Cinema history on the background of Christmas or New Year – a separate and quite independent genre of cinematography. But, despite the abundance of such pictures – not every “New Year” film is able to provide a truly New Year’s mood. Below we will provide a list of classic New Year’s Eve films, which will not fail.
Rating of films is made by estimations of online voting on platform IMDb.
Curly Sue (1991)
The New Year’s Story tells the story of tramp Bill Duncer and orphan Sue, who is in his care. They don’t steal, but they do it with harmless fraud. One of the deceptions brings them together with a wealthy young woman, acquaintance with whom radically changes the lives of all the heroes.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
If you like classic fairy tales about the struggle between good and evil, then “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is your version. A light fantasy comedy tells about the good people of Kotograd, as well as about their exact opposite – Grinch, who is tired of suffering the holidays and joy, and therefore decides to steal Christmas.
Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
Bridget Jones is over 30, and the only people who entertain her in the evenings are the cigarette and TV. For these reasons, she decides to change her life dramatically: lose weight, find love, build a career. It is noteworthy that the film’s events unfold against the backdrop of Christmas, and the plot has many references to the classic work of Jane Austen – “Pride & Prejudice”.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Tim Burton’s original comedy needs to be seen for several reasons. The first, if you like sweets, the second, if you like the action of the film to unfold in winter, and, finally, the third, if you are not familiar with the work of Tim Burton, or, conversely, are familiar with it. In any case, the picture will not disappoint you.
The Holiday (2006)
A light romantic comedy tells the story of two women who are tired of undivided love and confusion in relationships decide to exchange their homes for New Year’s holidays.
Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1990, 1992)
A funny New Year’s story will tell you about the boy Kevin who stayed home alone on Christmas Eve. Everything would be fine, but the house is going to be robbed, and Kevin is only eight years old.
“Home Alone” can be rightly considered a festive classic, and despite the fact that this year’s film will be 29 years old from the moment of distribution – it still remains the most viewed picture of the New Year.
Love Actually (2003)
The action of the film, which is entirely devoted to love, unfolds during the New Year holidays. The film combines several small stories about how people fall in love, love, and continue to love.
Director Richard Curtis explained this approach by the fact that making each story as a separate film is a very long time. You can spend your whole life on the realization of all the plots, that’s why it was decided to combine them into a complete picture.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
Despite the fact that the Christmas atmosphere is only present in some scenes, and the plot covers almost all seasons – the first film about Harry Potter is a great choice for a cold winter evening.
By the way, the director of the first picture of Harry Potter’s adventures was Chris Columbus, better known as the director of the classic New Year’s film “Home Alone”, which he shot a year earlier.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
The famous cartoon will tell about the city of “Halloween” whose residents, the vile monsters, witches and other interesting evildoers, a year engaged in preparation for the above holiday. The main character, – Jack Skellington, tired of gloomy Halloween, accidentally gets into a completely different world – the world of Christmas, where it is fluffy snow, and children are not afraid of monsters under the bed.