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Best Movies About New Year's Eve

Staying in on New Year's Eve? Read on for some sweet movie picks.

Best Movies About New Year's Eve


Maybe it's much too early in the game. Oh but I thought I'd ask you, just the same: "What are you watching New Year's Eve?"

if you're staying in on New Year's Eve, cuddling up on a couch with popcorn and New Year-themed movies is a fun way to spend the night.

Be sure to turn to the channel showing New York's festivities so you can laugh at the people who are freezing in Times Square while you relax with the comforts of home -- a bathroom you can use whenever you want!

Here's 10 flick picks about the resolution-making, holiday. Videos are attached to this article, so be sure to click through them and let us know if you agree or if we didn't mention your favorite New Year's Eve flick.

10. "Definitely, Maybe"

This movie may not seem like a typical New Year's Eve flick. You might even be thinking, "Say what?" But there was definitely a New Year's Eve party portrayed in "Definitely, Maybe."

The movie is about a young daughter, played by Abigail Breslin, wanting to know how her father, played by Ryan Reynolds, met her mother. The two of them go walking down memory lane in an effort make sure those old acquaintances aren't forgotten.

9. "Overboard"

This is a movie about falling in love and forgiveness. What more can we hope for in the new year?

P.S. There's a New Year's Eve party scene in this movie too. It's a small one and a dream sequence, but that totally counts!

8. "In Search of a Midnight Kiss"

A misanthrope seeks a misanthrope on New Year's Eve by taking out a personal ad on Craig's List. Chaos ensues.

Note: This is not a movie to watch with children.

7. "The Gold Rush"

Charlie Chaplin stars in this silent film. It has comedy, drama and romance, and New Year's Eve, of course, plays a part. Anyone who has ever waited for the one they love can relate to this film.

6. "Last Holiday"

What would you do if you only had three weeks left to live? Georgia Byrd, played by Queen Latifah, cashes in her savings and decides to live it up in Europe during the holiday season.

This is a movie about following dreams and celebrating life.

5. "Sex and the City"

Also not a movie to watch around children. This movie made the list because of the absolutely beautiful and haunting rendition of "Auld Lang Syne" by Scottish singer Mairi Campbell.

I promise you, once you hear her version, it will stick with you. The scene that accompanies the song is also beautiful - it's about friends helping friends through the most difficult of times.

4. "Holiday"

Katherine Hepburn. Cary Grant. Need I really say more?

3. "Trading Places"

If you grew up in the 1980s, were an adult in the 1980s or just love the 1980s, then you likely love "Trading Places."

Here's the plot: These two rich, demented dudes argue over whether environment or heredity dictate how well a person succeeds. They conduct this experiment involving Billy Ray Valentine, a savvy street hustler, and Louis Winthorpe, a businessman who works for the rich and demented dudes.

Ultimately, the message here is this: Don't judge a book by it's cover.

Here's the second message: If you're going to a New Year's Eve party on a train and you see a gorilla in a cage, don't taunt the gorilla.

2. "The Holiday"

The cottage Kate Winslet's character lives in is reason alone to watch this movie. Reason number two: Jude Law. Reason number 3: The cameo by Dustin Hoffman that reminds me of the time I saw him at .

"The Holiday" is a well-rounded, sentimental and surprising movie. It challenges gender stereotypes and does a great job of depicting modern love.

Because the movie revolves around the winter holidays, we get to see how the main characters spend the new year and whether they have grown since we first met them at the start of "The Holiday."

1. "When Harry Met Sally"

Oh, you had to know it was coming! "When Harry Met Sally" follows Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan's characters through the years. The big question in this movie: "Can a man and a woman be just friends?"

This movie has a great soundtrack -- very New York -- and also, some of the best lines ever spoken by a man in a movie. If you haven't seen the movie and don't want to know what Billy Crystal says toward the end of the movie, avert thine eyes.

"I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts ... I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." (Billy Crystal, "When Harry Met Sally")

Happy New Year, readers. Have a wonderful, safe holiday and don't put too much pepper on the paprikash.

Have we missed your favorite New Year's Eve flick? Tell us more in the comments.

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