'The Hangover' to 'Rough Night': 10 Bachelor/Bachelorette Movies to Relive the Parties Gone Wrong

8:30 AM 6/14/2017

by Kara Haar

It's time to re-watch the classics about that wild night before the wedding.

'Bachelor Party,' 'Hangover,' 'Rough Night'
'Bachelor Party,' 'Hangover,' 'Rough Night'
Photofest (Hanks, Galifianakis); Courtesy of Sony Pictures (Johansson)

If Rough Night teaches anything, it's that something will always go wrong at a bachelorette party. From losing the groom in the Hangover to accidentally killing a prostitute in Very Bad Things, a next-day headache is the least of these characters' worries. The chaos all leads up to the latest comedy, Rough Night.

The film, hitting theaters June 16, stars Scarlett Johansson, Zoë Kravitz, Kate McKinnon, Ilana Glazer and Jillian Bell.

Before seeing the newest party gone wrong, see below a list of bachelor and bachelorette movies with some crazy adventures. 

  • The Bachelor Party

    1957

    One of the men in this '50s-era office are getting married, so five of the co-workers meet up for a night out to celebrate. As the night continues, the group of men tend to drink more and become more open in expressing their concerns and hopes with the group. 

  • Bachelor Party

    1984

    Rick Gassko (Tom Hanks) is soon to be married. His friends decide to throw him the ultimate bachelor party: "A man's tradition every woman should know about." As the night progresses, the party begins to get out of hand. 

  • Very Bad Things

    1998

    A group of friends head to Las Vegas to celebrate a bachelor party, but the night shifts tone when a prostitute is killed. The attendees turn on each other to cover up the death. The film features Cameron Diaz (the bride), Jon Favreau (the groom) and his friends: Jeremy Piven, Christian Slater, Daniel Stern and more. 

  • American Wedding

    2003

    The third film of the American Pie franchise tells the events leading up to Jim Levenstein (Jason Biggs) and Michelle's (Alyson Hannigan) wedding. His old friend, Steve Stifler (Seann William Scott), won't let the wedding go past without having some fun himself though, which includes setting up a secret bachelor party.

  • Bachelor Party Vegas

    2006

    Five friends, including Kal Penn, Donald Faison and Jonathan Bennett, plan a road trip to Las Vegas for their friend’s bachelor party. The wild night turns into a chase across the city when they get mixed up with the wrong people. The film even launched a sequel, Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation (2008). 

  • The Hangover

    2009

    In perhaps the most famous of recent bachelor party movies, four men in a wedding party travel to Las Vegas but when three of the guys wake up with no memory of the previous night, they find the groom is missing. They make their way around the city, trying to unravel clues and find their friend before the wedding. Two sequels followed featuring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha and Ken Jeong. 

  • Bachelorette

    2012

    Three high school friends reunited for a bachelorette party in New York City. The movie stars Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan on the bride's side and Adam Scott, Andrew Rannells and James Marsden on the groom's.

  • Best Night Ever

    2013

    Three ladies travel to Las Vegas to celebrate a bachelorette party that turns out to be more than they bargained for. Determined to keep their bachelorette party dreams alive, the girls embrace the Best Night Ever, but to add to the adventure, the night is all caught on tape.

  • Last Vegas

    2013

    Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood. They head to Las Vegas when Billy gets engaged and try relive their glory days. However, the four men quickly realize that times have changed. 

  • Rough Night

    2017

    Five girlfriends from college reunite 10 years later for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. As they party hard, a male stripper ends up dead. The ladies try to cover up their mess but are ultimately brought closer together. The film, starring Scarlett Johansson, Zoë Kravitz, Kate McKinnon, Ilana Glazer and Jillian Bell, opens in theaters June 16.

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