NO ROMANCE ALLOWED Movie Binge!
For all the anti-Valentines Lovebugs out there!
There have been some amazing cards for the Cupid's Countdown event, so I hope mine isn't a disappointment. I signed up to share some of my favorite un-romantic movies for those of you who just aren't in the mood for cute hearts or cupids. I get it. Sometimes it's just too much! Thankfully I've got enough recommendations to fill up your date night (or your I-don't-have-a-date-and-I-don't-care night). I added some tv recs as well in case you need to binge several hours' worth of entertainment. No Romance
If you want something fun that doesn't have a romantic sub-plot, you should definitely check out...
Big Hero 6- A kid loses a brother but gains a robot friend. So it's mostly fun. Captain America: Winter Soldier- An American hero takes down... America. Brave- This girl really does not wanna get married. She just wants to shoot things. Tokyo Godfathers- Fun Christmas tale about homeless people and an abandoned baby. The Emperor's New Groove- A man and a llama save the day. Ghostbusters 2- Somehow all of New York is convinced to be happy for 5 minutes.
TV series: Fullmetal Alchemist, Agent Carter
Pair with popcorn covered in melted discount chocolate, beer, and buddies. Anti-Romance
If you're in the mood for a movie where everything you love dies or that friendship is more important than feelings, I've got good news for you!
Harold and Maude- A rom-com about depression and death. Brilliant! Thelma & Louise- Two gal pals murder someone and go on the run. Salt- Will they or won't they? Try is she a spy or is she a spy? I think she's a spy. Bachelorette- Three kind of bitter bachelorettes ruin their friend's wedding. Batman: The Dark Knight- The world is absurd and everything you love dies.
TV series: Master of None, Elementary
Pair with wine and something covered in garlic- because you're not kissing ANYONE! The opposite of a Rom-Com...
Is disturbed and depressing I guess. Watching these will make you forget your troubles, because you'll be concerned with things that are much worse.
The Road- People eat people after the apocalypse.
Saw- Wanna see the hot guy from A Princess Bride get tortured? Sure you do! Silence of the Lambs- More cannibalism! The Virgin Suicides- Spoiler: somebody dies. No Country For Old Men- Nothing good happens but nobody gets eaten.
TV series: Broadchurch, Black Mirror
Pair with comfort food and a well-lit apartment. EXPLOSIONS
Car chases! Stuff getting blown up! Anything romantic takes a back burner to quippy one-liners and excessive bullets everywhere!
Die Hard- Yippee ki-yay motherf------! Deadpool- Despite those misleading ads, Deadpool is about dick jokes and grenades. Aliens 2- DO YOU WANNA SEE AN ALIEN COME OUT OF SOME GUY'S GUT!?!?!?! The Avengers- Do you wanna see a lot of aliens ruin New York City?
TV series: Jessica Jones, Homeland, BBC Sherlock.
Pair with shots and a good drinking game. Hope that covers all your Anti-Valentine's Day needs!
Honestly I had so much fun putting this list together. Thank you Lovebugs for being part of such an awesome event, and lots of love to @nicolejb and @AlloBaber for making it happen!