The SF antidote to Valentine's Day

If you're not looking forward to celebrating Valentine's Day today, why not stay in and watch sci-fi's most messed up romances on screen instead? SCI FI Wire lists 14 genre films that will definitely not put you in "the mood" today. The list includes King Kong, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and Teeth.

"For those of us who sneer at the very idea of l'amour, science fiction, fantasy and horror are also rich with films promoting the flip side of the coin - that love stinks, that relationships will just drive you crazy, and that sex may be just plain not worth the trouble," explains the site. See the full list with pictures and explanations here .

Meanwhile, io9 lists SF's best love potions and emotion altering rays and crystals.