Not everyone wants to wake up with a hangover or deal with drunk drivers on New Year's Eve. Plenty of people prefer to spend a more subdued evening in their home. Before tuning in just before midnight, you may want to watch something other than musical acts that are often the focus just prior to the countdown. If that's the case, there are certainly other options.
Why not watch a movie? If you are both staying home on New Year's Eve, here are some great movies spanning several... decades that have some scenes or themes about New Year's. Pop some popcorn, enjoy the champagne, snuggle together, and enjoy a movie or two! You could also consider movies or stars that you enjoy and have a fun movie marathon. Regardless of your choice, you will be ringing in the new year together!
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With many subplots that an all-star cast couldn't save, this movie didn't receive many good reviews, but hey, it is a movie about New Year's Eve in New York City.
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"New Year" (2010)
This award-winning indie flick is a coming of age comedy about a group of twenty-something 'Gen Y'-ers who reunite for a New Year's Eve bash in middle-class suburbia. Bored with the doldrums of real life after attending college, partying provides a welcome escape full of drinking, smoking, making out, and bag tag. But, several rude awakenings soon force them to grow up.
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"The New Year" (2010)
In this 2010 "dramedy" indie flick, a young woman named Sunny gives up a promising future to return to her hometown to care for her ailing father. Soon, she lands working at a bowling alley. While working, a charming high school rival returns for the holidays and Sunny is forced to reexamine her life.
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"Bridget Jones's Diary" (2001)
Bridget Jones makes a New year's resolution to keep a diary and her life starts to change. Starring Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant, and Colin Firth.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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"New Years Day" (2000)
In this drama, two teenage boys decide to live for one more year then commit suicide after their classmates are killed in a school tragedy. But they can only take their own lives after completing a mysterious series of tasks written in blood in "The Book Of Life".
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"When Harry Met Sally" (1989)
This movie has a great New Year's Eve scene, a fun plot, along with fun segments from actors portraying real life stories of married couples. Stars include Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, and Bruno Kirby.
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"The Apartment" (1960)
Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray are great in this movie that has romance, drama, and comedy in the story of the complications that arise from not being honest in relationships.
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Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher have a lot of miscommunication problems, but fall in love anyway.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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"Holiday Inn" (1942)
Great music, great dancing, and lots of holidays and romance. One of our favorite movies starring Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby.
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"After the Thin Man" (1936)
William Powell and Myrna Loy star as Nick and Nora Charles in another appealing and fun movie. The husband-wife detective team find themselves in the midst of a murder mystery on New Year's Eve.
*Article Updated by Marni Feuerman
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