So it's that time of the year that all single people hate: Valentine's Day. The one day of the year that can reduce normally sane people into bubbling masses of insecurity because they haven't found that special someone. Everywhere you look you are inundated with romantic comedies and happily ever afters. But like anybody knows, those kind of touchy-feely happy endings are usually best left to the movies; seriously, what is the divorce rate at these days? 60%? So while I'm not trying to rain on the 'love parade,' I think it's about time some of us single folks stop feeling so bad about the whole thing. That's where these next seven films come in. In each one there is a solid reminder that 'coupledom' is not everything that it's cracked up to be. For those of us out there who are more than a little proud of their single status, look no further for some serious validation of your life choice.

1. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

You have to admit it's kind of ironic that one of the most famous off-screen couples of all time manage to make their relationship seem so terrifying. Mike Nichols' 1966 adaptation of Edward Albee's play is possibly one of the most antagonistic and cruel marriages captured on film. Starring real life lovers Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, the story centers on a failed professor (George) and his alcoholic wife Martha, who are in a fight to the death one night when a new prof and his happy-go-lucky wife come to dinner. Just like in real life, every argument drags up ever past sin and indiscretion. The casting of Taylor in the role surprised some, but even more surprising was how fantastic she was in it. If you have ever wanted to watch the romantic equivalent of Ultimate Fighting, then sit back and watch in horror as George and Martha tear each other to shreds in front of their dinner guests.
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