Valentine's Day is an arbitrary holiday designed to exploit relationship insecurities to prop up the floral and greeting card industries... so let's try to undermine the holiday while still celebrating it. Yay, it's Valentine's Day on Sunday!
Romantic comedies tend to tell milquetoast, often sociopathic stories based in Hollywood ideas romance; you can find plenty of them on our Romance Pinterest board. A few dare to go someplace weirder, darker, or less satisfying than the typical meet-cute story, and we'd like to highlight five standout examples. We briefly considered featuring some more nihilistic movies like Blue Valentine or Lars von Trier's Antichrist and Nymphomaniac, but we're sticking with the ones you could still honestly call romantic comedies.
- Punch-Drunk Love – HU DVD 677
- Harold and Maude – HU DVD 1962
- Lars and the Real Girl – HU DVD 4598
- Grosse Pointe Blank – HU DVD 7068
- Celeste and Jesse Forever – HU DVD 10951