Alone on Valentine's Day? These 5 films will help you beat the blues

Alone on Valentine’s Day? These 5 films will help you beat the blues

If you’re looking to escape all the mush then we have a plan for you

By ELLE team  February 14th, 2020

When you’re single, being surrounded by couples on Valentine’s Day and the endless PDA that inevitably takes over Instagram canbe tough. But, if you want to escape all the posts that say #Bae, we have curated a list of fantastic films that have nothing to do with love.

PARASITE

Oscar season just went by and that’s a good enough reason to watch Bong Joon-ho’s flawless film about a family coming from a humble background bluffing their way into the lives of a wealthy Seoul household. It’s a remarkable watch that will make your modern movie-going such a joy. The director has described as “a comedy without clowns, a tragedy without villains.”

Watch it at: A theatre near you

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

This Quentin Tarantino film is re-released in theatres and was much-awaited even before its release. It’s funny, set in Hollywood, and the story loops around stardom and history, and mixing it to present a wild collage of sorts. Plus, there’s the winning combination of Brad Pitt and Leonardo di Caprio.

Watch it at: A theatre near you

LITTLE WOMEN

With a title as familiar as Little Women, you can wonder there’s nothing new you can expect from the film. But, Greta Gerwig’s Little Women is the tale of free-spirited women who are chasing their ambitions and discover their intellectual fulfilment.

Watch it at: A theatre near you

THE FAVOURITE

This is another period drama you can count on making your day better. Yorgos Lanthimos’s film is an absolutely wonderful watch. And, the best thing about it is that it’s about strong female characters. Olivia Colman’s performance is not to be missed. Plus, the wigs, breeches and beauty spots will leave you gushing.

Watch it on: Hotstar

THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY

This Oscar-nominated Brazilian film is a political documentary and a personal memoir. It puts spotlight on two beleaguered leaders of Brazil as they deal with their ideologically divided country. It’s up on Netflix and we suggest you don’t miss it. You can thank us later for sorting out Valentine’s day for you.

Watch it on: Netflix