In a genre overrun by tacky romantics movies, a film like 'Take Me Home Tonight' is wonderfully refreshing. Yes, it'll have some romance as Topher Grace's character bumps into his old high school crush, Tori Trederking (Teresa Palmer), but what sets this film apart from the rest is that it revolves around what could be an absolutely epic party, or, as the film's tagline suggests, the "Best. Night. Ever."

Now here's something we haven't seen in quite a while. 'Easy A' is certainly a hilarious high school comedy, but party-wise, there's really nothing worthy of the "epic" title and something feels wrong about calling a party epic in a film that actually dubs itself "an epic of epic epicness." Sorry, 'Scott Pilgrim.' Oh, and the trippy casino party in 'Percy Jackson?' Not school-related and more of an epic and awkward fail than anything. We're in need of an onscreen schoolparty that isn't just a scene in a movie, rather the reason for the movie's existence – all roads lead to this party. So, before you indulge in what will hopefully be just that in 'Take Me Home Tonight' this weekend, check out an epic list of epic pastime favorites.
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An employee (Rory Cochrane) dashes a record-store manager's (Anthony LaPaglia) dream. Read More

Take Me Home Tonight
Based on 28 critics

A directionless college grad (Topher Grace) hatches a plan to win his dream girl. Read More

Based on 36 critics

Co-dependent teens (Jonah Hill, Michael Cera) hope to score booze and babes at a party. Read More

Can't Hardly Wait
Based on 17 critics

A teen (Ethan Embry) decides to proclaim his love for a classmate (Jennifer Love Hewitt). Read More

Based on 25 critics

A psycho killer targets a past victim's daughter (Neve Campbell). Read More

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Based on 18 critics

Two pinheads (Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow) try to impress former classmates. Read More

She's All That
Based on 32 critics

Teen (Freddie Prinze Jr.) bets a friend he can transform a geeky girl (Rachael Leigh Cook). Read More

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Based on 18 critics

Teens waste another day of school before getting down to wasting summer in 1976 Austin, Texas. Read More

January 31, 2017
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