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50 Greatest Movie Parties

The Godfather (1972)

The Party: Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) listens to requests for favours during his daughter’s wedding reception.

Don't Try This At Home: Marry Don’s daughter – you could end up sleeping with the fishes.

Revenge Of The Nerds (1984)

The Party: Geeks unite, as the socially, er, ‘uneducated’ Tri-Lambs get together with some females who are equally as uneducated.

Don't Try This At Home: Try to get it on with two girls twice your size – and age.

Animal House (1978)

The Party: Togas at the ready! John Belushi causes all kinds of chaos as he wears a bed sheet and a wreath of leaves while downing as much beer as humanly possible.

Don't Try This At Home: Sleep with the dean’s wife. He’s not likely to be happy about it.

Iron Man 2 (2010)

The Party: Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) celebrates his birthday by turning back to an old friend – the demon in the bottle. Which, naturally, brings the house down.

Don't Try This At Home: Destroy the home. For obvious reasons.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

The Party: The students of Padua Stadium High School crash a posh toff’s house and turn it into a boozy free-for-all. Includes Julia Stiles letting her hair down by dancing on a table top. Go girl.

Don't Try This At Home: Head-butt chandeliers. You’re likely to injure yourself.

25th Hour (2002)

The Party: Anna Paquin gets dosed up on ecstasy and starts tripping out – the world slows down to a crawl and her arms go all seaweed wavy. Trippy.

Don't Try This At Home: The drugs are an obvious no-no, but bumping into your teacher will give you a comedown to remember.

The Dark Knight (2008)

The Party: The Joker (Heath Ledger) crashes a party as he seeks out Gotham’s white knight Harvey Dent. Handily, Bats has just knocked him out in a closet.

Don't Try This At Home: Chuck Batman’s on-off girlfriend out of a high-rise window.

Somewhere (2010)

The Party: At the Chateau Marmont, hard-living actor Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) plays host to a raucous Hollywood party – though he has no interest in it whatsoever.

Don't Try This At Home: Invite a young lady over, and then fall asleep before the good stuff happens. Likely to cause offence.

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)

The Party: Scott (Michael Cera) is at an ice-cool bar when he’s attacked by Ramona’s fourth evil ex – who just so happens to be a girl. Oo-la-la.

Don't Try This At Home: Never hit a girl. Unless your new girlfriend is manipulating your limbs for you.

Mean Girls (2004)

The Party: Cady (Lindsay Lohan) doesn’t realise that Halloween parties are just an excuse for girls to dress like sluts, and goes the whole hog in a wedding dress and fake, blood-coated nashers.

Don't Try This At Home: Flirt with your cousin. Yes, even if he is your first cousin.