drunkenly stumbles into theaters everywhere this Friday, with promise of wanton revelry and enough inappropriate employee social transactions to melt the steel beams in an HR office inspires this week’s gallery: the 24 best and worst parties we’ve witnessed at the movies!!!! Office Christmas Party
(1978) Animal House
BEST: The grandaddy of all party movies remains also the best.
(2013) You’re Next
WORST: This scene: all smiles. Next scene: crossbow murders and animal-style home invasion.
(2013) The Great Gatsby
BEST: Between this and Wolf of Wall St., Leonardo DiCaprio threw the wildest parties before losing his mind in the woods in search of an Oscar.
(, ) Die Hard
WORST: “Come out to the coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs…”
(1983) Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
BEST: Celebrating the collapse of the Empire on the Endor moon.
(2015) Avengers: Age of Ultron
WORST: It was hard enough to get people’s attention at the party when you have Norse gods and Russian assassins roaming the scene, but now the after party is getting interrupted by a sentient murderbot.
(1990) House Party
BEST: Kid ‘n Play throw an energetic party together while the parents are out on vacation.
(1999) Office Space
WORST: Not only a soul-crushing place to work, but Initech drone Milton even gets repeatedly passed over for cake at this impromptu birthday celebration.
(1999) American Pie
BEST: Everybody wants some, everybody gets some at the climatic post-prom party.
(1982) Slumber Party Massacre
WORST: High school students who look like adult women encounter an uninvited guest during a scantily clad sleepover.
(2006) Dave Chapelle’s Block Party
BEST: The beloved comedian throws a Brooklyn party featuring Kanye West, Erykah Badu, The Fugees and way more.
(1967) The Exterminating Angel
WORST: Mexican elite devolve into primalism when they discover they are psychologically unable to exit their dinner party.
BEST: The “Val” party featuring games of suck and blow, Donald Faison “keeping it real,” and Brittany Murphy showing off her surprising voice by singing Coolio.
(1968) The Firemen’s Ball
WORST: Because things are never what they seem in Czechoslovakia, Milos Forman’s professional party where everything collapses and everyone gets fired is a spoof on communism.
(2006) Marie Antoinette
BEST: This Queen of France may have gone down in historical infamy over a certain quote, but have you had the cake at her parties?
(2016) The Invitation
WORST: Between this and The Gift, it’s been a bad time moving to Los Angeles and cozying up with your neighbors.
(2012) Project X
BEST: A critic-hated, kid-approved descent into found footage hedonism.
(1976) The Omen
WORST: Little Satan Jr.’s fifth birthday party is interuppted when the nanny selfishly hangs herself over the mansion terrace.
BEST: After spending a day in the rigid grinder of modern France, a group of strangers cut loose as night falls.
WORST: Shallow people are forced to literally confront each other when a passing meteor creates clones of the partygoers.
(1984) Bachelor Party
BEST: Tom Hanks gets thrown the ultimate party before getting hitched to serious film roles.
(1998) The Celebration
WORST: Dark family secrets come out in this Dogme 95 screed.
(1968) The Party
BEST: The ’60s gets its grooviest shindig ever, despite a questionable lead character featuring Peter Sellers in brownface.
(2003) The Room
WORST: The most awkward movie of all time throws itself an awkward little surprise party for Johnny, where punches are thrown and baby announcements are met with scorn.