The best movies to watch if you’re single

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Valentine’s Day is coming, folks, and if all the heart-shaped choccie, red roses, and PDA-obsessed TikTok couples make you want to throw up your brekkie (yet you kind of still feel a pang of jealousy for what they have), then you’ve come to the right place. Why? I’ve compiled a list of 24 anti-Valentine’s Day movies.

Free from sappy wishes and silly (read: ~extraordinarily romantic~) kisses in the rain – to remind you that first, relationships are hard work, and second, there’s an underrated beauty in being able to embrace your independence, do whatever you want, and of course, fully experience a single hot summer.

Now, I’m not saying sharing your life with someone special doesn’t have its perks – Valentine’s Day gifts, anyone? ! But, if you’re feeling a little down this V-Day because you recently went through a breakup, or maybe you’re the only member of your friend group who isn’t in a relationship this year, let’s celebrate. celibacy in all its glory with these awesome anti-Valentine’s Day movies.

Full disclosure, some movies here do have a traditional “happy ending,” but we think the main character had to go through enough drama and heartache to get there, so we’re gonna give them some time, you know?

The Best Anti-Romance Valentine’s Day Movies

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The title says it all, this is a holy grail valentine movie to watch if you are single at any age. Plus, the Rebel Wilson and Dakota Johnson combo is to die for.

Watch it now on Amazon Prime.

Romy and Michele’s high school reunion

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A film dedicated to celebrating female friendship? It’s a phat yes from us, still.

Watch it now on Amazon Prime.

In his shoes

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This movie starts with one sister stepping on the other cheating with her boyfriend – in bed. The rest of the movie is about them finding a way to get back together.

Watch it now on Amazon Prime.

The devil wears Prada

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Who needs a man when you dominate at work? Certainly not Anne Hathaway.

Watch it now on Amazon Prime.

never been kissed

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This film is an absolute classic. Watching Drew Barrymore get his high school redemption is truly unparalleled and will make you feel better about your own goofy moments.

Watch it now on Disney+.

You again

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Imagine having to return to your hometown where you were known as the clumsy girl? And reconnecting with your high school crush amid the chaos of your brother’s wedding? Kirsten Bell does all of this and more.

Watch it now on Disney+.

The First Women’s Club

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If you’ve ever met your friends and plotted revenge on your exes, you’ll appreciate this bad boy. Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton and Bette Midler are also the ultimate power trio.

Watch it now on Amazon Prime.

Forget Sarah Marshall

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We all have our breakup horror stories, but imagine nursing your broken heart at a Hawaiian resort only to find your ex and their new partner are staying at the same place? Hang in there because this one is a really wild ride.

Watch now on Amazon Prime.

princess diaries

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Anne Hathaway at the head of an entire nation is enough to do any a single girl feels like she can do whatever she wants.

Watch it now on Disney+.

27 Dresses

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All the bridesmaid dresses in the world and the sweet eyes of James Marsden – you’re going to thank us for this one.

Watch it now on Disney+.

Bridesmaids

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If all you’re looking for is a really good laugh, this movie still fits the bill. It doesn’t matter if you’ve seen it a million times, it’s one of those movies where the jokes always hit hard.

Watch it now on Amazon Prime.

missing girl

24 Anti-Valentine's Day Movies That Will Remind You Why Being Single Is Actually Top Fk

This psychological thriller — which is the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s book, Missing girl – shows us that there is so much more to marriage than meets the eye. Much, much more in fact. Perfect for all the crime/mystery lovers out there too.

Watch it now on Amazon Prime.

Eat Pray Love

24 Anti-Valentine's Day Movies That Will Remind You Why Being Single Is Actually Top Fk

Sometimes you have to uproot your whole life and go eat pasta in Italy.

Watch it now on Amazon Prime.

The other woman

24 Anti-Valentine's Day Movies That Will Remind You Why Being Single Is Actually Top Fk

A cheating ratbag brings together three unlikely women to build the most chaotic friendship ever. What can I say ? Karma is a bitch.

Watch it now on Amazon Prime.

Under the Tuscan sun

24 Anti-Valentine's Day Movies That Will Remind You Why Being Single Is Actually Top Fk

A recently divorced writer suffers from severe writers block and needs a change of scenery. Maybe buying a house in Tuscany will do the trick?

Watch it now on Amazon Prime.

Revenge of a Blonde

24 Anti-Valentine's Day Movies That Will Remind You Why Being Single Is Actually Top Fk

When you go to law school despite being called “stupid” by a man, you end up being better than him… Hi to Elle Woods, our queen of bend n’ snap.

Watch it now on Amazon Prime.

trendy girls

24 Anti-Valentine's Day Movies That Will Remind You Why Being Single Is Actually Top Fk

Sometimes all you really need in this life is a friend, even if that friend is nine years old. It’s a really adorable movie about the unlikely people who bring out the best in us.

Watch it now on Stan.

Savage

24 Anti-Valentine's Day Movies That Will Remind You Why Being Single Is Actually Top Fk

Reese Witherspoon (can you say we love her?) stars a recently divorced woman who decides to embark on a 700 mile hike entirely solo. She learns a lot about herself in the process and it’s an inspiring watch for anyone making a living on their own.

Watch it now on Amazon Prime.

He’s just not very interested

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Make up, break up – this film covers all the messy corners of love and dating. If you’ve ever spent days waiting for a guy on the phone, this will resonate with you a lot.

Watch it now on Amazon Prime.

Suddenly 30

24 Anti-Valentine's Day Movies That Will Remind You Why Being Single Is Actually Top Fk

There will never be a bad time to watch this movie. If you’re not interested in the love story aspect, you have to watch it just for the choreography Thriller dance scene.

Watch it now on Stan.

Library

24 Anti-Valentine's Day Movies That Will Remind You Why Being Single Is Actually Top Fk

Two best friends let loose before they graduate from high school is our friendly reminder that female friendships should be the number one priority. Ovaries before Brovaries as Leslie Knope says.

Watch it now on Amazon Prime.

Little woman

24 Anti-Valentine's Day Movies That Will Remind You Why Being Single Is Actually Top Fk

A modern take on a beloved classic. If anything, it will definitely make you feel better about dating in the 21st century.

Watch it now on Amazon Prime.

A good person

24 Anti-Valentine's Day Movies That Will Remind You Why Being Single Is Actually Top Fk

If you’ve recently broken up, this is a must-have watch. If you can also invite all your best friends to watch it, you’ve hit the jackpot. This might just be the ultimate Valentine’s Day movie, IMO.

Watch it now on Netflix.

The Sisterhood of Travel Pants

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Of course, we couldn’t have a Valentine’s Day movie roundup without the OG girl-power flick. Honestly, it still holds today. Four friends, one pair of pants – you know how the story goes.

Watch it now on Amazon Prime.

While you’re at it, treat yourself to some V-Day rush because you don’t need a partner to earn it.

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