6. House Party (1990)
Chances of getting laid (1-10): 4. This party’s about getting down and having fun, not filling your bed. But if you win a dance off with Tisha Campbell and A.J. Johnson, you’re probably off to a good start.
The drink situation (1-10): 2. Not a whole lot of drinking shown, but we assume there were a few Solo cups passed around.
Chances of police interference (1-10): 10. Not only do the police show up, but they also seem to enjoy beating up Stab and his buddies.
How’s the music? (1-10): 7. Late '80s/early '90s hip-hop and R&B, and a whole lot of Kid ‘n Play. That’s the good stuff. Good enough, in fact, to put the soundtrack in the Billboard Top 200.
Any party that centers around a dance off featuring Kid ‘n Play is a great party in our book. The popular hip-hop duo literally rocked the house in the 1990 film House Party. And, well, rocked it a little less so in the myriad of House Party sequels that followed in subsequent years.
We’ll easily forgive all those sequels, though, because Christopher “Kid” Reid and Christopher “Play” Martin gave us three things we’ll never forget: 1) a movie about house parties that has yet to be topped; 2) that epic dance-off with Tisha Campbell and A.J. Johnson; and 3) amazing hairstyles.
Forget every subplot of House Party and focus on the party itself and you’ll find that it’s a hell of a flick that still holds up fairly well today. It’s not only a fun diversion, but also a commentary on the state of the American teen in a generation when more and more they were being left… Oh, who are we kidding? It’s just a fun diversion.
If you’re looking for a party that’s full of hot, late '80s/early '90s hip-hop and R&B, and some funky dance moves, you could do a hell of a lot worse.