Holidays and Observances

by setokaiba238 | created - 30 Jan 2018 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

January - New Years, Martin Luther King Day February - Black History Month, Groundhog Day, Mardi Gras, Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year, President's Day, Leap Year March - Maha Shivaratri, International Women's Day, Pi Day, Lent, St. Patrick's Day, Passover April - Easter, April Fool's Day, Patriot's Day, Secretary's Day, Take Your Daughter to Work Day May - Mental Health Awareness Month, Cinco De Mayo, Teacher's Day, Mother's Day, Memorial Day June - Puerto Rican Day, Father's Day, Juneteenth July - Independence Day, Flag Day, Nelson Mandela International Day, Pioneer Day September - Labor Day, National Suicide Prevention Day, 9/11 October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sukkot, Columbus Day, National Coming Out Day, International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, Diwali, Halloween November - Dia De Los Muertos, Guy Fawkes Night, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday December - The Winter Solstice, Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa

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1. Modern Family (2009– )
Episode: New Year's Eve (2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

On New Year's Eve, Jay plays poker with Billy Dee Williams, Phil and Claire try to rekindle their romance, Mitchell and Cameron search for a bar where they fit in, and Haley and Alex stay home to babysit.

Director: Fred Goss | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 1,261

New Years

2. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: Ultimatum (2011)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Michael gets upset when Holly returns from the holidays without an engagement ring, but still together with her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Pam tries to help her co-workers keep with their New Year's resolutions.

Director: David Rogers | Stars: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

Votes: 1,988

New Years

3. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: Da Boom (1999)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

Peter's paranoia about the end of the world makes the family cancel their New Year's Eve '99 plans, but for once, Peter is actually somewhat right.

Directors: Bob Jaques, Pete Michels, Peter Shin | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 1,805

New Years

4. Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (1986 TV Short)

G | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Charlie Brown is obliged to attend Peppermint Patty's New Year's Eve party, even though he has to finish the novel "War and Peace".

Directors: Sam Jaimes, Bill Melendez | Stars: Chad Allen, Kristie Baker, Melissa Guzzi, Aron Mandelbaum

Votes: 1,400

New Years

5. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with All the Resolutions (1999)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

The gang make their New Years resolutions. Chandler struggles to not make jokes about everyone. Rachel uncovers a secret. Ross runs into trouble when he wears leather pants on a date.

Director: Joe Regalbuto | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 3,666

New Years

6. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Monkey (1994)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

The gang make (and break) a pact not to bring dates to their New Years Eve party. Phoebe starts dating a scientist. Ross compensates for his loneliness by getting a monkey.

Director: Peter Bonerz | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 3,946

New Years

7. That '70s Show (1998–2006)
Episode: That '70s Finale (2006)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

It is New Year's Eve and is the last day of the '70s. Kitty is having second thoughts about selling the house and moving to Florida, even though Red thinks she is happy they are moving. ... See full summary »

Director: David Trainer | Stars: Mila Kunis, Danny Masterson, Laura Prepon, Wilmer Valderrama

Votes: 1,307

New Years

8. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Millennium (1997)

PG | 23 min | Comedy

Kramer and Newman compete during the early planning of each of their millenium parties.

Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 1,340

New Years

9. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby

Votes: 184,149 | Gross: $92.82M

New Years

10. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Are You There God? It's Me, Jesus (1999)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Stan worries that he is maturing more slowly than his friends. Meanwhile, Jesus feels pressured to perform a miracle at the start of the new millennium.

Director: Eric Stough | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Eliza Schneider, Isaac Hayes

Votes: 1,619

New Years

11. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: I'll Try to Fix You (2012)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

Will's new idealism leads him to be playing into the hands of the tabloid press determined to discredit him.

Director: Alan Poul | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 1,896

New Year's

12. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other historical events unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75, whose only desire is to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Votes: 1,691,180 | Gross: $330.25M

New Years

13. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 202 min | Crime, Drama

90 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,057,927 | Gross: $57.30M

New Years

14. Futurama (1999–2013)
Episode: Space Pilot 3000 (1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A down-on-his-luck pizza delivery guy is accidentally frozen on New Year's Eve 1999, and wakes up in 2999.

Directors: Rich Moore, Gregg Vanzo | Stars: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Dick Clark

Votes: 2,581

New Years

15. High School Musical (2006 TV Movie)

TV-G | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A popular high school athlete and an academically gifted girl get roles in the school musical and develop a friendship that threatens East High's social order.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel

Votes: 75,953

New Years

16. The League (2009–2015)
Episode: The Curse of Shiva (I) (2012)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Sport

Gina Gibiatti returns and Pete has a decision to make. Ruxin enlists Rafi to protect himself during Scrote Season. Taco Corp has a New Years Eve bash.

Director: Jeff Schaffer | Stars: Katie Aselton, Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Jonathan Lajoie

Votes: 228

New Years

17. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)
Episode: The Limo (2005)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

It's New Year's Eve 2005 and Ted spends a large portion of his Christmas bonus for a limo for him and the gang. In addition, he has outlined a plan for how they will ring in the New Year. Unfortunately, things don't always go as planned.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 3,078

New Years

18. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Routine (1999)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

On the set of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve", Joey tries to kiss Janine at midnight and Monica and Ross resurrect their dance routine from high school. Meanwhile, Rachel, Phoebe and Chandler look for Monica's Christmas presents.

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 3,051

New Years

19. Trading Places (1983)

R | 116 min | Comedy

69 Metascore

A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche

Votes: 128,250 | Gross: $90.40M

New Years

20. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Justice League Recombination (2010)

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy, Romance

The guys enter a costume contest as members of the Justice League and convince Penny and Zack to join them.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 2,904

New Years

21. Our Friend, Martin (1999 Video)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Drama, Family

Two teens are sent back in time to meet Martin Luther King Jr. at several points of his life.

Directors: Robert Brousseau, Vincenzo Trippetti | Stars: Edward Asner, Angela Bassett, Lucas Black, Theodore Borders

Votes: 825

Martin Luther King Day

22. King (1978)

271 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., stretching from his days as a Southern Baptist minister up to his assassination in Memphis in 1968.

Stars: Paul Winfield, Cicely Tyson, Tony Bennett, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 326

Martin Luther King Day

23. Black-ish (2014– )
Episode: Martin Luther sKiing Day (2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

On the way to the Johnson family's annual MLK holiday ski trip, Dre realizes his children may not know the significance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. so he decides to inundate them with Dr. King history facts.

Director: Stuart McDonald | Stars: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner

Votes: 212

Martin Luther King Day

24. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Selma, Lord, Selma (1999)

94 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

In 1965 Alabama, an 11 year old girl (Jurnee Smollett) is touched by a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. (Clifton Powell) and becomes a devout follower. But her resolution is tested when ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Mackenzie Astin, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Clifton Powell, Ella Joyce

Votes: 489

Martin Luther King Day

25. Selma (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

85 Metascore

A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Lorraine Toussaint

Votes: 80,174 | Gross: $52.08M

Martin Luther King Day

26. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History

72 Metascore

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

Votes: 78,577 | Gross: $48.17M

Black History Month

27. Hidden Figures (2016)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

74 Metascore

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

Director: Theodore Melfi | Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner

Votes: 182,441 | Gross: $169.61M

Black History Month

28. Black Panther (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

88 Metascore

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

Votes: 564,778 | Gross: $700.06M

Black History Month

29. Race (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

56 Metascore

Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Eli Goree, Shanice Banton

Votes: 32,362 | Gross: $19.10M

Black History Month

30. Invictus (2009)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

74 Metascore

Nelson Mandela, in his first term as President of South Africa, initiates a unique venture to unite the Apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng

Votes: 144,182 | Gross: $37.49M

Black History Month

31. A Different World (1987–1993)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

Stars: Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy, Darryl M. Bell

Votes: 5,268

Black History Month

32. Lee Daniels' The Butler (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Drama

66 Metascore

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda

Votes: 104,716 | Gross: $116.63M

Black History Month

33. The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

57 Metascore

In 1964, a teenage girl in search of the truth about her mother runs away to a small town in South Carolina and finds a family of independent women who can connect her to her past.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys

Votes: 23,220 | Gross: $37.77M

Black History Month

34. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Ruby Bridges (1998)

TV-PG | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

In 1960, a six-year-old African-American girl named Ruby Bridges helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans. Although she was the only black girl to come to the school she was... See full summary »

Director: Euzhan Palcy | Stars: Penelope Ann Miller, Kevin Pollak, Michael Beach, Jean Louisa Kelly

Votes: 737

Black History Month

35. The Help (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama

62 Metascore

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 405,416 | Gross: $169.71M

Black History Month

36. Black-ish (2014– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.

Stars: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown

Votes: 17,930

Black History Month

37. 4 Little Girls (1997)

TV-14 | 102 min | Documentary, History

89 Metascore

A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Maxine McNair, Walter Cronkite, Chris McNair, Fred Lee Shuttlesworth

Votes: 2,598 | Gross: $0.13M

Black History Month

38. The Long Walk Home (1990)

PG | 97 min | Drama, History

73 Metascore

Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King.

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Whoopi Goldberg, Dwight Schultz, Ving Rhames

Votes: 3,039 | Gross: $4.80M

Black History Month

39. Get on Up (2014)

PG-13 | 139 min | Biography, Drama, Music

71 Metascore

A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis

Votes: 19,540 | Gross: $30.51M

Black History Month

40. The Great Debaters (2007)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

Director: Denzel Washington | Stars: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Nate Parker

Votes: 54,175 | Gross: $30.23M

Black History Month

41. Mississippi Burning (1988)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, History

65 Metascore

Two F.B.I. Agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif

Votes: 82,206 | Gross: $34.60M

Black History Month