Films in Focus: Movies Set Around the New Year

Our new weekly Tuesday blog post is all about movies. We will be focusing on films in our collection that you can check out. Our first week is movies that are completely or partially set around the New Year!

An Affair to Remember (1957)

A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building – but will it happen? (DVD AFFAIR)

 

Are We There Yet? (2005)

The fledgling romance between Nick, a playboy bachelor, and Suzanne, a divorced mother of two, is threatened by a particularly harrowing New Year’s Eve. When Suzanne’s work keeps her in Vancouver for the holiday, Nick offers to bring her kids to the city from Portland, Oregon. The kids, who have never liked any of the men their mom has dated, are determined to turn the trip into a nightmare for Nick. (DVD ARE)

Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)

A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary. (DVD BRIDGET)

 

A Long Way Down (2014)

Four people meet on New Year’s Eve, and form a surrogate family to help one another with the difficulties of their lives. (DVD A LONG)

 

New Year’s Eve (2011)

The lives of several couples and singles in New York City intertwine over the course of New Year’s Eve. (DVD NEW YEARS)

 

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

A recently widowed man’s son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner. (DVD SLEEPLESS)

 

 

Survivor (2015)

A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist attack set to hit New York City, but is forced to go on the run when she is framed for crimes she did not commit. (DVD SURVIVOR)

 

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship. (DVD WHEN HARRY MET)

 

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

A hopeless romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient. (DVD WHILE YOU WERE)

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