Alternative Valentine’s movies to check out this weekend!


Even if you're in the most perfect of relationshiops, the thought of a weepy romantic film might still make you get sick in your mouth a little.

If you want to watch something inspiring and uplifting this weekend that doesn't skyrocket off The Cringe Scale, try one of these.

Whether you're planning cuddles on the couch with your other half or a cosy night in with some best pals, any of these films would be perfect.

For a Valentine's night in

Yes, they're about love, but you won't be left reaching for the sick bucket!

Almost Famous
This coming-of-age drama has a gorgeously nostalgic soundtrack that'll leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. This is definitely not a straightforward love story, but the storyline will kick you right in the feels, as high schooler William gets schooled in what it takes to be a true star.

High Fidelity
John Cusack stars as the recently-dumped record store owner Rob, who is trying to find love again. About as far away from The Notebook as you can get – but it'll still leave you both smiling!

Easy A
This teen comedy stars the hilarious Emma Stone as she tries to salvage her reputation after a string of unfortunate events with guys, hoping to find right one in the end. Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson steal the show as Olive's loved-up parents.


For a Galentine's night in

Strong, independent women and epic friendships!

Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey star in this classic film about two lifelong friends who support each other through ALL the ups and downs. You'll never listen to You Are The Wind Beneath My Wings again without crying…

Have some dessert at the ready as you'll be craving it watching Jenna whipping up delicious pies for every incident in her life, from I Hate My Husband Pie (Chocolate and Caramel) to Kick In The Pants Pie (Cinnamon Spice Custard). This movie has a cult following and it's easy to see why.

The ultimate "independent woman" tale, as Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) takes on a 1,000 mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail by herself.