’90s romantic comedies are movie gold and in While You Were Sleeping a young woman (Sandra Bullock) has to choose between real love and imagined love when they come into conflict on New Year’s Eve.
#5: Sleepless In Seattle (1993)
When it comes to romantic films to watch on NYE, there’s no better option than this emotional tear-jerker starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Grab a glass of wine and a box of tissues for this one.
#4: Ghostbusters II (1989)
If you want a break from romantic comedies, check out Ghostbusters II where an evil presence in NYC feeds off of negative vibes, and it takes people coming together to sing “Auld Lang Syne” to help defeat it.
#3: The Godfather II (1974)
It’s at a New Year’s Eve party in Cuba that Al Pacino’s Michael Corleone plants the kiss of death on Fredo and tells him: “I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.”
#2: When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Not only is this one of the greatest romantic comedies ever made, but it also features one of the most iconic scenes in movie history (no, not that one) the NYE party with Harry and Sally (we won’t spoil it though in case you haven’t seen it.)
#1: An Affair to Remember (1957)
The main inspiration behind Sleepless in Seattle, this classic romance starts on New Year’s rather than ending on it: Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant share a kiss on New Year’s Eve, but, engaged to other people, they fatefully agree to meet at the top of the Empire State Building six months later.