When we say Valentine’s Day, we’re obviously talking about its lesser known but significantly more important better half: Galentine’s Day. Thanks to Leslie Knope, Amy Poehler’s character in Parks and Recreation, we now have a day to celebrate our love for our girl friends which makes February 13 the actual best day of the year. (It’s also a Saturday night this year!) So ditch romance for a night of good movies and chocolate instead, and get ready to laugh, cry and be thankful you don’t have some of these men in your life!

If you want to watch a movie about love with an all-star cast…

VALENTINE’S DAY. More stars than a clear night sky feature in this love story, with the likes of Ashton Kutcher, Emma and Julia Roberts, Taylor Swift, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Taylor Lautner, Queen Latifah and more struggle with love on Valentine’s Day.

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If you want a throwback…

SAY ANYTHING. You’ll finally understand why a boy standing outside your window with a boombox is considered romantic. If you watch this movie we guarantee you’ll be swooning over 22-year-old John Cusack, wondering why no modern day rom-com has ever been this good.

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If you want to cry…

THE NOTEBOOK. This is a classic. Based on the Nicholas Sparks book, Rachel McAdams and heartthrob Ryan Gosling are our inspiration for love. The film will also give you major style inspo as the 40s outfits are to die for. Beware: if you watch this, make sure to have your Kleenex box on standby.

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If you want to laugh…

HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS. Kate Hudson is adorable in this movie. She plays an advice columnist who is writing an article about how to get a man to leave you in 10 days. But the boy (played by the devastatingly handsome Matthew McConaughey) who she sets out to conduct her experiment has a bet of his own, and their plans collide.

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If you want to feel good…

THE PERFECT MAN. Hillary Duff at her finest. She plays the role of Holly, the daughter of a single mother who moves their family to a new city every time she goes through a bad breakup. When they move to New York, Holly is determined to stay put so she devises a plan to create a fake online secret admirer for her mother.

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If you want to believe in love, actually…

LOVE ACTUALLY. Ten separate stories make up this ultimate romantic comedy which, through the ups and downs of relationships, miraculously ends with a happy ending.

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If you want to watch the youngest love story…

MOONRISE KINGDOM. Pen pals Sam and Suzy, both 12 years old, fall in love during their correspondance. When they finally meet at summer camp, and subsequently run away together, this Wes Anderson classic becomes an adorable coming-of-age love story.

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If you want to meet the original squad…

HEATHERS. Taylor Swift may have coined the term, but Heathers started the trend the year the singer-songwriter was born: 1989. Wynona Ryder, Christian Slater and Shannen Dougherty star in this black comedy that will have you thinking Mean Girls meets Cruel Intentions.

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If you want proof that friends last forever…

SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS. Based on five bestselling young adult novels by Ann Brashares, the movie follows the lives of four best friends who go their separate ways for a few months. Their only connection? A pair of jeans.

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If you want to relive horrible 90s fashion…

ROMY AND MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION. Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow are hilarious in this comedy about two best friends who search for good jobs and handsome boyfriends before attending their 10 year high school reunion.

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If you want to binge watch…

PARKS AND RECREATION. When all else fails and you have a weekend to yourself, there’s no one better to spend it with than Amy Poehler.

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