5 best anti-romance movies for a better Valentine’s day

Leave The Notebook on the shelf this year…

Written by Georgia Chappell

January 28, 2021

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looking for the best Valentine’s Day movies that don’t involve the cliche break up / make-up storyline? It’s safe to say that we are absolutely sick of it. Fear not, we have collated the best Valentine’s Day films for the special day. So, whether you are planning a romantic movies sesh, or you’re planning on a movie marathon by yourself with a bucket of popcorn. We have you covered with the best romantic films that we can’t get enough of for Valentine’s Day. So, get your sexy lingerie ready and keep reading to get all the tea on our fave movies for Valentine’s Day.

The best (not so) romantic movies to watch on Valentine’s day

The lobster

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If you are after a romantic movie…yeah. Maybe skip this one. The Lobster is set in a dystopian world where everyone must be in a relationship and if you aren’t, you get sent to a Bootcamp to find your ‘perfect match’. If you fail to find ‘the one’ in a certain amount of time, you get turned into an animal of your choice. So, it’s safe to say that this film is a little mad.


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Love all things gore? Who says Valentine’s Day cant be bloody. RAW is about a vegan who is forced to eat meat to initiate her into uni. This unlocks a part of her she didn’t know she possessed. Obsessed with human flesh, she goes mad for it. This foreign film is one of the best horror movies ever.

someone great

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Have you recently broke up with someone? If so, this film is for you. Someone Great is about a relationship that crumbles. The main character cant sees why this has happened until she goes on a journey of self-reflection and starts to notice the many cracks. This leads her to find herself and start to enjoy her own company.

get out

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Looking for a thriller to have you on the edge of your seat this Valentine’s Day? Get out is about a black man who is meeting his white girlfriend’s parents for the first time. They seem great, but slightly off to say the least. Then this film takes a massive turn. This is definitely one to watch with your lover on the special day.


Come on, you must have watched this before. Bridesmaids is a classic set around two best friends. One of them is getting married and one of them is single, in a toxic ‘relationship’ and has just lost her business. This film focuses on the relationship of friends, getting over your failures and emphasises the fact that its never too late to start again.

the 101 on anti-valentine’s day films

we all love finding a good movie to watch. Whether its a romantic film or a Valentine’s Day movie, as long as you are spending time with the one you love – that’s all that matters. Its safe to say that romantic movies are a little played out though. Switch it up and go with something scary or weird this Valentine’s Day. Life is a little scary and weird right now so what’s the point trying to romanticise it? Check out our article on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day in lockdown for more.