9 Movies to Watch on New Year’s Eve, Because Going Out is So Overrated

Who says New Year's Eve has to be the night of the year that you go out to every party you get invited to or the night where you wait for hours on end to see a ball drop? Sometimes on this holiday that's so well known for being a night to go wild, you just feel like curling up with a bowl of popcorn and watching a movie or three. And there's nothing wrong with that! Here's a handy guide to some great New Year's Eve movies you can watch this year. They all have some memorable New Year's Eve scenes to give you some inspiration for a fun night in. Happy watching!

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'New Year's Eve'

You knew this was coming. If you have always dreamed of watching the ball drop in New York City (and of course, getting that perfect New Year’s Eve kiss), this star-studded romance is the next best thing.

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'Last Holiday'

Queen Latifah is sure to make you both laugh and cry in this romantic comedy where her character goes on a luxury trip with the knowledge that she could die soon. The New Year’s Eve scene is a refreshing and inspiring look on living life to the fullest.

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'When Harry Met Sally'

The love scene with Harry and Sally on New Year’s Eve has often been lauded as one of the greatest holiday onscreen moments, though it’s often upstaged by the “I’ll have what she’s having” scene. A kiss on New Year’s Eve? Who wouldn’t want to have that?

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'Forrest Gump'

The New Year’s Eve scene with Lieutenant Dan sticking up for Forrest in this classic all-American film is a must-see if you’re watching movies on the holiday. But then again, you can’t really go wrong watching this movie any night! This one’s available to stream on Netflix.

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'An Affair to Remember'

This 1957 film, considered to be one of the most romantic movies of all time, may give you the insatiable urge to kiss your sweetie on the the top of the Empire State Building. No judgement! Available to stream on Netflix.

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'Strange Days'

If you’re in the mood for a thriller, Strange Days is the perfect way to ring in the new year, as you can watch the characters dealing with the end of the world and trying to sneak a New Year’s kiss. Talk about heart-racing — in a good way! Available to stream on Netflix.

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'The Holiday'

Sure, it’s a cliche to move to another place to find love. But it’s a cliche for a reason — it’s so incredibly fun to watch. And English accents are always a plus.

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'Radio Days'

In this Woody Allen movie, there is a very relatable quote, “Only creeps and crazy people go out on New Year’s Eve.” Aren’t you glad you decided to stay in? Available to stream on Neflix.

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'Sex and the City'

Even though this movie isn’t New Year’s Eve themed, the montage of New Year’s Eve scenes near the end is golden. Surprising kisses, champagne toasts, and Carrie casually running through Manhattan’s icy snowy sidewalks in her pajamas and stilettos to meet her best friend. What more can you ask for, really?

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