Friday Top Five: Movies for Singles Awareness Day
February 10th, 2012
10:05 AM ET

Friday Top Five: Movies for Singles Awareness Day

Hollywood is intent on selling you unrealistic love stories all the time, but the industry kicks into overdrive when February 14 rolls around.

Does no one think of the single (or, unhappily coupled) people? Well, we have.

As an antidote to the other sappy tales you'll surely indulge in leading up to Valentine's Day, we've rounded up our five best anti-Valentine's Day movies. Or, movies to watch on Singles Awareness Day, if you will.

This list could've opted for nothing but violence or non-romantic comedies, but we're going to drive the point home with five flicks in which the love goes sour. What would make your top five?

1. "Fatal Attraction" (1987) - "A mistake he'll regret for the rest of his life," indeed.

2. "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966) - This adaptation of the heralded play, starring star-crossed lovers Richard Burton and Oscar winner Elizabeth Taylor, has plenty of anger and alcohol to celebrate SAD with.

3. "The War of the Roses" (1989) - There are plenty of movies that make one "feel like falling in love all over again...This is not that movie."

4. "The Break-Up" (2006) - The ending's realistic, and bonus: It's funny, too. Whose side are you on?

5. "Kill Bill" Vols. 1 + 2 (2003, and 2004, respectively) - A fantastic, bloody tale of vengeance.

Honorable Mentions:

"Waiting to Exhale" (1995) - If only to watch Angela Bassett set fire to a car full of her husband's belongings one more time.

"(500) Days of Summer" (2009) - This is a story about love, but it's definitely not to be confused with a love story.

"Blue Valentine" (2010) - Another movie marketed as "A love story," but more than likely dissimilar from any love story you've ever seen.


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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Chiho

    It seems weird to me that they keep changing stuff in the angiirol trilogy. There were a few changes in that special VHS release in the late 90 s, now they are changing even more things (to match the prequels, I guess). People LOVE the angiirols; they ought to offer that, too and maybe they will, in five or ten years (not now, 'cause this way they can get people to buy BOTH sets).

    March 17, 2012 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sokman

    Mortal Thoughts could have made this list.

    February 12, 2012 at 3:15 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sokman

    Mortal Thoughts could've made this list

    February 12, 2012 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
  4. @Carl

    don't let it bother you. it's a bored little troll with a lot of time on his hands. just read 'em & move on. this is just what they do.

    February 11, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. Carl Jung

    This "santa" kid needs to be banned and given professional help.

    February 11, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
    • ?

      If AA Santa gets banned then who will bring us Newports and grape soda on Christmas morning?

      February 11, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  6. .•|•.

    Fatal Attraction really creeped me out the 1st time I watched it. Good flick!

    February 10, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. T

    There was this other Uma Thurman movie.....Prime ? I think it was called. It might fit this category.

    February 10, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. @~€~~

    "Fatal Attraction" is one of my favorite movies – I can watch it over and over!

    February 10, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  9. african american santa

    I feel like I need to have a d oo d oo a little bit.

    February 10, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  10. Hallmark Representative

    Hello. We would like to extend our sincere thanks for your purchases of our cards and items in our stores nationwide. As a sign of our thanks, we would like to leave you with this one message... "THANKS FOR YOUR HARD-EARNED MONEY!!! HAHAHAHA!!!"

    February 10, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  11. Richard Fore

    Hey loosers, what ever happened to the movie about my life? that's a good movie for this special day. My life is all about my inability to score in the clutch... check it out.

    February 10, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |

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