Top 20 Best Movie Drinking Games: Romances, Comedies, Thrillers & More Included! 

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There are a bunch of movies you’d watch forever and never get tired of. To say it better, you’d watch them thousands of times if you had something new added to them. Let me be clear. You need some drinking rules! That’s it. We already had Disney drinking games. Today it’s time for some classics, comedies, romances, and dramas; to be fair, they are some of the best movies of all time! 

There will be old movies, something from the ‘80s or earlier that will bring you back to your childhood, and there will also be super successful new movies. We love the diversity of genres, and there’s no doubt you won’t find at least one favorite movie to drink to! If you don’t see something you prefer, we included some general rules as well, which apply to all possible movies. Yey!!! 

  • Drinking Game For All Movies;
  • Specific Movies Drinking Games;
  1. The Hangover;
  2. Home Alone;
  3. Mean Girls;
  4. The Wolf of Wall Street;
  5. Titanic;
  6. Dumb And Dumber;
  7. Scream;
  8. Top Gun;
  9. Die Hard;
  10. Twilight;
  11. The Notebook;
  12. The Shawshank Redemption;
  13. The Godfather;
  14. Anchorman;
  15. Goldfinger;
  16. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly;
  17. The Matrix;
  18. Interstellar;
  19. The Pianist;
  20. Zombieland;
  • Conclusion;

Drinking Game For All Movies

Drinking Game For All Movies

Take a sip of your drink every time: 

  • Someone hangs up the phone without saying goodbye;
  • The audience laughs or applauds when a character appears;
  • A character uses their catchphrase (such as Joey at Friends saying ‘How you doin’?’;
  • There’s music in the background;
  • An animal appears;
  • A real brand name is mentioned (Nike, Burger King, Prada);

Finish your drink when:

  • There’s slow motion in the scenes;
  • Someone mentions another TV show or movie;
  • Any of the characters look directly at the camera;
  • A fantasy scene appears;
  • Someone gets into a fight;
  • Two characters kiss;
  • Any of the main characters dies;

(Ps. You can add these rules to the movie game you choose below, so you’d duplicate the rules and have infinite fun!)

1. The Hangover (2009)

Hangover Drinking Game

About the movie: The Hangover is a comedy trilogy created by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore & directed by Todd Philips. The storyline is all about three groomsmen trying to find Doug, the groom-to-be, and get him back to LA in time.

Take a sip of your drink every time:

  • Someone says ‘Vegas’;
  • You see Stu’s missing tooth;
  • There’s a Las Vegas casino shown on screen;
  • Stu says he’s a doctor out loud;
  • Alan says a made-up alternative instead of a swear word;
  • They find a clue about Doug;
  • Anyone says ‘baby’;
  • You feel sorry for Stu;

Finish your drink when:

  • There’s nudity on the screen;
  • Carlos cries;
  • Someone says ‘I don’t remember!’;
  • A character gets beaten up;
  • Mike starts singing;
  • They finally find Doug;

2. Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone Drinking Game

About the movie: Home Alone is a series of American Christmas movies created by John Hughes. It tells us about Kevin McCallister, a 9-year-old, which was accidentally left home alone while the family traveled to Paris.

Take a sip of your drink every time:

  • Kevin complains about something;
  • Kate (Kevin’s mom) freaks out and yells;
  • Marv & Harry try breaking into the McCallister’s house;
  • Someone speaks french or mentions Paris;
  • Kevin completes a successful prank;
  • A character uses any bad word (most likely Kevin with his ‘jerk’, ‘shut up’, and similar ones);
  • There’s a Christmas song in the background;

Finish your drink when:

  • You see the Old Man Marley;
  • There’s a police officer on screen;
  • The statue is hit by a car;
  • Kevin starts missing his family;
  • The famous scene of ‘Marry Christmas, you filthy animal. And a Happy New Year.’ comes;
  • Kevin screams.
  • The family comes home;

3. Mean Girls (2004)

Mean Girls Drinking Game

About the movie: Mean Girls is an American teen comedy film written by Tina Fey and directed by Mark Waters. The plot is about Cady, a naive teenage girl which has to survive cliques, boyfriends, social hierarchies, and more. 

Take a sip of your drink every time:

  • They mispronounce Cady’s name;
  • Another language other than English is spoken;
  • Anyone says ‘Regine George’;
  • Cady does a voiceover;
  • Someone brings the ‘plastics’ up;
  • The word ‘fetch’ is said;

Finish your drink when:

  • Someone talks about the Burn Book;
  • There’s a three-way call;
  • Cady has a flashback to Africa;
  • Someone (read: Regina) gets hit by a bus;
  • A character says ‘You can’t sit with us!’ (or the opposite);

4. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

The Wolf of Wall Street Drinking Game

About the movie: This is an American biographical black comedy crime movie, written by Terence Winter and directed by Martin Scorsese. It is all about Jordan Belfort, the newest employee at a Wall Street brokerage firm, which in his 20s, creates his own firm, and then deals with some… interesting stuff.

Take a sip of your drink every time:

  • Any character drops an F-bomb;
  • Someone throws a middle finger;
  • You can’t help but laugh;
  • Anyone says ‘quaalude’;
  • Some drugs are snorted;
  • Jordan (Leo) breaks the 4th wall;
  • Two characters are seen making out;

Finish your drink when:

  • Steven is in a headlock;
  • You see nudity;
  • Belfort loses his temper;
  • Someone flips someone off;
  • The yacht sinks;

5. Titanic (1997)

Titanic Drinking Game

About the movie: Titanic is an epic romance and disaster drama film directed and written by James Cameron. The film deals with social classes, specifically, how Rose, a rich girl, falls in love with Jack, a poor young artist. They meet on the ship, which ends up sinking (this part is based on the true story of the RMS Titanic).

Take a sip of your drink every time:

  • Someone is smoking a cigarette;
  • Anyone says ‘Titanic’;
  • You see any of Jack’s artworks.
  • The exterior of the ship is shown on screen;
  • My Heart Will Go On’ plays;’
  • Someone uses a gun;
  • You see the captain of Titanic;
  • Two of the characters kiss;
  • Someone talks about the Heart Of The Ocean or you see it;

Finish your drink when:

  • Jack saves Rose’s life after she tries to commit suicide;
  • The Titanic hits the iceberg which causes it to sink;
  • Rose & Jack kiss;
  • Jack dies;

6. Dumb And Dumber (1994)

Dumb And Dumber Drinking Game

About the movie: Dumb And Dumber is an American screwball comedy directed by Peter Farrelly. The plot is about two imbecilic best friends, Lloyd and Harry, who find a suitcase full of money in their car. They decide to return the money, but many challenges follow. 

Take a sip of your drink every time:

  • Harry saves Lloyd from some trouble;
  • Anyone says ‘briefcase’. And they say it a lot;
  • Lloyd tries to say a famous quote, but messes up;
  • They pull a prank on someone;
  • Harry & Lloyd spend money from the suitcase;
  • Lloyd thinks of Mary;
  • An animal is harmed in one way or another;
  • An accident is almost avoided;

Finish your drink when: 

  • A character says ‘Check please!’;
  • The duo finally makes it up to Aspen;
  • The bad guys follow them two;

7. Scream (1996)

Scream Drinking Game

About the movie: Scream is an American horror franchise created by Kevin Williamson. It’s about a teenage girl whose mother was murdered and a year after, she’s terrorized by a new killer, which uses horror films as a part of his game. 

Take a sip of your drink every time:

  • A telephone rings;
  • One of the characters screams;
  • Someone gets killed/stabbed;
  • Any of the rules of surviving a horror movie is broken;
  • You see that Ghostface is in town;
  • Stu cries;
  • There’s a fake scare;
  • Anything is thrown at Randy;
  • Sydney’s mom is brought up;
  • Dewey says/does something stupid or nonsense. 

Finish your drink when:

  • The killer is revealed;
  • Someone says ‘What’s your favorite scary movie?’;
  • Sidney kills Stu with a TV & shoots Billy;

8. Top Gun (1986)

Top Gun Drinking Game

About the movie: Top Gun is an American action film directed by Tony Scott. The movie is all about Maverick, who is sent into the Top Gun school, where he will fight to be the top fighter pilot; and also the attention of Charlotte, his pretty instructor.

Take a sip of your drink every time:

  • There’s a high five;
  • You hear or see ‘Danger Zone’;
  • There’s a plane taking off;
  • A plane name (such as F-14) is mentioned;
  • Someone wears sunglasses indoors;
  • Anyone does a barrel roll;
  • The targeting reticle gets a lock on a jet;
  • There’s sexual innuendo;
  • A character calls someone by their nickname;

Finish your drink when:

  • Goose and the others sing ‘Great Balls Of Fire’;
  • The volleyball scene starts;
  • Goose flies into the plane’s windshield;
  • One of the main characters dies;

9. Die Hard (1988)

Die Hard Drinking Game

About the movie: Die Hard is an action film, which was directed by John McTiernan. The plot is about an NYC policeman, John, which is visiting his ex-wife and daughter on Christmas Eve, but the party is interrupted by a group of terrorists.

Take a sip of your drink every time: 

  • Someone says ‘terrorist’;
  • John McClane talks to himself;
  • Anyone talks about Christmas;
  • Ellis snorts cocaine;
  • ‘McClane’ or ‘Nakatomi’ is mentioned by somebody;
  • John kills someone;
  • A Christmas song is playing;
  • John’s feet are the only thing on the screen;
  • The elevator dings;

Finish your drink when:

  • Gruber falls to his death;
  • Someone dies;
  • Anyone says ‘Yippee-Kai-Yay motherfucker’;
  • ‘Hans… Booby’ is said by Ellis;

10. Twilight (2008)

Twilight Drinking Game

About the movie: Twilight is a romantic-fantasy movie, directed by Catherine Hardwicke and based on the novel by Stephanie Meyer. The movie deals with a high-school student, Bella, who falls in love with a vampire, Edward, her immortal soulmate. 

Take a sip of your drink every time: 

  • Bella touched her hair or bites her lip;
  • Somebody talks about Arizona;
  • Edward saves Bella;
  • Edward & Bella stare at each other;
  • A vampire uses their vampire powers;
  • Edward does his awkward smile;
  • The Volturi kills someone;
  • A character is attacked by someone else;

Finish your drink when: 

  • Bella trips over and Edward catches her;
  • A vampire sparkles;
  • You see the police badge;
  • Bella sees Edward sparkling for the first time;

11. The Notebook (2004)

The Notebook Drinking Game

About the movie: The Notebook is one of the best romance movies ever. Written by Nicholas Sparks and directed by Nick Cassavetes, the story is about a mill worker, Noah, who falls in love with a rich girl, Allie. Even though they get separated once he goes off to serve in the war, their love brings them together, 7 years later. 

Take a sip of your drink every time:

  • You see a tranquil shot of birds flying over the lake;
  • Allie’s parents do something bad;
  • There’s a kiss happening;
  • There comes a scene that would be embarrassing to watch with your parents;
  • Noah writes another letter;
  • You cry while watching the movie;
  • One of them says ‘I hate you’ or ‘I love you’;
  • There’s a narration of the story in the background;

Finish your drink when:

  • Allie says ‘I’ve waited for you 7 years!’;
  • She reads the goodbye letter;
  • Noah finishes building the house;
  • Noah & Allie hop into the hospital bed, hold hands, and die;

12. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

The Shawshank Redemption Drinking Game

About the movie: Written and directed by Frank Darabont, the Shawshank Redemption is a drama & crime movie, whose plot tells about Andy, the man sentenced to a tough prison, accused of murdering his wife and his lover. The plot twist is that only he doesn’t know that he didn’t commit the crimes…

Take a sip of your drink every time:

  • Someone bags at a Foodway;
  • Red is denied parole;
  • One of the sisters harasses Andy;
  • Andy does someone’s taxes;
  • You see a woman on screen;
  • There are some tools on screen (such as hammers, mops, and shovels);
  • Anyone says ‘Innocent’, or ‘Shawshank’;
  • Norton takes a bribe;
  • Brooks gets violent;

Finish your drink when:

  • Andy fixes up a boat;
  • One of the characters dies;
  • Two friends are embracing on the beach;
  • Andy tears off his clothes;

13. The Godfather (1972)

The Godfather Drinking Game

About the movie: The Godfather is an American crime movie, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The movie tells us about the family of Don Vito Corleone, a powerful Italian-American crime family, whose son gets involved in the mafia, which is followed by the inevitable cycle of betrayal & violence.

Take a sip of your drink every time:

  • One of the characters speaks Italian;
  • Someone says ‘family’, ‘business’, or ‘father’;
  • Someone whispers into a character’s ear;
  • We get reminded that Tom Hagen isn’t part of the family;
  • You see or hear some talk about wine;
  • A man or a baby cries;
  • The Godfather theme song plays;
  • There are oranges on the screen;

Finish your drink when:

  • Michael shoots Sollozzo and McCluskey;
  • Someone is killed;
  • Michael is the new Godfather;

14. Anchorman (2004)

Anchorman Drinking Game

About the movie: Anchorman is a satirical comedy movie, made by Adam McKay, the director. It shows the incredibly funny story of Ron, which gets jealous of the other reporter Veronica, and that causes him to make a vulgar slip on live TV, which will ruin his career.

Take a sip of your drink every time: 

  • Anyone says ‘Ron’, ‘Burgundy’, ‘Veronica’ or ‘Anchorman’;
  • Brick shows us he’s stupid (just realized he’s the Michael Scott of The Office);
  • The news reporters say their signing-off phrases;
  • Ron Burgundy says ‘Scotch’;
  • One of the characters speaks to the camera;
  • Someone drinks anything;
  • A celebrity cameo speaks on screen;
  • Someone smokes;

Finish your drink when: 

  • The street brawl scene is on;
  • Baxter saves the day;
  • Ron & Veronica get married (spoiler alert);

15. Goldfinger (1964)

Goldfinger Drinking Game

About the movie: It’s time for James Bond’s most successful movie! Goldfinger is a spy movie, action/thriller, produced by Eon Productions. In the film, James Bond, armed with his Aston Martin, has to stop the plan of Operation Grand Slam, by overcoming a few adversaries.  

Take a sip of your drink every time:

  • Anyone says ‘Goldfinger’;
  • A character says a pun;
  • There’s an explosion happening;
  • You can see Gold on screen;
  • James Bond gets into a car chase;
  • A gadget is used;
  • Any of the characters faint;
  • The movie theme song plays;
  • Oddjob throws his hat;

Finish your drink when:

  • There comes the ‘No Mr.Bond, I expect you to die’ phrase;
  • Bond manages to survive;
  • The opening credit sequence is on;

16. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (1966)

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

About the movie: This is an Italian epic spaghetti film, directed by Sergio Leone. In the movie, two men, Joe & Tuco, become a team against a third person, Blondie and they all try to find a fortune in gold. 

Take a sip of your drink every time: 

  • There’s a death on the screen;
  • Clint exposes his gun;
  • You hear ‘aaaaaah, wah-wah-waaah’;
  • Someone mentions the $200,000;
  • There’s a bad dubbing job;
  • Clint calls Tuco his nickname: ‘Dagwood’;
  • All three characters share the frame;
  • Someone fires a gun in the final duel;

Finish your drink when:

  • The characters arrive at Sand Hill;
  • Clint kills 5 or more men in a row;
  • The half-soldier appears;
  • The Civil War scene starts;

Ps. there’s also a poker game with the same name: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.

17. The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix Drinking Game

About the movie: The Matrix is an American media franchise, directed and written by the Wachowskis. The plot tells us about the stimulated reality, the Matrix, where humanity is trapped, and the machines use the human bodies as energy sources.

Take a sip of your drink every time:

  • The Oracle is brought up;
  • There’s a slow-motion scene;
  • Anyone defies the laws of physics;
  • A character says ‘Matrix’;
  • The green computer code is visible;
  • Someone uses the phone;
  • Neo asks something;
  • Someone leaves or enters the Matrix;

Finish your drink when:

  • The Oracle shows up;
  • A toilet is broken by Morpheus;
  • You hear ‘He is the one!’;

18. Interstellar (2014)

Intersellar Drinking Game

About the movie: Interstellar is a sci-fi movie, directed and produced by Christopher Nolan. We’ll get to follow the story of a team of explorers, who travel through a wormhole in space, to find out which of the planets could be mankind’s new home.

Take a sip of your drink every time:

  • You don’t understand what Cooper says;
  • An item falls off the bookshelf;
  • A TARS setting has to be adjusted;
  • A character is sitting on the porch;
  • Someone burns their crop;
  • TARS has to run and go somewhere;
  • The scene relates to the Avengers;
  • You see a full shot of the spinning Endurance spacecraft;

Finish your drink when:

  • Cooper and TARS land inside tesseract;
  • You question ‘how’s it possible?’;
  • Murph has her “Eureka!” moment. 

19. The Pianist (2002)

The Pianist Drinking Game

About the movie: The Pianist is a biographical war drama, directed and produced by Roman Polanski. The movie tells the inspirational story of a radio station pianist, Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew, who survived the Holocaust. 

Take a sip of your drink every time:

  • Mr. Szzpilman plays the piano;
  • The main character runs away; 
  • An 18+ scene starring;
  • You see or hear something about Wladyslaw’s family;
  • He finds something to eat;
  • Wladyslaw looks homeless;

Finish your drink when: 

  • Hosenfeld gives Szpilman his coat before he leaves;
  • Szpilman gets back at the Polish radio and plays the piano;
  • He finds out he has to leave the flat since Janina and her husband were arrested.

20. Zombieland (2009)

Zombieland Drinking Game

About the movie: Zombieland is an American zombie comedy movie, which is directed by Ruben Fleischer. The well-thought plot tells us about how a virus has turned most people into zombies, leaving only 4 survivors left, who have to find a way to go to a safe haven in LA.

Take a sip of your drink every time:

  • A character is named after a location;
  • Someone says ‘Twinkies’;
  • Tallahassee kills a zombie;
  • One of the zombies spurts blood;
  • You see or hear a rule;
  • Anyone makes it to the climax;
  • ‘Zombieland’ is mentioned;
  • Columbus says or does something cringe;

Finish your drink when:

  • You hear someone say ‘Zombieland’;
  • ‘Not up or shut up’ is said;
  • The zombies are finally dead;

Conclusion

Wasn’t it magical? I mean, seeing a list of romance movies, comedies, dramas, or even horror and thriller all in one place! Even if (God forbid) you won’t choose any of the games to play, at least you will have a list of famous movies you probably forgot about. We made sure to pick the most preferred movies, and also the highest-rated ones, so you would definitely have one of your favorites included in the list. 

Make sure to put your effort into hosting the game night, making a comfortable atmosphere, and then you can watch your beloved movie with your favorite people. Even though we included a considerable number of rules for each movie, you can always modify them, or add your house rules, as long as it fits with the game. A piece of friendly advice: drink responsibly, dude!

After all, movies are the most beautiful fraud in the world! 

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