Valentine's Day is a good time to pop in a good movie and snuggle up to the one you love. Sometimes, though, pure romance doesn't cut it. So here are some dramas, thrillers, historical epics and documentaries to mix up the traditional love story, plus one anti-love story for all those happily single.
The perfect blend of superhero action adventure with a romantic twist. Even if your S.O. prefers the MCU, they’ll still love watching Gal Gadot kick butt in WWI!
Looking for something more animated? Look no further than Pixar's sweet robotic love story, which finds its roots in old Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin romps, and features a sweet, sentimental live action clip from the 1969 musical rom-com "Hello Dolly!"
3Meet the Patels
In the mood for something more realistic? Ravi Patel ("Master of None") portrays himself in this real life romantic comedy, as his sister, Greeta, documents his journey to find a wife and make his family happy.
If you're too caught up in the drama, round up the usual suspect, and let this wartime classic be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Drama / 1942 / PG
If you and your S.O. are into history, then there's no love story that compares to James Cameron's colossal, over-budget historical romance.
6Let the Right One In
Want to change things up with some chills? Tomas Alfredson's teen vampire romance should be your pick. It's the movie "Twilight" wishes it was. We also recommend Matt Reeves' American remake, "Let Me In."
7La La Land
If you have music in your heart, then turn to Damien Chazelle's contemporary yet classic, almost Best Picture from 2016.
Falling in love with your operating system? This robo-romance seems more prescient now than when it came out in 2013. Now, if we could only get Alexa to talk like Scarlett Johansson.
Any lover of thrillers should take this opportunity to revisit the classic from the thrill-master himself, Alfred Hitchcock. Here, you can fall just as hard as James Stewart does for Kim Novak.
10Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Now, are you just looking to throw an axe at all the mushiness and Valentine's Day hoopla? Then take revenge on the holiday and all your exes, along with Uma Thurman's blood-scorned bride.
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Matt Lissauer is a writer & data manager for Noovie. When he is not busy writing listicles, Matt is enjoying life in New Jersey with his lovely wife and three kids.