‘First Wives Club’, ‘Gone Girl’ Top Anti-Valentine’s Day Movie Picks

While there are plenty of romantic movies to watch while cuddled up with your sweetheart on Feb. 14, there are also a few choice picks for those not into romance.

Redbox has released the results of its recent survey of 550 of its customers on the top 5 anti-Valentine’s Day picks, for those who’d rather tell cupid to take a hike.

Coming in at the top spot is the 1996 comedy “First Wives Club”. Starring Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton as a trio of divorced wives who seek revenge on the husbands that left them for younger women, one of the movie’s most memorable moments comes from the ladies belting out a triumphant version of the 1963 hit “You Don’t Own Me”.

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While “First Wives Club” shows the lighter side of revenge, “Gone Girl” gets into some very dark territory.

Coming in at number two on the list, David Fincher’s mystery-thriller definitely fits the anti-Valentine’s Day bill as Ben Affleck’s charmed existence is turned upside-down when he becomes the prime suspect in his wife’s disappearance.  Rosamund Pike earned an Oscar nomination for her turn as a wife with deep secrets and complicated plans.

Also on the list is the comedy “The Break-Up” with Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn playing a couple whose split gets nasty in an effort to keep one another from winning their luxurious condo in their separation, and another classic, “Thelma & Louise” winds up in fourth.

The 1991 Ridley Scott movie about two best friends on the run from police is the perfect pick for a Galentine’s Day screening with your bestie.

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Coming in fifth place is the ultimate one-night stand gone wrong thriller, “Fatal Attraction”.

Michael Douglas stars as a married man whose fling with an obsessive Glenn Close comes back to haunt him when she begins to stalk him and his family. The over-the-top 1987 movie is not for the faint of heart or those who have a soft spot for bunnies.


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