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Best Movie Drinking Games: 26 Movies that Get Better with Booze

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You have a movie and a bottle of vodka sitting on the table. Hmm, how to have a fun Saturday night? Here are the best movie drinking games for some fun.

Watching a movie on a Saturday night is a great way to unwind and relax. But there are some days where you just want to get drunk without leaving your house. So, why not invite a couple friends over and play the best movie drinking games?

The 26 best movie drinking games

Not only will your friends be happy that they won’t have to grab a taxi to get home, but it’s also a great way to watch some of your favorite or new films and get a little tipsy at the same time.

#1 Mean Girls. A girl from Africa movies to America and experiences high school culture. This movie is still completely relevant now, even though it’s over a decade old.

Drink when: you learn a rule from the Plastics, when you hear the word “fetch,” when someone says, “Regina George,” or when you hear an amazing insult. [Read: 10 movies that both ladies and gents will enjoy]

#2 Avatar. It’s basically, FernGully, with a modern day twist and super hot actors.

Drink when: a character makes tsaheylu, aka. The Bond, a character goes into the psychedelic forest, you see a new species, the character learns something new, and when you hear military jargon.

#3 Bring It On. Naturally, I have a deep connection to this film as it shaped my teenage years. It’s about a cheerleading squad that must revamp themselves to make it to the championships.

Drink when: during the introduction of each cheerleading squad, when someone makes a cheerleading pun, and whenever someone makes fun of the male cheerleaders.

#4 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Ferris Bueller pretends to be sick so that he can take the day off of school. Though you think it may sound that simple, it’s not.

Drink when: Ferris addresses the camera, Cameron gives into Ferris’s ideas, or when someone talks about Ferris’s illness. [Read: What an 80s teen movie can teach you] 

#5 A Nightmare on Elm St. You need to get drunk to a horror movie at least once. This movie is about Freddy Krueger who haunts the dreams of the children who live on Elm Street. Why? Because when poor Freddy was younger he was fried to death by their parents. Slightly extreme, right?

Drink when: you’re not sure if it’s a dream, Freddy Krueger is in the scene, John Saxon appears, or when you see the exterior of Nancy’s house. 

#6 Napoleon Dynamite. It’s about an outcast high schooler who gets bullied while trying to get the girl and helps his friend become the class president.

Drink when: you see or hear “vote for Pedro,” Uncle Rico talks about his high school days, Napoleon says, “heck yes!” or “yes,” every time you see tater tots.

#7 Fast Times at Ridgemont High. This movie goes over all the things that happen in high school: sex, drugs, rock‘n’roll, weed, and masturbation. All the juicy stuff.

Drink when: someone gives wholesome advice, you hear a stoner laugh, or you see bare boobies. [Read: Fun and flirty games for a naughty house party]

#8 Pulp Fiction. If you haven’t seen Pulp Fiction, well, I don’t know what to tell you. It’s a classic. This neo-noir crime film is filled with violence, pop culture references, and dark humor. Plus, there’s a great dance scene between Uma Thurman and John Travolta.

Drink when: the main character gets shot, a pop culture reference is made, almost everyone in the scene is dead, Quentin Tarantino cameo, and during the dance scene.

9 Die Hard. It’s a classic action film. Bruce Willis plays the sexy, humble guy, John McClane, who, at the end of the day, you just want to sit down and have a beer with. That’s why people love him.

Drink when: someone speaks German, someone is killed, McClane drinks a beer, you hear “Ode to Joy” playing, you see Christmas decorations and computer screens or hear McClane saying, “yippee-ki-yay.”

#10 Showgirls. This is an amazing cult classic that if you haven’t seen, you need to. Watch it the first time without getting drunk and then watch it again with a shot glass. It’s about a small-town girl who goes to Las Vegas to make it big.

Drink when: you see bare boobies, when there’s a dance number, when a girl starts crying, or when there’s a scene that makes you cringe. [Read: Steam up the screen with these 12 steamy romance movies]

#11 The Room. It’s possibly the worst movie ever made, so you have no choice but to drink while watching it. I don’t even know where to start—the bad acting, the cheesy lines—okay, okay, I’ll stop. Just make sure to watch it with a bottle of gin.

Drink when: There’s an awkward sex scene, when someone says “hi,” when you see a football, or when someone says something so uncomfortable you cringe.

#12 Swingers. It’s about a couple of guys that go out and discover the in’s and out’s of women and relationships. The great part about Swingers is the dialogue. So, that’s what you’ll be drinking to.

Drink when: someone says, “money,” “beautiful baby,” or calls someone an “asshole.”

 #13 Marvel movies. Whether you’re watching Iron Man, The Avengers, or The Hulk, grab a shot glass and get ready. They’re fun movies to watch because it’s all about the action, so, if you’re busy drinking, you won’t need to worry about losing the plot line.

Drink when: There’s a fight scene, something explodes, the world is coming to an end, or when someone talks about S.H.I.E.L.D. Just don’t end up in the hospital, please.

#14 The Lord of the Rings. The Hobbits go through a treacherous journey in order to destroy the ring. You’ll need to drink through this movie because it’s three hours long. It’s good, just long.

Drink when: someone talks about “The Ring,” when hobbits bond, when you see hobbit feet, when you see the Eye of Sauron, or when Frodo falls down.

#15 SinCity. This movie follows the story of three people living in the crime-ridden town, Basin City.

Drink when: you see color, when “Old Town” is mentioned, when someone gets an injury that should have killed them but they survive, when a character insults himself, or when you see Jessica Alba pole dancing. [Read: True sex talk: Alcohol’s effects on sex and your libido]

#16 James Bond. It doesn’t matter which James Bond film you’re going to watch, as long as he’s asking for a martini, then you’re good to go. There’s sex, violence, charm—everything you need for an action-packed adventure film.

Drink when: Bond kills someone, when someone says James Bond, Bond, or 007, when Bond asks for a martini, when Bond has sex, and when there’s a naked or half-naked woman.

#17 Shaun of the Dead. This is a classic zombie comedy which needs to be watched while drinking. This British comedy is about Simon and Nick, two friends trying to escape the zombie apocalypse that overtook London.

Drink when: someone mentions a pub or Winchester, when someone is watching TV, or when one of the main character dies.

#18 Jurassic World. If you’ve seen Jurassic Park, well, you probably couldn’t contain your inner child knowing Jurassic World was being made. It’s all about dinosaurs.

Drink when: A dinosaur attacks another dinosaur, someone is wearing inappropriate shoes, there’s some bonding between characters, talks about genetic hybridization, or dino saves the day.

#19 Magic Mike. I don’t want to ruin the movie, but it’s about male stripping. So, I’ll leave it at that.

Drink when: You see a half-naked body, you see a new dance routine, a dancer grabs their crotch, or Matthew McConaughey’s character goes into a sexually induced monologue. [Read: Make the most of your girls’ night using our 13 fun ideas]

#20 American Psycho. It’s about a psychopath that goes on a killing spree and loses control of the situation.

Drink when: someone says “Paul Allen,” someone mentions the name “Dorsia,” someone talks about returning videotapes, a designer product is mentioned, or Patrick Bateman offers any sort of advice.

#21 The Big Lebowski. It’s about a guy who gets involved in criminal activity after he is mixed up with another man named Lebowski. Ha, ha, ha, what a common misunderstanding.

Drink when: the dude refers to himself as “The Dude,” when nihilists are mentioned, when you hear them talk about the rug, or when Walter Sobchak gets angry and starts yelling.

#22 Top Gun. Ah, yes, Top Gun. It’s an action movie starring Tom Cruise who’s a bad boy and rebellious fighter pilot.

Drink when: there are any homoerotic glances between any of the characters, when anyone high fives, Danger Zone is playing in the background, or when Maverick doesn’t follow the rules.

#23 Blade. He’s half-vampire and half-man, the point is, he is the protector of the human race.

Drink when: vampire burns or explodes, you hear vampire language, hear the word “daywalker,” or you’re educated about the superpowers of the Blade. [Read: Super fun drinking card games to get the party started]

#24 Hackers. You don’t have to be a computer nerd to appreciate this movie. It’s about a young boy arrested for writing a computer virus. Years pass, he and his new friends decide to unleash the computer virus he wrote.

Drink when: you hear 90’s dance music, someone is in the hacker zone, you hear computer jargon, or Angelina isn’t wearing a bra.

 #25 Critters. A furry alien race eats the locals in a small farming town. Oh, the horror!

Drink when: a Critter talks or giggles, when a Critter swears, you see the Critter’s legs, when critter terminology is used, when the gay space cop shows up, or when a Critter turns into a ball. [Read: Party hours: What your favorite drink says about you]

#26 Anchorman. We all know Anchorman, it’s a goddamn piece of comedic genius. Basically, it’s about Will Ferrell, aka Ron Burgundy, who’s a news broadcaster that has to share the stage with his new female co-anchor, Veronica Corningstone.

Drink when: Every time Ron addresses San Diego. Every time Ron tries to pick up a woman. Every time Brick Tamland says something completely stupid.

[Read: 10 dirty drinking games for naughty guys and girls]

So, what are you waiting for? Go get your friends, grab some liquor, and put on one of these movies. You won’t regret it—okay, maybe in the morning you will.

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Natasha Ivanovic
Natasha Ivanovic
A serial dater, Natasha Ivanovic knows a thing or two about men and the dating scene. Much of her writing is inspired by her encounters with men - and for good ...
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