You may not be able to rely on a New Year's kiss with your crush, but you can rely on the protagonist's New Year's kiss in the totally anticipated, completely cliche, but can't-take-your-eyes-away from the screen, infamous ~rom-com~. I said it before, and I'll say it again: I'm a sucker for a good romance story — no matter how cheesy it may be. So, obviously, when the holiday season approaches, I start my list of the best New Year's Eve movies that I plan to watch, and right now, I've got 27.
Let's be real — most movies about/featuring NYE are romances because this is lowkey a more romantic holiday than Valentine's Day. But don't stop here if you're not so much a rom-com lover like me. From musicals to post-apocalyptic thrillers, there's something for everyone. Any cozy night in requires a good movie, and if you want to get in the mood by watching something that fits the theme of the holiday, there are plenty of options out there that are perfect for New Year's Eve.
If you have some big plans to ring in 2022 with a sparkly outfit and a bottle of champagne, anticipate the big event and get in the celebratory mood by watching some festive films beforehand. However, if you're one who prefers to spend the holiday in and cuddled up on the cozy couch, a glass of champagne and one of these New Year's Eve movies from the list will complement each other perfectly.
Happy New Year's Eve, and happy watching!