Another year has come to an end, making you wonder how fast time has passed. While you reflect on the past year’s rollercoaster ride, remember to welcome the upcoming year with a bang. After all, it presents hope for new beginnings and thoughtful resolutions. If you want to keep it light and fun, you can start the year with new year movies, exploring genres like rom-coms, holiday flicks, and classics. Here are some films we recommend watching.
Best New Year’s Eve Movies
Some of the top new year movies streaming on Amazon Prime Video are as follows.
Set in 1950s London, Phantom Thread follows renowned dressmaker of British fashion, Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis), who comes across a strong-willed young woman, Alma Elson (Vicky Krieps). Alma soon becomes Reynold’s muse and lover. The extravagant New Year’s Eve party and the overall presentation are a treat to the eyes.
Forrest Gump is one of the best new year movies to check out, not because of the holiday theme but because of its message. It is a classic that motivates you as you begin the new year with a bang. The story revolves around a slow-witted man, Forrest (Tom Hanks), who grows to achieve great things in life. He accomplishes things he never imagined with his perseverance and finds his life’s purpose.
Featuring talented actors like Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, Carol is a love story about two women from completely different worlds. The movie beautifully captures same-sex love in a forbidden era while celebrating the holiday spirit. The two protagonists seal their first kiss on New Year’s Eve, brilliantly capturing the mistletoe moment.
The best movies to watch on New Year‘s Eve are those that tingle a mushy feeling of romance. About Time gets this right in the most cliché way possible. After the night of the New Year’s party, Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) learns about his family’s ability to time travel. He uses this power to change his past and win over Mary (Rachel McAdams), only to realise his ability cannot shield him.
The Godfather II
Certainly not the kind of start to a new year you would expect, but The Godfather II continues the plot to the previous instalments as Don Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) plants the kiss of death on his brother Fredo (John Cazale). While it is the only scene relevant to New Year’s Eve, the movie makes for a classic watch to start the new year.
Final Note: With this hand-picked list of the best new year movies, you can cosy up and start binging. All these movies are available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. If you are yet to sign up, Vi has you covered. With Vi post-paid plans starting from ₹500, you enjoy a free Amazon Prime membership offer. Besides streaming movies on Amazon Prime Video, you can also grab discounts while shopping on Amazon and download unlimited songs on Amazon Music.
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