7 Best New Year Movies of All Time

Eliza | 01 - 01 - 2024

What do you plan to do this New Year’s Eve? Some like to forget all the past year’s troubles and have fun. Others are keen on setting New Year resolutions and goals. Introverts love to stay home and enjoy their solitude, and extroverts love to socialize by throwing or attending parties. You can find lots of events and adventures arranged for people in your city on New Year’s Eve. However, one of the ways to relax at home, and at the same time celebrate the New Year, is by watching your favorite movies. In this blog, let’s take a glance at the 7 best New Year movies of all time!

Best New Year Films

Here, we have a mix of films to watch on New Year’s Eve. Relax on your couch in front of the TV and wrap a blanket around yourself. Have a cup of hot chocolate (or coffee) in your hand, sit back, and watch one of these fantastic movies of all time! In case you feel lonely, invite some friends over and watch the movie with them. If you are an avid movie-goer, you might also be interested in looking at the top 5 films that failed at the box office!

Without further ado, we give you the list of New Year movies!

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1. New Year’s Eve


This 2011 movie is an American romcom (romantic comedy). Directed by Garry Marshall, this film has an ensemble cast. It stars almost all the popular actors, including Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Michelle Pfeiffer, Leah Michelle, Ashton Kutcher, and Bon Jovi. There is something for everyone in this Happy New Year movie although it revolves around the various problems faced by people on New Year’s Eve. The most significant aspect of this movie is that the lives of the people experiencing the problems are interconnected.

2. About Time


This is one of the best New Year movies of all time. The film stars Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson as Mary and Tim, respectively. It is a wonderful British romantic comedy which you should watch. This movie is about a boy who can travel through time just to get a kiss from the girl of his dreams. This fabulous movie was dedicated to acclaimed actor, Richard Griffiths, who passed away a few months prior to the movie’s release. In “About Time,” Griffiths had his final movie role. It is, indeed, a must-watch film for New Year!

3. The Holiday


It’s a 2006 film that was produced and directed by Nancy Meyers. The movie’s cast includes Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, and Jack Black. This film surely deserves a place in our lineup of films for New Year’s Eve. “The Holiday” is all about two women from opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean. To escape from heartbreak during the Christmas and New Year holidays, the two lovelorn women decide to swap houses.

It is one of the New Year’s best movies. You might have seen this movie probably 100 times before this New Year, but watching it again will only make you happier. So, go ahead and watch Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet trade houses in the holidays, and see how their lives change after that!

4. Carol


Reminds you of the Christmas carols, doesn’t it? Well… you can watch this movie during Christmas or on New Year’s Eve! 

“Carol” is an Oscar-nominated film starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. This is a wonderfully romantic movie that portrays the love of two women in the 1950s. “Carol Aird” is played by Cate Blanchett and “Therese Belivet” is portrayed by actress, Rooney Mara. Talking about actresses, have a glimpse of the most beautiful Hollywood actresses in the world

Carol and Therese share their first kiss on New Year’s Eve. It is one of the films for New Year’s Eve.

5. When Harry Met Sally…


It’s a story of friendship that blossoms into love. Harry and Sally meet at common places and then depart. They discuss the possibility of friendship between a man and a woman, and… Yes, they depart again. 

On New Year’s Eve, Harry spends his time alone, and Sally is off to a party. Then, they meet, and this is the time Harry tells Sally that he loves her. Sally is skeptical, but Harry lists his reasons for loving her. Three months later, and more than twelve years after their first meeting, Harry and Sally get married!

“When Harry Met Sally” is one of the greatest movies to watch on New Year’s Eve. Every time you rewatch the film, you will fall head over heels in love with the characters all over again!

6. Are We There Yet?


This is a fun-filled movie to watch. If you haven’t watched it, please watch it with your family on New Year’s Eve. It is about Nick who is trying to impress the woman of his dreams, and to impress her, he has to transport her kids on New Year’s Eve. And the twist is that he hates children, and the kids are so into not letting their mom date other guys but their dad.

This movie was directed by Brian Levant, and produced by Revolution Studios and Columbia Pictures. It was released theatrically on the 21st of January, 2005, and grossed $98 million (worldwide). Check out this New Year Movie 2024 (it was released years back, but is an amazing movie to watch in the New Year – 2024), and during your leisure time, take a look at the best Hollywood directors of all time!

7. The Apartment


We have seen 6 movies, and have one more to go! Let’s travel a bit to the 1960s this time… “The Apartment,” from 1960, is one of the most remarkable movies ever made. Jack Lemmon, who plays the role of an insurance clerk, tries to climb the corporate ladder. And, he does this by helping his co-workers use his apartment for their extramarital affairs. After a Christmas party, the clerk finds his boss’s mistress in his apartment. A series of complicated relationships and drama follow. And everything ends on a New Year’s Eve! 

“The Apartment,” one of the most awesome movies to watch on New Year’s Eve, has been nominated for the Academy Awards in several categories, and it has also won some of them! If you wish to unwind from the past year’s stress and responsibilities, just watch this movie, either alone or with your gang of friends!

Best New Year Movies on Netflix


Now that you have seen the 7 best New Year movies of all time, let’s know the list of New Year films on Netflix. Have a royal New Year’s Eve by binge-watching them! Here they come…

The Time Traveler’s Wife

The time traveler in the movie is portrayed by Eric Bana, and Rachel McAdams falls in love with him. 

Eat Pray Love

The film that stars Julia Roberts might not have a New Year Eve’s scene, but the book by Elizabeth Gilbert surely has such a scene. 

Someone Great

This 2019 movie is a must-watch if you love romantic comedies. The romantic leads in the film have their first meeting at a holiday party. Check out this amazing film for New Year!

Best New Year Movies on Prime


Here are some Prime movies you can enjoy on your New Year’s Eve. If you don’t find the time to watch them on the 31st of December, try to do it the next day.

Brittany Runs a Marathon

The New Year is all about change, and this movie is the perfect choice to bring about changes this New Year. You can draw lots of inspiration from “Brittany Runs a Marathon.”

The Avengers

This is the movie that started off the whole series. It revolves around four heroes who fight to save New York City from Loki.

A Simple Favor

Directed by Paul Feig, this 2018 movie is all about a vlogger who attempts to solve the case of her missing mysterious friend.

We hope you now have an idea of the best New Year’s movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime. By the way, would you like to take a quiz on movies based on true stories?


What Is the Best Year in Movies?

Both 1939 and 1999 are some of the best years in the history of Hollywood movies. Many all-time classic movies like “Gone with the Wind,” and “Babes in Arms” were released this year. Many films of this year became the highest-grossing in 1939. 

In 1999, many directors proved their mettle by making fantabulous films. For instance, M. Night Shyamalan’s “Sixth Sense” created huge ripples in the movie industry. “Girl, Interrupted,” “Cruel Intentions,” and “Lake Placid” were some of the must-watch films created by talented directors in 1999.

What Films Are Coming Out in 2024?

“Mean Girls (2024),” “Argylle,” and “Madame Web” are some of the films to be released in 2024. Many movies, like “Dune: Part Two,” “Imaginary” (2024), and “Back to Black” will also be released in 2024.

Is New Year’s Eve a Romantic Holiday?

Some consider New Year’s Eve a romantic holiday. It is one of the best days to be celebrated by couples as a romantic holiday because it marks the end of a year and the beginning of a new one. So, New Year’s Eve is the most suitable time for couples to look at their journey so far and plan for a better journey filled with happiness and prosperity in the coming year. It’s the best time to reflect on the past and also welcome new beginnings as a couple or as a family.

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