10 Movies You Have to Watch This Year

As a mom, one of the most romantic things my husband can do for me on a Friday night is rent us a movie, order the largest pizza on the menu, and cuddle up with me to a good movie.

I searched all around the internet to find the top picks for some good ol’ american movies and these were the top picks.

So grab your loves, stuff your face, pop a bottle of wine and relax this weekend!

10 Movies To Watch over the Weekend



E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Before Stranger Things there was E.T. The Duffer brothers have actually cited the 1982 Steven Spielberg movie as a major inspiration for Eleven and her crew, and it’s easy to see why.


Ghostbusters II

Another classic is Ghostbusters 2 where the gang is forced to save New York from a torrent of slime on New Years Day itself.


When Harry Met Sally

Harry and Sally, longtime friends, first start to discover an attraction to each other at a New Years Eve party, and (Spoiler Alert) they later express their undying love for one another on New Year’s Eve too.


 Bridget Jones Diary

Renee Zellweger stars in this 2001 film as a 32-year-old and very single Bridget Jones. Determined to improve herself, Bridget decides to keep a journal to stay focused on her goals while she also looks for love.


Forrest Gump

My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” One of my all-time favorite Tom Hanks movies. This Oscar-winning film spans several decades in the life of a man from Alabama, touching on some very notable events that occurred in the late 20th century.


The Holiday

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 not realizing their return home may end the relationship.


Waiting to Exhale

Navigating through careers, family, and romance, four friends bond over the shortcomings in their love lives — namely, the scarcity of good men.



This one’s an “edge of your seat” kinda flick. After a huge tidal wave capsizes a luxury liner in the North Atlantic, individual survivors (Josh Lucas, Kurt Russell, Jacinda Barrett) band together and traverse a hazardous upside-down maze that they hope will take them to safety.



In the turbulence of the 1970s, the international drug trade underwent a fast, violent and lucrative revolution – and one ordinary American was at its center.


Why Him

During the holidays, a loving but overprotective dad travels to California to visit his daughter. While there, he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward boyfriend. You guys, this one is a little raunchy so make sure the kids aren’t around.



Got an all-time favorite movie that would be perfect for NYE? Comment below and you may just find it added to the list!


Author: Smother Mother Kate

Katelyn isn't a regular mom. She's a cool mom and creator of The Smother Mother.

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