New Years Eve is a magical time of year, especially in movies. There is wonder and hope, and the constant excitement of a big party. Some people have NYE traditions that involve watching the ball drop and celebrating at a big party, while others have a more relaxed evening at home, eating lots of food and watching movies galore. If you’re in the second grouping, then here’s a list of our top five movies for the big night:
- When Harry Met Sally. Although not entirely a NYE movie, it’s a romantic comedy that mixes the party fun of the holidays.
- Poseidon. A bit of a darker turn, this is a fun disaster flick set during New Years Eve on a cruise ship as it runs into some trouble.
- Godfather, Part 2. The first is one of the most classic movies going, but the second one’s most famous scenes are set during New Years Eve in Cuba.
- 200 Cigarettes. With a star-studded cast, this comedy-drama follows a bunch of characters through New York City on NYE in 1981. Check out the old school costumes, still relevant actors Kate Hudson, Ben Affleck, and Paul Rudd, and re-live the party hijinks.
- Doctor Who (1996 TV movie). I think every list could probably be filled up with Dr Who, since there is so much of it, but this is a good one. Filmed in Vancouver and set in San Fran, it features the Daleks and the Seventh Doctor in his final performance.