Valentine's Day can be a celebration of the almighty powers of love, but it can also be a wicked reminder of why love just sucks sometimes.
Feeling angry or resentful on Valentine's Day? We don't blame you. Luckily, various streaming services currently feature movies that prove why love sucks. From unrequited love to romance wrong, there's an option for everyone.
So without further ado, here's our list of the top 5 movies to stream on Valentine's Day that prove the dangers of love.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
If any film can capture the simultaneous positives and negatives of falling in love, it's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The film stars Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet as a pair of quirky individuals who fall in love only for things to go wrong. Winslet's character decides to get a procedure that erases all memories of her relationship with Carrey's character. Watch the film now for free on Crackle.
Blue Valentine (2010)
Similar to Eternal Sunshine, Blue Valentine shows the dark side of love. Starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, this indie drama features the couple becoming infatuated with each other and getting married, only to have their marriage turn ugly. You can rent Blue Valentine for $2.99 on iTunes.
Pretty in Pink (1986)
If it's unrequited love you're looking for, try watching Pretty in Pink. The classic '80s romantic dramedy tells the complicated love story of Andie (Molly Ringwald) and Blane (Andrew McCarthy), lovers who face societal pressure as Andie's friend Duckie (Jon Cryer) secretly pines after her. Watch Pretty in Pink starting at $2.99 on iTunes.
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel star in this modern classic, (500) Days of Summer. Deschanel's character is suspicious of true love while Gordon-Levitt's character falls head over heels in love with her. Their romance is strong at first but ultimately shows that they may not be right for each other after all. Watch (500) Days of Summer for $2.99 on Amazon.
The Great Gatsby (1974)
Long before the Leonardo DiCaprio film from 2013 there was The Great Gatsby from 1974. This adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel stars Robert Redford and Mia Farrow as Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. You can watch The Great Gatsby on Netflix.