2. Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)
Chances of getting laid (1-10): 10, if you’re Preston Myers or William Lichter. 1, if you’re Mike Dexter or Trip McNeely.
The drink situation (1-10): 8. Based purely on the awesomeness of William Lichter’s drunken rendition of one of Guns N’ Roses’ greatest tunes.
Chances of police interference (1-10): 8. Big party. Underage drinkers. You do the math.
How’s the music? (1-10): 7. A few quality '90s tunes pumped up by some classic hip-hop like Run-D.M.C’s “It’s Tricky” and Young MC’s “Bust A Move.” Bonus point for the repeated mention of Barry Manilow’s “Mandy.”
Before Jennifer Love Hewitt started talking to dead people (I wonder if she can talk to her corpse of a career now?), she starred alongside Seth Green, Ethan Embry, and Peter Facinelli in one of the greatest party films of all time. While the clothes may not have aged very well, the graduation party is still a crowd-pleaser in this late '90s take on the high school movie genre that John Hughes perfected in the '80s.
In fact, filmmakers Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont set Can’t Hardly Wait almost entirely at the party because they thought the best scenes in most teen flicks were the party scenes. We have Seth Green as a wannabe rapper trying to lose his virginity in a bathroom, Peter Facinelli as the jock bully everyone knew in high school (and Jerry O’Connell as the washed-up future version), Charlie Korsmo getting wasted and singing along to “Paradise City,” Jenna Elfman as an angel stripper, and Ethan Embry finally getting the girl after all.
Yeah, that’s a party we’d be thrilled to attend.