7 Best New Years Movies of All Time

Emma | 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 Years Movies

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’s movies!

‘New Year’s Eve’ is a 2015 movie.
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1. New Year’s Eve (2011)


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. While You Were Sleeping (1995)
While You Were Sleeping

Sandra Bullock stars in this romantic comedy as a lonely token collector who is mistaken for the fiancée of a comatose man. The film is full of charm and holiday spirit, with a heartwarming resolution on New Year’s Eve.

3. Forget Paris (1995)
Forget Paris

Billy Crystal directs and stars in this romantic comedy about a successful Hollywood producer who goes to France to escape the media frenzy surrounding his upcoming divorce. There, he encounters a woman who challenges his perspective on love and life.

4. This is Where I Leave You (2014)
This is Where I Leave You

A dysfunctional family is forced to reunite for the first time since their father’s death. The film is both funny and heartwarming, and it perfectly captures the chaos of family gatherings, especially around the holidays.

5. When Harry Met Sally…(1989)


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. Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Leaving Las Vegas

Nicolas Cage delivers a powerful performance as a suicidal alcoholic screenwriter who travels to Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he strikes up an unlikely relationship with a sex worker (Elisabeth Shue). The film is a raw and emotional exploration of self-destruction and redemption, with their relationship playing out over New Year’s Eve.

7. The Apartment (1960)


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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