15 Best New Year's Movies
What better way to celebrate New Year's Eve than by watching a movie named after it? This sweet film features a handful of interconnected storylines about love, loss, and friendship that will keep you smiling all the way into 2022. Plus, you just can't beat the star-studded cast!
New Year's Eve
The hilariously relatable tale of Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) begins and ends on New Year's Eve, both times with a blank diary. There's just no better metaphor for real life than that!
Bridget Jones's Diary
This is one of the few sequels that's as good—if not better—than the original. (Don't tell Ree we said that!) The Godfather Part II shows Al Pacino's character give someone "the kiss of death" at midnight. It may not be romantic, but it will surely keep your attention.
The Godfather Part II
Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally's (Meg Ryan) unconventional friendship spans more than a decade, and they remain just that: friends. Then, at the stroke of midnight in the midst of a New Year's Eve party, Harry finally confesses his feelings to Sally in one of the most iconic speeches in rom-com history.
When Harry Met Sally
This poignant drama about love, life, and friendship begins and ends on New Year's Eve. Come for Whitney Houston, stay for the powerful storyline!
Waiting to Exhale
While most folks consider The Holiday a Christmas movie, the final scene actually takes place on New Year's Eve. No spoilers, but it will fill you with hope that anything in life is possible—which is a perfect way to kick off 2022!
Ring in the new year with the musical stylings of Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire! They sing and dance their way through this comedy that honors every holiday on the calendar (including New Year's Eve, of course!)
We know what you're thinking: Ghostbusters is a Halloween movie. But the classic New Year's song "Auld Lang Syne" plays a critical role at the end of this '80s classic!
This fan-favorite romance about finding Mr. Right begins on Christmas Day, but the turning point of the film takes place on New Year's Eve.
While You Were Sleeping
Spend your final moments of 2021 with Hugh Grant, one of Ree's biggest celebrity crushes. This touching film has a super sweet meet-cute that takes place on New Year's Eve.
About a Boy
The beginning of a new year is all about fresh starts. Anyone looking for just that will find serious inspiration from Julia Roberts's character in this movie that's based on a true story.
Eat Pray Love
If you love a classic, this Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr movie is right up your alley. The two meet on New Year's Eve but are both with other people. They promise to meet again on top of the Empire State Building in six months. Any hopeless romantics will want tissues nearby!
An Affair to Remember
The immortal Adaline (Blake Lively) meets Ellis (Michiel Huisman) at a New Year's Eve party. After years of living carefully so that her secret stays safe, she finds her life suddenly turned upside down.
The Age of Adaline
This iconic classic film starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden features a New Year's Eve "party" to remember. The silent movie star and young writer are the only guests in attendance—and things go downhill from there.
This movie follows Leonard (Joaquin Phoenix) who quickly falls in love with two vastly different women. The movie culminates in a dramatic New Year's Eve scene as he must decide who to choose.