Best Party Movies Ever
Wanting to gear up for the weekend and looking for some inspiration? Well, we have a list of the Best Party Movies Ever. Watching a few would get the party swag rolling like never before. And no one would mind some inspiration:
OLD SCHOOL (2003)
Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell are all 30-somethings desperately trying to relive the fun-filled glory days of student life. Starting a fraternity to legally move back to campus results in plenty of partying and results in Will Ferrell running nude through the street. You have been warned.
HOUSE PARTY (1990)
The parents are out of town; the kids throw a party – it’s a classic teen party plot. For many an ‘80s baby, House Party was their first experience of a true party movie – and the first time many had seen a hi-top so impressive. It inspired a generation of parent-defying (and hormonal) teens who thought it was a good idea to sneak out for a night of cheap booze and promiscuity in an adult-free environment. C’mon, we’ve all been there.
Bachelor Party (1984)
Tom Hanks also starred in Splash in 1984, but Bachelor Party did away with fishy girls in favour of a chaotic stag-do romp that makes The Hangover look like a night out in a Yates’s Wine Lodge. Even a hotel orgy and multiple suicide attempts can’t put a stop to the inevitable [spoiler alert] happy ending.
This classic Disney rags-to-riches story sees a poorly treated Cinderella's wishes come true as she attends a royal ball and wins the Prince's heart, all thanks to the wonders of her fairy godmother. If only real life worked the same way – we'd be sipping champagne in a golden palace, complete with a Bugatti that turns into an aubergine at midnight.
DAZED AND CONFUSED (1993)
Keg parties, “making out” and the true-blooded American dream of making the college football squad... but despite the cliché-ridden premise of Dazed and Confused, Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age comedy is a cut above the usual fluff. And the classic rock soundtrack is superb.
THE HANGOVER (2009)
Vegas was created to feed partygoers everything they could want until all they want is darkness and sleep. The Hangover took that to another level with hilarious consequences – as expected from a cast containing Zach Galifianakis and Ken Jeong. Mike Tyson makes a cameo. Here we actually have a series to follow !
200 CIGARETTES (1999)
It’s New Year’s Eve and a group of young party animals are dealing with their relationships, loneliness and individual mental-problems – making for a film that leaves you feeling emotionally hungover (a little like you’ve smoked the titular quantity of Bensons). The stunning cast comprises a pair of young Afflecks, Kate Hudson, Dave Chapelle, Paul Rudd and Elvis Costello.
No LA party is enough for Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughan’s characters – so they head to Vegas. Snappy dialogue, great ad lib acting and some serious screen chemistry made this joke-dense jape a jump-off-point for both these actors’ comedy careers.
We've all been to a party where an unwelcome guest has a bit too much to drink and ends up spilling wine on your living room carpet, being sick in a plant pot and insulting the other guests. So it is with Cloverfield, in which a group of Manhattan party-goers find their revelries rudely interrupted by a giant monster that emerges from the sea to attack New York City. Still, at least they got a good view of the monster's rampage from the rooftop‚ with nibbles to hand.
Ninety minutes of proof that parties are sources of never-ending angst. You need someone over the age limit to buy the booze – your high school friend with an ID that reads "McLovin" will do. You’ve got to impress the girls – Seth works out that headbutting them in the face works a charm. And in American movies, there’s always the chance the cops will show up – we just wish all of them were as warped as Bill Hader and Seth Rogen.
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