Ring in the New Year with These Top 5 Must-Watch Movies

"Unforgettable New Year's Eve Movies for a Cozy Night In"

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The New Year’s Eve movie marathon is a time-honored tradition, and we’ve got the perfect list to make your night in unforgettable. As the clock winds down on another year, what could be more delightful than a cozy movie night at home? Whether you’re in the mood for heartwarming tales, laugh-out-loud comedies, or exciting adventures, our top picks will have you and your loved ones entertained until the ball drops. So, get cozy, grab your favorite movie snacks, and get ready for a night of cinematic magic.

“Bridget Jones’s Diary” (2001) portrays Bridget Jones, loosely inspired by Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” as a 32-year-old woman determined to better herself and find love. Making a New Year’s resolution, she commits to a diary where honesty reigns. The film beautifully captures the essence of fresh starts, showcasing Bridget’s romantic adventures and her comical journey through life’s complexities. With New Year’s Eve as its backdrop, this heartwarming romantic comedy is an ideal choice for a snug night in or a New Year’s Eve movie marathon.

Starring:

Renée Zellweger: Bridget Jones

Colin Firth: Mark Darcy

Hugh Grant: Daniel Cleaver


“Gremlins 2: The New Batch” (1990) In this uproarious sequel, Gizmo spawns numerous small monsters when wet and finds himself in a high-tech skyscraper in New York City. There, the mischievous gremlins wreak havoc. The film is known for its humor, entertaining storyline, and the chaotic antics of the gremlins in an urban setting. New Year’s Eve looms adding a twist to the holiday, making it a perfect choice for a lively and unforgettable New Year’s Eve adventure. Watch this hilariously Kee and Peel sketch about it HERE.

Starring:

Zach Galligan: Billy Peltzer

Phoebe Cates: Kate Beringer

John Glover: Daniel Clamp


“Trading Places” (1983) The story revolves around a bet made by two wealthy brothers, Mortimer and Randolph Duke, who decide to switch the lives of a successful commodities broker, Louis Winthorpe III, and a street hustler, Billy Ray Valentine. The film humorously explores the contrast between the two men’s lives and the consequences of the social experiment. Combining elements of comedy and social commentary, this movie offers an entertaining and thought-provoking cinematic experience. The film’s events take place during the holiday season, making it a fitting choice for a Christmas or New Year’s Eve movie marathon, as it captures the spirit of the festive period and the theme of new beginnings.

Starring:

Eddie Murphy: Billy Ray Valentine

Dan Aykroyd: Louis Winthorpe III

Jamie Lee Curtis: Ophelia

“Ghostbusters II” (1989) The ultimate New Year’s Eve movie, as its storyline is set around the New Year’s Eve celebration and is intertwined with the holiday. The surge in paranormal activity forces the Ghostbusters to save the day, making it a popular choice for New Year’s Eve viewings and even inspiring themed viewing parties. The film’s inclusion of a wild New Year’s Eve, complete with the iconic “Auld Lang Syne,” make it a fitting and enjoyable film to watch as part of a New Year’s Eve celebration.

Starring:

Bill Murray: Dr. Peter Venkman

Dan Aykroyd: Dr. Raymond Stantz

Sigourney Weaver: Dana Barrett

Four Rooms” (1995) The movie consists of four interlocking tales, each directed by a different director. The segments are widely different containing fights, murders, witches, and severed appendages. The film follows the bellhop, Ted, as he encounters the various unusual and comedic situations in the different rooms he visits. The anthology of hilarity and chaos weaves its tales into one unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration at a hotel, where audiences can expect the unexpected as the night unfolds through each segment.

Starring:

Tim Roth: Ted the Bellhop

Antonio Banderas: Man

Madonna: Elspeth

In wrap up, it’s clear that whether you’re a fan of romantic comedies or prefer the thrill of adventure, there’s a New Year’s Eve movie that’s just right for you. These films, all set against the vibrant backdrop of New Year’s Eve, promise a night of entertainment and joy. So, whether you’re planning to welcome the new year in a sparkly outfit with a bottle of champagne, or you’re opting for a cozy night in on the couch, these films are the perfect accompaniment to your celebration. So, pop that cork, settle in with one of these cinematic gems, and get ready for a memorable New Year’s Eve.

Here’s to a night of joy, laughter, and the magic of movies. Happy New Year’s Eve, and happy watching!