5 movies you should definitely steer away from on Valentine’s day

By Olga Ishimwe
On 13 February 2018 at 10:41

If you’re thinking about watching a movie with your significant other for Valentine’s Day, you might want to steer clear of these 10 mood-ruining, unromantic movies that make love look like torture and simply depressing.

If you want your Valentine’s Day to turn into a horrifying conversation along the lines of “what if we turn into those people?”, then feel free to turn on one of these films.

1.The Fault in Our Stars

Teen movies are known for playing adolescent emotions like angsty harps, but The Fault in Our Stars raised the bar for ravaging its audiences. In the film, two teenagers diagnosed with cancer meet during a support group meeting and start a relationship. They make the most of the time they have together.

The Tearjerker? "You gave me a forever within the numbered days and I can’t tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity." You’d stay up all night comforting your over-crying partner; a definite Must-not for this valentine.

2.Blue Valentine

Don’t be fooled by the fact that this movie has “Valentine” in the title or two super attractive stars, Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling. This drama from Derek Cianfrance is a heart-wrenching look at what happens when love goes sour. Flipping back and forth between when the pair fell in love and quickly wed to a few years later when the relationship has become a living nightmare, this movie can make any happy couple question whether they too might someday hate each other with that much ferocity; not a good choice at all for anyone.

3.Gone Girl

If you’re in a relationship, don’t watch Gone Girl with your partner on Valentine’s Day. You will both lay awake at night, next to each other but somehow disconnected, with doubt about everything you thought you know about your lover poisoning the air between you. If you’re single, Gone Girl will straight up make you never want to get married. Either way, save it for another day.

4. Umbrellas of Cherbourg

‘Umbrellas of Cherbourg’ is one of the most ravishing films ever made, wrapped in candyfloss colours to match the blush of first love. When a young man; Guy is drafted to fight in Algeria, his love, Geneviève is certain she will die of grief. But time passes and Geneviève doesn’t die. Love fades. And that’s the bittersweet message inside this exquisitely sugar coated pill.

5. Atonement

An epic, grandiose, and immensely sad film, Atonement is an extremely well crafted, visually rich love story set during a tumultuous time of war, where two impassioned characters are forever torn apart by the selfish jealousy of another. The tory which unravels in a very disturbing way, won’t make your night one to remember; unless, of course, you find watching the steady disintegration of a relationship romantic.