Movies about New Year and Christmas

Movies about New Year and Christmas
A list of the best movies about the New Year and Christmas, according to members of our community: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, Sleepless in Seattle, Die Hard, Miracle on 34th Street, Ri¢hie Ri¢h, The Santa Clause, Jingle All the Way, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:35

A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. In Disney’s magical take on the classic The Nutcracker, Clara wants a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box holding a priceless gift. A golden thread presented at her godfather’s holiday party leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. There Clara encounters a soldier, a gang of mice and the regents of three magical Realms. But she must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger, to retrieve her key and return harmony to the unstable world.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.

Home Alone (1990)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his territory. By planting booby traps galore, adorably mischievous Kevin stands his ground as his frantic mother attempts to race home before.

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

A young boy who tries to set his dad up on a date after the death of his mother. He calls into a radio station to talk about his dad’s loneliness which soon leads the dad into meeting a Journalist Annie who flies to Seattle to write a story about the boy and his dad. Yet Annie ends up with more than just a story in this popular romantic comedy.

Die Hard (1988)
Duration02:13

NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.

Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

A little girl discovers dreams can come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan Walker has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the 'secret' about Santa a long time ago. But after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all something to believe in.

Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

Billionaire heir Richie Rich has it all, including Reggie Jackson as a batting coach and Claudia Schiffer as a personal trainer -- but no playmates. What's more, scoundrel Laurence Van Dough is scheming to take over the family empire. Uh-oh! Enter faithful butler Cadbury to save the day.

The Santa Clause (1994)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:33

Scott Calvin is an ordinary man, who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve and is knocked unconscious. When he and his young son finish Santa's trip and deliveries, they go to the North Pole, where Scott learns he must become the new Santa and convince those he loves that he is indeed, Father Christmas.

Jingle All the Way (1996)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company, is constantly kept busy at his job, disappointing his son. After he misses his son's karate exposition, Howard vows to make it up to him by buying an action figure of his son's favorite television hero for Christmas. Unfortunately for Howard, it is Christmas Eve, and every store is sold out of Turbo Man. Now, Howard must travel all over town and compete with everybody else to find a Turbo Man action figure.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
Duration02:32

Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school's kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths -- and about the villain who's to blame.

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The Family Man (2000)
Duration02:05

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.

Noel (2004)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:36

Christmas Eve in New York, and the lonely divorced publisher, Rose Collins, needs a miracle to improve the health of her mother, interned in a hospital with Alzheimers. She feels sorry for another patient and meets his visitor. Meanwhile, Nina Vasquez breaks her engagement with her beloved fiancé Mike due to his suffocating jealousy, but misses him. Mike is stalked by a stranger, bartender Artie Venzuela. The poor Jules arranges to spend Christmas Eve in the hospital, where he spent the best Christmas of his life when he was a teenager. The lives of some of these characters cross with others along the night.

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Duration01:37

A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.

Surviving Christmas (2004)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:27

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.

Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

Luther Krank is fed up with the commerciality of Christmas; he decides to skip the holiday and go on a vacation with his wife instead. But when his daughter decides at the last minute to come home, he must put together a holiday celebration.

The Family Stone (2005)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

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.

Love Actually (2003)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, short
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:09

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.

Deck the Halls (2006)
Markimdb: 5
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space.

Four Christmases (2008)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:28

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.

New in Town (2009)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:37

Lucy Hill is an ambitious up-and-coming executive living in Miami. She loves her shoes, she loves her cars and she loves climbing the corporate ladder. When she is offered a temporary assignment – in the middle of nowhere – to restructure a manufacturing plant, she jumps at the opportunity, knowing that a big promotion is close at hand. What begins as a straight-forward assignment becomes a life-changing experience as Lucy discovers greater meaning in her life and, most unexpectedly, the man of her dreams.

The Holiday (2006)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:18

Two women, one (Cameron Diaz) from America and one (Kate Winslet) from Britain, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local man (Jude Law, Jack Black) but realizes that the imminent return home may end the relationship.

New Year's Eve (2011)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

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

A Princess for Christmas (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

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 Very Murray Christmas (2015)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

Bill Murray worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a massive snowstorm in New York City. Through luck and perseverance, guests arrive at Gotham’s Carlyle Hotel to help him — dancing and singing in holiday spirit.

A Christmas Tale (2008)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance
Duration02:30

When their regal matriarch falls ill, the troubled Vuillard family come together for a hesitant Christmastime reunion. Among them is rebellious ne'er-do-well Henri and the uptight Elizabeth. Together under the same roof for the first time in many years, their intricate, long denied resentments and yearnings emerge again.

Love the Coopers (2015)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:34

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.

Maggie's Plan (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

Maggie's plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with John, a married man, destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant and impossible Georgette. But one daughter and three years later, Maggie is out of love and in a quandary: what do you do when you suspect your man and his ex wife are actually perfect for each other?

Christmas Inheritance (2017)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:12

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 Christmas Prince (2017)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genremelodrama
CountryUSA

Samantha, a dedicated teacher in Manhattan, returns to her home town of Maple Falls, Wyoming every year for Christmas. This year, she’s delighted when her boyfriend Alex, a European diplomat from the tiny country of Madelvia, decides to joins her. Samantha later discovers Alex is actually a prince destined for the throne, turning her entire world upside down. Realizing that staying with Alex means spending her life in the constant glare of publicity and giving up the job opportunity of a lifetime, Samantha must decide if she loves Alex enough to make the transition from teacher to royal – or will it be too big a leap

Pottersville (2017)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

Maynard, a beloved local businessman is mistaken for the legendary Bigfoot during an inebriated romp through town in a makeshift gorilla costume. The sightings set off an international Bigfoot media spectacle and a windfall of tourism dollars for a simple American town hit by hard times. When Brock Masterson, reality TV’s “Monster Hunter,” arrives to hunt the beast, Maynard agonizes over whether to come clean, destroying the rebirth of his beloved town, or perpetuate the inadvertent hoax.




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