It is finally the month of love and while it seems like it is only for couples, well, it is actually for everyone to enjoy, too! For those who are single out there and would just want to chill on Valentine's day, here are the best movies to binge-watch alone or with friends!
Best Movies To Watch This Valentine's Day If You're Single
Valentine's day is a holiday to express love to those we cherish in life and if you're single, that doesn't mean you cannot enjoy Valentine's day! In fact, there are a ton of movies that you can actually binge-watch that would be perfect to celebrate the day of love.
See, love comes in different forms and Valentine's day is not just for couples, it's also for the singles out there to imbibe some self-love or love for the people who are constantly supporting you in every step of the way! Check out some of the best movies that would be perfect for singles on Valentine's day!
Valentine's Day Movies For Singles: How To Be Single (2016)
If you're a single pringle this Valentine's day, THIS IS THE BIBLE! How To be Single follows the journey of Alice as she gets a cool off with her college boyfriend while exploring New York City as a paralegal where she meets her best friend, Robin, and lives with her OB-GYN sister, Meg.
Well, this story has six different perspectives: Alice who meets new people but wouldn't find enough flame to sustain a relationship, Robin who loves being single and enjoys life as it is, and Meg who wants to be a mother without a partner but later falls in love.
There's Lucy who cannot stand being single and she's desperate to find that tiny peanut that would make her fall in love, Tom who may have a lot of partners but he gets too "single" for so long before realizing that it is too late, and David who is a single father trying love once more.
In the end, this is the singles bible. The title literally shows How To Be Single, and it teaches viewers that sometimes, the love we look for is not with a partner but through self-discovery, following dreams and passions, and being with the people who truly love and care about you.
How To Be Single stars Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann, Alison Brie, Anders Holm, Damon Wayans Jr., Nicolas Braun, Jason Mantzoukas, Colin Jost, Jake Lacy, and Brent Morin.
How To Be Single is available to stream on Hulu.
Valentine's Day Movies For Singles: Legally Blonde (2001)
"What, like, it's hard?" Yes, everyone! It is Elle Woods in the house and her story, Legally Blonde, is one of the best movies to watch for singles this Valentine's day because clearly, she's one hell of a woman who proves where grit and guts would take you!
Legally Blonde follows Elle Woods who is a fashionista sorority queen dumped by her boyfriend. When she learned that he entered Harvard Law School, Elle follows him, only to find her true passion, and overturn the stereotypes on blondes. She literally slayed her Juris Doctor degree!
Perfect for singles this Valentine's day, Legally Blonde stars Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis, Victor Garber, and Jennifer Coolidge.
Legally Blonde is available to stream on Amazon Prime.
Valentine's Day Movies For Singles: Someone Great (2019)
Sometimes, when you stayed with someone for so long, you feel lost when they leave all of a sudden and this is what happened to Jenny in Someone Great where her boyfriend of nine years broke up with her so her girl best friends come to the rescue!
As they Jenny tries to move on, her two best friends meet her up for a concert series, but they certainly have some issues in their friendship that they sort out. In the end, Jenny goes back to the exact place she fell in love with and from there, she picks herself up to move on as a single woman.
Someone Great stars Gina Rodrigues, Brittany Snow, DeWanda Wise, Lakeith Stanfield, and Peter Vack.
Someone Great is available to stream on Netflix.
Valentine's Day Movies For Singles: The First Wives Club (1996)
The title itself hints a comedic touch for a movie to watch this Valentine's day and The First Wives Club perfectly embraces being single after devastating relationship which later becomes a support system to other women who faced the same fate with their abusive partners.
The First Wives Club follows four friends, Annie, Brenda, Elise, and Cynthia who are college bestfriends but lost touch over the years. When Cynthia found out about her ex-husband remarrying someone younger, she falls into devastation and commits suicide.
Cynthia left messages for Annie, Brenda, and Elise before her death and the three found out that all of them came from failed marriages, thus, forming The First Wives Club where their goal is to get back their husbands.
Each of them plotted their schemes where they obtained money from their failed marriages and through such, they realized that their exes are not worth it. So, the club then becomes the Cynthia Swann Griffin Crisis Center for Women to help other women from abusive relationships.
The First Wives Club stars Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, Maggie Smith, Dan Hedaya, Bronson Pinchot, and Marcia Gay Harden.
The First Wives Club is available to stream on HBO Max.
Valentine's Day Movies For Singles: The Other Woman (2014)
This one has quite a peculiar plot in The Other Woman but the journey of Kate is something to ponder on. The film follows Kate King, wife of Mark King who works on start-up companies, and she is usually left at home only to find out that her husband isn't on business trips.
Mark has an affair with Carly, a lawyer, and Kate finds out about them so she befriends Carly to learn about her husband's infidelity. Much to their surprise, both of them are being betrayed by Mark with a younger gun, Amber, and when Amber learned about the truth, she joins the band.
All three women became friends in the most unusual way but hey, Kate finally moves on, and Carly and Amber found love in the most unexpected way through their peculiar friendship. Plus, what sweet revenge on Mark, right?
The Other Woman stars Leslie Mann, Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Nicki Minaj, Don Johnson, and Taylor Kinney.
The Other Woman is available to steam on HBO Max and Amazon Prime.
Valentine's Day Movies For Singles: The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)
The sequel to The Princess Diaries is a perfect movie for singles this Valentine's Day. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement has Mia Thermopolis on a quest to find a king to be a queen, only to realize that change can be good in Genovia.
Mia Thermopolis embraces being a royal of Genovia but as her grandmother is about to step down, she needs to fill in some big shoes. However, she couldn't just ascend to the throne without a King as per Genovia laws.
But no, Mia Thermopolis chose a different pat that she became a queen even without a king! What a way to put up a change, plus she even got her grandmother some freedom and for the former queen to achieve her happy ending.
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement stars Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, Chris Pine, Héctor Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo, and John Rhys-Davies.
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement is available to stream on HBO Max and Amazon Prime.
Valentine's Day Movies For Singles: Under The Tuscan Sun (2003)
Just when Frances' life seems perfect, it all goes down the drain as she discovers that her husband is cheating. A writer, depressed, and just out of divorce who lost her house, and her partner, Frances couldn't do what she does best, especially with her husband getting his mistress pregnant.
Tired of life, Frances gets pushed by her best friend to go on a vacation in Tuscany, thus, the title, Under The Tuscan Sun, where she goes on a path to reconnecting with herself, even to the point of buying a villa. There, Frances embraces her new life, even having someone in the end.
Under The Tuscan Sun stars Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan, Raoul Bova, Vincent Riotta, Roberto Nobile, Anita Zagaria, and more.
Under The Tuscan Sun is available to stream on Amazon Prime.
Valentine's Day Movies For Singles: Baby Mama (2008)
Some comedy to guarantee you laughs on Valentine's day is Baby Mama starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and it is a reminder that no, relationships are not really a prerequisite to have a family; sometimes, strong single women can build one from scratch, too.
Baby Mama follows Kate, a successful single business woman who finally decided to have her own child but it turned out she has a T-shaped uterus. She may adopt but she refuses to because there's still a chance to have a kid of her own -- through a surrogate.
She, then, hires Angie whose IV-fertilization failed, but since Angie needs cash, she tries to fake it 'til she make it, however, she had to confess in the end. In a twisted turn of events, Angie got pregnant with her ex-husband and she becomes friends with Kate in the end.
Baby Mama is available to stream on Amazon Prime.
Valentine's Day Movies For Singles: Eat, Pray, Love (2010)
Eat, Pray, Love is possibly the most famous film for singles and it is a great one to watch this Valentine's day. It follows Liz, a married woman who gets out of an unfulfilling marriage and turns her life around into a journey of self-discovery.
Liz goes on to various adventures where she tries to find the meaning of life so she makes sure to experience different cultures exploring the world on her own. In the process, she finds inner peace, even true love in her journey.
Julia Roberts banners Eat, Pray, Love which is based on the memoir of Elizabeth Gilbert, the role she played in the movie. Along with her in the movie are James Franco, Richard Jenkins, Viola Davis, Billy Crudup, and Javier Bardem.
Eat, Pray, Love is available to stream on Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Valentine's Day Movies For Singles: Obvious Child (2014)
When it comes to being single, all it takes is a strong independent individual to pull it off which is why Obvious Child is a great choice for a movie to watch this Valentine's day! A woman who had to take a stand in front of a stigmatized topic is one deserving of an applause.
Obvious Child follows Donna who was just dumped by her boyfriend and because of that, she decided to drink the night out at a bar where she met a man and had a one night stand with. Unfortunately, she got knocked-up.
Donna decides to take the terms into her own hands with the uncomfortable truth of the situation that she could not raise a child, this, she gets an abortion on Valentine's day. (Yup, it's that fitting for the list, right?)
Obvious Child has been praised for dealing with sensitive and heavy topics like unplanned pregnancies and abortion which shows a near-accurate depiction of a woman making the decision on her own.
Jenny Slate banners Obvious Child and she stars alongside Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffman, Gabe Liedman, Richard Kind, Polly Draper, and David Cross.
Obvious Child is available to stream on Hulu and HBO Max.
Singles, which among these movies would you be watching this Valentine's day?