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50 Greatest Movie Parties

Boogie Nights (1997)

The Party: Porn director Jack (Burt Reynolds) throws a New Year’s Eve party that ushers in 1980, except it’s not going to be a very good start to the new year…

Don't Try This At Home: Shoot your porn-star wife and her lover, before turning the gun on yourself.

The Thin Man (1934)

The Party: Off on holiday, sleuthing twosome William Powell and Myrna Loy enjoy themselves a martini or 12 and really get the conversation going.

Don't Try This At Home: It would probably be safer to down that much alcohol at home – though if Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? is anything to go by…

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

The Party: Daniel (Robin Williams) throws a truly epic birthday party for his son, only for his wife to come home and ruin the whole thing.

Don't Try This At Home: Let farmyard animals into your house. They make a mess, y’know.

The Hangover (2009)

The Party: We never get to see it in motion, but we do get a glimpse of it at the end of the film courtesy of a photo from that night. It looks every bit as legendary as you’d expect.

Don't Try This At Home: Get so drunk you can’t even remember what you did the night before.

Weird Science (1985)

The Party: Gary (Anthony Michael Hall) and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) throw their first ever party with a little help from sex kitten Lisa (Kelly Lebrock) – and despite their trepidation, it turns out to be a rager.

Don't Try This At Home: Lock yourself in the bathroom and refuse to socialise.

Some Like It Hot (1959)

The Party: If you’ve never partied on a train, you’ve never lived. That’s what Billy Wilder’s saying with his classic comedy, as a musical jamboree makes this look like the coolest throwdown ever.

Don't Try This At Home: Try it on a train instead.

House Party (1990)

The Party: Kid & Play host their own funky parties, which mostly involves them cracking out some seriously whiplash-inducing dance steps. And the tallest hair since Dolly Parton discovered hairspray.

Don't Try This At Home: Attempt to replicate Kid & Play’s moves. Furniture will suffer.

Garden State (2004)

The Party: Zach Braff’s quarter-life crisis is brought on as he heads home to find absolutely nothing has changed – particularly in this party scene, where they play spin the bottle in a haze of booze and weed.

Don't Try This At Home: Actually, this one looks like a fun one to try at home. So long as mum’s not about.

Society (1992)

The Party: An icky, mind-boggling fest that has Dr Cleveland and his guests stripping off to start ‘shunting’ – which is essentially having sex but with their body parts melting into one another. Yes, it really is that gross.

Don't Try This At Home: We don’t need to spell it out really, do we?

Legally Blonde (2001)

The Party: Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) pulls a Bridget Jones by turning up at a party in a sexy bunny outfit, unaware that it’s not actually a costume party.

Don't Try This At Home: Going to a party in a sexy bunny outfit. Though at least Elle has an ace up her sleeve when she tells bitchy Vivian: “Oh, I like your costume, too, except when I dress up as a frigid bitch, I try not to look so constipated.” POW.