Nightlife The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made  

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
16.7k votes 4.7k voters 577.7k views 57 items

List Rules Get yourself into the party mood by voting up all of your favorite movies that feature parties!

This is a list of the best party movies. These are the absolute best party films, but if you believe we missed one, please feel free to add it to the list yourself. Everyone loves a party (well, mostly everyone), but if you can't actually be at party, then perhaps watching some of the wild, out of control parties in these films could serve as a close second.

This list includes all genres, although most of these movies are either comedies, or romantic-comedies. House parties, bachelor parties, this list has them all. If you like to party, but you're stuck at home, then these are the party movies for you!
list ordered by
1
2,888 263
Project X is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
Jimmy Kimmel, Alexis Knapp, Miles Teller
Project X is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Michael Bacall and Matt Drake based on a story by Bacall, and produced by director Todd Phillips. The film ...more
2
1,331 322
Superbad is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill
Superbad is a 2007 American teen comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. The film was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who began working on the ...more
3
1,149 286
The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham
The Hangover is a 2009 American comedy film, co-produced and directed by Todd Phillips and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. It is the first film of The Hangover trilogy. The film stars ...more
4
499 173
Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey
Dazed and Confused is a 1993 coming of age comedy film written and directed by Richard Linklater. The film features a large ensemble cast of actors who would later become stars, including ...more
5
583 232
Old School is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell
Old School is a 2003 American comedy film released by DreamWorks Pictures and The Montecito Picture Company and directed by Todd Phillips. The story was written by Court Crandall, and the film ...more
6
397 208
National Lampoon's Animal Hous... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland
National Lampoon's Animal House is a 1978 American comedy film directed by John Landis. The film was a direct spinoff from National Lampoon magazine. It is about a misfit group of fraternity ...more
7
549 64
American Pie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
wiabux added Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth
American Pie is a 1999 teen comedy film written by Adam Herz and directed by brothers Paul and Chris Weitz, in their directorial film debut. It is the first film in the American Pie theatrical ...more
8
264 133
Fast Times at Ridgemont High is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written by Cameron Crowe, adapted from his 1981 book of the same name. As a freelance writer for Rolling Stone ...more
9
326 123
Road Trip is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
Amy Smart, Andy Dick, Jimmy Kimmel
Road Trip is a 2000 American road-comedy film written by Todd Phillips and Scot Armstrong and directed by Phillips. The film, featuring an ensemble cast including Breckin Meyer, Seann William ...more
10
509 111
21 and Over is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
ALIAN added Miles Teller, Skylar Astin, Sarah Wright
21 and Over is a 2012 comedy film written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.
11
223 129
Revenge of the Nerds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
John Goodman, James Cromwell, Anthony Edwards
Revenge of the Nerds is a 1984 American comedy film about social life on a college campus. The film stars Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards, with Curtis Armstrong, Ted McGinley, Julia ...more
12
288 106
Hot Tub Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
Chevy Chase, Lyndsy Fonseca, Lizzy Caplan
Hot Tub Time Machine is a 2010 American science fiction adventure comedy film directed by Steve Pink. It stars John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Crispin Glover, Lizzy Caplan, ...more
13
172 100
Porky's is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
Kim Cattrall, Alex Karras, Art Hindle
Porky's is a 1981 Canadian-American comedy film about the escapades of teenagers at the fictional Angel Beach High School in Florida in 1954. Released in the United States in 1982 with an R ...more
14
195 94
National Lampoon's Van Wilder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Sophia Bush
National Lampoon's Van Wilder is a 2002 comedy film directed by Walt Becker that stars Ryan Reynolds as the title character. The film also stars Kal Penn, Tara Reid, and Daniel Cosgrove. It ...more
15
171 90
Weird Science is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton
Weird Science is a 1985 American teen sci-fi comedy film written and directed by John Hughes and starring Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, and Kelly LeBrock. The film's producer, Joel ...more
16
189 75
Wayne's World is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Rob Lowe
Wayne's World is a 1992 American comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris and starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of the Aurora, Illinois-based ...more
17
277 100
The Hangover Part II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Jamie Chung
The Hangover 2 is a 2011 comedy film directed by Todd Phillips.
18
121 83
Bachelor Party is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
Tom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen, Michael Dudikoff
Bachelor Party is a 1984 comedy film directed by Neal Israel. The film chronicles a bachelor party being thrown by a group of friends for their friend Rick Gassko on the eve of his wedding and ...more
19
243 61
EuroTrip is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
Matt Damon, Kristin Kreuk, Michelle Trachtenberg
EuroTrip is a 2004 American-European teen comedy adventure film written by Alec Berg, David Mandel, and Jeff Schaffer, and directed by Schaffer. The film stars Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, ...more
20
130 91
Stripes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid
Stripes is a 1981 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P. J. Soles, and John Candy. It also featured several actors in their first ...more
21
142 91
Police Academy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
Kim Cattrall, Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith
Police Academy is a 1984 comedy film directed by Hugh Wilson, and starring Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall, and G.W. Bailey. It grossed approximately $146 million worldwide and spawned six more ...more
22
145 66
Beerfest is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
Donald Sutherland, Cloris Leachman, Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson
Beerfest is a 2006 beer-themed comedy film by the comedy group Broken Lizard. Along with the regular members of Broken Lizard, other actors who appear in the movie include Will Forte, M. C. ...more
23
135 81
Billy Madison is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Chris Farley
Billy Madison is a 1995 American family comedy film directed by Tamra Davis. It stars Adam Sandler in the title role, along with Bradley Whitford, Bridgette Wilson, Norm Macdonald, and Darren ...more
24
120 83
There's Something About Mary is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller
There's Something About Mary is a 1998 comedy film, directed by the Farrelly brothers, Bobby and Peter. It stars Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon and Ben Stiller, and it is a combination of romantic ...more
25
121 95
House Party is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made
Martin Lawrence, George Clinton, Paul O'Grady
House Party is a 1990 American comedy film released by New Line Cinema. It stars Kid and Play of the popular hip hop duo Kid 'n Play, and also stars Paul Anthony, Bow-Legged Lou, and B-Fine from ...more