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Seven Movies That Will Make You Happy to be Single This Valentines Day

Every year, about two weeks into February, we become acutely aware of our relationship statuses. If you’re one of the lucky ones, it’s a time to make a date with your SO and stress over what to get them. If you’re like me, it’s a time to cherish friendships and ignore relatives when they ask, “When are you going to find a nice Jewish boy?” Something you can’t escape, though? The endless bombardment of romance movies all vying for that Valentine’s weekend release date. If you aren’t feeling the latest Fifty Shades, these seven movies will make you happy to be single on Valentines Day.  **Spoiler Alert!**

 

1.) Gone Girl

Nothing like the destruction of an unhealthy marriage to make me glad the only person I have to worry about faking her own death and trying to frame me for murder is my pet rabbit.

 

2.) (500) Days of Summer

Watch this to remind yourself that just because some guy got your obscure movie reference or was wearing your favorite band’s shirt, he isn’t your soul mate.

 

3.) Heathers

There’s something about Christian Slater blowing himself while Winona Ryder lights a cigarette off of him that just makes you want to ignore every Tinder message you get.

 

4.) The Last Five Years

If you liked La La Land then you’ll love this because it’s almost exactly the same plot, only it’s told backward and forward. Oh, and Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan can actually sing (sorry not sorry). The musical numbers alone will make you forget your that cousin got engaged over Christmas.

 

5.) Legally Blonde

If Warner had never broken up with Elle, then she never would have realized her full potential and kicked ass at Harvard Law. Watch this if you just got dumped by a f*ck boy and you need a reminder that you’re both a bombshell and a badass.

 

6.) John Tucker Must Die

      

Okay, this movie is basically a classic. The soundtrack takes you back to junior high. The moral of the story? When you’re cheated on, you shouldn’t hate the other girl — you should befriend her and take down the cheater! Also, let’s not forget how awful Penn Badgley’s hair is — it’s definitely more awful than seeing people from your high school get engaged.

 

7.) Knocked Up

Okay, so technically Katherine Heigl is also single in this, so it’s not so much a relationship you want to avoid, but the idea of pregnancy altogether. If you’re bummed to be baeless, just remember you could be having a child with Seth Rogan, which seems so much worse (no offense to Seth Rogan).

 

So pop some popcorn, pour yourself a glass of wine, and turn on one of these movies to enjoy your peaceful Valentine’s Day with friends. If that doesn’t work, just watch Gilmore Girls again and become inspired by a badass single mother.

Sophie is a junior at Boston University studying Psychology and Education. When she isn't memorizing parts of the brain or writing papers on the philosophies of teaching, she likes to dance, shop, and obsess over her pet rabbit.
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