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It's easy to look around on Valentine's Day and think you're the only one suffering through a bad relationship or breakup. To remind yourself why being single might be the best thing ever, watch these streaming movies and TV shows.

Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail) finds out the hard way that infatuation isn't always romantic in the 2018 Netflix series You. When she meets charming bookstore manager Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), he seems like a catch, but soon the series explores his dangerous true nature as he stalks her, steals her phone and manipulates her friends. 

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First published, Feb. 11, 2017.
Update, Feb. 12, 2019: Adds five new movies and shows. 

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Heathers

If you've ever dated someone who brought out the worst in you, watch the 1989 movie Heathers. This dark comedy about high school politics centers on Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder), who's part of an exclusive clique of mean girls all named Heather. She meets new student J.D. (Christian Slater) and falls in love with him, and together they pull pranks on the popular kids at school, including the other Heathers. But the pranks soon turn deadly.

Watch now on Netflix and Hulu.

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You Get Me

When high school student Tyler (Taylor John Smith) breaks up with his girlfriend Alison (Halston Sage) in a fit of jealousy, he has a one-night stand with Holly (Bella Thorne). While the fling only lasts a weekend before he reunites with Alison, Holly seems to have other plans. The 2017 movie You Get Me goes from feeling like a stereotypical love triangle story into a creepy tale of obsession, betrayal and murder.

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The Break-Up

Falling in love is easy in the 2006 comedy The Break-Up starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn, but driving each other crazy can end up destroying a relationship. Brooke (Aniston) feels unappreciated, while Gary (Vaughn) oozes immaturity and is unwilling to put any effort into improving their deteriorating relationship. This movie might just make you feel happy to not have a significant other.

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Gerald's Game

Marriages are always hard work, but for Jessie Burlingame (Carla Gugino), things get really bad when she fails at an attempt to spice up her love life. Jessie ends up being trapped on the bed in handcuffs after her demanding husband Gerald (Bruce Greenwood) dies on top of her during a sudden heart attack. From there, the 2017 Netflix movie Gerald's Game gets even creepier. This movie, based on the best-selling Stephen King horror novel of the same name, will make you glad you stayed single. 

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Doctor Foster

You're wondering whether your true love has been cheating on you, so what do you do? Confront your partner? Spy on them? Look through their emails? When Dr. Gemma Foster (Suranne Jones) becomes suspicious after finding a blond hair on her husband's scarf, she finds herself spying, plotting revenge and grappling with what else to do. All in all, the Doctor Foster TV series makes a troubled marriage look like being stuck in a horror film.

Watch now on Netflix.

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Marcella

Former London detective Marcella Backland (Anna Friel) is devastated after her husband leaves her and their two kids. While trying to save her marriage, Marcella is also tracking down a serial killer. If you think fixing a broken marriage and keeping your kids happy is hard, try doing it while hunting down a murderer.

Watch now on Netflix.

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Blue Valentine

Watch as Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams play a cool couple whose marriage goes from a romantic beginning to a dismal end. Blue Valentine is a great reminder that sometimes love just isn't enough.

Watch now on Netflix.

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Honeymoon

A newly married couple has a romantic honeymoon in a rustic cabin set in a secluded forest, but soon wife Bea, played by Rose Leslie, is sleepwalking naked through the woods and exhibiting other strange behavior. Unexplained bright lights also begin appearing in the forest, but that's the least of the pair's worries. Single life looks like a cakewalk compared with the events in Honeymoon.

Watch now on Hulu.

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Basic Instinct

Dating someone new can be exciting, but it can also be dangerous if you don't have all the facts about your new lover. In Basic Instinct, police detective Nick Curran (Michael Douglas) gets involved with a sexy murder suspect (Sharon Stone) who isn't what she seems. Watch this film to feel grateful you're not involved with a possible murderer.

Watch now on Amazon Prime and Hulu.

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Closer

Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Julia Roberts and Clive Owen star in this gut-wrenching look at lust, lies and betrayal between two couples who find out the hard way how painful love can be. Closer will make you happy to spend Valentine's Day alone.

Watch now on Hulu and Amazon.

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Sliding Doors

Ever wonder what would happen if you didn't date a certain someone who broke your heart and instead went down another path altogether? Sliding Doors tells the story of a woman (Gwyneth Paltrow) left heartbroken by a cheating boyfriend, but shows two different outcomes that depend on her choices. This film is perfect for anyone going through a breakup who wonders what would have happened if they took a different path.

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It Follows

Ever wake up after a one-night stand and instantly regret it? Or worse, end up with an STD? What if that STD were actually a vengeful spirit that will kill you unless you have sex with someone else to pass on the curse? If you haven't had sex in a while, It Follows will make you grateful for the dry spell.

Watch now on Amazon Prime.

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Cruel Intentions

In Cruel Intentions, bored and wealthy step-siblings played by Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar place wagers on their sexual conquests, and not all is fair in love and war. As a teenage take on Dangerous Liaisons, this '90s film shows what can happen when a love triangle goes horribly awry. 

Watch now on Amazon Prime.

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Fatal Attraction

Cheating on a spouse is dangerous in more ways than one when an affair goes from spontaneous to spooky. Watch Fatal Attraction and be happy you don't have a crazy stalker like the one played by Glenn Close who wouldn't leave Michael Douglas' character alone. Your pet rabbit will thank you.

Watch now on Amazon Prime.

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Addicted to Love

Maggie (Meg Ryan) and Sam (Matthew Broderick) have exes who are in love. Maggie wants revenge and Sam wants his lost love back, so they work together to break up the happy couple. But sometimes what you want isn't what you really need. Addicted to Love reminds us all that sometimes a breakup can be the best thing.

Watch now on Amazon Prime.

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Knock, Knock

In Knock, Knock, a family man (Keanu Reeves) opens his door to two stranded young women (Ana de Armas and Lorenza Izzo) who seduce him and then engage in a deadly game of cat and mouse. This gory morality tale might make you glad you're not a cheater.

Watch now on Amazon Prime.

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Double Jeopardy

Ashley Judd plays Libby Parsons, a woman recently released from prison who finds out she was framed by her own husband (Bruce Greenwood) for murdering him. Luckily, due to a legal loophole called Double Jeopardy, she can kill him again and not go to prison for the same crime.

Watch now on Amazon Prime.

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My Bloody Valentine

The original 1981 horror film My Bloody Valentine reminds us that when you make a mistake on Valentine's Day that takes the lives of innocent people, a survivor's revenge can't be far behind. In My Bloody Valentine, the terror starts with a box of Valentine candy containing an ominous message and a blood-soaked heart. Romance was never more dangerous.

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A 2009 remake of My Bloody Valentine tells the same story but in 3D and with a new cast.

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