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The Best Movies for Drinking Games 

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Updated January 2, 2020 6.2k votes 2.7k voters 614.6k views 31 items

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

The best drinking game movies combine 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 you're 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 Wolf of Wall Street ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie

Released: 2013

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Drink every time:
-Someone says the F word

-You see a bare breast
-Anyone snorts anything
-You see a new example of extravagance
-You laugh

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

Released: 1988

Directed by: John McTiernan

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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3
The Room is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero, Juliette Danielle

Released: 2003

Directed by: Tommy Wiseau

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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4
Scott Pilgrim vs. the Wo... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Released: 2010

Directed by: Edgar Wright

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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5
The Lord of the Rings fi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games

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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6
Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union

Released: 2000

Directed by: Peyton Reed

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

Released: 1993

Directed by: Richard Linklater

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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8
Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken

Released: 2005

Directed by: David Dobkin

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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9
The Fast and the Furious... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

Released: 2001

Directed by: Rob Cohen

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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10
The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham

Released: 2009

Directed by: Todd Phillips

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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11
The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

Released: 1998

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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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12
Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Released: 1993

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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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13
Jackass: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games

Released: 2002

Directed by: Jeff Tremaine

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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14
The Great Gatsby is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan

Released: 2013

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

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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15
Beerfest is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Donald Sutherland, Cloris Leachman, Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson

Released: 2006

Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar

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

Released: 1999

Directed by: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

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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17
Rush Hour is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker

Released: 1998

Directed by: Brett Ratner

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

Released: 1978

Directed by: John Landis

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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19
Old School is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell

Released: 2003

Directed by: Todd Phillips

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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20
Fear and Loathing in Las... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci

Released: 1998

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

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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21
Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

Released: 1992

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

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

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22
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

Released: 2000

Directed by: Bryan Singer

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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23
The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

Released: 1987

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

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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24
Coyote Ugly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Tyra Banks, John Goodman, Maria Bello

Released: 2000

Directed by: David McNally

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

Released: 1982

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

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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