Love? Why? I prefer... (A list for Valetines' Day)by americo_so | created - 14 Feb 2014 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
Love hurts, maybe love sucks and I think sometimes love is a drug created by Bayer or another big pharmaceutical corp. Here's my list of some movies that you might see on Valentine's Day. I've selected about 40 of the movies that I think they should be watched by this "so commercial" and "kitsch" date.
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1. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Horror, War
In World War II Italy, four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.
An unorthodox and weird way to love. This is MUST SEE for Valentine's Day. Perversion, sex and sodomy by fearless and heartless people.
2. My Bloody Valentine (1981)
R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.
Votes: 13,989 | Gross: $5.67M
Well, this is a must. Even something kitsch like that.
3. On the Edge (2001)
R | 85 min | Drama
On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.
Sad, but true. Love hurts and sometimes is useless.
4. He Was a Quiet Man (2007)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
An office worker inadvertently becomes a hero after he saves a woman's life.
I'm sorry about this guy. He was the best employee, but the most bullied between his friends. He tries to start an affair but the woman just knock him emotionally. But what a way to do this. Really this is heavy piece. Highly recommended!
5. Possession (1981)
R | 124 min | Drama, Horror
A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister.
Votes: 17,058 | Gross: $1.11M
Isabelle Adjani and a story of an unfaithful couple. He had some trips and some affairs... She betrays him with someone very unusual.
6. Antichrist (2009)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Horror
A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Votes: 98,103 | Gross: $0.40M
A must for this day too. A little strong by some gory scenes.
7. Spiral (I) (2007)
PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Thriller
A reclusive telemarketer has only one semblance of a friend: His telecommuter boss. But the telemarketer's social circle seems to improve greatly when a whimsical co-worker enters his life.... See full summary »
Votes: 3,369 | Gross: $0.00M
Sometimes the past comes back.
8. Fatal Attraction (1987)
R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller
A married man's one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.
Votes: 61,521 | Gross: $156.65M
Love has its price. And it can cost a lot.
9. Ms .45 (1981)
R | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A timid and mute seamstress goes insane after being attacked and raped twice in one day, in which she takes to the streets of New York City after dark and randomly shoots men with a .45 caliber pistol.
I know it's a "rape/revenge flick" but worth the watch this day.
10. The Living and the Dead (2006)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A descent into Hell is triggered when "Ex-Lord" Donald Brocklebank finds that he must leave Longleigh House for London to find a way to pay for the medical treatments for his wife Nancy. ... See full summary »
Loneliness, sadness... This movie is a little weird. Worth watching for the whole depression aura.
11. May (2002)
R | 93 min | Drama, Horror
A lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her is sent into a murderous tailspin.
Votes: 28,881 | Gross: $0.15M
I watch this laughing. But the story is the same nowadays: Some people won't find the mr. or ms. Right. And what about build him or her?
12. I Walk the Line (1970)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama
Henry Tawes is the sheriff in a small town in Tennessee. A man of strong moral fibre, he is always quick to judge others and follows the law zealously. Then he meets Alma, a young beautiful... See full summary »
Old movie about a straight man with a family. He meets a young girl and is about changing his entire life running away with her, turning everything upside down.
13. Maniac (1980)
R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A psychopath, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in New York City, kills young women and takes their scalps as his trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in a photographer, and end his killing spree?
The guy who slashes women and collects their heads. This old movie isn't very bright at Special Effects, but has an overall excitement.
14. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
R | 102 min | Drama
The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.
Votes: 643,477 | Gross: $3.64M
Another Truly Recommended!
15. The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
R | 114 min | Drama
Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum.
Votes: 23,612 | Gross: $4.89M
Why love if you can punish everyone?
16. Night Moves (1975)
R | 100 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Los Angeles private detective Harry Moseby is hired by a client to find her runaway teenage daughter and he stumbles upon a case of murder and artifact smuggling.
May be watched on VD.
17. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History
Herzog's film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to talk or walk, and bearing a strange note.
This is another must: Kaspar Hauser is a lonely man on this sad movie. You may hear lines like this: "It seems to me that my coming into this world was a very hard fall"
18. Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama
An unattractive seventh grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey.
Votes: 28,409 | Gross: $4.77M
Family love... At its best. lol
19. The Match Factory Girl (1990)
68 min | Drama, Comedy
A woman's terribly dull life is upended by a one-night stand pregnancy, causing her to seek retribution.
The truth about some thing called love for that poor woman.
20. The Vanishing (1988)
Not Rated | 107 min | Mystery, Thriller
Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor.
Love with tragic endings... This is one.
21. Punishment Park (1971)
R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller
"Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types ... See full summary »
Peace and love for them all.
22. The House by the Lake (1976)
R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller
A rich playboy has a large house in the countryside. One weekend he invites a fashion model. On his way to the house, he drives past a gang of crazy young men. The men find out where the ... See full summary »
The man thought he was smart. Until something tragic happens.
23. Lipstick (1976)
R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A top fashion model seeks justice after she is brutally raped by her teenaged sister's music teacher.
Maybe you don't need more this four lettered word: L-O-V-E.
24. The Exorcist (1973)
R | 122 min | Horror
When a girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.
Votes: 309,108 | Gross: $232.91M
Higly recommended for Valentine's Day.
25. Eraserhead (1977)
Not Rated | 89 min | Horror
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Votes: 81,246 | Gross: $7.00M
Why not? Heartless, fearless and lots of "less" here.
26. Dirty Harry (1971)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath.
You don't need love. You need GUTS.
27. Death Wish (1974)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks in which he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark.
Votes: 28,033 | Gross: $22.00M
A love story going bad. Make us think love doesn't exist. Or yes, but for a different purpose?
28. Christiane F. (1981)
R | 138 min | Biography, Drama
This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 1970s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14-year-old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-story... See full summary »
Watching this makes me think love really turn people nonsense, addicted... Worth watching.
29. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
R | 83 min | Horror
Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths.
Votes: 110,145 | Gross: $30.86M
A little gem.
30. The Stepford Wives (1975)
PG | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents.
A satire for couple behaviour.
31. Der siebente Kontinent (1989)
Unrated | 104 min | Drama
A European family who plan on escaping to Australia, seem caught up in their daily routine, only troubled by minor incidents. However, behind their apparent calm and repetitive existence, they are actually planning something sinister.
When love turns too mechanical in life...
32. Benny's Video (1992)
Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama
A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents.
33. Funny Games (1997)
Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
And some people call it love. Really?
34. Fúsi (2015)
94 min | Drama
Fusi, a 43 year old man, still lives with his mother. His daily life is characterized by monotonous routine. The appearance of vibrant Sjöfn and young neighbour Hera will upset his old bachelor habits.
Highly recommended also.
35. Idioterne (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama
The group of people gather at the house in Copenhagen suburb to break all the limitations and to bring out the "inner idiot" in themselves.
Votes: 26,088 | Gross: $0.01M
Acting nonsense is kinda thing that lovers do anyway.
36. In the Company of Men (1997)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life.
Votes: 12,071 | Gross: $2.86M
That's too rough and strong. Some women may be offended watching this.
37. I Stand Alone (1998)
Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A horse meat butcher's life and mind begins to breakdown as he lashes out against various factions of society while attempting to reconnect with his estranged daughter.
Votes: 15,827 | Gross: $0.05M
Sometimes it turns nothing.
38. Krótki film o milosci (1988)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance
An innocent virgin spies on his frontal neighbor and falls in love with her, thus starts using tricks on her which he hopes will lead to them meeting.
Watch and discover
39. Straight Time (1978)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama
Fresh off his most recent prison term, an ex con assaults his former probation officer and goes on the run.
Votes: 6,109 | Gross: $9.90M
Dust Hoffmann may try to gain her heart. Should he?
40. Assault! Jack the Ripper (1976)
72 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Two restaurant employees begin a torturous and sexual killing spree after they accidentally kill a hitch hiker and find that murder and mutilation is their mutual aphrodisiac.
Too strange and tells us a very awkward love story.