On the outside, life for the beautiful Wheeler couple couldn't be more perfect. But on the inside, it's a rotten, alcohol-fueled disaster of broken promises, fractured dreams and an unwanted baby, proving once and for all that relationships should come with warning labels, even when they include babes like Leo and Kate. WATCH IT NOW
Annie Hall aptly illustrates how relationships can transform quirky couples into codependent, perpetually unsatisfied messes. Best exchange of the film: Annie Hall: "So you wanna go into the movie or what?"
Alvy Singer: "No, I can't go into a movie that's already started, because I'm anal." Annie Hall: "That's a polite word for what you are." WATCH IT NOW
In Lars and the Real Girl, for the first time in his career Ryan Gosling plays opposite a co-star more soft spoken then himself -- a plastic sex doll. We kid, Ryan, we kid. In all seriousness, Lars and the Real Girl suggests that dating a doll might not be a bad idea because while she may break down, the two of you never have to break up. WATCH IT NOW
The film that made Steven Soderbergh famous, Sex, Lies, and Videotape revolves around a sexual rectangle (triangles are so passé) of a frigid wife, a cheating husband, a morally loose sister, and a vagrant friend who finds sexual solace in video tapes. It's dark, messy, and a great argument for bypassing relationships altogether. WATCH IT NOW
Have you ever experienced a relationship so utterly heart-wrenching that you wanted to erase every single memory of it? That's the premise behind Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Unfortunately, no such procedure currently exists. Probably a good idea to hold off on any more relationships until it does. WATCH IT NOW
In Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Peter (Jason Segel) vacations in Hawaii in order to escape his ex, played by Kristen Bell. Of course everything goes horribly wrong when he realizes his ex and her new beau (played by Russell Brand) are taking the very same trip. Finding out your ex dumped you for Russell Brand is reason enough to quit dating and get a cat. WATCH IT NOW
When their husbands dump them for younger partners, Brenda Cushman (Bette Midler), Elise Elliot (Goldie Hawn), and Annie Paradis (Diane Keaton) team up as The First Wives Club to seek revenge and prove that apparently all you need in life is a couple of friends and white suits. WATCH IT NOW
In Sleeping with the Enemy, Laura Burney (Julia Roberts) fakes a suicide to escape her terrifying husband Martin (Patrick Bergin). But when Martin discovers that Laura is still alive, he'll go to all ends to find and kill his wife. We could've told you this guy was a creep just from that mustache. Just look at it! It looks like misplaced armpit hair! Enough to give us the willies. WATCH IT NOW
So what if your co-worker just received a shipment of flowers big enough to launch a botanical garden? Or that as your best friend enjoys a candle-lit dinner, you’ll be assembling your own prix-fixe menu of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and a bowl of Special K? Or that tonight, as you fall asleep, the incessant squeak of bed springs from the apartments above, below, and all around will infiltrate your dreams like a million mice, causing you to bolt upright at 3 in the morning, frozen with the fear of eternal loneliness? Rest easy, dear reader. Relationships aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. In fact, most of them end with some combination of tears, yelling, damaged property, and stalker behavior. But don’t take our word for it, check out these 8 films that prove staying single can mean staying sane.