There are plenty of films about people being single on Valentine's Day. The trouble is, two hours and a cringe-worthy singalong with her besties later, the heroine has ended up in the arms of some dude like Gerard Butler. (Frankly, we'd happily take a lifetime supply of Lean Cuisine meals for one over that prospect.)
So, let's scrap the rom-coms. If you're spending February 14 at home and solo (or with the Ann Perkins to your Leslie Knope — it is Galentine's Day, after all), how about focusing on films that celebrate female independence, friendship, success, and empowerment? Men might come into the picture, they might not, but they're never the end-all-be-all of our protagonist's life. Kinda like real life, you see?
And if all else fails, put on something like Revolutionary Road, Kramer vs. Kramer, or Rosemary's Baby. If those don't make you feel better about being a party of one, nothing will.
Here are 36 picks to get you started.