NYE Movies: 10 Movies to Watch for a New Year's Streamin' Eve

Pop the champagne and cap off the year with a classic movie. Here are ten NYE movies to watch in which New Year's Eve plays an integral role.

Matt Lissauer

By Matt Lissauer

NYE Movies - Poster art from "New Year's Eve"

© Warner Bros. Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

Are you looking to burn down 2021 and escape? There is no better way to do just that than with some classic cinema. So, as the ball drops at midnight this New Year's Eve, here are our picks of the quintessential NYE movies that you should watch to help you celebrate in style.

  • 1

    When Harry Met Sally...

    Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan in "When Harry Met Sally."

    © Columbia / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Harry meets Sally in college, and the two find their way in and out of each other's lives. We don't want to spoil it too much, but the film's emotional peak lands as the ball drops on New Year's Eve.

    When Harry Met Sally... Poster

    When Harry Met Sally...

    R

    Romantic Comedy

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  • 2

    Ocean's Eleven

    Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis Jr. in "Ocean's Eleven."

    Courtesy Everett Collection

    Nothing is more swinging than New Year's in Vegas. You might be more familiar with Clooney's crew, but the Rat Pack's original heist takes place on the turn of the New Year as they plan to raid five casinos on the strip.

    Ocean's Eleven Poster

    Ocean's Eleven

    Comedy Drama

    August 10, 1960

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  • 3

    Waiting to Exhale

    Loretta Devine, Lela Rochon, Angela Bassett, Whitney Houston in "Waiting to Exhale."

    © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Follow four women and their year-long emotional journey that begins and ends on the New Year. Angela Bassett, out.

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    Waiting to Exhale

    R

    Comedy Drama

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  • 4

    Four Rooms

    Tim Roth (center) in "Four Rooms."

    © Miramax / Courtesy Everett Collection

    New Year's Eve just happens to be bellhop Ted's first night on the job. But, there wouldn't be a movie if this was just another mundane night at L.A.'s Hotel Mon Signor.

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    Four Rooms

    R

    Drama

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  • 5

    While You Were Sleeping

    Sandra Bullock in "While You Were Sleeping."

    © Buena Vista Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Hopeless romantic Lucy saves her crush and pretends to be his fiancee while he's stuck in a coma between Christmas and New Year's. The real trouble brews when she falls in love with her not-really-soon-to-be brother-in-law. Have fun with this one, and don't question the ethics.

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    While You Were Sleeping

    PG

    Romantic Comedy

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  • 6

    An Affair to Remember

    Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in "An Affair to Remember."

    © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. / Courtesy Everett Collection.

    Nothing is more romantic than the perfect New Year's kiss. And, no cinematic kiss is more perfect than the one between Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr.

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    An Affair to Remember

    Romance

    January 1, 2000

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  • 7

    The Godfather, Part II

    John Cazale and Al Pacino in "The Godfather: Part II."

    Courtesy Everett Collection

    Speaking of New Year's kisses, none are more fateful or chilling than the one Michael gives to his brother Fredo at an end-of-the-year party in Havana. "You broke my heart." Oof. Maybe Fredo should think twice about any upcoming fishing trips.

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    The Godfather, Part II

    R

    Crime Drama

    December 12, 1974

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  • 8

    New Year's Eve

    new year's movies - Josh Duhamel in "New Year's Eve."

    © Warner Bros. Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Modern Christmas classic "Love Actually" inspired many Americanized takes. Garry Marshall's star-studded ode to the final day of the year fits perfectly on our list, even if it didn't win critics.

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    New Year's Eve

    PG-13

    Holiday

    December 9, 2011

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  • 9

    The Poseidon Adventure

    Shelley Winters in "The Poseidon Adventure."

    © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Garry Marshall's all-star "New Year's Eve" party is nothing compared to Ronald Neame's star-studded New Year's Eve cruise. It's a party so stacked that it turns upside-down, literally.

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    The Poseidon Adventure

    PG

    Thriller

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  • 10

    Sunset Blvd.

    Gloria Swanson in "Sunset Blvd."

    Courtesy Everett Collection

    Not all NYE movies need to be romantic. Enjoy some intense drama, classic noir, and a very pivotal scene that takes place at a New Year's Eve party. It'll go well with your champagne and "Twilight Zone" marathon binge.

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    Sunset Blvd.

    Drama

    August 10, 1950

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Matt Lissauer

Matt Lissauer is a writer & data manager for Noovie. When he is not busy writing listicles, Matt is enjoying life in New Jersey with his lovely wife and three kids.

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