Home movie night

We are staying home New Year’s Eve and can’t wait.  We’re going to get a stack of movies, invite close friends and have a triple-header!  Here are some movie titles which will be in our pile. They all feature New Year’s Eve.

Sunset Boulevard – a great old classic (1950) that stars Gloria Swanson & William Holden.  An aging actress whose star has faded and a screenwriter searching for success.

The Godfather II – 1974.  Stars Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton and Robert De Niro. This sequel tells the early story of Vito Corleone.

The Apartment (1960) stars Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray and Jack Lemmon.  It’s about a man climbing the corporate ladder while getting caught up in romance and office politics.

Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) stars Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.  We follow Bridget Jones as she tackles her New Year’s resolutions.

When Harry Met Sally (1989) stars Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan.  A wonderful romantic comedy with a New Year’s big finish.

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (1995) stars, well you know all that.  A feel-good comfort-food little movie.  Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown cut a rug on the dance floor.

Trading Places (1983) stars Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis in a hilarious movie.


Holiday Inn (1942) stars Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby.  It takes place over the holidays and has tons of great dancing and romance.

Someone Like You (2001) stars Ashley Judd and Hugh Jackman.  It is a great romantic comedy.

New Year’s Eve (2011) stars Ashton Kutcher, Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michele Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank.  It is directed by Garry Marshall and is a touching and entertaining movie.  The movie is a series of short vignettes that end up being connected.

Ocean’s Eleven (the original, 1960) takes place on New Year’s Eve.  It’s a great ‘heist’ film.

Money Train (1995) stars Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson and Jennifer Lopez.  It is a comedy/thriller that takes place on New Year’s Eve.

Now go make the popcorn!