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The Perfect Valentine’s Day Movie & Drink Combo For You

Whether you’re single, dating, hate or love Valentine’s Day, or are somewhere in between, there is a movie out there for you. Spend February 14th watching a Valentine’s that fits exactly how you’re feeling about Cupid’s holiday while sipping on a cocktail (if you’re 21+) or mocktail of your choice!

Here is a list of 11 perfect Valentine’s Day Movies and drink combos for you! 

The Valentine’s Day movie if you’re single: How To Be Single

Like the title says, the movie follows a group of friends in New York City who approach single life differently. Alice (Dakota Johnson) braves the new single life with partying friend Robin (Rebel Wilson). Meg (Leslie Mann) decides to be a single parent via a sperm donor, while Lucy (Alison Brie) believes she has dating apps down to a science. 

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The film validates the freedom and annoyances of being single while proving there’s no one way to go about life as a single person. Sometimes being single helps us realize what we really want. 

Drink of Choice: Try a signature virgin or alcoholic Cosmopolitan— a perfect NYC drink! 

Watch How to be Single on HBO Max. 

The Valentine’s Day movie if you’re spending it with your partner: The Photograph

The Photograph tells the story of how 1 image can change the trajectory of your life forever. Issa Rae plays Mae, an assistant curator who feels angry and confused after the death of her estranged mother— famous photographer Christina Eames (Chanté Adams). When Michael (Lakeith Stanfield)— a journalist— meets Mae due to his interest in investigating her mother’s life, Mae and Michael begin to fall in love. As the two spend time together, Mae learns more about her mother’s life and her lost love. 

Cuddle on the couch with your significant other and watch this tearjerker of a movie. The Photograph illustrates that we have to face our past to give love a chance. 

Drink of Choice: Open a bottle of champagne or sparkling cider— a cozy, romantic drink for 2!

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Watch The Photograph on HBO Max.

The Valentine’s Day movie if you’re a hopeless romantic: Serendipity

For those of you who crave romance and happy endings, Serendipity is the film for you! Written by Marc Klein and starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale, the film follows a couple who search for each other 10 years after meeting, convinced that fate would bring them together. Serendipity proves to all the hopeless romantics that it’s okay to wait for that perfect love; it’s out there.

If you’re looking for another Marc Klein romantic film, his new movie— The In Between— is out on Paramount+! Warning— The In Between is a lot sadder than Serendipity. . . 

Drink of Choice: Go for bartender and author Colin Field’s “Serendipity” virgin or alcoholic cocktail— too perfect!

Watch Serendipity on Amazon Prime Video. 

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The Valentine’s Day movie if you hate sappy endings: Someone Great

If you call happy endings cliché, then you’ll enjoy Someone Great. When a music journalist, Jenny, is dumped by her long-term boyfriend, she asks her 2 friends to embark on a crazy adventure through NYC before moving to San Fransisco. Gina Rodriguez, DeWanda Wise, Brittany Snow, and LaKeith Stanfield star.   

In a mix of crazy shenanigans, bittersweet flashbacks, and an iconic dance party to Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts,” Someone Great shows audiences that it’s okay not to know what the next chapter of your life will bring. It’s a powerful journey regardless. 

Drink of Choice: Experiment with Jenny’s green juice mimosa— it might be terrible, but mix some champagne or sparkling water with it and see for yourself! 

Watch Someone Great on Netflix

The Valentine’s Day movie if you just hate the holiday: Gone Girl

You might absolutely hate Valentine’s Day, and that’s okay! Gone Girl can be your movie selection for this holiday. In the psychological thriller, Rosamund Pike plays Amy— a wife who stages her own disappearance and frames her lazy and distant husband Nick (Ben Affleck). 

Whether you’re team Amy or team Nick, we all agree that this relationship is a toxic one. Gone Girl proves that while marriage may look perfect on the outside, there’s no telling what it’s like behind closed doors. 

Drink of Choice: We’ll have to go with a virgin or alcoholic Missouri Rattlesnake cocktail— the delectable punch of sweet and bitter. 

Watch Gone Girl on Hulu. 

The Valentine’s Day movie if you’re celebrating Galentine’s Day: Girls Trip

Valentine’s Day isn’t only to celebrate romantic love; it also helps recognize all of the special friendships in your life! Girls Trip is the perfect film to have for your Galentine’s Day party. The movie stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Tiffany Haddish as four best friends who have grown apart over the years. When one of them receives the opportunity to speak at the Essence Music Festival, she decides to invite her friends for the trip. What ensues is dancing, romance, and a lot of chaos. 

Girls Trip will help you appreciate all the wonderful gal pals that make your life a little bit sweeter. 

Drink of Choice: Get your sugar fix with a virgin or alcoholic Flaming Absinthe Strawberry Milkshake— you’ll get your ice cream and spunk in one!

Watch Girls Trip on Amazon Prime Video. 

The Valentine’s Day movie if you’re into musicals: Once

If you’re a sucker for romance and musicals, try out the Irish film Once. The movie follows a vacuum repairman and Czech immigrant who meet in Dublin and learn that they are both aspiring musicians. The two spend a week writing, rehearsing, and recording songs and begin to fall in love. The film was adapted into a stage musical.  

With a beautiful soundtrack, including the song “Falling Slowly,” Once teaches us how the love of music can move us all, no matter where we are in life. 

Drink of Choice: Check out a non-alcoholic or regular Guinness— it’s a staple in Ireland.

Watch Once