Watching an astonishing (or incredibly terrible) film with friends is a fun pastime in and of itself, but add a drinking match to the mixture, and you have got yourself a hilarious pop culture party in full swing. The principles are fairly simple for picture soirées (beverage whenever ‘that’ or ‘that’ occurs on screen), but they obviously vary with every round, depending on which film you have decided to whack on the telly. Have a swig whenever that a zombie bites it at Zombieland. Have a tipple whenever somebody states, “Mr President” in Independence Day, but avoid using a drink each time Bella sighs, “Edward” from the Twilight pictures – not because your liver will probably revolt, but because that will mean having to watch the hot films. Do not worry, so you won’t find that latter example here, because only the very best movie drinking games have made it on our listing below.
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25. Anchorman (2004)
The film: Will Ferrell stars as the mustachioed broadcaster living up it since the network’s Most Important attraction, only for shafted when he’s lumbered with a female co-host in the Shape of Christina Applegate’s Veronica Corningstone.
Have a drink when: Ron addresses San Diego or makes a bizarre exclamation (i.e. “By the beard of Zeus!”) . Brick Tamland states something stupid. An Apatow favorite makes a cameo.
24. Zombieland (2009)
The film: This terror comedy occurs in a post-apocalyptic universe – it’s there in the title, isn’t it? The nifty part is that the undead have been drifting for some time when we meet Jesse Eisenberg’s survivor, who tells us – via funny onscreen captions – of rules he must remain alive.
Have a drink when: A rule comes up on screen. Somebody uses a place for a name. Twinkies are talked about. Tallahassee kills a zombie.
23. Top Gun (1986)
The film: ’80s action classic starring Tom Cruise as a stunt fighter pilot, Maverick, who moves up against the oppression of… err… those who do not like really very quickly planes? There is shirtless volleyball too.
Have a drink if: There is a homoerotic look shared between characters. Characters top five. Maverick goes contrary to the rules. The tune ‘Danger Zone’ playswith.
22. Scream (1996)
The film: The best slasher film of the ’90s, starring Neve Campbell because the target of a movie-loving psychopath. Both terrifying and witty, it established the careers of its youthful cast and schooled a generation on terror film trivia.
Have a drink when: Someone mentions another horror film. A phone rings. Gale Weathers creates a bitchy remark for her cameraman. Ghostface appears.
21. The Hangover (2009)
The film: A group of pals on a ker-azy stag party (Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms) awaken from Vegas the next morning, but can’t recall anything about the prior night. They played too many movie drinking games.
Have a drink if: Stu rolls his missing tooth or mentions it. Someone says recall. You see that a Vegas landmark. Alan reproduces Phil.
20. Zoolander (2001)
The film: Ben Stiller stars as very possibly the stupidest man alive, Derek Zoolander. A version with looks that could kill, he’s embroiled in a bizarre plot where only versions can save the entire world.
Have a drink when: Zoolander does exactly the face. There is a star cameo. Will Ferrell resembles his puppy. Somebody says ‘Blue Steel’.
19. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
The film: Freddy Krueger haunts the dreams of the Elm Street kids, whose parents stabbed him to death when they were kids. The storyline unravels through the experiences of Nancy, a teenager and Freddy’s key target. He will do anything to receive her – even turn himself into a.. . Err… phone handset.
Have a drink if: You are not sure if somebody is awake or dreaming. Freddy Krueger’s on screen. You visit Nancy’s home from the exterior. Horror legend John Saxon appears.
18. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
The film: In his most recent collaboration with Martin Scorsese (dismissing that weird casino firm), DiCaprio plays real-life stock market sleaze Jordan Belfort – a man who will stoop low to proceed. By that I mean, buy top.
Have a drink when: Someone states fuck. Anybody snorts anything. Something cuter and hedonistic occurs.
17. Gremlins (1984)
The film: A small American city is overrun with dreadful little beasties who turn Christmas into a nightmare, especially for Zach Galligan’s teenager.
Have a drink when: A gremlin is killed. Gizmo does something cute. Gizmo gets tortured. Even the gremlins do something mad.
16. Die Hard (1988)
The film: Coolest action film ever made? Probably. Bruce Willis stars as a cop who’s trapped in a building using 12 terrorists in Christmas time. He’s the one thing stopping them from delivering over presents…
Have a drink if: Anyone employs a radio or walkie-talkie to convey. McClane kills a bad man. There is a Christmas reference. McClane speaks to himself.