10 movies to watch instead of going out on New Year’s Eve
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10 movies to watch instead of going out on New Year’s Eve

If you have no intentions of going out of your home as the clock ticks down to the final moments of 2023 for crowded New Year’s Eve celebrations, then you can tuck in with your SO (significant other) or go solo with the finest and funniest films on Netflix.

We completely understand your urge to swap the bustling crowds for a cosy night in, and these ten movies can be the perfect companions for a memorable New Year’s Eve right at home. Whether you prefer romance, comedy, or a touch of sci-fi, there’s something for everyone on this list.

First on our list is The Holiday, a heartwarming romantic comedy that follows the lives of two women who swap the swankiest and cosiest homes for the holidays. With charming performances by Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black, Jude Law, and Eli Wallach, this film is a perfect option for those who still have a Christmas hangover.

If you’re in the mood for animated fun, this year’s Leo and Chicken Run are for you. While the former tells the tale of a septuagenarian tuatara planning a great escape, the latter is a delightful escape featuring a group of plucky chickens attempting a daring escape from their farm. These family-friendly classics are both entertaining and hilarious, making them excellent choices for a laid-back New Year’s Eve at home.

For those who appreciate timeless romance, Joe Wright’s version of Pride & Prejudice is a captivating adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel. The chemistry between Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen will be enough to keep you warm. Or you might want to tune into Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, a coming-of-age tale that is full of lively teenage existentialism that is always lingering in our minds whenever a new year comes by.

If you are feeling FOMO about missing a grand trip of a lifetime around this time of the year, Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do is the perfect antidote that will remind you that you would’ve been just as miserable elsewhere. The film takes us on a luxurious cruise with the dysfunctional Mehra family; with a stellar ensemble cast, this film is one entertaining experience.

You can tune into Farhan Akhtar’s debut Bildungsroman scapes with Dil Chahta Hai. The soundtrack is still a big hit. And if you are in the mood for something new, you have the genre-bending sci-fi comedy They Cloned Tyrone, heartwarming Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, and the cheesy romantic drama Love at First Sight.

10 movies to watch on Netflix instead of going out on New Year’s Eve:

  • The Holiday (2006)
  • Leo (2023)
  • Chicken Run (2000)
  • Pride & Prejudice (2005)
  • Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
  • Lady Bird (2017)
  • They Cloned Tyrone (2023)
  • Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)
  • Love at First Sight (2023)
  • Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (2023)