. Drugs. Betrayal. Sex. Dangerous liaisons. And a stark warning: Don't fall in love.
This film not only solidified the careers of Sarah Michelle Gellar and Reese Witherspoon, but it also helped to rewrite the playbook on how dark, daring and dangerous 'teen' flicks could be.
Let the games begin...
Just who is the 'bad guy' or 'bad gal' in Gone Girl?
A picture-perfect wife has gone missing and the perpetrator (and his motives) seem clear as day.
But as we know, it's never that bloody simple, and this film with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike will leave your heart racing, but probably in no rush to go out and get married.
With headlines like ''Forever' is really great, but we're not allowed to tell you why', we don't want to give away any spoilers, other than to say it's thrilling, and anything but 'boring' like the long-term marriage it delves into.
You know the trope of the super-hot, sassy sit-com wife and the befuddled, bozo husband?
Well this show leans into that, and then completely turns it on its head.
This is dark comedy at its best and pairs sit-com stereotypes with a far more gritty reality.
The iconic line from this series 'It's never going to be normal again is it?' is something which might ring true for you this Valentine's Day after what we've all been through over the past two years.
So if you need a distraction, buckle up for this wild ride.
It takes place in a small Texas town where one popular teen is abducted and another takes her place, before becoming the most-despised person in America.
Keep an eye on this one, it could very well become your new obsession.
The erotic thriller is equal parts creepy, ludicrous, salacious and dangerous.
Settle in and watch on... but maybe shut your blinds!
Ever wanted a second-chance at love? Been so lonely it could break your heart?
Well this film with Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Coleman and John C. Reilly will show you just how extreme those feelings can be.
Set in a dystopian near future, the film tracks singles as they are forced to try and find a romantic partner, or else...
"I want you to want to do the dishes!"
This iconic line from the Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn film sums up just how dire and boring even the most perfect relationship can become.
You'll watch this one not sure whether you're rooting for them to get back together or stay apart, but have lots of laughs along the way.
Ever wanted to just stop suppressing that rage and fully embrace it? Well this Amazon Original Movie shows what can happen when a 'slightly murderous' bouncer with an anger-management problem lets it all go.
Let's just say, you're in for a shock.
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Topics: Valentine's Day