Movies about New Year and Christmas

List of the best melodrama movies about the New Year and Christmas, according to members of our community: The Princess Switch, Christmas Inheritance, My Cousin Rachel, A Christmas Prince, Collateral Beauty, Love the Coopers, Without Borders, The Nine Lives of Christmas, A Christmas Wedding Date, Six Degrees of Celebration 2
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The Princess Switch (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6)
Genremelodrama
Duration02:45
CharactersPoor, Princesses
PlotRelationship, Love, Mystery
TimeNew Year
StyleKind, For girls, Netflix, Womens in main roles, Light

When a down-to-earth Chicago baker and a soon-to-be princess discover they look like twins, they hatch a Christmastime plan to trade places.

Christmas Inheritance (2017)
Mark3.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genremelodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersSheriffs
TimeNew Year

To inherit her father's company, socialite Ellen must first visit his small hometown, where she learns the value of hard work and helping others.

My Cousin Rachel (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 6)
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:46
CharactersDogs, Horses, Gay
PlotIntrigue, Love, First love, Money
PlaceItaly
TimeNew Year

A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

A Christmas Prince (2017)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
CharactersJournalists
PlotAdventure, Love, Mystery, Snow
PlaceCastle
TimeNew Year

When a reporter goes undercover as a nanny to get the inside scoop on a playboy prince, she gets tangled in some royal intrigue and ends up finding love - but will she be able to keep up her lie?

Collateral Beauty (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersFriends, Fathers
PlotDepression, Death
PlaceOffice, USA
TimeNew Year

Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

Love the Coopers (2015)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersFamily
TimeNew Year

When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.

Without Borders (2015)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryRussia
Duration02:39
PlotTime travel, Love, Date
PlaceRussia, Moscow
TimeNew Year
StyleLight

Few not connected novels about the love. Few couples falling in love in different places of post USSR: Moscow, Georgia, Armenia.

The Nine Lives of Christmas (2014)
Mark2 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersCats
TimeNew Year

With Christmas approaching, a handsome fireman afraid of commitment adopts a stray cat and meets a beautiful veterinary student who challenges his decision to remain a confirmed bachelor.

A Christmas Wedding Date (2012)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching

After being fired, Rebecca hours back to her old home town to attend her friends wedding on Christmas Eve and visit her mother. But when she tries to return home she finds she must relive Christmas Eve over and over until she gets it right.

Six Degrees of Celebration 2 (2011)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family
CountryRussia
Duration01:36
PlotLost memory
PlaceAircraft
TimeNew Year

A lot of things happened in the life of "Yolki" hepes during the last year, but here it's again - the New Year's eve...

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New Year's Eve (2011)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersOld man
PlotHolidays
PlaceNew York, USA
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching

The lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.

A Princess for Christmas (2011)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
PlotHolidays
TimeNew Year

After her sister and brother-in-law's tragic death, an American woman who is the guardian for her young niece and nephew is invited to a royal European castle for Christmas by her late brother-in-law's father, the Duke of Castlebury. Feeling out of place as a commoner, she is determined to give her family a merry Christmas and surprises herself when she falls for a handsome prince.

A Christmas Kiss (2011)
Mark5 (imdb: 6.2)
Genremelodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
PlotLove triangle
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Touching

Wendy Walton is the best designer in Boston... but no one knows it yet. Hoping to kick-start her career, Wendy has left work with the local theatre to take a job as an assistant to Priscilla Hall, the most prestigious designer in the city. Ms. Hall works Wendy around the clock, which is how Wendy finds herself trapped in an elevator late one night with an incredibly handsome stranger. Wendy and the mystery man share an impulsive, romantic, life changing kiss before the doors open and Wendy runs out, leaving him behind. The next day at work, Wendy answers the door to find the handsome gentleman standing in front of her.

Christmas Mail (2010)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
TimeNew Year

In this holiday romantic comedy, a mysterious woman who works at the post office answering Santa's mail captures the heart of a disillusioned postal carrier

Christmas Cupid (2010)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
PlotSupernatural
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry

Sloan is beautiful, stylish, and on the fast track to success at her public relations firm. After her client Caitlin ends up in a coma and becomes her own personal ghost of Christmas past, present, and future; she finds out first hand that her unethical ways needs to change and reuniting with a past jilted lover may be the answer.

Four Christmases (2008)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:28
PlotHolidays
TimeNew Year
StyleLight

Brad and Kate have made something of an art form out of avoiding their families during the holidays, but this year their foolproof plan is about go bust -- big time. Stuck at the city airport after all departing flights are canceled, the couple is embarrassed to see their ruse exposed to the world by an overzealous television reporter. Now, Brad and Kate are left with precious little choice other than to swallow their pride and suffer the rounds.

In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2007)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
PlotHolidays
TimeNew Year

Broke and alone on New Year's Eve, Wilson just wants to spend the rest of a very bad year in bed. But, when his best friend convinces him to post a personal ad, he meets a woman bent on finding the right guy to be with at midnight.

Joyeux Noël (2005)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.7)
Genremelodrama, drama, military, music, history
CountryFrance, Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, Romania, Norway, Japan
Duration01:51
CharactersSoldier
PlotHolidays
TimeNew Year

In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man's Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood.

The Family Stone (2005)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Touching

An uptight, conservative, businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.

Surviving Christmas (2004)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
PlotHolidays
TimeNew Year

Drew Latham is an executive leading an empty, shallow life with only wealth on his side. Facing another lonely Christmas ahead, he revisit his old childhood home in the hope of reliving some old holiday memories – but he finds that the house in which he was raised is no longer the home in which he grew up.

A Boyfriend for Christmas (2004)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:30
PlotFulfillment of desires
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry

Holly stopped believing in Santa Claus after her wish to meet the man of her dreams never came true. So Santa sets her up with Ryan, who isn't entirely truthful about himself. Now Holly faces a dilemma: marry her current boyfriend, Ted, or fall in love with someone who has lied to her.

Love Actually (2003)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:09
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching, To cry

Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in – and out – of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.

Elf (2003)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:37
CharactersElves
PlaceNew York
TimeNew Year

When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic publisher.

Serendipity (2001)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersWizards
PlotLove, Love at first sight, Fate, Relationship
PlaceNew York, USA
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching

Although strangers Sara and Jonathan are both already in relationships, they realize they have genuine chemistry after a chance encounter – but part company soon after. Years later, they each yearn to reunite, despite being destined for the altar. But to give true love a chance, they have to find one another again.

Someone Like You... (2001)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
PlaceNew York
TimeNew Year
StyleFancy

Jane Goodale has everything going for her. She's a producer on a popular daytime talk show, and is in a hot romance with the show's dashing executive producer Ray. But when the relationship goes terribly awry, Jane begins an extensive study of the male animal, including her womanizing roommate Eddie. Jane puts her studies and romantic misadventure to use as a pseudonymous sex columnist -- and becomes a sensation.

The Family Man (2000)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersBusinessmen, Friends, Brides
PlotLove
TimeNew Year
StyleInspirational, Soulful

Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle changes one Christmas night when he stumbles into a grocery store holdup and disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in bed lying next to Kate, his college sweetheart he left in order to pursue his career, and to the horrifying discovery that his former life no longer exists. As he stumbles through this alternate suburban universe, Jack finds himself at a crossroad where he must choose between his high-power career and the woman he loves.

While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
PlotLove triangle
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry

A love story built on a misunderstanding. A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off the tracks after he's mugged. But while he's in a coma, his family mistakenly thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. Things get more complicated when she falls for his brother, who's not quite sure that she's who she claims to be.

The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath! (1975)
Mark9.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration03:04
TimeNew Year

A group of old friends have a tradition of going to a public bathing house on New Years eve. Occasionally too much vodka and beer makes two of them unconscious. The problem is that one of them (Sasha) has to go to Leningrad but another one (Zhenya) goes. Zhenya wakes up at Leningrad airport. Believing that he is still in Moscow he takes a taxi and goes home. The street name, building and even apartment number, the way an apartment complex looks the same and the key coincide completely - just typical Soviet-type 'economy' architecture. Imagine the surprise of Nadya when she enters her apartment and finds a man without trousers in her bed. What's more - Nadya's fiancé also finds him there...

Home for the Holidays (1995)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching

After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their crazy antics.

The Apartment (1960)
Mark10
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersLovers
PlotLove triangle
PlaceNew York
TimeNew Year

Bud Baxter is a minor clerk in a huge New York insurance company, until he discovers a quick way to climb the corporate ladder. He lends out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. Although he often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits, one night he's left with a major problem to solve.

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