14 Feel-Good Movies to Stay In and Watch Instead of Going Out on NYE '14

Paying an insane amount of money to go to an over-crowded bar in an uncomfortable dress and then not being able to get a cab home at the end of the night is my actual living nightmare. And it somehow is on everyone's agenda for New Year's Eve. Ergh. NO THANKS. It's built up to be the biggest party night of the year, but in reality New Year's Eve is THE WORST. And what's even worse is the New Year's Day hangover.

If you're like me and you'd rather kick off 2014 by staying in with your friends in a cozy set of pajamas while shotgunning pizza, then I say WELCOME TO THE REAL PARTY. Here are 14 feel-good movies that are perfect for getting the giggs, dancing in your living room, and feeling like a kid again all the way into the next year.

'Forgetting Sarah Marshall'

The tropical locale will take you far far away from the wintry chill of New Year’s Eve. Also, who can resist a puppet vampire musical? This movie will give you all the smiles you need to start off 2014 on the right foot.

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'It Happened One Night'

Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in what is perhaps the greatest romantic comedy of all time. The movie is flawless and the famous “Walll of Jericho” scene sparked quite the controversy as Gable removed his shirt and GASP, wasn’t wearing an undershirt. A nation fainted.

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'Now and Then'

Let’s all get past the horrible casting of grown-up Roberta here and remember how this movie will make you yearn for summer and adolescence in the best way.

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'To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything Julie Newmar'

Patrick Swayze. Wesley Snipes. John Leguizamo. In drag. This movie is everything.

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'My Best Friend's Wedding'

Rupert Everett absolutely steals the movie and reminds us all that the best of friends will always be there with cake and dancing in tow.

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'A League of Their Own'

A raise of hands who wanted to always play on the Rockford Peaches? Everyone? Check. A raise of hands who thinks Kit was the actual worst? Everyone again? Check check. Anyway….we’re all for one, we’re one for all, we’re all-American!

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The only kiss you’ll need at midnight. AS IF.

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'10 Things I Hate About You'

There are a million things to love about this movie. Little Joseph Gordon-Levitt. 90s hair and fashion. A killer soundtrack. Plus Julia Stiles reminds us time and time again why going out and partying is lame. But Heath Ledger, oh my heart.

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A Bridesmaids and champage party is just classier than a wine and magazine party.

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'Pitch Perfect'

It’s actually scientifically impossible to not enjoy yourself while watching this. Also, Anna Kendrick.

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'Magic Mike'

Need I say more?

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'The Sandlot'

Because throwing up on the Trabant is way better than throwing up after one too many glasses of champagne.

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'Back to the Future'

Who cares about the ball dropping…when this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you’re gonna see some serious shit.

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'Empire Records'

So melodramatic. So campy. So turtlenecky. Rex Manning Day is WAY more exciting than New Year’s Eve in my book.

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