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10 Movies for Your Singles-Only Watch Party This Valentine's Day

No lonely hearts this V-Day, just watch parties all night long.
10 Movies for Your Singles-Only Watch Party This Valentine's Day
IMAGE Moxie/Netflix, The Devil Wears Prada/Fox 2000 Pictures, Interstellar/Paramount Pictures
No lonely hearts this V-Day, just watch parties all night long.

Dreading Valentine’s Day? Fear no more! Even if you’re spending it inside your own room this time around, there’s a way to make this particular holiday less lonely. Say goodbye to commenting "Sana all" on every cute-couple post you see, because this year's Hearts Day will be dedicated to the celebration of singlehood and friendship, and what better way to do just that than with a watch party? There’s no room in the air for romance, but anything besides it will do. 

Here are 10 movies to stream at your singles-only watch party this Valentine’s Day:

1. Moxie (2021)

Watch on: Netflix

Like Taylor Swift said, “F*** the Patriarchy” indeed; this movie screams exactly this. Determined to battle bullying and sexual harassment, 16-year-old Vivian starts a zine to empower the young women in her high school. The feminist movement she starts is not only radical but also inspiring, especially when you see a bunch of teenagers making a difference. 

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Starring: Hadley Robinson, Josephine Langford, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Amy Poehler

2. The Intern (2015) 

Watch on: Netflix

Tap your college besties because this might just hit way too close to home. Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who’s bored with his retirement, decides to apply for a senior internship program at an online fashion company. Surprisingly enough, he gets accepted. Ben really embodies the enthusiastic org-person identity! It could be the next best film to get you out of your slump. 

Starring: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Adam DeVine, Rene Russo

3. The Girl and the Gun (2020)

Watch on: Netflix

Netflix’s Filipino crime-thriller The Girl and the Gun (original title: Babae at Baril) deserves a shoutout for its cleverly-disguised, revenge-themed narrative. The plot revolves around a young sales girl who is struggling with money problems and troubling men in and out of her workplace. Things take a turn for the worse when she gets ahold of a particular weapon.

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The movie tackles a lot of persisting gender role issues that everyday Filipino women face and more contemporary issues of the like. A little thriller and more focus on women’s challenges would make for a fun, rant-filled date night with your friends. Play this and you’ll see it’ll make for a great think piece!

Starring: Janine Gutierrez, Felix Roco, JC Santos, Elijah Canlas

4. To the Bone (2017) 

Watch on: Netflix

Concentrate on important matters this Valentine’s Day with Marti Noxon’s To the Bone as it narrates the story of Ellen, a young anorexic, through the inside-joke gallows humor of dealing with her disorder. Although this film tries to lighten the mood, it’ll make for a good discussion for the group afterward about the body and societal stigmas that women deal with every day. 

Starring: Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Liana Liberato, Ciara Bravo

5. The Truman Show (1998)

Watch on: Netflix

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What’s Valentine’s Day without a little bit of self-contemplation? Just like ole Truman here, we want to live and experience the world, too. The Truman Show tells the story of Truman Burbank who is taken captive in a universe that revolves around him. Unbeknown to our main character, he was actually raised on a gigantic TV soundstage equipped with hidden cameras and actors who appear to be his friends and family. If you ever need to get your feet on solid ground again after a series of conflicting emotions, this is the movie for the squad today. 

Starring: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Natascha McElhone

6. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Watch on: Netflix

Anne Hathaway plays Andi, an aspiring journalist who gets a job as an assistant to Meryl Streep’s notorious and perfectionist editor-in-chief, who can be quite vicious when her expectations aren’t met. The audience goes along with Andi as she discovers her passion and transforms into someone she thought she couldn’t be. Not only did it set the tone for all Type A's out there when it comes to their work ethic, but it also taught us that whatever we put our mind to, we can achieve. If your group needs an empowerment boost, this is definitely a good cure! 

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Starring: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker

7. First They Killed My Father (2017)

Watch on: Netflix

If your group wants to grab tissues for a different reason, it’s going to be for the Angelina Jolie-directed film First They Killed My Father. This is a unique movie about a national tragedy told through the perspective of a young child’s eyes. Although it tackles war and the many damaging aspects of it like hunger and brutality, it sets an interesting tone for a watch party where people want to be educated and entertained. 

Starring: Sareum Srey Moch, Phoeung Kompheak, Sveng Socheata, Khoun Sothea

8. Loving Vincent (2017)

Watch on: Netflix

For the ‘art hoes’ out there, here’s the picture-perfect film to spice up your day. The visuals in Loving Vincent are incredibly beautiful as it is the first fully oil-painted feature film.  It follows Armand Roulin, the son of Vincent Van Gogh’s postman, as he sets out to deliver a letter the distinguished painter left for his brother, Theo. What better way to channel our emotions than to celebrate art and life? 

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Starring: Douglas Booth, Robert Gulaczyk, Saoirse Ronan, Jerome Flynn

9. Interstellar (2014)

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To completely rid yourself of romance, here’s a visual and cinematic masterpiece for you and your friends. Ever ask the question, “what if the world was ending?” Well, Interstellar tries to answer that. It's a mash-up of science and philosophy that takes enormous and bold leaps into theories, accompanied by mind-boggling visuals, squeezing the very breath of humanity out of you and sucking you into the unknowns of the universe. Who knows? Maybe the kind of love that you'll develop will be for scientific curiosity! 

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain

10. My Best Friend Anne Frank (2021)

Watch on: Netflix

To focus on friendships and girl empowerment, here we have a duo that'll shake things up. The popular story of Anne Frank gets another layer added to it with the perspective of her (also real-life) best friend Hannah Goslar. This movie tackles girlhood in its rawest form, in a way that it’s never been shown before. 

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Starring: Josephine Arendsen, Aiko Beemsterboer, Stefan de Walle, Lottie Hellingman

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