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Mutant biker gangs, adrenaline injections, animals under the influence and rock stars jumping off roofs… you won’t see this kinda stuff at (most) house parties in real life, which is why we turn to movies. After all, a fiesta worth filming can’t be just a bunch of well-behaved people nursing their awful cranberry juice cocktails and maybe playing Jenga. It’s gotta be ridiculous, over-the-top madness. Here are 10 of the best cinematic parties ever, all of which we wish we could magically attend.
1. House Party
If Martin Lawrence DJs your party, you’re gonna have a good time.
2. Teen Wolf
What’s more believable: That a teenager can become a werewolf, or that the girl is OK playing this game? (The guy doesn’t even go for the Jell-O!)
3. Bachelor Party
What are the odds that Oscar-winner Tom Hanks will star in another movie where a mule does narcotics?
4. Old School
All guys look forward to the day when they can unleash their inner Frank the Tank.
5. Revenge Of The Nerds
Who says cool, even slightly attractive guests are necessary for a great party?
6. Road Trip
It’s always touching when the skinny dork impresses the whole party by letting loose.
7. Weird Science
If only we all had a gorgeous superhuman girlfriend who’d conjure biker gangs to our party so we could beat them up and look tough for everyone else… man, the ’80s were strange.
8. Almost Famous
Since this is a semi-autobiographical movie about director Cameron Crowe‘s time writing for Rolling Stone, we’ll choose to believe this scene is one of ‘em that actually happened.
9. Get Him To The Greek
During a mild heart attack, doctors recommend touching a furry wall. For a severe heart attack, doctors recommend having Russell Brand stab you with an “adrenaline needle.”
10. Animal House
This list wouldn’t be complete without the most famous toga party in history. It was such a blast, the fictional band Otis Day and the Knights even started touring as a real group.
+ For more on house parties, watch “Guy Code” tomorrow night at 11/10c on MTV2