Unconventional movies to watch this Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone or, if you don’t celebrate it, Happy Thursday! One day closer to the weekend. 😊 Personally it’s never been a holiday I’ve put much time into, but when Aaron suggested we have a movie night in watching horror movies, I couldn’t say no. I’ll find any excuse to watch a horror movie to be honest, haha.

So without further ado, here’s my list of unconventional movies to watch this Valentine’s Day.

My Bloody Valentine (1981)

A classic slasher movie with a Valentine’s Day theme. My Bloody Valentine tells the story of Harry Warden, a miner who nearly lost his life because the supervisors were more interested in a Valentine’s Day dance than the safety of their employees.

My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009)

A great take on the original with added blood and gore.

The Addams Family (1991)

Breaking away from Valentine’s Day themed horrors is The Addams Family, a classic 90s movie about an unconventional family. The casting in this movie is perfect and you would hard be pressed to find a happier married couple than Gomez and Mortica Addams.

Bride of Chucky (1998)

With the Child’s Play remake coming out later this year, what better time to familiarise yourself with the franchise? ‘Bride of Chucky’ introduces us to Tiffany, Charles Lee Ray (Chucky’s) old flame and devoted mate. The movie is as funny as it is violent(!) with Chucky and Tiffany going off on their own blood filled honeymoon.

The Corpse Bride (2005)

By talented director Tim Burton, The Corpse Bride tells the story of Victor, a shy groom who inadvertently marries a ghost! It’s a beautiful story about true love and kindess with a hint of macabre.

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

If you asked me what my favourite zombie themed movies were Shaun of the Dead would be top of the list. Along with Zombieland. The movie follows Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his best friend Ed (Nick Frost) as he trys to win the respect of ex-girlfriend Liz. But it’s not until the zombie apocalypse that he finally proves himself.

Warm Bodies (2013)

Affectionately known as a “zom-rom-com”, Warm Bodies is a story about zombie (Nicholas Hoult) falling in love with a human (Teresa Parker). The film is equally funny as it is heart warming.

King Kong (1933, 1976, 2005)

One of the big screen’s most classic romances but also one of the most bizarre. Kong, a giant ape genuinely loves the human Ann Darrow which was ultimately his downfall. He does whatever he can to protect her which sadly leads to his death. πŸ™

So, however you chose to spend Valentine’s Day, I hope you have a good day. My evening will be spent watching My Bloody Valentine (2009) and tucking into sausage, chips and beans for dinner… πŸ’—

What are your favourite movies to watch on Valentine’s Day? Have you seen any of the movies on my ‘unconventional’ list? Let me know in the comments.


  • Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day at Home – Chimmyville

    February 4, 2021 at 20:56

    […] movies not your thing? There are many unconventional movies you can try as well, from horrors such as My Bloody Valentine, to family films like The Addams […]

  • Jenny

    March 28, 2019 at 18:21

    I’d definitely be more inclined to watch one of these on Valentine’s Day! I hate romance but LOVE horror or anything creepy!


    1. Kim

      March 30, 2019 at 10:14

      I’m a huge horror fan too. Thanks for your comment Jenny. x

  • Jessica

    March 7, 2019 at 22:50

    Lol the bride of chucky!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I used to be so scared of him when I was younger lol but now I find him quite hilarious !! Haha! Great post and thanks for sharing! I’m always open to other movie ideas and anything on Netflix!

    1. Kim

      March 17, 2019 at 20:34

      Haha, I think he’s hilarious too! The humour in the Chucky movies can be quite dark though. Thanks for reading and commenting.

  • Jordanne / Thelifeofaglasgowgirl

    February 28, 2019 at 18:12

    YES! I absolutely love these suggestions, especially bride of Chucky, it’s a great movie. Unfortunately I didn’t enjoy My bloody valentine… it has a lot of weird memories attached to it for me haha but it is worth a watch, if nothing else just to add it to your movies watched list. Warm bodies is also a great one, I remember getting that as a valentines day present in 2015 haha It’s still one of my favourites.

    Jordanne // Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

    1. Kim

      March 17, 2019 at 20:33

      I love that you got Warm Bodies given to you as a Valentine’s Day gift! πŸ˜… It’s such a good movie. Bride of Chucky is one of my favourites, the Chucky movies are very funny and almost horror comedies I think. Very dark humour though.

  • Alexx

    February 20, 2019 at 15:19

    A little past Valentine’s Day but I’m always looking for new movies to watch. Unconventional choices are always my favorite!

    πŸ’— Alexx | Aesthetics by Alexx

    1. Kim

      March 17, 2019 at 20:31

      Thanks Alexx. I hope my list has given you a few new films to watch. πŸ™‚

  • Ruth

    February 20, 2019 at 12:31

    I don’t tend to watch horror movies, but I do love Shaun of the Dead and I really enjoyed Warm Bodies when I watched that! Definitely a unique twist on what to watch for Valentine’s Day, though, I’ve got to give you that πŸ˜‰

    1. Kim

      March 17, 2019 at 20:30

      Thanks Ruth! πŸ™‚ I agree the list isn’t for everyone but I’m glad you liked Shaun of the Dead and Warm Bodies. I think they’re great rom coms with a horror twist.

  • Cristina

    February 19, 2019 at 08:54

    Oh, cool idea. It looks like a Halloween marathon.
    I am not into watching conventional movies for a particular occasion, either.
    Great list.

    1. Kim

      March 17, 2019 at 20:29

      Thank you! I’ll find any excuse to watch typically Halloween movies.

  • Bill @ OthFit

    February 19, 2019 at 01:14

    Ha, this is a great list and would be a lot of fun for a romantic night. Most of these I would have never thought of myself. Thanks!

    1. Kim

      March 17, 2019 at 20:28

      Thank you. πŸ™‚ I’m glad you like it.

  • Trend-mixblog

    February 17, 2019 at 04:47

    Definitely a fun spin on Valentine’s Day!

    1. Kim

      February 18, 2019 at 22:20

      Thank you! 😊

  • Soph

    February 15, 2019 at 22:23

    Haha I love this post! I must admit that I’m a sucker for a rom-com but these are some seriously good and much less obvious options!

    Soph – http://sophhearts.com x

    1. Kim

      February 18, 2019 at 22:17

      Thanks Soph! πŸ™‚ xx

  • Lauren

    February 15, 2019 at 15:53

    I haven’t watched some of those movies! I hope you’ve had a lovely Valentines Day! Thank you for sharing! Xx

    1. Kim

      February 18, 2019 at 22:08

      Thanks Lauren. It was great and thankfully, Aaron enjoyed the movies I picked out. x

  • Nicola

    February 15, 2019 at 09:52

    This is great! I love the idea of watching horror movies – I’m not really into romcoms so this is a unique idea πŸ™‚


    1. Kim

      February 18, 2019 at 22:04

      Thanks Nicola. πŸ™‚ I’m not a fan of romcoms either but love a good horror or thriller.

  • Yaya

    February 15, 2019 at 03:51

    Great post! I’ve watched all of these! Warm Bodies is probably my favourite!

    1. Kim

      February 18, 2019 at 22:03

      Thanks Yaya! 😊 Warm Bodies is such a heart warming movie even if it is a zombie movie.

  • Sophie Wentworth

    February 14, 2019 at 22:21

    I love horror movies! I don’t really go out of my way to watch anything in particular on v day. This evening I went to the gym then watched Bones πŸ˜‚. I think my favourite on this list is The Corpse Bride x


    1. Kim

      February 14, 2019 at 22:55

      Bones is one of my favourite TV shows! 😍 It’s the first time I’ve watched horror movies on V day and I’m loving it so far. x

  • Kelly Diane

    February 14, 2019 at 21:59

    I’m not really a fan of horror movies but great post Kim. I like watching old comedies like dads army or only fools and horses, tucked up on the sofa with some chocolate and a cuppa

    1. Kim

      February 14, 2019 at 22:56

      They’re both great TV shows! I’ve started rewatching Only Fools and Horses on Netflix recently, and saw the Barman and Robin episode – such a classic! Thanks for your comment Kelly. x

  • Bexa

    February 14, 2019 at 18:21

    Great post, Kim! I like that you have gone for unconventional films instead of the lovely-dovey rom-coms πŸ™‚ I quite like a good horror movie but haven’t seen one in ageees so thank you for the suggestions! The only one I’ve seen here is Shaun of the Dead which was really funny, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost always make me laugh. I love the sound of your sausage, chips, beans and horror film evening, I hope you have a fab time! Me and my sister are gonna order a pizza and watch a film too, yay! <3 xxx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    1. Kim

      February 14, 2019 at 23:01

      Thanks Bexa! Pizza and a film sounds perfect to me – my sister and I used to get pizza and binge watch the Saw movies. Any excuse for a horror movie! Thanks for your comment. x

  • Lisa McLachlan

    February 14, 2019 at 17:45

    Ah, I’m a wuss, I don’t like horror films but it’s a massive yes to The Corpse Bride and The Addams Family. Gomez and Morticia are just #couplegoals. Valentine’s Day in our house will be staying in with a home cooked dinner and a huge bottle of wine – can’t wait! Enjoy your evening too πŸ™‚ x

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    1. Kim

      February 14, 2019 at 23:02

      Thanks Lisa. I adore Gomez and Mortica, they’re the perfect married couple. I hope you enjoyed your evening – there’s nothing better than a home cooked meal and wine is always a plus. x

  • Ellie

    February 14, 2019 at 15:10

    I absolutely LOVE a good horror film on VDay – I love this post, I am not alone! x

    1. Kim

      February 14, 2019 at 17:14

      Yes! 😍 Happy to find another blogger that shares my love of horror films. x

  • Greatness Reinvented

    February 14, 2019 at 10:43

    Love this movie list. We are not too much in to Romance movies so some alternatives are always great.

    GR | https://www.thegreat.uk

  • Jess

    February 14, 2019 at 08:31

    I’m not that keen on horror movies and it probably shows due to the fact I’ve not seen any of these movies except Shaun of the Dead and I never got to the end of that! Having a movie marathon on Valentine’s Day is a great idea though and if this is the genre that you enjoy then why not? For me it’d probably be a Disney marathon haha!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com

    1. Kim

      February 18, 2019 at 21:58

      A Disney marathon is always a good shout! x

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