Seven Movies to Help You Get Through This Valentine’s Heartbreak –

Seven Movies to Help You Get Through This Valentine's Heartbreak –

Seven Movies to Help You Get Through This Valentine’s Heartbreak –


Stephanie Ornelas

It may be a time to celebrate love on Monday, but many will use February 14 to mark Singles Awareness Day. While the rest of the world toasts love and romance with fine dinners and fine wines, those flying solo this year can plan the ultimate movie night. So, when all you see on screen is romantic comedies, here are some Sundance movie recommendations to change the pace.

These include stories of brokenhearted and brokenhearted – relationships based on blackmail, betrayal, and heartbreaking awakenings. Put on your favorite casual attire (and maybe keep wine and chocolate on your side) and browse this heartbreaking list of premieres at previous Sundance Film Festivals.

(500 days of summer

A greeting card writer (and desperate romantic) is totally caught off guard when his girlfriend suddenly dumps him. He looks back on their 500 days together, trying to figure out where their love went sour, and in doing so rediscovers his true passion for life. Available to stream on Hulu, Amazon Prime and Apple TV.

please call me by your name

The film takes place in northern Italy in the summer of 1983. Elio Perlman, a 17-year-old Italian-American boy, spends his days lazily transcribing music and flirting with his friend Marzia in his 17th-century villa. One day, a charming 24-year-old American scholar arrives as an annual summer intern, tasked with helping Elio’s father, a respected professor. Elio and Oliver soon discovered the intoxicating beauty of arousing desire on a summer’s day. Available on Hulu and Netflix.

blue valentine

blue valentine is a story about finding love and losing it, told in moments past and present. Filled with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean and Cindy spend a night trying to save their failed marriage. Available on Apple TV, Roku Channel and Amazon.

forever celest and jessie

Longtime lovers Celeste and Jesse were married early but are now separated. Celeste is an ambitious business owner, while Jesse has a more laid-back approach to life and work. Celeste wants a divorce and believes she and Jesse can remain friends. Although he still loves her, he passively accepts her plans until the reality of their separation gets stuck. Available to stream on Hulu.

good girl

A depressed young woman begins an affair with a young co-worker who allows her to escape into a new world of emotional and sexual awakening. When the affair quickly turns from liberation to a toxic obsession, she finds herself caught in a chaotic web of blackmail, theft, and love. Available on Netflix, and Amazon Prime.

like crazy

A British university student fell in love with an American student but separated from him after being banned from the US after his visa expired. Available to stream on Amazon and Netflix.

keep the lights on

Documentary filmmaker Eric and private lawyer Paul meet by chance, but soon find a deeper connection. The film chronicles the emotional and sexual journeys of two men in New York City through love, friendship and addiction. Available on The Roku Channel and Amazon Prime Premium.

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