We have brought together unforgettable New Year’s movies, from old Hollywood productions to the latest Netflix films.
Yes, it’s that time of year! Throughout December, one of the first things that comes to mind is of course New Year’s Eve. It is the last month of the year, but it is also the month when preparations for the next year begin. A wonderful excitement fills us. We have compiled for you, Saatolog readers, the cult movies specific to this time of year that can accompany you in this excitement.
Home Alone by Chris Columbus
We think there is no one who does not know this movie. Home Alone, made in 1990, is about the naughty but smart Kevin who is left alone at home. His family, who went on holiday for New Year’s Eve, had a little misfortune and forgot to take Kevın. And then what a child always dreams of happens. Although Kevın, who is left alone at home, initially enjoys being alone and lives happily, things do not always go that way and he enters into a fight full of fun and surprises in his own style with two thieves trying to break into the house. We think this unforgettable, iconic movie deserves to be watched and laughed at once again.
The Grinch by Scott Moiser & Yarrow Cheney
He is a very grumpy and unhappy man. He lives at the top of the town and hates Christmas. Who is he? Of course, the Grinch. Moreover, this time he is planning to destroy Christmas! The biggest wish of the townspeople is to exchange gifts. The Grinch, who is trying to prepare a bad surprise for the people who are eagerly waiting for Christmas, gets hit from a place he never expected. With the touch of a sweet little girl, the way to the heart of this grumpy monster is found. Successful actor Jim Carrey plays the Grinch in this beautiful 2000 story about the power of Christmas. We recommend you watch this movie, which is huge with his acting.
It’s a Wonderful Life by Frank Capra
We continue with a cult film from 1946. Directed by Frank Capra and featuring famous actors such as James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore, It’s a Wonderful Life tells the story of a businessman named George Bailey whose situation deteriorates and he is on the verge of suicide. As George prepares to commit suicide on the bridge, an angel named Clarence comes and takes him on an interesting journey. The angel shows George what the people he loves would be like if he never existed. This movie will inspire you as it shows how valuable human life is and how sometimes a small touch or a little help can make the world a better place.
Daddy Promised by Brian Levant
When it comes to New Year’s Eve, the first thing that comes to mind is gifts. Carefully prepared gifts waiting to be opened under the Christmas tree make everyone happy. Of course, first of all, their children! This movie, which was released in 1996, is about a busy businessman named Howard (Arnold Sshwarzenegger). His son Jamie wants a “TurboMan” toy more than anything else for Christmas. Howard, who goes out to fulfill his son’s wish, faces an unexpected situation. Finding this toy, which is very popular at this time of year, will be much harder than you think. And at the same time, another late father, Myron Larabee (Sinbad), is also chasing the same toy. The adventurous struggle of two fathers will entertain you very much.
Elf by Jon Favreau
This comedy film, which tells the story of an elf named Buddy, was released in 2003, and the performance and movements of the famous comedian Will Ferrell make everyone burst out laughing. According to the story, Santa Claus is real and he has a lot of helpers. These are also little elves. But one of the elves, our Buddy, continues to grow as time goes by, and does not remain in elf size at all. When he realizes that he is different from the others, Santa Claus tells him the truth. A very different world awaits Buddy, who comes to New York to find his real father.
Gremlins by Joe Dante
This haunting, funny and a little frightening movie from 1984 tells the story of how a sweet animal can turn into a scary monster. Rand Peltzer is someone who has never been successful with any of his inventions, and this Christmas he brings his son a cute creature called Gizmo as a gift. But there are three small details about this cute creature. No matter how much he cries or begs, he should not eat after midnight, should not stay in direct sunlight, and should not drink more than two or three drops of water. Well, of course, the father and son, who break every rule one by one, get into trouble, and the new name of the transformed Gizmo is Gremlin and now there are many more in number. This movie, which contains everything that should not happen on New Year’s Eve, can be watched once more to think twice before buying a gift.
Love Actually by Richard Curtis
And there is New Year’s Eve but there is no love? A New Year’s Eve without love is unthinkable! Love is Everywhere, which appeared as an iconic movie showing how love affects the world and the power of love when the New Year comes, was released in 2003 and deeply affected everyone. It has become one of the favorite movies watched during New Year’s Eve, with names such as Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Bill Nighy, Hugh Grant, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Andrew Lincoln, Liam Neeson among the actors. The brief theme of this romantic comedy is that love cannot be avoided. You will be satisfied with love and New Year’s Eve in the movie where ten different stories come together.
Klaus: The Magic Plan by Sergio Pablos
Continuing with New Year’s themed animations, this Spanish comedy-drama film named Klaus, which was awarded the BAFTA Best Animation Award and was released in 2019, takes place in Smeerensburg, an extremely gloomy, cold and dark town. It is also known as the unhappiest place in the world. But one day, a new person comes to this town. The young postman Jesper is about to change everything. Jesper meets Klaus, who lives alone in a cellar full of toys he made. Jesper has an idea. He asks Klaus for these toys that he does not use. He will distribute them for free. Toy manufacturer Klaus accepts this offer, but there is one condition. He will come with Jesper. A lot of things happen to the duo who start distributing toys together, but they manage to make the children in the town smile, but it can’t be said that the townspeople like it very much. Let’s see what they will do about this… This movie, which you can easily watch with your children, will make you feel very good at this time of the year.
34. Miracle on the Street by George Seaton
Another beautiful and warm family movie that has become a cult and is watched on TV every Christmas! This film, which won three Oscars, was directed by George Seaton. This 1947 film, starring Maureen O Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund Gwenn, begins with Kriss Kringle, a plump, white-bearded old man who starts working as Santa Claus in a store at Christmas time, claiming that he is the real Santa Claus. His goal is to make a little girl happy. Events follow one another and the old man is sued. A young lawyer tries to defend this well-intentioned man in court and prove that he is really Santa Claus. After all, isn’t “In God We Trust” written on the huge American dollar? This gripping film, which shows people that they should be free in their beliefs, is still considered a masterpiece today.
The Holiday by Nancy Meyers
Let’s continue with the incorrigible romantics. We would like to recommend you a laughter-filled yet romantic movie, starring famous actors such as Cameron Diaz, Kate Winstlet and Jude Law, which begins with two women from different countries who have had bad luck in love, and change homes during the New Year’s holiday. Amanda moves into Iris’s small but warm country house, and Iris moves into Amanda’s mansion for ten days. What could possibly happen in these ten days? This 2006 movie will both warm your heart and show you that love can appear anytime and anywhere. A great romantic comedy that you can watch with your spouse or lover is waiting for you.