The 24 Best New Year’s Movies To Watch While It Plays In 2023

The 24 Best New Year’s Movies To Watch While It Plays In 2023

With christmas decorations coming out Y Christmas songs Already playing on the radio, it’s safe to say that the countdown to the end of the year is officially here.

This means it’s time to start thinking about your New Years Resolutions it is also just around the corner.

Perhaps your New Year’s resolution is akin to a hero’s journey: a transformative call to action that leads you on an unforgettable adventure. or maybe enough holiday romances I have made you more of the romantic comedy typehoping to land a midnight kiss.

Whether adventure, Romance, family watches or a self-transformation plot you’re looking for, we’ve rounded up 25 of the best movies that will make you feel like the main character this New Year’s Eve. Queue for these movies on Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime, and more.

‘When Harry Met Sally’ (1989)

It is narrowly Impossible not to love this classic of romantic comedies, thanks to its eminently quotable script by Nora Ephron and the performances of Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. Its adorably idiosyncratic characters, Harry and Sally, embark on a 12-year journey, transforming from strangers, enemies to unexpected friends, slowly realizing they may be perfect for each other along the way. The movie includes an iconic New Year’s Eve scene and not to give away any spoilers, we’ll just say that it will make you wonder where your own Harry or Sally is.

‘The Age of Adaline’ (2015)

Blake Lively’s character Adaline in “The Age of Adaline” defies the phrase “you only live once” by living… forever. The immortal character attends fabulous New Year’s Eve parties throughout different eras (how else does she mark the fact that she’s not aging like the rest of the world?). During one such occasion, she meets a handsome Ellis Jones played by Michiel Huisman, with whom she soon falls in love. Adaline must face the challenges this new love poses as time passes for everyone but her.

‘High School Musical’ (2006)

Say “High School Musical” and you probably think of a group of teenagers who have songs and dance moves for every situation in life. If you grew up with a franchise, you might still get butterflies from the moment Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens’ characters Troy and Gabriella hit it off for the first time at a New Year’s Eve party. This scene alone will make you or your teenager at home start dancing while singing “Start of Something New”.

‘New Year’s Eve’ (2011)

Follow the intertwining story of different New Yorkers as they navigate love, happiness, second chances and new beginnings on New Year’s Eve. The star-studded film, which includes Leah Michelle, Zac Efron, and Ashton Kutcher, is sure to have a story for whatever mood you’re chasing in 2023.

‘The Godfather II’ (1974)

if there is someone you don’t want to kiss on new year, is Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), also known as the Godfather. However, if he’s looking for a night full of crime, suspense and a party atmosphere, the Corleone family is the one he’ll want to spend it with. The crime drama features a New Year’s Eve party in Havana, Cuba, where Corleone has heartbreaking realizations about members of his most trusted circle.

‘The Great Gatsby 2013)

Who better to celebrate another year of the Roaring Twenties than with Gatsby himself? Jay Gatsby’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) party extravaganza in “The Great Gatsby,” along with his love affair with Daisy (Carey Mulligan), will set the mood for a night surrounded by “old sports” and glasses of champagne.

‘While you were sleeping’ (1995)

“While You Were Sleeping” has an unusual cute encounter. It all begins in a Chicago train station when Lucy (Sandra Bullock) saves the life of Peter (Peter Gallagher), a passenger she has been in love with for a long time. She ends up in a coma and due to a mistake at the hospital, Lucy is identified as her fiancée. Upon learning of this, Peter’s family, including his brother (Bill Pullman), welcomes him into his circle. The film takes place during the Christmas season, including a New Year’s Eve scene.

‘In pursuit of happiness’ (2006)

Whether closing chapters or starting a new one, the New Year is the perfect time to reflect on the past and look to the future. “The Pursuit of Happyness” does just that, as Will Smith portrays the life of Chris Gardner, a struggling salesman seeking a life-changing career for himself and his son (played by Smith’s actual son, Jaden Smith). ). The biographical drama will inspire you to pursue happiness this new year and fill you with determination to face all the challenges that come with dreaming big.

‘About time’ (2013)

If you could relive a time in your life, what would it be and what would you change? Domhnall Gleeson’s character Tim knows his answer in “About Time” as he travels back to a New Years party and kisses the girl of his dreams, played by Rachel McAdams, shortly after discovering that he has inherited the ability. to travel in the time of his family. The movie will make you root for love and its endless awkwardness.

‘Everything everywhere, all at once’ (2022)

How would you define the feeling that settles in your stomach seconds before the New Year’s ball falls? Maybe it’s like feeling everything everywhere at the same time. “Everything everywhere, all at once” is No a New Year’s movie, but it touches on the feeling of endless possibilities that the holiday is often associated with. She travels through alternate universes with Michelle Yeoh as her character is drawn into an adventure where she alone can save the world as she explores all the lives she could have led. The film will make you delve into parenthood, empathy, and untrodden roads…and make you wonder who you’d really want to “do laundry and do taxes with.”

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ (2012)

Whether you’re a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles or Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook” is another movie set to help ring in the new year. Co-starring Bradley Cooper, the film touches on topics like new beginnings and how to navigate romantic relationships when you’re not done healing yet.

‘Forrest Gump’ (1994)

Race into the new year with Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump, a character who manages to cross paths, time and time again, simply by luck and sheer bluntness. The movie can make you think about courage, character, and taking life for what it is (oh, and chocolate). The film also includes a New Year’s Eve party with Lt. Dan (Gary Sinise), which, like most New Year’s Eve parties, takes an unexpected turn.

‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ (2001)

Glamor and champagne make for good New Year’s Eve on the screen, but if you’re looking for a more down-to-earth take on the evening, “Bridget Jones’s Diary” is the movie you’ll want to see. The film begins on New Year’s Day, with a single Bridget (Renée Zellweger) spending the day with her family, watching reruns of “Frasier” and listening to “All By Myself.” Jones decides to start the year with resolutions that include losing weight, finding a good boyfriend and doing the week’s laundry, of course.

‘Groundhog Day’ (1993)

Perhaps one lesson learned as the year winds down is that “tomorrow is another day,” except if you’re Bill Murray’s character on “Groundhog Day.” Phil, a cynical meteorologist, finds himself in a time loop on Groundhog Day. His predicament leads him to turn the situation to his advantage and soon after to despair, as he falls for his producer Rita (Andie MacDowell). This coming year doesn’t have to be a “Groundhog Day” from the last.

‘Royal New Year’s Eve’ (2017)

Have a blast on New Year’s Eve by watching Hallmark’s “Royal New Year’s Eve.” The story follows Caitlyn, an aspiring fashion designer who falls in love with her prospective fiancé of socialite client Prince Jeffrey, who is expected to propose to her at the New Year’s Ball. All Hallmark Movies Now Streaming on Peacock.

‘Wish List’ (2007)

Check this comedy drama off your own New Year’s Eve bucket list. The story follows Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) and Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman), two terminally ill strangers who have a common mission: they want to check off some last homework before they die. The movie will have you reaching for your own pen and paper on New Year’s Eve and perhaps all year long.

‘Carole’ (2015)

An adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel “The Price of Salt,” “Carol” follows the unexpected love story between Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), a young department store worker, and elegant housewife Carol ( Cate Blanchett) in the 1950s, with their first kiss happening on New Years.

‘The Ocean 11’ (1960)

The New Year is the perfect time for resolutions, new beginnings and, according to Danny Ocean (Frank Sinatra), casino heists. Follow Ocean and his 11 friends through an elaborate New Year’s Eve heist as they gamble their future in Las Vegas. Even if you’re already familiar with the 2001 version starring George Clooney, the holiday-set classic starring much of the Rat Pack is worth a look.

‘Lay-nighters in Seattle’ (1993)

We, too, would go to the top of the Empire State Building and look for Tom Hanks, just like Meg Ryan’s character does in “Sleepless in Seattle.” Annie surprises herself by falling in love with Sam, a widowed father whose son tries to find her a date by calling a radio show. The film will set the mood for the New Year by also including a reference to the holiday.

‘Inside Out’ (2015)

This family-friendly film will help you embrace any blue emotions you may be feeling as you say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023. Taking place in the mind of a high school student, “Inside Out” shows how our emotions can often take over. reins. . They tell It’s for kids, but “Inside Out” is sure to make the adults in the room cry more.

‘Ghost Thread’ (2017)

Love, fancy dresses and a New Year’s Eve party is what you can expect in this Oscar-winning film starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps. Dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock lives in the world of British fashion in the 1950s: she dresses royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites and debutantes. His carefully crafted bachelor existence is soon interrupted by Alma, a strong-willed woman who becomes her muse and lover.

‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ (1986)

Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) skips school. His big day off consists of stolen Ferraris and Chicago-filled adventures as he realizes his high school days are coming to an end. The movie will make you want to make every moment count this new year, even sick days.

‘Ghostbusters II’ (1989)

Who are you going to call on New Years? If you’re spending the night with a group of all ages, we recommend calling in the Ghostbusters. The sequel features an action-packed New Year’s Eve celebration that will send you zipping into 2023.

‘Soul’ (2020)

No New Year’s resolutions? The animated movie “Soul” teaches people that this is perfectly fine. After getting the gig of a lifetime from him, New York jazz pianist Joe Gardner (voiced by Jamie Foxx), suddenly finds himself trapped in a strange land between Earth and the afterlife. Joe soon discovers that there’s something liberating about walking out the door and enjoying life without having to prove anything.

This article was originally published on TODAY.com

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