Top Ten Movies About a Party
October 2, 2012 in Random
These are the very best movies about a party. This list is not to be confused with the Top 10 Party Movies, which described movies that are best to view during a party. Instead the focus of this marvelous piece of literature is the top 10 films in which the main focus of the movie is… you guessed it, a PARTY! It’s not hard to find a movie with a party scene, or even a movie about partying in general. They’re littered throughout our cinematic productions, but this list will try to be movies where the party is central, the main stage, a living thing. These are the Top Ten Movies About a Party:
John August’s portrayal of a night of partying seen from many different characters perspectives. Katie Holmes and Timothy Olyphant are familiar faces in this story about young people’s lives getting interwoven through debauchery in California and Las Vegas.
They’re always pretty much either preparing to party, partying, or paying the consequences of their partying.
A Goofy Movie
Goofy’s son Max is ecstatic about his crush, Roxanne, agreeing to go with him to the Powerline party. The only problem is that Goofy forces Max to join him on a father son vacation across the country that will takes weeks. The party itself is small, but it drives the story and conflict between Goofy and Max. A great movie with some classic Disney characters. This flick also has some great music including the original music of Powerline voiced by Tevin Campbell. I 2 I and Stand out are seriously underrated movie songs!
The Flat Top!
This one barely makes the cut for this category since no one can remember the party in question, but still it remains a movie about a party. A Bachelor party to be specific everyone is trying to figure out what the hell happened.
Why is there a tiger in their hotel room? Why is Ed Helms missing a tooth? Where is Doug the groom to be? Well thanks to Zach Galifianakis giving everyone roofies they’re going to be hard pressed for answers. (Although shouldn’t they really be called “floories” since you’re more likely to end up on the floor than the roof?)
Perhaps the quintessential Judd Apatow film. This features Apatow staples Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill and documents
three high schoolers mission to find booze for a high school party. A dilemma teenagers everwhere can be found in. A great comedy that Seth Rogen apparently wrote when he was only 13 years old.
National Lampoon’s fraternity tale about the crust old dean who has it in for the heroic Belushi. Partying is an art form in this film and has spawned spontaneous “Shout” recreations at parties everywhere. This seems to be the standard to which fraternities and indeed College itself are held to. Nothing represents those 4 years more than Belushi in his famous “College” sweater, except perhaps Belushi in his “College” sweater while pounding a bottle of Jack.
Dazed and Confused
It’s all about partying for these high schoolers (except McConaughey of course). The classic idea for the house with vacationing parents is squashed and the kids are left scrambling finding anywhere to party on a friday night. Written and directed by Richard Linklater this movie has some great cameos by young stars such as: Milla Jovovich, Adam Goldberg, Ben Affleck (amazing role), and the previously mentioned Matthew Mcconaughey. Another great movie about a party with a killer soundtrack. Rock and roll with Aerosmith, Foghat, and Alice Cooper.
Can’t Hardly Wait
An instant 90′s classic. Jennifer Love Hewitt was at the peak of her young career and looks dazzling in this. Great supporting cast including Peter Facinelli, Ethan Embree, Seth Green, even an early sighting of Jason Segel. They all play recent high school graduates going to the last school party and they pull out all the stops. Great soundtrack on this party playlist including blink 182, third eye blind, and RUN DMC. The parents are out of town and the
nerds are out for revenge. Will Preston Meyers finally tell Amanda Beckett how he feels? Will Mike Dexter pay for his
bullying? Will Kenny Fisher lose his virginity? I can’t hardly wait to find out!