New Year’s Eve is just days away now. We know it’s an important night so we want to help you be prepared. Let’s play a “what if?”
What if your plans to take a Lear jet on a cross-country journey, toasting Dom Perignon at every time zone, fall through at the last minute? Suddenly, your options shorten and the only friend you have left who hasn’t accepted an invitation to a cool party that you can’t get into at this late date says, “Hey, why don’t we rent a couple of movies and have a double-feature?” Well, if that happens, we’ve assembled a list of ten films that all either take place on New Year’s Eve or have scenes and plot points that take place at that time. We’ve even put them in this great new incredibly zazzy poll so you can help sway those undecideds who end up staying-at-home.
Maybe before you vote you want to check out the two Smackdowns we’ve already done on this topic. Sherry Coben smacks Diner (1982) -vs- The Apartment (1960) and Mark Sanchez smacks Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) -vs- When Harry Met Sally (1989).
Aside from the ten films above, some of the New Year’s Eve themed runner’s up include: Waiting to Exhale (1995), Trading Places (1983), Elegy (2007), Assault of Precinct 13 (2005), About Last Night (1986), Strange Days (1995), An American in Paris (1951), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), Rosemary’s Baby (1968), Holiday (1938), End of Days (1999) and, of course, the original Ocean’s Eleven (1961) and the re-make Poseidon (2006).