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50 Greatest Movie Parties

Tron: Legacy (2010)

The Party: Daft Punk provide the beats as Michael Sheen’s Bowie-like host rocks out. Shame the club’s about to get destroyed by Clu’s forces…

Don't Try This At Home: Dress like David Bowie. Unless you’re Michael Sheen, in which case you’re excused.

Easy A (2010)

The Party: Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) helps boost closeted teen Brandon’s (Dan Byrd) profile by pretending to sleep with him at a party. The result? He’s now one of the guys. Hurray.

Don't Try This At Home: Start screaming “can you smell that?” when you’re meant to be having sex. Wrong.

Anchorman (2004)

The Party: News anchor Ron (Will Ferrell) gets his hair rug of a chest out during a totally rad pool party and makes it his mission to do the biggest cannonballs ever seen.

Don't Try This At Home: Attempt to chat somebody up by saying “I want to be on you”.

Batman Returns (1992)

The Party: The cat and the bat come nose-to-nose at a fancy ball, where they dance together before an otherwise innocuous exchange reveals their true identities to one another.

Don't Try This At Home: Air your dirty laundry in public by discussing your plans to kill Christopher Walken. Bad form, Catwoman.

Dazed And Confused (1993)

The Party: The result of much clandestine planning, as high school students bid farewell to their school years by – what else – getting a keg and then getting completely off their tits.

Don't Try This At Home: Not your home anyway. Just think of the clean-up…

Breakfast At Tiffanys (1961)

The Party: Hosted by society girl Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn), who ensures it’s a classy – if slightly nuts – bash.

Don't Try This At Home: But only because it couldn’t possibly be as fun as Holly’s shindig.

Get Him To The Greek (2010)

The Party: Russell Brand’s rocker Aldous Snow is at the centre of this big screen 'do, as he and Aaron (Jonah Hill) try out Jeffrey – a concoction that consists of weed, opium, heroin, crushed up ecstasy, morphine, Clorox and a bit of Angel dust. The expected pandemonium ensues.

Don't Try This At Home: Stabbing an adrenaline pen into someone’s heart really isn’t recommended.

Titanic (1998)

The Party: Jack (Leo DiCaprio) shows Rose (Kate Winslet) his world in the bowels of the great ship, where they take to the dancefloor for a little jig. Ah, the merriment.

Don't Try This At Home: Get up on your toes to strike a ballerina pose. Toes will be broken.

Menace II Society (1993)

The Party: Introducing the gangsters who’re at the centre of this crime drama’s queasy plot.

Don't Try This At Home: Use the kitchenware for a little drug cooking.

Swingers (1996)

The Party: A classy shindig in the Hollywood hills, where Mike (Jon Favreau) is desperate to land some totty, but fails when the objects of his affection discover what kind of car he has.

Don't Try This At Home: Admit you only drive a Cavalier. You’re likely to receive a cavalier reaction. Badum tsch.