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If you’re ready to ring in 2023 here’s 20 New Year’s Eve movies to get you in the mood.

It’s amazing that we’re almost at the end of 2022. I’m sure we’re all looking forward to what the new year will bring. But first, we want to make sure we end this year on a high note.

Maybe you’re making your plans for a fun night out on the town. Maybe you’re planning your menu to host friends and family at home. Or maybe you’re like me with a dog so scared of fireworks, you have to stay home for an evening on the couch. Snuggling up with my pup and putting on a festive movie to ring in the new year sounds like a solid plan for me. Purewow has come up with an amazing list to do just that.

The new year is a time to reflect on the past year and set goals for the coming one. Not only are there parties and special events to look forward to, but a lot of people make resolutions for the coming year.

Do you know the history of New Year’s resolutions?

Making New Year’s resolutions is a tradition that dates back to ancient times. The concept of setting goals for the new year is thought to have originated with the Babylonians. They made promises to their gods at the start of each year to ensure good fortune over the next 12 months.

The early Romans also made New Year’s resolutions. For them, the new year began in March and their resolutions had more to do with personal goals, such as becoming a better person.

We’ve come a long way since then, but today, making resolutions is still very popular. The most common resolutions usually have to do with self-improvement, such as eating healthier, exercising more, and quitting smoking.

If you need some inspiration, grab a cocktail and a snack, put some comfies on and enjoy!

20 New Year’s Eve Movies To Help Ring In 2023:

  • New Year's Eve

    Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel and Ashton Kutcher, this rom-com features the lives of several couples and singles in New York City that interconnect over the course of New Year’s Eve. Watch on Prime Video.

  • Sleepless In Seattle

    Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are sure to have you grabbing the tissues in a tear-jerker that follows a young boy conspiring to unite a widower and an unhappily engaged journalist. Watch on Prime Video. 

  • Happy New Year, Charlie Brown

    All the Charlie Brown holiday movies are fun! Watch on Apple TV+.

  • Rent

    I’m not much for musicals, but I love this one and the first act takes place between Christmas Eve and New Year’s and captures the hope that comes with the start of each and every new year. Watch on Hulu.  

  • Four Rooms

    Co-written by Quentin Tarantino, this film follows four interlocking tales of debauchery that take place at the fading Hotel Mon Signor in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve. Watch on Prime Video. 

  • Waiting to Exhale

    This movie is about four friends searching for true love that starts and ends on New Year’s and follows the group over the course of the year. Watch on Prime Video. 

  • About Time

    This tells the story of a young man who realizes he has the ability to time travel and returns to the New Year’s Eve party the night before and kiss the girl he was crushing on. Watch on Prime Video.

  • Forrest Gump

    Only one scene takes place on New Year’s, but hey, it’s an excuse to revisit a classic. Watch on Prime Video. 

  • Two Lovers

    The final scene of this romantic drama takes place on New Year’s Eve. Watch on Prime Video. 

  • Are We There Yet?

    A large part of this movie takes place on New Year’s Eve. Watch on Prime Video. 

  • The Holiday

    The New Year’s Eve scene is minimal, but it’s definitely one of the sweetest parts of this movie. Just a good holiday movie in general. Watch on Prime Video. 


  • Bridget Jones' Diary

    This comedy begins and ends on New Year’s Eve, with Bridget trying to navigate her love life while documenting it all in her personal diary. Watch on Prime Video. 

  • Poseidon

    You may not think of a movie about a luxury cruise liner being a a New Year’s Eve film, but the shipwreck in the original 1979 sequel, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, takes place on New Year’s Eve right in the middle of the midnight celebrations. Watch on Hulu. 

  • While You Were Sleeping

    Not sure if it’s because I’m from Chicago, but I always liked this movie. The NYE scene is a major turning point in the story. Watch on Disney+. 

  • Phantom Thread

    There’s a New Year’s Eve party scene that is sure to make you wish you had lived in London in the ’50s. Watch on Prime Video. 

  • Snowpiercer

    Taking place in 2031, Chris Evans’ character picks New Year’s Eve to start a revolt against the upper class. Watch on Prime Video. 

  • Sex And The City

    The film takes place over the course of a year, but there’s an important sequence on New Year’s Eve. Watch on HBO Max. 

  • Ghostbusters 2

    These crime fighters are back fighting against the Statue of Liberty who came to life just as the New Year’s Eve festivities begin. Watch on Prime Video. 

  • When Harry Met Sally

    The New Year’s connection comes at the end of the film during a New Year’s Eve party. Watch on Prime Video. 

  • Trading Places

    Trading Places spans Thanksgiving to New Year’s, with the most crucial scenes taking place at an end-of-the-year party aboard a train. Watch on Prime Video. 

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