Happy new year everyone, it’s time to kick off another cycle. Over here, we’re declaring this the year of the party movie. Hopefully, we will do the same EVERY year.
What exactly IS a PARTY MOVIE, anyway?
In a nutshell, it’s an expression we use to describe movies that are just plain BETTER when watched with other people.
There are plenty of great movies out there, but I wouldn’t invite my friends over on a Friday night to watch just ANY ONE of them. (e.g. Amadeus is a great film….but NOT a party movie, since not many will want to sit through a 3-hour movie about Mozart).
On the flip side, there are tons of BAD movies out there, some of which are canonical examples of PARTY MOVIES. (e.g. Troll 2 is a terrible movie, but it’s a FANTASTIC PARTY MOVIE, because you and your friends will get into it in a way that you probably wouldn’t if you were alone)
Now, are all PARTY MOVIES just so-bad-they’re-good movies? Not at all. Although we definitely have a soft spot for those, as well as zany midnight movies.
“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”, for example, is a great movie that’s a LOT of fun to watch with friends, that wouldn’t qualify as strange scary cinema.
Essentially, the goal of the PARTY MOVIE designation is to guide people in their movie selections when they’d like to get together, but haven’t decided what to watch. Every group is different of course, but we have tried (and will keep trying) to be as well-rounded and specific about group appeal as we can be!
Most of the suggestion stem from our personal experiences, hosting movie nights.
So go forth and PARTY, movie-watchers!!!
ALWAYS feel free to tweet/write to us with your own experiences/suggestions.