7 Valentine's Day Movies For Lonely Girls
Tis the season to remember people come and go but real love will always find you. Feeling lonely is a good reminder to take some time to enjoy yourself, YOU and all that YOU are. This list of feminine focused films, offers a range of picks to help you feel cathartic revenge, existential escape and healing hope.
From thrillers to romantic comedies, below are my picks for best films to watch when you're feeling oh so alone.
Vicky, Christina, Barcelona (2008)
Travel abroad and get some perspective with this one. I know, I know, Woody Allen is deleted but let's just detach the work from the artist for this one. Vicky, Christina, Barcelona stars Rebecca Hall as Vicky and Scarlett Johansson as Christina. They play friends traveling Spain for the summer. Vicky is engaged and Christina is single. What makes this film so great is they start with a certain expectation of the summer. Vicky is confidant and settled while Christina is insecure and excitable. All of which is flipped upside down when Javier Bardem enters the picture. The film is funny, relatable, easy to watch and Spain is simply beautiful. It's a nice escape.
Cruel Intentions (1999)
It's Gossip Girl before Gossip Girl. Cruel Intentions follows prep school teenagers in an upscale New York City. It stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe and Selma Blair. With all its backstabbing, blackmailing, sex and drugs, you'll be happy to be living a life without such intense drama.
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)
This movie, never gets old. Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino star in this classic 90's comedy. They play best friends (an understatement) who head back home for their High School Reunion to face the bullies of their past. This is one of those rare onscreen friendships that is so absurd and genuine, you will fall in love with the two.
Gone Girl (2014)
Relating to a killer is easy with this one. Rosamund Pike stars as Amy Dunne, a wife portraying marital bliss before she goes missing. Amy Dunne is an anti-cool girl, cool girl. She reminds us that we don't have to play by the patriarchal rules laid out for us. A woman doesn't need to dumb herself down and play dress up everyday.
Le Rayon Vert (1986)
Hope for the lonely. French Filmmaker Èric Rohmer's, The Green Ray is a beautiful film about a single woman who finds herself traveling alone on summer break. It's about the awkwardness of being single and the insecurity that comes with it. It expresses the inner torture of loneliness so perfectly and the ending is one that offers hope and optimism. It's a must watch for anyone who's been thru a recent breakup or is feeling helplessly alone.
Batman Returns (1992)
This 'aint your typical Batman movie. it's eye candy from the mind of Tim Burton. Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer and Danny DeVito star in this colorful continuation of the 90's Batman film series. Pfeiffer's Catwoman is the real reason to watch. Her zany, sad, single cat lady turned sexy vixen is out there for sure but very fun to watch.
Loneliness takes a new leap in Her. Director Spike Jonze's science fiction film follows Joaquin Phoenix as a man struggling with a failed marriage. He eventually finds solace when a new love enters the picture, his operating system. The dude falls in love with his computer. It sounds silly but really, who knows you better than your computer? This movie is really about moving on and getting over yourself. Sometimes that's just what you gotta do to get out of a funk.