The 10 Best New Years Eve TV/Film Moments Ever
December 29, 2017
Christmas has passed us by, but the good times aren’t over, yet. That’s right, New Years is around the corner! So in celebration of 2018, let’s take a trip down memory lane and look back at 10 of the best TV and film NYE moments.
When Harry Met Sally, 1989: “I came here because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with someone, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” And with that, maybe the greatest NYE moment in movie history was born. A long-anticipated kiss by Harry to Sally where the tensions of their friendship finally escalated to full-blown love.
If you’re a big When Harry Met Sally fan be sure to check out the When Harry Met Seinfeld Tour which visits some of your favorite sites from Nora Ephron’s Iconic Films.
X-Files, 1999: After a long run between paranormal detectives Mulder and Scully, the new millennium is about to hit, and they bring in the year 2000 with a kiss that had been long-awaited by many fans for years.
The Godfather, part II, 1974: Well, maybe not the most uplifting moment, but certainly one of the most memorable. When a man is “whacked” by his brother for betraying him. It’s all in day’s work for a mafia family, Fredo.
Seinfeld, 1997: Newman books a millennium party, but the kicker being at the very end of the scene where he realizes that it’s been booked for 2001, not 2000. This information courtesy of his “friend,” Jerry Seinfeld
If you’re a big Seinfeld Fan be sure to check out the When Harry Met Seinfeld Tour which visits sites from the show including the famous dinner from the show that Jerry and the gang are always hanging out at.
Bridget Jones’ Diary, 2001: There is a sense of commonality for many when they see Bridget sing along to “All by Myself” during the opening credits of the movie on new years eve. This sets the scene for a tale of redemption and love.
The Apartment, 1960: A movie that has stood the test of time, and a new years classic. The final line, “Shut up and deal,” was mouthed by Shirley MacLaine’s character while playing cards, after realizing her adulterous relationship would never amount to anything fulfilling. Still a zinger today.
If you’re a Classic Film Fanatic make sure to hop on the TCM Classic Film Tour to see some of the most iconic locations from your favorite classic films.
Sex and the City, 2008: The peak of the SATC movie crescendo. When Carrie and Miranda decide that their friendship is more important to each other than their at-the-moment, dubious relationships. Friends that refuse to spend their new years alone.
Spend a day living like Carrie Bradshaw & company on the Sex and The City Hotspots Tour which visits your favorite locations from the hit TV series Sex and The City.
Friends, 1994: Phoebe and her NYE kiss with David before he left for Minsk. She knew going to Minsk was his best option, and so staged a breakup with him. A heart-wrenching, but a mature moment for one of Friends’ beloved characters.
If you’re a big Friends Fan be sure to check out the NYC TV & Movie Tour which visits sites from the show including famous Friends Apartment from the opening credits on the show.
Ghostbusters 2, 1989: It’s new years eve, and the scene of the night goes to a sequence near the end of the movie where the boys hop atop Lady Liberty. They ride the statue through the streets of New York to finally take down the evil Vigo who is attempting to ruin the mortal world.
If you’re a big Ghostbusters Fan be sure to check out the NYC TV & Movie Tour which visits sites from the movie including famous firehouse used as the Ghostbuster’s headquarters in the movies.
Trading Places, 1983: “Merry New Year!” Says Eddie Murphy’s character in a cheery and fun tone, which juxtaposed with the stern business he was bellowing it to, made for a raucous and perfect NYE moment.