If I’m being honest, I really should have put together and shared this type of list with you all a long time ago. But as is my brand (one I wish I would actively change), I’m dashing about and putting this together last minute. I feel like something I’m completely on top of and I get done with a bit of time, and others, I’m all like, “it’s cool. I’ll work that up tomorrow.” Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this. Anyway, back to our theme which is to sharing a few New Year’s Eve movies to watch – just for fun! Whether you watch these on New Year’s Eve or throughout the weekend (because most love a good long holiday weekend), you’ll enjoy these as fun seasonal romance movies.
Normally I wouldn’t include TV films on this list since I talk about them enough. However given that so many of the New Year films come from TV, I kind of have to give them the page space. Let’s just jump in and see what’s what – and if YOU have any favorites, let me know. I’d love hearing about them.
NEW YEAR’S EVE MOVIES
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1: ABOUT TIME
Lots are making this quirky romance about a New Year movie, too. I don’t remember much in that way, but do remember one scene that probably applies, plus the plot (about a man who learns he has a time travelling gene) has that kind of new beginning over-arching story. (R) Find digitally on Amazon Video
2: AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER (1957)
99.9% sure I’ve never seen this classic Cary Grant film, but from what I learn, it does feature a New Year’s kiss, and a promise to meet again in six months. Am I right? Find digitally on Amazon Video
3: BRIDGET JONES DIARY
Oh, look! Another title I’ve never seen – despite its super hard core popularity. But anyway, the story of a woman alone and unable to find love begins on New Year’s Eve and comes back to that by its end. Find digitally on Amazon Video
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This one primarily takes place at Christmas, but it does linger (briefly) into the New Year in which really helps to tie the entire film together in a nice and complete way. Plus I think this is one of the most warm-hearted and charming (more) recent romantic-comedies. (PG-13) Find digitally on Amazon Video or with Hulu (at publication)
5: HOLIDAY INN
This one popped up more than one in my cursory “first blush” search (meaning I didn’t look at other curated outlet lists, just looked at photos and movie data bases). I have seen Holiday Inn but it’s been a minute, however I do seem to remember (as its title would suggest) that the film covers the seasons and the big holidays within each one. Of course, this one is Bing Crosby in the lead role about a man who feels betrayed by a business partner and so he starts his own thing while falling in love with the leading lady in his show. Find digitally on Amazon Video
On Netflix, this is without question, one of the more charming rom-coms. When I watched it last year I expected nothing from it, but discovered it’s actually a sweet best-friends romance that has some pretty good banter, too. Needless to say, I’m here for it. Find streaming on Netflix
Featuring Carlos PenaVega, this film tells the story about siblings set to take over a family business, and of course (because it’s Hallmark), there’s some romance in there too and a grand New Year’s Eve bash. Find digitally on Amazon Video with a HMM add on.
Michael Rady stars in this delayed (filmed one year, but then not released for an entire year+ later) rom-com about a man who meets a woman who decides to say “yes” to everything. Aimee Teegarden plays off his leading man. Find digitally on Amazon VideoRING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH THESE 12 ROMANCE MOVIES Click To Tweet
From Garry Marshall (who also did direct the popular Pretty Woman) directs this multi-story romance about different people and the places they’re at in life. Compared to his Valentine’s Day film (with the same premise), this one is much cleaner and features many recognizable faces. (PG-13) Find digitally on Amazon Video
10: OCEAN’S ELEVEN
Lots of places cite this film as one fitting this category. Not sure I would, but I guess if there are ties to the day, why now include it, right? Plus I’m all about including different genres within a list! (PG-13) Find digitally on Amazon Video; 2001 adaptation or 1960 adaptation
11: SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE
Another that continued to show up through “first blush” searches. It’s been years since I watched this one, but tell me, is this one a New Year movie? I cannot remember. Probably part of this is because I’m not a fan of someone in the cast. Recently I just saw someone on Instagram say after re-watching this one that it doesn’t really “feel” like a real classic because it’s plot (about a woman who becomes infatuated with someone she hears on the radio) is a bit to sketchy. I’m curious, what do you think? Find digitally on Amazon Video
12: A ROYAL NEW YEAR’S EVE
It’s been a few years since I saw this one, and it happened at a bad time so I cannot remember the specifics, but it’s from Hallmark, so my doubt is low that there’s anything wrong or bad about this one. Sure it may not be a favorite based on plot or acting, but I’m sure it’s charming, plus it follows a woman who falls in love with royalty, so there’s that cute trope! Find digitally on Amazon Video
Ok, let’s hear YOUR picks for New Year’s Eve movies? Did you see any of these? Do you like or dislike them? Any romances here that are your most favorite? Is there one here you haven’t seen but WANT to? Comment all of your NYE movie comments below – I love to chat with you all.
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