Hate Valentine's Day? Watch these movies and TV shows
It's easy to look around on Valentine's Day and think you're the only one suffering through a breakup. To remind yourself why being single might be the best thing ever, watch these streaming movies and TV shows.
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.
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.
When bored and wealthy step-siblings, played by Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar, place wagers on their sexual conquests, 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. "Cruel Intentions" will make singles glad to not be entangled in a complicated relationship.
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.
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."
Woody Harrelson plays a supposedly loving husband of an equally loving wife (Demi Moore) who accepts $1 million to let her spend one night with a billionaire played by Robert Redford. Not even the strongest marriage can survive that kind of "Indecent Proposal."
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.
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.
Ever wonder what would happen if you didn't date a certain someone who broke your heart, but 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.
In "Knock, Knock," 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.
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.
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 as Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams play a cool couple whose marriage falls apart. "Blue Valentine" tells the story of a relationship that goes from a romantic beginning to a dismal end. The film's a great reminder that sometimes love just isn't enough.
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.
This 1981 horror film 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.
If you hate seeing a happy couple get married, "[REC] 3: Genesis" is the choice for Valentine's Day. The Spanish horror film shows what happens when demonic possession spreads like a virus at a wedding. The best part of the movie? A chainsaw-wielding bride who fends off the zombie-like mob.
Proving that love can be hell, "The War of the Roses" shows what happens when a seemingly solid 18-year marriage suddenly goes bad. Barbara (Kathleen Turner) and Oliver (Michael Douglas) Rose declare war on each other instead of getting a divorce. Winner takes all, including their magnificent mansion and everything in it.
If you feel like you're missing out on marriage, watch this classic film starring Richard Burton and Liz Taylor, who play a quarreling couple that makes fighting look like an art form. Ironically, Burton and Taylor often publicly fought as a real-life married couple as well.