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Top 5 Movies To Watch On New Year’s Eve!         

Let’s face it, New Year’s Eve can get pretty crazy here in Las Vegas with all the parties, the crowds, the fireworks at midnight. However, not all of us like going out to “tear it up” with thousands of other people we don’t know! There are a few of us that love to stay home, keep warm next to the fireplace and maybe, just maybe put on a good movie!

Now before you get all “judgie”, keep in mind that the movies listed below are the ones that I think people will enjoy on the final night of the year. On the other hand, you might have your own Top 5 better suited for you…whatever the case, consider the list below a “starter” list just to put a few ideas in your head if indeed you are staying in this Friday night!


5. The Poseidon Adventure (1972) One of the better disaster movies of its time and centered on the grand cruise ship Poseidon! I won’t spoil it for you, but the “disaster” happens while everyone is drinking, dancing and having a good time on New Year’s Eve! The cast for this movie is amazing, not to mention, the theme song, “The Morning After” by Maureen McGovern, became a #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1973.

The disaster film ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ showing at the Carlton Theatre (later the Empire Haymarket) in Haymarket, London, UK, 26th April 1973. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)


4. Trading Places (1983) Starring Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Lee Curtiss, whose lives all cross paths and in the end…well, I won’t spoil it for you, but everyone is happy! The timeline for the movie spans from Thanksgiving and wraps up on a party train New Year’s Eve Night. Comedy ensues and let’s face it, who couldn’t use a good laugh after the year we all had!

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 12: Eddie Murphy accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award onstage during the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 12, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

3. Godfather Part II (1974) Okay, we’ve all seen the movie and, although it really doesn’t center on New Year’s Eve, you have to admit, the most pivotal scene in the movie is at a NYE party in Cuba! That scene alone gives it enough credibility to make the Top 5 list of movies to watch Friday night!

LOS ANGELES – SEPTEMBER 19: Actor Al Pacino accepts the award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for “Angels in America” on stage during the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium September 19, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)


2. Sleepless In Seattle (1993) Starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan who finally meet all because of RADIO! Now given, it’s not centered on New Year’s Eve, however, like other movies, it has that one scene that features Tom Hanks’ character talking to his late wife on of all nights New Year’s Eve that puts it on the list!

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 05: Tom Hanks, winner of the Cecil B. Demille Award, poses in the press room during the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


1. New Year’s Eve (2011) Starring just about everyone from Robert DeNiro to Bon Jovi and Michelle Pfeiffer! A Garry Marshall holiday gift in the wake of “Valentine’s Day” and “Mother’s Day”, why not! Let’s be honest, there’s no deep plot, it’s cheesy, and it even borders on being a bad movie overall, but the title alone, isn’t that what we just might be looking to watch if we’ve decided to stay in on New Year’s Eve?

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 07: Actress Michelle Pfeiffer poses for a photo during the “New Year’s Eve” premiere at Ziegfeld Theatre on December 7, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

So there ya go…enjoy, have a great night and looking forward to an awesome New Year of 2022!