When I was in my early 20’s my friends would play drinking games. I wasn’t really a fan. But there was one game I liked to play when we were all less than sober and it all started after someone had boasted how awesome Jack Nicholson was, such a great actor, he’s been in so many movies, I just love Jack Nicholson. And then someone else posted the challenge “Oh, yeah? Name 10 of his movies.” The person couldn’t name 5. Perhaps they were too wasted to do so.
This started a trend for a few months. We’d be partying and then somebody would pick an actor we all knew had been in a crap load of movies; Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp and so forth. And we as a collective had to name 20 of their movies. You’d be surprised how often we’d fail. We’d forget the movies we owned with this person in them. We only ever managed to succeed with Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks.
I’m not so bold as to say we were the only ones ever to play something like this. It’s not unheard of for independent people to have the same ideas from across the globe. Either way, we thought we were clever and had a good time.
Below I’ve modified our game to be a proper Drinking Game with the rules we used.
So normally in drinking games people go around the group one by one. Same idea.
20 Movies – The drinking Game
- pick an actor (actress) as a collective
- one by one each person has to name a movie that actor is in or drink
- stop when you hit 20 movies (or no one can name anymore) and pick new actor
- you must know the name of the movie (no “the one where he falls into a pool but doesn’t die and it wasn’t real anyway”)
- sequels count as individual movies, (but see above. You must know the complete name of the movie; i.e. “Nightmare on Elm Street 4 : The Dream Master”)
- TV Movies and straight to DVD movies count too.
That’s it. I leave you with a link to a movie drinking game website from some guy I use to know: Lazydork.com