It's New Years Eve and time to party, so the Bitesize crew has put their brains together to compile Bitesize Breakdown's consensus Top Five Party Movies.
Each writer ranks his or her top 15 films in the category. Those lists are then weighted on a reverse point system. After all the points are tallied up, the entries with the most total points make up the Bitesize Top Five.
5. DAZED AND CONFUSED
Alright, alright, alright… not only is Dazed and Confused one of the best coming-of-age films of all time, it’s also the ultimate party flick! Director Richard Linklater transports us back to the last day of school in 1976, where a colorful cast of characters (portrayed by a star-studded cast) engage in high school shenanigans on their way to the raging party at The Moon Tower. If you’re looking for a movie with a top notch soundtrack to jam while throwing back some brewskis and smoking a doobie with your friends, this is a must watch. - Paige
4. OLD SCHOOL
Growing up, Animal House was your parents' college party film. Well, for my generation, it was Old School. To this day, if Will Ferrell goes to any college, he'll hear chants of "Frank. The. Tank! Frank. The. Tank!" The film was the launch pad for Will Ferrell's film career, and resurrected Vince Vaughn as a comedic leading man. Meanwhile, Luke Wilson plays the perfect straight man to Vaughn's and Ferrell's comedic skills. What makes the film so strong, though, is all the supporting characters who add to the zany humor…."BLUE, YOU'RE MY BOY! - JTE
3. AMERICAN PIE
As a freshly minted high school graduate in 1999, American Pie was perhaps the first movie to really capture what it was like for my generation in high school. The music, the language, the sexual pressure, and, most importantly, the friendships. Like most movies of its kind, parts of it are…let’s say, problematic…nowadays, but there is still a surprising amount of heart underneath all the raunch. Plus, let’s not forget that it had three hit sequels, spawned a five-movie spinoff series, jumpstarted multiple careers, inspired generational comedy classics like Road Trip and Van Wilder, and popularized the term MILF. - Quentin
2. THE HANGOVER
Released in 2009, The Hangover helped usher in a new wave of the raunchy, adult-themed comedy that dominated 10-15 years ago. With a genius premise of reconstructing the events of a drug- and alcohol-fueled night (we’ve all been there), the movie peels back a number of absurd layers that ultimately reveals the bond between four friends. This is a movie that cemented Bradley Cooper as a leading man, broke out Zack Galifianakis, and reintroduced the world to Mike Tyson. It remains a touchstone of comedy from a bygone era. - Darryl
Superbad, plain and simple, is one of the best comedies ever made, so it’s no wonder that it is also one of the best party movies ever made. Even with some of the raunchier and more absurd moments, it’s still an extraordinarily relatable high school coming-of-age story, one with tons of laughter and a surprising emotional core that always takes me back to senior year in a touching way. Chika, chika, yeah, yeah. - Adriano
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
CAN'T HARDLY WAIT
THIS IS THE END
Photo Credits: Photo 1 - Gramercy Pictures; Photo 2 - DreamWorks Pictures, Photo 3 - Universal Pictures; Photo 4 - Warner Bros; Photo 5 - Sony Pictures Releasing