Alternative Valentine's Day Films

The days of feeling optimistic about Valentine's Day are long gone and the desire to watch stereotypical "happily-ever-after" films (which were never much of a fancy of mine to begin with) has vanished along with it. Here is my choice of alternatives when one does not wish to watch blockbuster tat.






#10
Harold and Maude (1971)

handm002
handm004
handm005






#9
Broken Flowers (2005)

brokenflowers001
brokenflowers002
brokenflowers003






#8
Secretary (2002)

secretary001
secretary002
secretary003






#7
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

lars001
lars002
lars003






#6
The Squid and the Whale (2005)

squidnwhale001
squidnwhale002
squidnwhale003






#5
The Science of Sleep (2006)

scienceofsleep
scienceofsleep002
scienceofsleep003






#4
Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)

youmeeveryone001
youmeeveryone002
youmeeveryone003






#3
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

eternalsunshine001
eternalsunshine002
eternalsunshine003






#2
Blue Valentine (2010)

bluevalentine001
bluevalentine002
bluevalentine003






#1
Blue Velvet (1986)

bluevelvet001
bluevelvet002
bluevelvet003

3 comments:

  1. Great choices! I haven't seen them all - but will now have to see the others - but some of my favourites are on there. I'm especially tickled that you chose Blue Valentine. And why not? But Secretary and Blue Velvet! So much love.
    -Andi x

    ReplyDelete
  2. Blue Valentine is quickly becoming one of my favourite films; I have never watched a film so believable. It completely destroyed me. It's utterly heartbreaking.. although I don't think everything is lost in the end.. at least I hope not.

    Blue Velvet has a special meaning for me, so it had to be number one.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Loads of these are my favourites, and you've inspired me to watch Harold and Maude as it is free with package on Love Film! :)

    ReplyDelete