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Welcome 2023: New Year’s Eve OTT Movie Marathon List for all the film buffs throwing a party

The best movies to begin your year whether you’re watching alone, with your friends, family or with a date, these movies are recipes for happiness and hope to Welcome 2023!

New Delhi: While most people love dancing their way into the New Year at extravagant clubs, a lot of us do not relate. So to all you people who love binge-watching tucked in your blankets while firecrackers burst outside, here is a list. The best movies to begin your year whether you’re watching alone, with your friends, family or with a date, these movies are recipes for happiness and hope to Welcome 2023!

Pursuit of Happiness

Watch on: Zee5 

A movie that breathes the message of hope and hard work is ‘Pursuit of Happiness’. If you are spending New Year’s Eve alone, this movie will give you the necessary drive and motivation to start your year on a positive note. So grab that glass of wine and turn to Will and Jaden Smith to make you laugh, cry and experience joy!

Gangs of Wasseypur

Watch on: Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

This is a turn of events you didn’t expect. While ‘hope’ is a good thing to enter a year with, ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ is the perfect mix of desi humour, gore and violence to make it a night that’ll be etched in your core memory. It is equally meaningful and meaningless for everyone to enjoy. If you enjoyed watching ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, making it a New Year’s Eve house party special is a decision you will not regret!

Bridget Jones’s Diary

A girl’s night on Christmas Eve is another golden idea but even more so with a good movie. The story of an awkward, funny, lonely and yet loved Bridget resonates with every girl in the room. ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ is a fun and emotional drama that’ll give you all the ingredients for a night of sharing personal experiences, embarrassing stories and bonding!

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Watch on: Netflix 

A classic New Year’s Eve movie, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ is a go-to! If you are alone, with friends or on a date, YJHD is equally satisfying in every setting. Bunny, Naina, Aditi and Adi are friends we all want and some of us have, in any case, this movie remains a public favourite even after years. It makes for an entertaining night filled with laughter and tears and will make you want to turn it into a New Year’s tradition!

Ocean’s 11

Watch on: Amazon Prime Video

Perfect for a party with friends that can easily be turned into a movie marathon with the two sequels of the film. ‘Ocean’s 11’ with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and others is the perfect mix of action, intrigue and suave that’ll get you hooting in excitement while watching it. The ideal movie for a night-in, ‘Ocean’s 11’ shouldn’t be missed in case you haven’t seen it.

Jab We Met

Watch on: Netflix and Amazon Prime Video 

A personal favourite and loved by many, there is no occasion where Jab We Met doesn’t fit. An evening with your family stuffed in the same room and often under the same blanket or with a long-distance movie date, Jab We Met fits the bill always. Geet is a spirit animal for most in the room and one can’t help falling in love with Aditya. This is why falling back on ‘Jab We Met’ works every time as it is truly a comfort watch.

Sex and the City: The Movie

Watch on: Netflix and Amazon Prime Video 

Setting the scene for a scandalous all-nighter with your girlfriends? You can never go wrong with ‘Sex and the City’. Even if you haven’t watched the series, the movie is equally entertaining and again will make for some high-spirited conversations. Determine who the Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, or Charlotte of the group and have a night to remember this New Year’s Eve!

Zindagi na Milegi Dobara

Watch on: Netflix

Whenever there is a list of iconic movies, ZNMD is always part of that list. Fitting in every scenario whatsoever, ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ is a comfort watch that’ll always make you feel blissful. If not forever, ZNMD has the power to at least momentarily take all your worries away. And so whether with family, friends or alone, if you wish to go to what you know will make you happy, ZNMD will always have your back!

Before Sunrise

Watch on: Amazon Prime Video

A personal favourite, ‘Before Sunrise’, is the ideal date night movie. If you have a special someone whether beside you or far away, watching the Before Trilogy together will take you on a journey of falling in love. An imperfect love story of growing, loving, fighting and eventually finding each other at the end of every road, ‘Before Sunrise’, is bound to make you see the same with your partner!


Watch on: Netflix 

A feel-good movie through and through, ‘Barfi’ is a family entertainer that’ll be an emotional roller coaster for every single person in the room. People of any and all age groups enjoy ‘Barfi’ and so a New Year Party with your family will be a hit with ‘Barfi’ in it. So go on and add this too on your list. A warm family evening spent together watching this masterpiece will bring this film and your family closer to your heart.

A movie night is never a bad idea no matter how pre-planned or last-minute your New Year’s Eve schedule is. With this list we wish you a very happy and healthy New Year, may you find all the happiness of the above-mentioned movies combined in your upcoming year!