Staying Up Till Midnight Won't Be a Problem With These 40 New Year's Movies

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Ringing in the new year from the comfort of your couch doesn’t mean you have to forgo your flute of Champagne. After all, who said you can’t have your own little party for one on New Year’s Eve? For starters, you get to avoid all the large crowds, long lines, overpriced cocktails (this alone is enough to make me want to stay in), and the post-midnight traffic. Plus, you get to party in your pajamas all night and you’re already within walking distance of your bed. Doesn’t sound like a bad time, if you ask me.

From board games and New Year’s-themed jello shots to jotting down your New Year’s resolutions and catching up with friends and family over video chat, there are plenty of ways to keep yourself awake and busy until the clock strikes midnight. However, if you’re determined to see the first minute of the new year, you’re going to need an activity that’ll help pass the time and keep you entertained.

Enter: our massive, comprehensive catalog of New Year’s movies. While you may be familiar with the classics like Bridget Jones’s Diary, Holidate, Are We There Yet?, and the iconic New Year’s Eve, there’s more out there. Romantic comedies have dominated the holiday-movie space – particularly Christmas movies – since forever. But every now and again, we get a crime thriller, a period drama, or a psychological slasher thrown into the mix to help spice things up during this very chilly time of the year (depending on where you live). With an array of New Year’s movies this diverse, there’s something for everyone.

Check out the New Year’s movies we’re most excited to stream in the slides ahead, along with storyline descriptions and featured cast members. Believe it or not, we’ve found enough movies to keep you booked and busy on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day!

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