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The Most Epic Party Scenes in Film History

Updated September 21, 2019 5.4k votes 654 voters 74.3k views50 items

A party scene in a movie can make or break the whole film. It sets up a tone (or a tone change), it reveals a lot about the characters (how they behave in a party environment), and it's usually is a strong selling point in the trailer. Party scenes are important and boy, are they fun. What are the greatest party scenes in film history?

What is it exactly that separates a good party scene from a bad one? Loud music, hot women, some slapstick humor? That's all it takes, right? Nope. The perfect movie party scene needs all these things, but in just the right combinations. The party scenes from film on this list get the balance just right and make for some epic parties you wish you could attend.

Be it for the fun of the scene, the comedy, how iconic and memorable it has become, or how important these scenes were to the story, these are the greatest party scenes in film history, with videos. Cast your votes below and enjoy reliving these awesome parties from film.
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  • National Lampoon's Animal House
    Video: YouTube
    • Actors: Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland, Karen Allen, John Landis
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: John Landis
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  • The Wolf of Wall Street
    Video: YouTube
    • Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie, Jonah Hill, Rob Reiner
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
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  • Dazed and Confused
    Video: YouTube
    • Actors: Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey, Renée Zellweger, Parker Posey
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Richard Linklater
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  • Old School
    Video: YouTube
    • Actors: Elisha Cuthbert, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell, Sarah Shahi, Vince Vaughn
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Todd Phillips
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