There’s a lot to be said for relaxing with comfort food and a glass of wine, while curled up on the lounge watching your favourite movies. If you don’t want to go out this New Year’s Eve, here are some classic movies to download for the evening’s entertainment.
Movies worth viewing again include:
During the summer of 1979, a Santa Barbara single mum and boarding-house landlord decide the best way she can parent her teenage son is to enlist her young tenants — a quirky punk photographer, a mellow handyman and her son’s shrewd best friend — to serve as role models in a changing world.
The first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is an epic adventure from Lucasfilm. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things and, in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
A worthy superhero movie on Hollywood’s ‘best movies of 2016’ list. In Captain America, after the fight in Avengers: Age of Ultron, the governments decide to regulate all the superheroes’ activities. The internal dissension causes an open battle between Iron Man and Captain America.
An affable radio executive finds himself competing for the affections of his step-children following the unexpected reappearance of his wife’s ex-husband in this Paramount Pictures comedy.
Older classics to consider include:
This is a perfect romantic film, telling the tale of Harry and Sally. They have been intimate friends for years, but they fear sex would ruin their friendship. To the delight of move-goers, Harry finally confesses his deep love for Sally. And his best and classic words are still touching women’ hearts. “It’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve, I came here tonight because when you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
Sleepless in Seattle is a love story. The recently-widowed Sam’s son calls a radio talk show in an attempt to look for a new mother. Yet Sam ends up getting on the phone and laments about his deceased wife. Thousands of miles away, gorgeous Annie hears the program and loses her heart to Sam. Firmly believing they are destined to be together, Annie sets out for Seattle to meet Sam. Finally, they have a happy ending.
If you’re looking for a star-studded movie, then 200 Cigarettes would be one with more personality, wit and subversion. It’s about a collection of partygoers and how they handle relationships, loneliness, desire and their individual neuroses. You’ll see dozens of familiar faces like Christina Ricci, Ben and Casey Affleck, Courtney Love and more.
This film is about a corporate mailroom worker who was used by a duplicitous board member, resulting in the invention of the hula hoop. The film’s climax takes place on a terrific skyscraper ledge on New Year’s Eve. If you want to watch this unusual comedy and the unmissable upsurge, you should keep it for New Year’s Eve to enjoy.