6 College Party Movies That Take You Straight Back to Your Young, Wild & Free Days

6 College Party Movies That Take You Straight Back to Your Young, Wild & Free Days
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Such parties are still on our "100 things to do before I die" list.

College and high school in America are often associated with a time of wild parties and unforgettable experiences.

If you're feeling nostalgic for those college party days, or if you missed out on them entirely, these 6 wild movies are here to take you on a roller coaster ride of chaos and outrageous fun.

Project X (2012)

Nima Nourizadeh's ultimate party movie follows three high school friends who decide to throw the party of a lifetime while their parents are away. What begins as a small gathering quickly turns into an out-of-control, all-night rager that pushes partying to its most outrageous limits.

Fueled by killer soundtracks and a wild set of pranks, Project X is a must-see for anyone who craves a taste of the wild revelry of youth.

21 & Over (2013)

Taking the classic coming-of-age story and adding a wild twist, 21 & Over is a party you will never forget. When Jeff Chang's friends surprise him on his 21st birthday, their night out turns into an epic adventure filled with booze, dangerous dares, and unexpected challenges.

As the night unfolds, the trio finds themselves in a series of hilarious and outrageous situations that are sure to make you miss your wild days.

Murder Party (2007)

If you like your parties with a side of dark humor and a dash of horror, Murder Party is a unique and exciting choice. Directed by Jeremy Saulnier, this indie gem follows a lonely man who receives an invitation to a Halloween party that turns out to be far more sinister than expected.

As the night descends into madness, the film masterfully combines humor and suspense, offering a unique and biting take on the world of art and pretentiousness, all wrapped up in a Halloween-themed package.

Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022)

If you're looking for a fresh take on college party mayhem, this comedy-slasher with a talented ensemble cast of up-and-coming performers offers a darkly comedic and suspenseful twist. Directed by Halina Reijn, the film follows a group of friends who gather for a weekend getaway that takes a gruesome turn.

Fueled by a combination of drugs and alcohol, the night begins as a carefree escape from adult responsibilities, but things turn sinister when one of them is found dead during a party game.

The House Bunny (2008)

Combining comedy and heartwarming moments, The House Bunny brings a dose of sorority life into the list. When a former Playboy Bunny, played by adorable Anna Faris, becomes a struggling sorority housemother, she helps the socially awkward sisters make their house the hottest on campus.

With its quirky characters and feel-good vibes, this movie takes a look at the college years from a more lighthearted side.

Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)

Ti West's directorial debut follows the gruesome flesh-eating virus from the first film as it spreads through a high school right before prom night. While characters take a backseat to the carnage, the film's practical effects, and shockingly violent scenes mixed with "party gone bad" subgenre will appeal to fans of extreme horror.

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