10 chick flicks with New Year’s Eve scenes

By | December 30, 2017 | Holidays & Entertaining

10 chick flicks with New Year’s Eve scenes | The Momiverse

If you’re burned out from Christmas and want to stay home for New Year’s Eve, choose a chick flick from the following list. Each of these movies contains a special New Year’s Eve scene or like in the movie New Year’s Eve, the entire movie revolves around December 31.

Some of the specific New Year’s Eve scenes are not available in a video clip, so we’ve included a movie trailer. In alphabetical order, here are 10 romantic comedies with New Year’s Eve scenes:

1.   About a Boy

About a Boy is the story of a cynical, immature young man. He decides dating a single mother is the perfect relationship, because he believes they have low expectations. He pretends to be a single parent himself, makes up a two-year-old son, and joins a support group for single parents. He meets a 12-year-old who teaches him how to act like a grown-up.

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2.   Benny and Joon

In Benny and Joon, a mentally ill young woman (Joon), finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton. When her brother Benny notices that he’s missing out on life’ opportunities because of his commitment to care for Joon, he considers sending her to a group home. Sam enters their lives and shows them how much he cares for Joon, much to Benny’s dismay.

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3.   Bridget Jones’s Diary

In Bridget Jones’s Diary, a British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary. She wants to lose weight, stop smoking and drinking, and stop worrying about getting a boyfriend – in hopes of actually getting one.

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4.   The Holiday

Two women – one in The United States and one in England – encounter trouble in their love lives. For the Christmas holiday, they swap homes in each other’s countries where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

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5.   Last Holiday

In Last Holiday, a woman learns she has a terminal illness and only weeks to live. She decides to sell all her possessions to live in a posh European hotel. The hotel’s rich guests try to determine her real identity.

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6.   New Year’s Eve

It’s New Year’s Eve in New York City where people face the ever-present issues in love, work, and life. There are several different stories at play with a variety of characters and well-known actors.

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7.   Sleepless in Seattle

Sam, a widowed father who, thanks to the wiles of his worried son, becomes a reluctant guest on a radio call-in show and dubbed Sleepless in Seattle. He’s an instant hit with thousands of female listeners who inundate his Seattle home with letters of sympathy and hopes of dating. Meanwhile, inspired by Sam’s story and by classic Hollywood romance, writer Annie Reed becomes convinced that it’s her destiny to meet Sam. There are just two problems: Annie’s engaged to someone else and Sam doesn’t know yet that they’re made for each other.

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8.   Someone Like You

After being jilted by her boyfriend, a talk show talent scout writes a sexist column accusing all men of being cheaters, which gains her national fame.

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9.   When Harry Met Sally

This might very well be my most favorite New Year’s Eve scene of any chick flick. When Harry Met Sally is funny movie about friendship and courtship, and that burning question about whether sex will ruin a perfect friendship between a man and a woman. After years as friends with (occasional) benefits, Harry finally declares his love for Sally on New Year’s Eve.

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10.   While You Were Sleeping

Lucy is a lonely subway worker who becomes smitten with a handsome stranger. She saves his life after he’s mugged, but he enters into a coma. She pretends to be engaged to the unconscious man. When Lucy falls for his charming brother – who becomes suspicious, the situation gets out of hand and she’s forced to make a choice between the two.

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Please note: We feel the movies listed above should only be watched by adults. Many of these films contain language, sexual references, and other content that are inappropriate for children.

Looking for more holiday movie recommendations?

Visit the following guides for additional ideas for family movie night during the holidays:

10 Halloween movies for elementary kids
10 Family movies to watch this Thanksgiving
10 Christmas movies for kids and families

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Charmin Calamaris

Charmin is a wife, mom of two boys and creator of the Momiverse. The Momiverse is an online magazine for busy moms (is there any other kind?) dedicated to helping moms make time – and take time – for themselves. She traded in her career in land use planning and environmental policy to become Chief Executive Navigator of the Momiverse. You can connect with Charmin in her "online office" on Twitter or Facebook.

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