These 19 "Bad Time" Party Movies Make Me Reminisce Of The College Party Days I Never Had

There's nothing like a good party movie, which serves as a reminder to all of us just how good a good time can be.

Four women dance in a parking lot

Whether it's throwing the viewer back to fun nights on the town or all-night ragers that you won't remember and hangovers you won't forget, a party movie done right can capture the essence of a damn fun time.


But not every party movie is fun and games, and like a party that outstays its welcome, there are some movies out there that explore what happens when a good time goes very bad.

A blood-covered woman screams at someone at a party

With college seasonƒ here for most, I've put together a number of "bad time" party movies that showcase what happens when partying hard turns into hard times for everyone.


1.Spring Breakers (2012)

Ashley Benson, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez party at the beach

2.+1 (2013)

A young man observes something concerning over the bannister

3.Project X (2012)

Young skateboarders leap off of a room at a nighttime house party

4.Very Bad Things (1998)

The cast of Very Bad Things attempts to barricade themselves behind a hotel room door

5.Murder Party (2007)

A surprised man in a cardboard Halloween costume is bound and gagged

6.Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022)

Rachel Sennott lays on a rug with glow sticks and a lollipop

7.Donkey Punch (2008)

A traumatized young man attempts to captain a yacht at night

8.Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)

Giuseppe Andrews complains to a local trucker

9.Rough Night (2017)

Zoe Kravitz, Jillian Bell and Kate McKinnon deal with two large men standing in their doorway

10.Coherence (2013)

A blonde woman reads a distressing note on her door

11.Dead Body (2017)

A group of young people stand ready to attack while wielding weapons

12.Trespassers (2018)

A group of 20-somethings observe their surroundings in a dark blue light

13.Body (2015)

Two young women look mystified at their friend in a large mansion

14.Cheap Thrills (2013)

Ethan Embry and David Koechner stare pensively at a bloody Pat Healy

15.Pledge (2018)

A group of young men cheer in excitement for a fraternity rush

16.Who Invited Them (2022)

A young man in a turtleneck sweater holds a glass in a menacing fashion

17.Climax (2018)

Sofia Boutella screams in the face of a stoic partygoer

18.Superbad (2007)

Jonah Hill and Michael Cera are shocked by something that happens at a party

19.The World's End (2013)

A group of dissheveled men at a bar stare on in confusion