Movies to Help You Battle the VDay Blues!

Are you having another, lonely Valentine’s Day? Deciding how you’re going to spend it? Grab your ice cream, popcorn, apple juice, wine, or whatever comfort foods you indulge in, and enjoy one of these stellar movies! From women empowerment to intersectional love to feel good movies, this list is your go-to guide to battling the vday blues! 

 

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008): Peter (Jason Segel) is dumped by his stunning girlfriend Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell) and vacations to Hawaii to mend his broken heart. Little does he know, Sarah is at the same resort with her Rockstar boyfriend (Russell Brand). No way to get over an ex than seeing them move on with someone who looks ten times better than you…poor Peter:(((

 

Definitely, Maybe (2008): Will, a single father (Ryan Reynolds) tells his daughter (Abigail Breslin) the story of how he fell in love with her mother, despite the fact that the two are about to get divorced. The viewers don’t find out who the lucky lady is until the very end. Proves there is no such thing as true love…happy Valentine’s Day!

 

To All the Boys I Loved Before (2018): Lara Jean (Lana Condor) is #relatable…team Josh (Israel Broussard) or team Peter (Noah Centineo)?? A feel-good high school movie where Peter says “woah woah woah” way too many times. 10/10. 

 

Nappily Ever After (2018): Be gone societal norms of Black excellence and beauty! Do what you want with your hair, Violet (Sanaa Lathan) ( and screw anyone who thinks otherwise). An empowerment movie to show you that what is on the inside is more beautiful than what is on the outside! 

 

Alex Strangelove (2018):Alex (Daniel Doheny) shows us how awkward the first time having sex can be with his long-term girlfriend (especially when he realizes he might be gay). A movie that will make you cringe hard but smile even harder. 

 

13 going on 30 (2004): Have a desire to grow up so you can find the one you love and live in your dream apartment with your hot af significant other? Why the rush? Jenna (Jennifer Garner) shows us that life is too short and growing up is overrated. Don’t count the days, make the days count, and live out your youth for as long as possible. No responsibilities! Be adventurous and explore! 

 

She’s the Man (2006): Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum…do I even need to say more??

 

When We First Met (2017): Noah (Adam Devine) meets Avery (Alexandra Daddario) at a Halloween party and falls in love with her...but he gets friend-zoned. Three years later, she is engaged to someone else. An awkward movie about awkward meet-cutes and awkward pursuits for a significant other…it’s almost too relatable. 

 

Forrest Gump (1994): Tom Hanks. A classic feel good movie where nothing could go wrong!

 

Love Simon (2018): Simon (Nick Robinson) has a secret: he’s gay*gasp*!! A coming-of-age story about a teenage boy discovering and accepting his identity! 

 

The Blindside (2009): A true story about Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), a homeless and grieving boy who, with a little help from some kind strangers, becomes an All-American football player and first round NFL draft pick. Go Michael! BONUS: Sandra Bullock is a force to be reckoned with…we STAN strong women characters! 

 

Save the last dance (2001): Ballet girl (Julia Stiles) meets hip hop boy (Sean Patrick Tyler)…worlds collide…the classic Romeo and Juliet tale but no one dies! Yay! We love a love that lasts! 

 

And if all these fail…there is always Moana (2018) who shows us that women can do anything! You don’t need no man!