Kick 2021 Out With a Movie Night to Remember!

Looking for something to do on New Year’s Eve? Well what better way to do it than with a movie marathon from the comfort of home? You have access to a plethora of movies with your library card! The following titles will make for a fun New Year’s Eve night.

200 Cigarettes is fun frolic amongst a group of chain smoking 20-somethings making their way around NYC on New Year’s Eve. Dave Chappelle plays the cab driver that they all encounter. You will smile at all of the notable cameo appearances, including Courtney Love, Martha Plimpton, Christina Ricci and Ben Affleck.

Who could forget this classic romance? An Affair to Remember stars Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr as two lovers who meet in a chance encounter on a cruise ship. They agree to rendezvous at the top of the Empire State Building six months later if they are no longer involved with their significant others and pursuing their dreams. On the day of this meeting, Kerr’s character is hit by a car and never and gravely injured. SheWill they make their way back to each other?

As love stories go, Serendipity is one for the romantics. John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale are meant to be together. Or, are they? A series of events bring them closer together and then farther apart. Hard to know, until the end…

When Harry Met Sally is a movie that follows a couple through the evolution of their relationship. Meg Ryan and Billie Crystal start out as casual acquaintances. They don’t have much in common, but bond over their mutual friends and observations on the world. Of course, everything ends with a memorable New Year’s Eve party.

Remember The Poseidon Adventure? There isn’t any better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve than on a luxury cruise ship, unless it’s headed for disaster. This is one of Shelley Winters’ and Gene Hackman’s classic roles.

Tilda Swinton and Chris Evans star in Snowpiercer, based on a French graphic novel. The world has been decimated by a failed attempt to combat climate change resulting in another Ice Age. What is left of humanity exists on a train that must stay in constant motion, circling the globe once a year. The train is segregated with the elite at the front and the lower class in the back. Each New Year’s marks a big celebration to mark one trip around, and this year there is a violent surprise in store.

Sleepless in Seattle is one of those classic love stories that you just need to watch. Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star as two people who are star crossed. Tom Hanks plays Sam Baldwin, who calls in to a radio show after relocating from Chicago to Seattle. Meg Ryan plays Annie Reed who hears Sam’s voice, and falls in love immediately. She writes him a letter and tells him to meet her at the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day. The New Year’s Eve tie-in comes from a scene where Hanks imagines a conversation on NYE with his beloved deceased wife who he misses greatly. Another one for the hopeless romantic in all of us.

Midnighters is the familiar tale of a New Year’s Eve gone wrong. On the way home after a party on New Year’s Eve, married couple Lindsey and Jeff accidentally hit a man and are unsure what to do since they have had too much to drink. In a panic, they stow the body in their trunk with the plan of taking it in the next morning and confessing after they sober up. This is the first of a series of bad decisions that take the night into a disastrous downward spiral.

However you choose to spend your New Year’s Eve, make it a healthy, safe and happy one!

Victoria Vogel

Adult Services Associate