This weekend, Todd Phillips unveils Project X, which is being billed as "the best party movie ever." In the film, three high school nerds throw a party that quickly spins out of control. Parents have been urged to not allow their kids to see it, which means their kids are so going to love it.

From the trailers and clips I've seen, it certainly does look like the epic party to end all parties. But let us not forget the crazy parties that proceeded it, laying the destructive groundwork for the obliteration of teen braincells.

American Pie

Depending on your outlook, the party at the end of American Pie was a total success or completely disgusting. Sure, everyone got laid. But one of those unions was between a seventeen-year-old boy and his classmate's mom. That's statutory rape and it doesn't belong at parties. Depending on your outlook, and your state of residence.

Can't Hardly Wait

Can't Hardly Wait takes the best part of any '80's high school movie and focuses on it. The party. The film follows several plotlines all intersecting at the same party where everything goes wrong. The house gets trashed, the bathroom lock breaks, the jock embarasses himself, and Love Burger never gets their sh*t together well enough to play.


The secret to a good time is moderation. And not mixing your beer with laundry detergant. If the kids in Superbad had paced themselves a little more carefully, they could have raged into the early hours of the morning, instead of ruining comforters with vomit and giving girls black eyes.

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane

The opening scene of All the Boys Love Mandy Lane opens with a party stunt gone awry, leading to the death of a popular jock. It's this event that sets the rest of the film in motion. Say what you will, but my estimation of a party off the rails is when kids end up dying. This film was nearly edged out by A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge but the gritty realism of Mandy Lane proved more unsettling than teens wiped out wholesale by Freddy Krueger.

Risky Business

Not happy to merely throw an unadvised party while his parents are out of town, Tom Cruise's Joel had to take things a step further by hiring a bunch of whores and converting his house into a brothel. This results in an angry pimp stealing every wordly posession in the house. Not that anyone would want to sit on the couch ever again anyways.

Weird Science

In a bid to prove they are actually cool and finally touch living, breathing boobies, high school nerds Gary and Wyatt invent a woman with their computer and invite over all of their classmates. Things get a little out of control and a gang of road warriors show up. It's every parent's nightmare.

Super Troopers

It's not everyday that the Highway Patrol sees fit to bust up a high school party. Then again, the highway patrol in Super Troopers really aren't ones to pass up a good time. Rather than bust up a local high school soiree, they elect to participate and show the kids how it's really done.

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