Not every single person wants a date for Valentine’s Day. Maybe you just got out of a relationship. Maybe you don’t have the time or the energy. Maybe you just want to enjoy single life right now. Hey, nothing wrong with that. Don’t let all the lovey-dovey romantic movies get you down or pressure you into a bad date. Remember that love has many forms. It’s not just about couples, but about family, friendships, and even loving strangers. Here are some movies singles can enjoy for Valentine’s Day. Let them remind you that love is all around and it’s for everyone.
You’ve Got Mail
“You’ve Got Mail” (PG, 119 min) is a classic romantic comedy about two business rivals that hate each other, but fall in love online through their anonymous emails. This makes the singles list of Valentine’s Day movies because Meg Ryan’s character, Kathleen, loses her business but lands on her feet. She was in love, but she was still a strong character. Love can happen anytime, but first be your own person.
13 Going on 30
“13 Going on 30” (PG-13, 98min) is another romantic comedy about a 13 year old girl who makes a wish and turns 30 overnight. More than a rom-com however, this movie is about enjoying life and having fun. As Jennifer Garner’s character, Jenna, wishes, “Thirty, flirty, and thriving.” Thrive no matter what age you are or your relationship status. Enjoy life! Have fun!
Now You See Me
“Now You See Me” (PG-13, 115min) is about a group of magicians (or illusionists) that rob the rich and give to the poor (well, their audiences) during their performances. More than that, these illusionists love what they do and who they are so much that they take a leap of faith for something they believe in.
The Frozen Ground
“The Frozen Ground” (R, 105min) is based on actual events. It’s a biographical crime drama about Alaska’s most wanted serial killer and the girl that escaped. In this movie, Nicolas Cage plays Jack Halcombe, an Alaskan State Trooper that didn’t give up. He showed that kind of love that makes people pursue justice even when nobody would believe them, for a victim nobody wanted to love.
Fast & Furious 6
“Fast & Furious 6” (PG-13, 130min) is an action movie about the Dom, Brian, and their crew going up against another crew of highly skilled and organized mercenary drivers. There’s great action and amazing racing scenes, but it’s all about what you would do for the people you love.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” (PG, 106min) is an adventure fantasy movie about Percy and his friends embarking on a mission to find the Golden Fleece, the only thing that can save their camp and all who live within. It’s a great fantasy film about risking your own life to save your world and your friends. It’s also about accepting your family for who they are.
Iron Man 3
“Iron Man 3” (PG-13, 130min) is an action adventure movie about Iron Man after the New York attack in “The Avengers.” Tony Stark’s world is torn apart, and he’s fighting to save the woman he loves, the friend who’s hurt, and his country. To top it all off, Tony is struggling with PTSD and is stripped of his Iron Man toys. It’s a great film about not giving up and fighting for the things that matter to you, including yourself.
“Last Vegas” (PG-13, 105min) is a hilarious movie about four sixty-something friends that go to Las Vegas for a bachelor party for their last remaining single bud. Watch the funny situations they get themselves into and the love between these friends that lasted many many years.
Despicable Me 2
“Despicable Me 2” (PG, 98min) if a comedic animated film that finds Gru fighting with the good guys to bring down a new super criminal. But we also get to see more of Gru, how much he loves his girls and minions, and what he’ll do to make them happy.
“Frozen” (PG, 102min) is a heartfelt animated film based on the Snow Queen. Anna and Kristoff team up to find Elsa, whose icy powers placed their kingdom in an eternal winter. Amazing animation and songs aside, this movie is about what you’ll sacrifice in order to save your family.