Friday, December 30, 2016

Top 5 New Year’s Eve Movies

If you’re feeling like watching a movie this New Year’s Eve and want something that goes along with this exciting, daunting, and resolution making and breaking event than these are the movies to check out! πŸŽ†πŸŽ‰

I’d also like to take a quick moment to say thank you for reading! It means so very much to me whether you’re just reading this, have only read a couple of my blog posts or all of them. Yet, with much sadness I must leave this as my last blog post. There will be no more set schedule and I’m 99.9% sure that this is the end of the blogging road for me. If there does come a time that I do post something out of the blue or plan to start the schedule back up again I will announce it on Twitter so make sure to follow me:

And a very special thank you to commenter Red Dragon Lady who has read and left wonderful comments on every post! It meant and still does mean the world to me! πŸ‰πŸ²πŸ‰

I hope you enjoy this post…have a wonderful day and New Year!!! 

5. Last Holiday

This movie is about a woman that believes she only has a short time to live due to a rare brain condition that she "has". If you want cute and fun this achieves that well due to Latifah, because she gives a charming performance. 

You get humor paired with romance mixed with a little bit of drama, not to mention she also attends a New Year’s Eve party. If you like watching movies with amazing looking food this also checks that off the list for you. It features a scene where she orders all the most exquisite gourmet cuisine…and I think that I can speak for everyone and anyone when I say we’d all love to do that at least once! It may not be entirely surrounding New Year’s, but it does include it so I couldn’t leave this off the list.

4. Sex and the City (the movie)

If you enjoyed the Sex and the City TV show than this is an obvious choice, but even if you haven’t seen a single episode don’t let that stop you from watching this movie. I first dived into the world of Sex and the City with the movies and then the TV show, and I guarantee that you don’t need one to enjoy the other….you can pick up practically anywhere and enjoy it, because it does a great job at not keeping you in the dark about anything. I obviously though highly recommend you to check out both the movies and show. Sex and the City is fun, stylish, romantic, dramatic and addicting if you like crude humor mixed with real life situations gone awry and over the top.

This movie although not based around New Year’s Eve does feature a couple of scenes around the holiday and even the song Auld Lang Syne as part of the soundtrack. If friendship and New Year’s is what you want this is the movie to watch.

3. Bridget Jones’s Diary
In this modern romantic comedy classic Bridget Jones meets (again) Mark Darcy at her parents New Year’s party. She’s somewhat awkward and bumbling and sort of hung up on the charming and conniving Daniel Cleaver, but she just so happens to fall for the somewhat grumpy but enduring Mr. Darcy. What ensues is funny, lovable, cute and of course romantic.

If you love Pride and Prejudice there should be nothing holding you back from enjoying this movie. Mr. Darcy is…well…Mr. Darcy, and Mr. Wickham Mr. Cleaver, but this time around Bridget Jones’s Elizabeth Bennet perhaps doesn’t suffer from pride or prejudice…whichever one she was supposed to have (or both), but instead is insecure and perhaps the more realistic with her fumbling through everything…including life…but hey, not everyone can be as much as an open book as the amazing Lizzy Bennet!

2. Sleepless in Seattle
This movie spans several holidays and one just so happens to be New Year’s. Annie (Meg Ryan) might be partying and Sam (Tom Hanks) might be talking with his wife, who happens to be dead and comes to him in a vision on New Year’s, but this movie is much more than just this holiday. It all begins with Sam’s son calling on Christmas Eve to a radio station saying how he wants his dad to find love. Meg Ryan’s character hears it and decides to write a letter mimicking the movie An Affair to Remember and wants to meet him at the top of the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day. Much more craziness occurs over time which spans across all of the holidays, and going by New Year’s so make sure to watch this one this New Year’s. As always Meg Ryan is that girl next door reliability and Hank’s that enduring lovability. So if drama, comedy and mostly romance is your thing you'll enjoy this classic tale of true love prevails.

1. When Harry Met Sally

“And it’s not because it is New Year’s Eve. . . When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

This is what Billy Crystal’s character, Harry, says to Sally played by Meg Ryan. Their relationship has gone through the friendship stage the friend zone and had gotten serious, but just before completely diving in and having the two become an actual couple Harry freaks and calls it quits, but New Year’s Eve he rushes to her and tells her the classic dialog shown above, proving that it’s not just because he’s lonely on New Year’s but that he really does love her.
This comedy romance addresses the age old question of if guys and girls can really be friends, and incorporates New Year’s enough into this movie to make it the standout New Year’s movie above the rest. The classic scenes like the restaurant and the great hilarious banter between the two are what keep this movie fresh even though it’s not recent. Billy Crystal is lovable and of course funny, and Meg Ryan stands out as an oddball romantic making their chemistry practically a character itself.

And let’s please not forget that if anything this New Year’s let’s remember the wonderful people who’ve impacted so many with their work and lives this holiday. If you want a movie that fits this bill then watch When Harry Met Sally for Carrie Fisher. She was fantastic in this as she was in everything. RIP Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds.

Well, that’s it for me. Thanks for sticking with me through this journey.

I wish you the best of luck and joy for all of 2017!


  1. Oh no, Please don't go!! This post as with the ones before it have been such a pleasure to read. I wish only the best for you as you start the new year. Thank you for enriching my life with your blog. It has been an honor and great pleasure to read them.

    1. Thank you so much!!! I can't tell you how much your kind words made this whole process a wonderful experience. Thank you again. :D :D

  2. The Last Holiday was the only movie I thought Queen Latifah acted well in. Happy New Year!

    1. Happy new year to you! Hope it went well.

  3. I wish you luck, S.R. with whatever you are pursuing. I love every one of your movies. I am especially fond of Sleepless in Seattle. Nora Ephron was another one of my idols. I also love Bridget Jones's Diary. Have you seen the latest installment? It was a pleasure meeting you! We will definitely stay in touch on Twitter.

    1. Thank you so much! Nora Ephron's great :) I haven't seen the latest one yet! I definitely stay in touch :D :D

  4. Excellent choices. I've watched most of these, and can vouch that they'd be great NYE movies. They actually all make me really nostalgic for the 90s. Since early January has a holiday feel, it might be worth watching a couple. Thanks :)