The best movie drinking games 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 and feel of the movie are key factors, setting the stage for the desired drinking experience. Do you want a wild night matching the debauchery of The Wolf of Wall Street? Or a chill vibe akin to The Big Lebowski? The genre, length, and drink pacing matter too. And let's not overlook the power of nostalgia and irony to make a familiar film feel fresh again.
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.
The films featured on this crowd-ranked list were chosen based on a variety of factors that make them ideal candidates for drinking games. Our expert editors considered elements like tone, genre, runtime, nostalgic appeal, and inherent quirks when compiling movies with the most potential for lively, entertaining drinking rules. Of course, we also took into account popularity and crowd opinions based on votes from over 3K Ranker film fans. The end result is a diverse cinematic lineup ranging from cult classics to blockbuster hits, representing decades of movie magic. While the quality and enjoyability of the movies was a key criteria, our main focus was spotlighting films that offer the ingredients for a fun, hilarious, and maybe even rowdy drinking game experience.
So grab some brews, queue up one of the classic drinking game movies below, and settle in with friends for some unforgettable (or not!) cinematic fun. Just remember to drink responsibly, as some of these advanced rules have been known to slay even the heartiest drinkers.