Enjoy this list of the best movie drinking games, but don’t do anything that could get you in trouble. If the pandemic taught us anything, it was how to have fun inside. Nothing says party like tequila shots and July 4th.
There are simple rules for movie nights, like drinking when “this” or “that” happens on the screen. The rules change with each round, though, because the movie you’re watching changes. When someone says “Mr. President” in Independence Day, take a sip of your drink and drink it. Only the best movie drinking games are on our list below, so don’t waste your time.
1. Zombieland (2009)
Isn’t the title clear? This movie is about a post-apocalyptic world, right? We meet Jesse Eisenberg’s survivor, who tells us (through amusing onscreen captions) about rules he must follow to stay alive. The undead have been roaming for a while when we meet him.
There is a rule on the screen. Take a drink when: Somebody is using a place as a name for a person. Talk about Twinkies A zombie is killed by Tallahassee.
2. Top Gun (1986)
Maverick is a rebellious fighter pilot played by Tom Cruise in an action movie from the 1980s. He fights against the people who don’t like very fast planes. There’s also shirtless volleyball, which is a lot of fun.
Drink when you: One look is shared by all the characters. They give each other high fives. Maverick doesn’t follow the rules, so he doesn’t get to play. The song “Danger Zone” comes on.
3. Scream (1996)
This is the best slasher movie of the ’90s. Neve Campbell stars as the target of a movie-loving psychopath. In addition to being funny and scary, this movie made the young actors who starred in it famous.
It’s time to have a drink when: Someone mentions another scary movie It rings. Gale Weathers tells her cameraman that he looks like a slut. Ghostface shows up.
4. The Hangover (2009)
The movie: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, and Ed Helms are on a stag party. The next morning, they wake up in Vegas, but they can’t remember anything about the night before, so they go back to sleep. They probably played too many movie drinking games.
He touches his missing tooth or talks about it, so take a drink when he does. Then, someone says, “Remember.” Las Vegas is seen from the window of your car. Alan copies Phil’s ideas.
5. Zoolander (2001)
Is this movie about Derek Zoolander? Ben Stiller plays him. With looks that could kill, he gets into a crazy plot where only models can save the world.
Then: Take a drink when Zoolander makes a funny face. In the movie, there is a celebrity cameo When you look at Will Ferrell, he looks a lot like his dog. Someone says, “Blue Steel.”
6. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Movie: Freddy Krueger haunts the dreams of the Elm Street kids, whose parents tried to fry him to death when they were young. This is how the movie works: Nancy, a teenager and Freddy’s main target, is the person who tells the story. He’ll do anything to get her, even turn himself into a phone.
It’s hard to tell if someone is awake or asleep. He’s on the screen. You can see Nancy’s house from the outside, as well as inside. John Saxon, a horror legend, shows up.
7. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
It’s DiCaprio’s most recent movie with Martin Scorsese, and he plays real-life stock market sleaze Jordan Belfort, who will do anything to get rich. He’s willing to go low in order to get high. I mean, get high.
Take a drink when: Everyone snorts. Something that is ridiculously hedonistic and decadent happens.
8. Gremlins (1984)
For Zach Galligan’s teen, the movie is about a small American town that is overrun with horrible little monsters. They make Christmas a horrible nightmare, especially for him.
It’s time to drink when: A gremlin is killed. Gizmo does something that is very cute. Gizmo is abused. They do something crazy.
9. The Marvels Cinematic Universe
The Marvel movies have been a big hit all over the world, and they are right to be. All of us have seen these movies so many times during quarantine that they no longer seem fun. To make it more fun, play these movie drinking games for movie night and get back into the series you used to love.
You can drink when: A fight scene starts.
When SHIELD or the Infinity Stones are talked about, someone makes a fun of the subject.
10. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
This TV show is based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkien called The Lord of the Rings. It’s all about the fantasy world. It even has its own language and maps. A few drinks could make you start speaking in elvish, too.
Drink when you see this movie:
Gollum says that my favorite Frodo gets confused or discouraged.
Do more acting than his face: Orlondo Bland has a lot of acting in his eyebrows.
11. Mean Girls
There isn’t a better movie for your drinking games when you have a movie night with your friends. They try to make each other less famous so they can be the most famous person in high school, which is typical.
It’s time to play a movie drinking game. Drink when there is a mini skirt:
Boo you whore! Every time a person drinks at a party, someone says “Boo you whore!”
Most people have seen this movie, and they know every line of it. Let’s give this movie a new twist by making one of the best movie drinking games ever.
You can drink when: Class divisions are shown in the movie
There are many times when Jack and Rose call each other by their names.
You look at a dead body.
13. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
He brings his natural charm and jokes to this movie that doesn’t make sense. The main character’s job is to find lost pets and bring them back to their owners, which is what he does. This movie drinking is sure to make you laugh. This is a good idea.
People who play a movie drinking game like this one drink if: Ace is talking to an animal and says “Loser” or “OK, then.”
The movie looks silly but also funny.