15 Most Enjoyable Party Films of All Time

Films are of many kinds. Rather than discussing the good, the bad, the formalistic, or the realistic classifications of cinema, I plan to talk about a certain category of film considered on the basis of viewership. There are some movies that you can only watch alone, and there are others that can be made more enjoyable when viewed with a group. Such films are mostly exciting, fast paced, and fall into the action, comedy, or horror genres. A ‘party film’ is one that can be seen and enjoyed with a whole bunch of people, usually at the end of a celebration when the wildness has been sedated and the gang decides to take a break by plopping on the couch and letting the screen take up the task of entertainment for a while. What are the best films to see during a party, though? Well, we’re here to help take care of that complication here, with our list containing some of the top party flicks ever made!

 

15. Paranormal Activity (2009)

I fondly recall the first time I saw ‘Paranormal Activity’. It was with a couple of friends a little late after midnight. By the time the film had ended, we were all closely huddled and scared out of our wits. ‘Paranormal Activity’ has that sort of an effect on you. Though I will not deny the impact it has on the viewer when seen all alone, the experience is quite different and unique when seen in a crowd. The surreal environment of the picture alienates the filmgoer to the point of utter seclusion, at least in the mind, and so it’s comforting to have the extra shoulders to clutch onto.

 

14. Seven Days To Live (2000)

‘Seven Days To Live’ is a ‘Stephen King’-inspired horror film that’s not very popularly known. It has developed a certain cult status as a midnight film though. Despite the movie’s best tries to scare its audience (with the obviously limited skillset backing the project), it isn’t effective throughout. A lot of this picture is laughably bad, but it is quite engaging. The plot has to do with a haunted house and its residents who slowly go through psychological changes as they prolong their stay in the place. The film isn’t very serious, and audience members can assure themselves a good time if they’re watching it in the aftermath of a grand party.

 

13. The Avengers (2012)

Now surely, I couldn’t have gotten away without including at least one Marvel film on here, and so I opted for the best. ‘The Avengers’ is as exciting as a film can ever get. The superhero genre hasn’t given us much fresh material in the past couple years, save for films like ‘Deadpool’ and ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, but ‘The Avengers’ reigns supreme over them all because of the ensemble cast, the massiveness of the project, and since it is technically a very good film as well. I’ve found that several superhero films have their quality diminishing upon rewatches, but such a situation has never risen in the case of this film, at least, for me. It’s both highly quotable and watchable.

 

12. Red Eye (2005)

‘Red Eye’ is a tiny little thriller from the brilliant mind of the late filmmaker Wes Craven, and it offers a racy experience to its audience with some well-rounded characters, a tension-filled situation forming the base of a highly intriguing movie and enough self-awareness to allow the audience to shout and scream during the runtime of the film. Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy kill it here, in a film that isn’t too serious (neither is it too long) but happens to be a whole lot of fun.

 

11. The Hangover (2009)

‘The Hangover’ has grown substantially over the past couple of years, especially as a staple party film. This is with good reason too. It’s a hilarious movie, with a high rewatch value, great characters, a fresh, quotable screenplay, and a beautifully original concept of a story forming the base to it all. ‘The Hangover’ works because of a brooding sense of mystery to the screwed up situation that takes place. It’s energetic, action-packed, and helps provide a laugh a minute. The best thing here is that as the runtime nears an end, the film only seems to get wilder.

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