The 7 Most Epic High School Movie Parties You’ve Ever Seen

Friday, July 6 by Steve Silverman

High school parties are often associated with fantasy. Maybe the person you always liked will be there and you will get a chance to talk to her out of the classroom. Combine that opportunity with alcohol and/or drugs along with anticipation and you have a chance to create a memory. Here's a look at the 7 most epic high school movies parties you've ever seen.

 

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Seth (Jonah Hill) and Evan (Michael Cera) are a couple of middle-of-the-road high school students who somehow find themselves invited to one of the cool high school parties. Seth and Evan want to make the most of their opportunity by making sure they come to the party with a full supply of alcohol that they can use to ply Jules (Emma Stone) and Becca (Martha MacIsaac). Long story short, the alcohol's supplied and Seth head-butts Jules in the face. Nice.

 

"17 Again" (2009)

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Mike O’Donnell (Zac Efron) is a former high school basketball star whose life didn't work out the way he wanted it to. Instead of winning a scholarship, he ended up marrying his high school girlfriend Scarlet (Leslie Mann) because she was pregnant. When Mike magically has a chance to relive his high school years, he throws a high school party where his broken-hearted daughter, Maggie (Michelle Trachtenberg), turns her attentions to the teenage Mike. A ticklish situation that Mike somehow escapes.

 

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High school student Scott Thomas (Scott Mechlowicz) gets dumped at his graduation party by girlfriend Fiona (Kristin Kreuk) in memorable fashion. Scott refuses to feel sorry for himself and takes a trip to Europe with three friends so he can meets pen pal Mieke (Jessica Boehrs), a gorgeous German girl. The meeting more than makes up for his humiliating loss of Fiona

 

"Risky Business" (1983)

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Joel Goodsen (Tom Cruise) is a high school senior hoping to get into Princeton. While his grades and test scores make him an ordinary and unlikely candidate, Goodsen meets up with stunning call girl Lana (Rebecca DeMornay) and they discover that they would benefit by doing business together. When his parents are away, Joel invites his nerdy friends over so they can cavort with Lana’s coworkers at a memorable party. Goodsen has a rendezvous with Lana which makes it more than worth his while. He ultimately reaches his college goal.

 

"Can’t Hardly Wait" (1998)

Idealistic high school senior Preston Meyers (Ethan Embry) has been pining after luscious Amanda Beckett (Jennifer Love Hewitt) throughout his high school career. He finally plans to tell her how he feels at the graduation party. While Amanda really has no idea who Preston is, she realizes that he might be the right guy for her after she reads the letter that he wrote to her. The party also features an unlikely bathroom love scene between Kenny Fisher (Seth Green) and Denise Fleming (Lauren Ambrose) that gives the movie a healthy dose of reality…and laughs.

 

"American Pie" (1999)

Jim Levenstein (Jason Biggs) is graduating high school and he makes a pact with his buddies that they will lose their virginity before they go off to college. Jim and girlfriend Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) end up getting the deed done at Steve Sitlfer's (Seann William Scott) party on prom night along with most of his friends. The most memorable of those romps includes Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) with Stifler’s Mom (Jennifer Coolidge). Here's to you Mrs. Robinson.

 

"Almost Famous" (2000)

William Miller (Patrick Fugit) is a 15-year-old student who is given a chance to follow a hard-living and hard-charging rock 'n roll band so he can write an article for Rolling Stone Magazine. Young William gets to see all aspects of life on the road and goes to a memorable high school party in which rock star Russell Hammond (Billy Crudup) goes up on the roof of the party house, declares himself a "golden God" and then jumps off the roof into a swimming pool.

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