Movies to Ring in the New Year

Posted on December 26, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Rotten Tomatoes has a list of New Year’s Movies.  Garry Marshall’s new all-star New Year’s Eve is by no means a classic, but it is sure to become an annual tradition.  Here is my list of  New Year’s Eve favorites.

When Harry Met Sally…is a sweet, funny love story starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal as two people who took a very long time to realize they were meant for each other.  A series of New Year’s Eves punctuate their developing relationship.

Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn star in Holiday, about an idealistic young man whose engagement to a wealthy girl is supposed to be announced at a New Year’s Eve party. Hepburn plays the girl’s sister, whose support for the engagement gets complicated when she begins to fall for him herself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eKBdR_1GY0

The Apartment, the bittersweet comedy about an ambitious man who lets the executives at his company use his apartment for their assignations won the Oscar for Best Picture. Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine star in this Billy Wilder classic.

The pilot episode of Futurama takes place on New Year’s Eve in the year 3000, and yes, Dick Clark (well, his head) makes a cameo appearance.

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One Reply to “Movies to Ring in the New Year”

  1. I think that in Harry Met Sally, Harry was the one who took a long time to realize they were made for each other. Sally figured it out halfway through the movie.

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