Prepare for Single Awareness Day 2017, the anti-Valentine celebration for singles held on February 15th. To have a happy Single Awareness Day, the following movies can help you reset your mind from the Valentine’s Day craze. Instead of eating ice cream and watching your favorite romance movies, consider these Single Awareness Day movies. These films won’t make you envy romance, but they’ll help you be proud of your single status.
1. The Breakfast Club
Although this movie ends with some romance, the central plot is about the bonds of friendship among people from all walks of life. The Breakfast Club offers one of the most applicable Single Awareness Day quotes: “Spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people.”
2. Grown Ups
One of Adam Sandler’s best movies, Grown Ups captures the essence of family, friendship, and fun. If you want to experience what it’s like to be a kid again while avoiding the sticky topic of over-the-top romance, watch Grown Ups. This movie will give you a funny Single Awareness Day–but don’t bother with the sequel.
3. My Best Friend’s Wedding
The word “wedding” may be in the title, but this movie actually helps set limits between friendship and romance. The unconventional ending makes My Best Friend’s Wedding worth watching on Singles Awareness Day Feb 15. Julia Roberts is a great model of independence for all singles out there, as well.
This movie shows that having a mate isn’t always the best idea because they might turn out to be a psychopathic murderer. Scream is one of the best horror movies of all time, making it on our list of movie ideas for Single Awareness Day. Grab some popcorn and settle back for a thrilling watch with your friends.
This cult classic will remind you that loving the humble people – the geeks, the nerds, the misfits – is more important than finding a love interest. In Heathers, the protagonist learns the importance of having a kind heart as opposed to obsessing over status and romantic interests.
6. Mrs. Doubtfire
One of the funniest yet most heartwarming family movies, Mrs. Doubtfire is an iconic film that should not be forgotten. If you are looking for Single Awareness Day party ideas, watching this movie can give you and your friends some extra insight on anti-romantic topics like divorce, while supplying you with some great laughs and heartfelt nostalgia.
7. Lilo & Stitch
This Disney movie has nothing to do with Valentine’s Day and everything to do with the power of family and friendship. The movie’s memorable line applies to everyone on Single Awareness Day: “Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.”
8. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The first Star Wars film in years, this movie exhibits every positive attribute of a movie besides romance. To see some of your favorite characters return and to witness some of the best screenwriting in recent history, watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The plot line follows the story of several strangers who grow to become close friends.
9. The Pursuit of Happyness
The majority of this movie focuses on the bond between a man and his son. The story even starts out with a breakup that opens up boundless opportunities for the protagonist. If you have a little one yourself, this movie will hit close to home. Watch The Pursuit of Happyness to discover who your real Single Awareness Day “valentine” is.
10. Mission: Impossible–Rogue Nation
Mission: Impossible–Rogue Nation is a rare Tom Cruise movie without a love interest. This entire movie is full of action and free of romance. If you need a film that will keep you on the edge of your seat and give you a beautifully woven storyline, choose this Mission: Impossible movie this Single Awareness Day.
11. Cheaper by the Dozen
What’s a better way to get your mind off of romance than reminding yourself of the family you already have? Steve Martin’s spot-on comedy in this 2003 remake will lighten your spirits. If you’re looking for more, hosting a Cheaper by the Dozen 1 and 2 marathon is one of the best Single Awareness Day events to look forward to.
12. The Goonies
If you’re looking for adventure, comedy, and a refreshing shot of childhood reminisce, Goonies is the movie for you on February 15th. Although the film contains some young love, the overarching theme is far from romantic.
What Will You Do for Single Awareness Day?
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