Animal House

The Good: 

What’s not to love? Drinking, drugs, parties, girls, getting into and out of trouble, killing horses... “Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”

The Bad: 

Donald Sutherland’s ass.

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Year Released: 1978

Tagline: “It was the Deltas against the rules... the rules lost!”

Runtime: 109 minutes

Estimated Gross: $141,600,000, U.S. (1979 - IMDB)

Stars: John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Tom Hulce, Kevin Bacon

Animal House


One of the best party movies of all time. We could all learn something from this gem: how to throw a toga party, chug from a bottle of Jack, enter a party and break up a lame song, introduce your friends to a girl (e.g., “Hi, Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman. Damn glad to meet you.”), and have a rockin’ good time. There are a zillion lines to quote all weekend. And the actors are priceless, highlighted by John Belushi at his absolute peak (or valley). “Over? Did you say ‘over’? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no! …” Plus, the soundtrack is unbeatable. Just remember, “Grab a brew. Don't cost nothin'.”

Bachelor10 Tip: 

Dub a couple of the bachelor party buddies with some pledge names for the weekend. “[Bachelor’s name], your Delta Tau Chi name is Pinto.” Other random names could include Neidermeyer, Bluto, and Flounder.