It's that time of the year, again. Shop fronts are decorated with big pink hearts and a load of confetti, hoping to leave a warm and sickly sweet feeling with the potential customer, but leaving some of us feeling utterly cold.
Whether you're single or in a relationship, Valentine's Day can be one of the most uncomfortable holidays the year has to offer, so we've decided to go rogue for our movie guide this time round, providing you with the seven best anti-Valentine's flicks that you can enjoy to get through the weekend...
7. The Witches of Eastwick
If you're looking for a film with an all-star cast, they don't get much bigger than this. Cher joins Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon as an unlikely trio of single women who all receive their deepest desires - at a cost - from a mysterious and intriguing man, played brilliantly by Jack Nicholson. Seeing these women come together to take on the evil nature of Nicholson's character is a real sight to behold, with the penultimate scene providing one of the most entertaining and memorable sequences of the late 80s. If you've not seen The Witches of Eastwick before, then make sure you check it out ASAP!
6. Kill Bill
One of Quentin Tarantino's finest achievements was releasing both Kill Bill: Vol 1 and Vol 2. Uma Thurman stands front-and-centre as an assassin with the code name The Bride, who's sent into a coma for four years when her former boss - the titular Bill - violently attacks her. Waking up and realising that she has had a potentially happy existence robbed from her, she sets out on a mission of revenge, taking out Bill's associates along the way before one final showdown with the man himself.
5. John Tucker Must Die
If romantic chick flicks are more your style, then John Tucker Must Die is a must-see! Jesse Metcalfe is the womanising titular character, who finds himself getting on the wrong side of one particular ex-girlfriend, who sets him up to fall in love so that he can experience the pain and heartache of a bad break-up. The film's an easy watch and not particularly revolutionary, but if you've got a certain someone in mind you'd like to see go through the motions of a broken heart, then it's the perfect antidote!
4. Get Out
Jordan Peele made his directorial debut with Get Out back in 2017, stunning the world with one of the bravest and most confronting thrillers of our generation. Daniel Kaluuya leads the cast as young African-American Chris, who is preparing to meet his Caucasian girlfriend's parents for the first time during a weekend vacation. Though they appear at first to be kind and welcoming, it doesn't take long for the horrors of his new reality to start sinking in. A seriously brilliant commentary on the racist behaviour millions still face to this day in America and beyond.
3. Gone Girl
Based on the book of the same name by Gillian Flynn is Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in the leading roles of married couple Nick and Amy Dunne. Though their life appears to be perfect for all those looking in, Amy disappears on the day of their fifth wedding anniversary, with media focus soon shifting to Nick as they question just who is responsible for her missing status. With one of the best twists in literary and cinematic history, this is an awesome and thrilling two-and-a-half-hour romp.
2. Thelma and Louise
Director Ridley Scott smashes it out of the park with Thelma and Louise, first released in July 1991. Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon star as the duo the film focuses on, who go on the run from the authorities after they shoot and kill a man who attempted to rape Thelma. If you're looking for a landmark film for feminism, then you can't go wrong here.
1. Fatal Attraction
Glenn Close and Michael Douglas give one of the best performances of their careers in Fatal Attraction, which became a huge box office success with a gross of just over $320 million against a $14 million budget. When Dan Gallagher (Douglas) has an affair with editor Alex Forrest (Close), he thinks it's just going to be one night of passion before going back to playing happy families. Alex has other ideas and suddenly, what was supposed to just be a one-off fling turns into something much more sinister...
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