23. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Chances of getting laid (1-10): 5. Not a lot of hooking up shown, but we assume there’s some pairing off during the drunken debauchery.
The drink situation (1-10): 4. Beer. You’ll see a theme here among the high school and college party scenes. Enough to get Kat to do a sweet table dance before vomiting all over the swing set outside.
Chances of police interference (1-10): 3. No police interference here. On your merry way.
How’s the music? (1-10): 4. Mostly forgettable tunes by the likes of Sister Hazel, The Cardigans, Letters to Cleo, and Le Tigre. Bonus point awarded for Heath Ledger’s heartfelt rendition of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”
What’s better than watching Heath Ledger pour out his heart to Julia Stiles by singing “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You?” Here’s what: Seeing that very same Julia Stiles get so trashed at a house party that she ends up dancing on a table before heading outside and barfing all over the swing set.
It’s all much more charming than you can probably picture it in your head. The 1999 modernization of Shakespeare’s The Taming Of The Shrew isn’t the best adaptation the legendary bard has ever seen, but 10 Things I Hate About You might just be the one that threw the best party. Drunken teenager, fistfights, teenage boys striking out, and unexpected love connections make this film one hell of a pleasant surprise.