It’s the season where everything becomes new again with the New Year. Keep warm and park yourself in front of the TV and enjoy these 5 New Year’s Day related movies, available on Netflix Instant this season.
Starring Darmara Dominczyk, Lee Tegesen, Paul Fitzgerald, and Melanie Lynskey. A comedy-drama about a group of friends at a New Year’s Eve party. Their night takes a turn when an unexpected guest shows up.
4. Four Rooms
Starring Tim Roth, Jennifer Beals, Valeria Golino, and Quentin Tarantino. A comedy about a Bellboy who starts a new job on New Year’s Day where he has to juggle the demands of four crazy rooms.
3. Forrest Gump
Starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, and Gary Sinise. This one’s not really a New Year’s film, but its likability along with the heartwarming scene where Lt. Dan thanks Forrest for saving his life enables “Gump” to make the list.
2. Strange Days
Starring Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, and Juliette Lewis. Feeling like an action-drama? This film got missed by many movie lovers due to the many cyber-punk computer movies during the mid to late 90s. Fiennes plays a street hustler who sells illegal electronic recorded experiences. Things go awry when he uncovers a police conspiracy. The climax takes place on New Year’s.
Starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd. An 80’s comedy about an impoverished street hustler who switches places with an investor. Many comedies from the 80’s don’t hold up well. This one is an exception. Eddie Murphy’s character famously uses the phrase “Merry New Year!”