When you’ve ever seen that meme of Angela Bassett strutting away from her husband’s torched automobile, it’s from this 1995 film—and the burning takes place on New Yr’s. Observe as she and her three mates (together with Whitney Houston!), seek for love and success between two New Yr’s Eves.
The second half of the drug-fueled disco that’s Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1997 opus is ready in movement by a tragic New Yr’s Eve sequence wherein William H. Macy’s Little Invoice discovers his spouse with one other man. There’s bloodshed by night’s finish, casting an ominous shadow over 1980 and the last decade that follows it.
Bridget Jones’s Diary
This quintessential rom-com is commonly mis-labeled as a Christmas film, for Colin Firth and Renee Zellweger’s matching vacation jumpers. However they put on stated jumpers at a New Yr’s occasion, they usually reconcile with the movie’s remaining kiss precisely one yr later. Case closed.
Earlier than director Bong Joon-ho picked up his Parasite Oscars, he helmed one other societal parable starring Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, and Tune Kang-Ho. It’s 2031 and local weather change has rendered all of humanity caught on a shifting practice, hurtling in the direction of New Yr’s Day on a loop. The practice’s passengers are divided by societal class—till Evans’ character opts to disrupt the pecking order.
Author-director Billy Wilder would inject New Yr’s scenes into two of his most well-known works: 1950’s Sundown Boulevard and, a decade later, The Condominium. On this finest image winner, ladder-climbing insurance coverage salesman C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) harbors emotions for unlucky-in-love elevator operator Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine). The one downside? His condominium serves because the assembly spot for Fran and Baxter’s married boss, Mr. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray). Alas, it’s on New Yr’s Eve that Fran breaks issues off with Sheldrake—working by town streets to Baxter and a bottle of champagne.
After all, there’s a portion of this adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s seminal musical (and a complete track within the stage present!) that takes place on New Yr’s. However the story itself is in regards to the passage of time—and what higher one than December 31 to ask, “How do you measure a yr in a life?”
Lengthy earlier than Steven Soderbergh would solid George Clooney and Brad Pitt in a trilogy of madcap capers, there was the 1960 authentic. On this iteration, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. plan for a heist that launches on New Yr’s Eve at precisely midnight.
Intercourse and the Metropolis
The Intercourse and the Metropolis revival, And Simply Like That, could also be embracing the subway—nevertheless it was within the 2008 movie that Carrie was first noticed close to the MTA. Whereas every is spending her first New Yr’s with out her vital others, Carrie dares to take public transportation so as to go to Miranda in Brooklyn. This additionally marks the primary time Stanford and Anthony lock lips at a distinct NYE soiree.
The Godfather Half II