Your anti-Valentine's watch list ahead
We have a lot of feelings about love month, especially in lockdown where the chances of meeting a potential match are slim—unless you let an app do the work for you. Jaded? Going through a break-up? Maybe just want to feel something? Need to see a little love in movies? Here's a list of sad love movies to binge-watch this long weekend, preferably with a pint of ice cream and a box of tissues.
Call Me By Your Name
We're well aware of the swirling rumors that Armie Hammer is some Hannibal Lecter figure come to life, but we have to admit that Call Me By Your Name is still worth a rewatch. Luca Guadagnino's coming-of-age drama remains one of the most poignant films of all time. Seventeen-year-old Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet) spends the summer of 1983 with his family at their villa in Italy and meets his father's charming doctoral student Oliver (Hammer). As their paths intertwine, their lives are altered forever.
P.S. Did we mention that the OST is close to perfection?
“He didn't see me as separate from himself.”
Being invested in a relationship can sometimes lead you to lose a part of yourself. Marriage Story is a heart-wrenching portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. The award-winning Netflix original starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver revolves around a theater director, Charlie, and a has-been actress with a potential future on television, Nicole, and their harrowing divorce as they veer in opposite directions. Who could ever forget that emotionally fueled, tense argument scene? Give the two an Oscar!
Stream Marriage Story on Netflix.
Can long-distance relationships really work, especially in a time when (most) physical encounters are put on hold? The Sundance Best Film winner, Like Crazy, features breakout performances from the late Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones and a side of Jennifer Lawrence. An American guy falls in love with a British exchange student. Their commitment gets tested when immigration issues force them to live apart and persist through the pitfalls of an LDR.
Alexa, play Transatlanticism by Death Cab for Cutie.
Carey Mulligan's masterful performance in An Education is not one to be forgotten. The coming-of-age romance-drama set in the 1960s revolves around a 16-year-old schoolgirl on the brink of womanhood. She meets 30-ish David and her unexciting life is upended. “You have no idea how boring everything was before I met you,” shares Jenny. He introduces her to the glittering fantasy world of Paris, classical concerts and late-night suppers, but in the process discovers a grave secret.
The Perks of Being A Wallflower
Bestselling YA novel-turned-film The Perks of Being A Wallflower, written and directed by Stephen Chbosky, will remind you of your torpe days. The coming-of-age drama revolves around an introverted high school freshman, Charlie, who suffers from clinical depression and is befriended by a group of seniors who welcomes him to the real, *~infinite~* world.
Stream The Perks of Being A Wallflower on Netflix.
Whether you're by your lonesome or with your SO, we still want to know, what are you watching this V-Day? Leave your list and suggestions of the best love in movies you know via the comments below!
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver