Drinking Games The Best Movies for Drinking Games  

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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 Wolf of Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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

The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese. The screenplay by Terence Winter is adapted from the eponymous memoir by Jordan Belfort and ...more

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The Room is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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

The Room is a 2003 independent romantic drama film written, directed, produced by, and starring Tommy Wiseau. The film is primarily centered on the melodramatic love triangle between an amiable ...more

159 80
Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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

Die Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de Souza and Jeb Stuart. It is based on the 1979 novel Nothing Lasts Forever, by Roderick Thorp. Die ...more

130 60
Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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

Bring It On is a 2000 American teen comedy film that was directed by Peyton Reed and written by Jessica Bendinger. It was followed by four direct-to-video sequels, none of which contain any of ...more

123 67
Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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

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

176 109
The Lord of the Rings film tri... is listed (or ranked) 6 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"

The Lord of the Rings is a film series consisting of three epic fantasy adventure films directed by Peter Jackson. They are based on the novel The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. The ...more

305 212
Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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

Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the first installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. It is based on the 1990 novel of the ...more

135 81
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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"

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Edgar Wright, based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley. It stars Michael Cera ...more

252 176
The Hangover is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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

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

141 89
Ranker Video
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

The Fast and the Furious is a 2001 American street racing action film directed by Rob Cohen and starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster. The film is the first ...more

78 38
Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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

Wedding Crashers is a 2005 American romantic comedy film directed by David Dobkin. It stars Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Christopher Walken. Will Ferrell also has a notable cameo appearance. ...more

157 106
The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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

The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, an unemployed Los Angeles ...more

109 71
Old School is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell

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

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

92 59
National Lampoon's Animal Hous... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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

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

63 34
Jackass: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games

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

Jackass: The Movie is a 2002 American reality comedy film directed by Jeff Tremaine with the tagline "Do not attempt this at home." It is a continuation of the stunts and pranks by the ...more

75 46
Beerfest is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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

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

74 47
Ranker Video
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

The Great Gatsby is a 2013 Australian-American 3D drama film based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name. The film was co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann, and stars Leonardo ...more

62 38
The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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

The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe ...more

74 52
Rush Hour is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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

Rush Hour is a 1998 American buddy action comedy film and the first installment in the Rush Hour series, directed by Brett Ratner and starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. It was followed by ...more

106 82
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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

X-Men is a 2000 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the first installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more

64 44
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1998 American dark comedy film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Johnny Depp as Raoul Duke and Benicio del Toro as Dr. Gonzo. It was adapted ...more

89 68
The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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

The Lost Boys is a 1987 American teen horror film starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, ...more

55 38
Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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"

Reservoir Dogs is a 1992 American ensemble crime film that depicts the events before and after a botched diamond heist. The film was the debut of director and writer Quentin Tarantino, and stars ...more

48 32
Fast Times at Ridgemont High is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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

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

69 57
Scarface is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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

Scarface is a 1983 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone. A remake of the 1932 film of the same name, Scarface tells the story of Cuban refugee Tony ...more

49 38
The Shining is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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

The Shining is a 1980 British-American psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, co-written with novelist Diane Johnson, and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, ...more

56 46
Coyote Ugly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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

Coyote Ugly is a 2000 romantic comedy-drama based on the actual Coyote Ugly Saloon, set in New York City. The film stars Piper Perabo and Adam Garcia. It was directed by David McNally, produced ...more

54 45
Les Miserables is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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

Les Misérables is a 2012 musical drama film directed by Tom Hooper, based on the 1862 French novel of the same name by Victor Hugo, which also inspired a 1980 concept album and 1985 ...more

40 35
Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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"

Donnie Darko is a 2001 American supernatural drama film written and directed by Richard Kelly and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Noah Wyle, Jena ...more

31 40
Swingers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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"

This film is a 1996 comedy-drama film about the lives of single, unemployed actors living on the 'eastside' of Hollywood, California during the 1990s swing revival. Written by Jon Favreau and ...more

19 64
Much Ado About Nothing is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies for Drinking Games
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

Much Ado About Nothing is a 2012 American romantic comedy film adapted for the screen, produced, and directed by Joss Whedon, from William Shakespeare's play of the same name. The film stars Amy ...more