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10 Movies to Stream After Your Kids Go to Bed on New Year’s

https://www.netflix.com/title/80081372

Don’t lie, you’re probably staying home this New Year’s. Maybe you were invited to a fancy party with lots of champagne and cocktails, but you just aren’t feeling it this year (and couldn’t get a babysitter). I mean, come on, it’s so much more relaxing to stay home, watch Netflix, make cocktails (and mocktails for your little ones), then have to schlep to a party you probably don’t want to be at. (Maybe I’m projecting a little.)

For those of you who are staying in, we rounded up some fabulous movies and specials to stream after your kids go to bed.

Here they are:

1. Barbra: The Music, The Mem’ries, The Magic (Netflix)

https://www.netflix.com/watch/80203522?trackId=13752289&tctx=0%2C0%2C

I mean, who doesn’t want to watch a documentary about Queens Babs that she directed about herself?

2. Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust (Netflix)

https://www.netflix.com/watch/80133554?trackId=13752289&tctx=0%2C0%2C

This is Silverman at her best talking about bed-wetting, the summer she almost died, and making us laugh in inappropriate ways.

3. Silver Streak (Netflix)

https://www.netflix.com/watch/60010891?trackId=13752291&tctx=0%2C3%2C

This is a movie where Gene Wilder plays an editor caught in the midst of a deadly scandal where he also has to help save the woman he loves. Richard Pryor joins him in this 1978 film — and well, it’s hilarious as you can imagine.

3. Mermaids (Amazon)

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Who doesn’t want to see a young Winona Ryder play a girl coming of age in this small town where her budding sexuality is a little awkward? Also, Cher is always a gem.

4. Beaches (Amazon)

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This tear jerker about the friendship between two women is a classic — and one of Bette Midler’s best.

5. Sandy Wexler (Netflix)

https://www.netflix.com/title/80126569

Adam Sandler plays a really awkward talent manager who might have actually made a good decision.

6. The Details (Netflix)

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Elizabeth Banks and Toby Maguire costar in this comedy about a couple who deals with cheating.

7. Miss Congeniality (Netflix)

https://www.netflix.com/title/60003509

This is a 90s classic for all those who loved watching Sandra Bullock go undercover as an FBI agent and try to catch a terrorist — except she’s undercover in a beauty pageant. Michael Caine and William Shatner costar with her.

8. How to Make an American Quilt (Netflix)

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Another Winona Ryder favorite that is actually underrated. Ryder plays a young woman spending the summer with her grandmother — and learns about her family. Maya Angelou, Claire Danes, and other brilliant actors star alongside Ryder.

9. Mothers and Daughters (Netflix)

https://www.netflix.com/title/80089010

This is another emotional tearjerker that will give you all the feels, with a fantastic cast of women to boot. Sharon Stone, Courteney Cox, Selma Blair and Susan Sarandon play mothers and daughters as part of a documentary filmed by a single pregnant woman. Get out the Kleenex.

10. A Tale of Love and Darkness (Netflix) 

https://www.netflix.com/title/80081372

Natalie Portman directs and stars in this film about the struggles of a family surviving in the early years of Israel’s independence. Definitely a must-see film where Portman shines.

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