The year is coming to an end, which, to some is a sad time, to others it’s a huge relief. To most, it’s a time to swap out the calendar and have yourself a symbolic fresh start. If you’re choosing a movie to watch this December 31, you might want to choose one that has something to do with the holiday itself, and here we have provided a list of a few titles to help you out. These range from the melancholy to the cheerful, from funny and escapist to downright sobering.
Rounding out the list, we’ve picked some of the best movies of the past year, including a very strange, imported dry comedy; a very strange animated movie, a couple of documentaries that explore the world, a colorful comic book movie, a colorful children’s book movie, and an excellent thriller that unexpectedly became one of the most foreboding movies of the year. Whichever you choose, we wish you the most peaceful of New Year’s Eves, and a 2017 filled with hope, luck, kindness, and wishes granted.