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.

39 thoughts on “Unconventional movies to watch this Valentine’s Day

    • Kim says:

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

  1. Jordanne / Thelifeofaglasgowgirl says:

    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

    • Kim says:

      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.

  2. Ruth says:

    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˜‰

    • Kim says:

      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.

    • Kim says:

      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

  3. Kelly Diane says:

    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

    • Kim says:

      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

  4. Bexa says:

    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

    • Kim says:

      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

  5. Lisa McLachlan says:

    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

    • Kim says:

      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

  6. Jess says:

    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

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