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 15 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.
#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.
#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: s*x, 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 b**bies.
#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 s*xy, 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.
#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 s*x 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.