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List Rules The films most conducive to drinking games - vote up the ones that get you drunkest the fastest

The drinking game. Combining two things we love dearly: movies, and well... drinking. The art of the drinking game is far more complex than it may seem. Beyond the most obvious which movies are the best to drink to, there are a variety of reasons one movie is preferable over the other for a drinking game.

The tone of the film and the way it makes you feel whilst drinking are important factors. As are the length of the film, drink pacing, the genre of the film, and what type of drunk do you intend to be? There's also nostalgia and irony to keep in mind.

Beyond that is the next major factor. Rules. What are the rules you'll have, how strict will you be, and how drunk do you and the other players want to get? Rules have to be fair, consistent, timely, and tiered (how drunk one may want to be vs. others, also what challenge your setting yourself up for). Most of all, the rules should be simple. They need to be either obvious, visual, or best yet, both. No one wants to have to think too hard an hour in, that should go without saying. It's not like half the fun is having to look back at your long sheet of heady movie drinking games list items and going all "oh hey good I should drink now." Drunk idiots just want to have fun. 

Below are the best movies for drinking games. Pop in one of these films, sit back, and be sure to have plenty of booze handy. Cheers!

*Note: some of these rules are advanced - The Wolf of Wall Street can kill a man, like any good drinking game movies should do, really. So, you know, drink responsibly. 
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The Lord of the Rings film tri... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
The Lord of the Rings film trilogy

Drink every time:
-Anyone speaks any non-English language
-Frodo says "Sam"
-You see the Eye of Sauron
-You see a close-up of the ring
-Anyone says "precious"

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72 41
Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Die Hard Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

Drink every time:
-Someone uses a walkie-talkie
-John talks to himself
-Something explodes
-Anyone is killed or injured
-You are reminded that it's Christmas

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The Wolf of Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
The Wolf of Wall Street Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie

Drink every time:
-Someone says the F word
-You see a boob
-Anyone snorts anything
-You see a new example of extravagance
-You laugh

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231 185
Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Drink every time:
-Someone throws a switch
-You see the Jurassic Park logo
-Someone mentions some outdated technology ("interactive CD-ROM")
-Wayne Knight eats
-A living thing gets eaten

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91 66
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The Fast and the Furious Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

Drink every time:
-A punch is thrown
-The camera focuses on a gear shift
-A car is driven backwards
-Someone says "Dom"
-You see a gal wearing very little

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110 83
The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
The Big Lebowski Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

Drink every time:
-Donny says "dude"
-Walter says "Shomer Shabbos"
-You see a weapon
-Someone bowls a strike
-The Dude drinks a White Russian

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67 46
Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Dazed and Confused Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey

Drink every time:
-Anyone says "party"
-A freshman is hit with a paddle
-Slater says "man"
-Pink is conflicted
-Mitch pinches the top of his nose

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171 137
The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
The Hangover Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham

Drink every time:
-Alan copies Phil
-You see a new Vegas landmark
-Stu touches or mentions his missing tooth
-You see neon lights
-Someone gets hurt

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70 49
The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
The Lost Boys Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

Drink every time:
-Anyone says or whispers "Michael"
-A vampire is killed
-You see Nanook
-The Coreys touch
-You see a new mullet

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61 42
The Room is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
The Room Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero, Juliette Danielle

Drink every time:
-You hear "Oh hai"
-Lisa is described as sexy or beautiful
-Mark is labeled a best friend
-You hear "Don't worry about it"
-Anyone throws a football

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80 59
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
X-Men Trilogy Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

Drink every time:
-Wolverine extends his claws
-Storm's eyes turn white
-Mystique pretends to be someone else
-A new mutant power is used
-Someone dies

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82 61
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Drink every time:
-You see words or numbers on the screen
-You hear a video game sound
-A new band is named
-A new ex shows up
-Anyone says "Ramona"

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48 31
Rush Hour is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Rush Hour Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker

Drink every time:
-There is a fight
-Someone says something racist
-Chris Tucker says, "mannnnnn"
-A language barrier causes confusion
-Anyone pulls a gun
 

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27 14
Jackass: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Jackass: The Movie series

Drink every time:
-Someone winces
-Someone gets hurt
-You know something isn't going to work before they even try
-The rest of the guys says "ooohhh"
-A stunt looks kind of fun

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72 55
Old School is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Old School Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell

Drink every time:
-You see a bare breast
-Someone says "Blue," "Godfather," or "Frank the Tank"
-"Earmuffs"
-Someone lies to a woman
-Someone says "frat" or "fraternity"

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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
The Matrix Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

Drink every time:
-Anyone picks up a phone
-A shot goes slo-mo
-Someone says "Morpheus"
-An Agent takes over a new body
-Anyone defies the laws of physics

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32 19
Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Wedding Crashers Rachel McAdams, Bradley Cooper, Isla Fisher

Drink every time:
-A new rule is cited
-
You hear "Baba Ghanoush"
-Someone drinks
-Anyone mentions or engages in a Cleary family or Maryland tradition
-A family member is inappropriate with guests

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60 45
National Lampoon's Animal Hous... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
National Lampoon's Animal House Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland

Drink every time:
-Anyone says "Faber"
-Anyone says "frat" or "fraternity"
-You see a bra
-Bluto takes a drink
-Something breaks

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40 27
Coyote Ugly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Coyote Ugly Tyra Banks, John Goodman, Maria Bello

Drink every time:
-Someone drinks on screen
-Anyone climbs on a table
-Violet sings or mentions singing / her demo
-You see cash money
-Someone has a shot poured into his mouth

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34 22
Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Bring It On Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union

Drink every time:
-Someone says "Toros"
-Anyone makes a pun on the word "cheer"
-You see a male cheerleader
-Someone says "spirit fingers"
-A white girl uses street slang

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The Shining is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

Drink every time:
-You see or here "Room 237"
-Anyone mentions Tony
-A shot is symmetrical
-Wendy overreacts
-Jack uses his typewriter

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The Great Gatsby Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan

Drink every time:
-Gatsby says "sport"

-You see text on screen
-You see the T.J. Eckleberg sign 
-A new 21st century song is played
-Daisy makes things worse

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36 25
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci

Drink every time:
-Anyone takes a drink
-Anyone snorts a drug
-Someone hallucinates
-A new drug is named
-Raoul rides in a car

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50 39
Scarface is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Scarface Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Drink every time:
-Someone snorts cocaine
-Anyone says the F word
-Tony murders someone
-You see a sunset
-A scene is in a new country

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Fast Times at Ridgemont High Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Drink every time:
-You see a bare breast
-Someone offers advice
-Spicoli laughs
-Anyone is at their after school job
-Someones does something they wouldn't want their parents to know about

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Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

Drink every time:
-You hear a color
-You see blood
-Someone says the F word
-Anyone smokes
-Someone says "diamonds"

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Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Donnie Darko Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale, Jake Gyllenhaal

Drink every time:-
Action speeds up or slows down
-Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal are both on screen
-Donnie is out-of-it
-You are reminded that this is set in the '80s
-Someone says "Frank"

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35 29
Beerfest is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Beerfest Donald Sutherland, Cloris Leachman, Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson

Drink every time:
-Anyone mentions Das Boot
-Someone calls Great Gam Gam a whore or slut
-Anything breaks
-Someone drinks beer
-Anyone dies

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32 29
Les Misérables is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Les Misérables Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman

Drink every time:
-A character's eyes fill with tears
-Jean Valjean lifts or moves something heavy
-You see the French flag
-Anyone dies
-Javert says his own name

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Swingers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Swingers Heather Graham, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau filmography

Drink every time:
-A thing or person is described as "money"
-Mike makes a phone call
-Mike listens to a message
-Anyone says "Vegas"
-Someone is called "baby"

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8 36
Much Ado About Nothing is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Much Ado About Nothing Nathan Fillion, Amy Acker, Clark Gregg

Drink every time:
-Someone onscreen drinks
-Anyone says "bachelor"
-There is a nonsensical anachronism
-Someone puts on or removes sunglasses
-Anyone rides or pretends to ride a horse