After a late night of celebrating on New Year’s Eve, there’s nothing better than relaxing with a great film on New Year’s Day. Here are some of our favorite New Year’s-themed movies to help you recover.
An Affair to Remember
Nickie Ferrante and Terry McKay meet on an ocean liner and fall deeply in love. Though each is engaged to someone else, they agree to meet six months later at the Empire State Building if they still feel the same way about each other. But a tragic accident prevents their rendezvous, and the lovers’ future takes an emotional and uncertain turn.
When Harry Met Sally
Sex always gets in the way of friendships between men and women. At least, that’s what Harry Burns believes. So when Harry meets Sally Albright and a deep friendship blossoms between them, Harry’s determined not to let his attraction to Sally destroy it. But when a night of weakness ends in a morning of panic, can the pair avoid succumbing to Harry’s fears by remaining friends and admitting they just might be the perfect match for each other?
C.C. “Bud” Baxter knows the way to success in business– it’s through the door of his apartment. By providing a perfect hideaway for philandering bosses, the ambitious young employee reaps a series of undeserved promotions. But when Bud lends the key to big boss J.D. Sheldrake, he not only advances his career, but his own love life as well. For Sheldrake’s mistress is the lovely Fran Kubelik, elevator girl and angel of Bud’s dreams. Convinced that he is the only man for Fran, Bud must make the most important executive decision of his career: lose the girl– or his job.
Eddie Murphy stars as a small-time con artist who gets a chance to switch lives with Dan Aykroyd’s big time stock market maven. But their reversal of fortunes is just a cruel joke perpetrated by two bored mega-rich brothers as part of an idle bet. And when the truth comes out … the consequences are sheer comedy gold.
Pursued by creditors, Joe swerves into a driveway of a seemingly abandoned Sunset Boulevard mansion. He finds Norma, an ex-screen queen dreaming of a dramatic comeback and her husband/servant living there. She takes a fancy to Joe and, learning that he is a scriptwriter, persuades him to help her with her comeback screenplay. Being broke he accepts. He falls in love with young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance. Thinking she is mad, he tries to leave, but Norma kills him. scene which she believes is the highlight of her comeback movie.
The Ghostbusters team regroup when the infant son of single mother Dana Barrett becomes the target of a demonic force. They must put a stop to an enormous underground river of slime ready to rot the roots of the Big Apple.
Bridget Jones’s Diary
In her mid-thirties, still single and still being set up with dates by her mom, Bridget decides she needs to make a change in her life. She falls for her boss who uses her and then dumps her. In the meantime, Bridget keeps running into the divorced guy her mom tried to set her up with, and he happens to be ex-friends with her boss. She uses her diary as a confessional and she begins to wonder if she will ever find true love.