8 Romanceless Movies And TV Shows To Watch On Valentine’s Day

Depending on whom you ask, tomorrow might be Valentine’s Day, Singles Awareness Day, or Day-Before-Discount-Candy-At-Duane-Reade Day. Like it or not, romance is a big deal tomorrow, at least if you’re in the States. And to, er, celebrate, I decided to write about movies and TV shows that don’t have any romance. Sadly, there aren’t as many of them as you might think.

I’m not saying there’s anything necessarily wrong with romance. There are tons of romantic movies I really like. But Hollywood’s love affair with love affairs is practically to the point of obsession. Time and time again romantic subplots are shoehorned in in a horribly awkward way (looking at you, “Thor”), and finding one’s One Twu Wuv is often painted as the most important thing in a character’s life, especially if they’e female. But there are other relationships in people’s lives that are just as relevant and worthy of Hollywood’s time. Plus… look, sometimes I just want a break from all the googly eyes. Is that too much to ask?

To that end, here are seven movies and one TV show you can watch tomorrow if you’re sick of all the candy and flowers. Read more…