13 Netflix Gems To Get You Hyped For New Year's

by S. Atkinson

You guys, it's almost that moment; the most magical time of the year. And I'm not talking about Christmas. Christmas is all about overeating and fighting over the remote and having unsaintly moments of comparing presents given with presents bought. But New Year's is about kissing handsome strangers and popping champagne. That's why, if you're not already overexcited, you need this list of 13 things to watch on Netflix to get you excited for New Year's. I'm not saying you necessarily need help getting hyped for New Year's. Maybe you're a committed hedonist whose countdown isn't for Christmas or Valentine's Day, but for the only holiday that truly matters. But, if you're anything like me, you might lean closer to the introvert side of the scale.

Parties are great, but I need to be eased into the right sort of mood first. And while, for some of you, that'll mean playing your favorite jams at eardrum-busting volume ('90s party hits, who's with me?), sometimes you'll want to warm up in a way that's true to you: getting the most possible use out of your Netflix account. So make sure you get into the most party-hearty state of mind with the following Netflix choices.


'Fuller House'

Fuller House is having a New Year's Eve countdown on Netflix so you can start the year as you mean to go on: in the company of the Tanners, Fullers, and Gibblers.



This cult classic boasts eye-candy Ryan Philippe, Studio 54, and a New Year's Eve party. If you're not in the mood after watching it, you should probably check your pulse.


'A Long Way Down'

This Nick Hornby book adaptation takes place on New Year's Eve and features Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, and Aaron Paul, who meet on a roof in London after contemplating suicide. It sounds dark, but this is seriously heartwarming.


'About A Boy'

One more Nick Hornby adaptation, because he loves New Year's Eve, clearly. When Will meets Rachel on New Year's Eve, he falls head over heels for her — so much so that he fabricates a son to make himself seem more appealing.



Put your NYE plans in perspective: while you're drinking and dancing the night away, thank your lucky stars that you don't have to deal with a bomb threat, a la the stars of this ensemble action flick.


'The Great Gatsby'

New Year's Eve is all about hedonism so get ready to embrace the party with a little help and inspiration from this F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation.


'Sunset Boulevard'

However lackluster your timetable is for the last night of the year, it could be worse. Watch that one particularly melancholic scene in Sunset Boulevard to put your party plans in perspective.


'Aziz Ansari: Live At Madison Square Garden'

Sometimes, the only thing you need to get into a party-hearty mood is some seriously high quality comedy. Keep the laughs coming thick and fast with some Aziz Ansari.



Prep for one of the wildest nights of the year with some of the wildest nights in cinema. Also, it's really funny.



Because New Year's Eve isn't just about the party; it's also about the outfit. Get inspired and ready to wow your fashionista pals after watching this entertaining documentary about fashion's most eccentric and genius face.


'An Affair To Remember'

Proof that the random person you smooch on New Year's Eve could be all kinds of significant. Also, Cary fricking Grant. Yum.


'Frances Ha'

New Year's Eve doesn't have to be all about the party. Sometimes, it's about taking stock of the year that's behind you and checking in with yourself. Frances Ha is a feminist classic that does pretty much the same thing, showing the titular protagonist in a moment of repose, questioning where she's at after the increasing distance between her and her best friend.


'Dazed And Confused'

I don't know about you, but vintage Matthew McConaughey always gets me in the mood. While this feel-good movie isn't set on New Year's Eve, its "one night that changes everything" vibe makes it a shoo-in for a night that's got a lot riding on it.

If you're not hyped for 2017 after seeing these films, then I can't help you.