The Best Movie Drinking Games To Play in 2021
Zoom parties have become a great way for people to stay connected amongst the damage being wrought by COVID-19. They’ve also spawned epic drinking games allowing you to put the Beer Pong and King’s Cup away for a bit to focus on making movie night a little extra exciting – without turning it into a solo binge drinking cringefest.
Crafting a series of movie drinking game rules for your character of choice means you can develop a game with friends over time or wander off into origin stories and one-off films. The Internet and social media have devised ways to adapt the most popular drinking and party games for use on Zoom, in Hangouts, or via other remote methods; and you can adapt some of your favorite games for social distancing measures as well.
Pick a movie with friends or family, set a timetable of events, plan or randomly assign characters and themes, and get a roster of participants together that want to get involved but don’t want to get so drunk they can’t remember the game. Check out this simple collection of best movie drinking games ideas, most of which use Oshie pencil topper characters or kick-ass figurines you can buy online to represent each person’s character.
These dudes can be subbed out with other figures or pictures of the major characters or items in popular film and TV shows (you can make a great game from Star Wars to the Big Lebowski), and they can be adapted easily for simple or more difficult versions of gameplay.
Best Movie Drinking Games for Zoom Parties and Social Distancing
1. DC and Marvel Drinking Game Plans
Superhero studios are the go to for any keen drinking game player, be it with a large group or watching a movie together remotely. There are heaps of main character options, villains, and films to choose from.
You can keep characters right through arcs of the franchise, go with your favorite movie/character and behavior for each individual film, or get one randomly in a package you open just before start time.
There are a variety of themed games and drinking rules you can work within a small space, and the tasks characters perform can be brought to life with your figurines, some outlandish flip cup punishments, or beer side challenges.
Play dirty by having the referee enact the “Every time Chadwick Boseman does something awesome you have to drink a shot” rule for when things need spicing up or do a few spins on the personal Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol 1 cassettes if you’re looking to go way back in time
As a parent of small boys, there are whole genres of entertainment you will see more times than you can count, whether you like them or not. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is one of them in my household, just in front of Star Wars and Transformers. My Frozen days of reckoning are coming.
Again, there’s plenty of options in the theme between movie or animated series and main character or bad guy. The fast-moving adventure style of the movies and shows are enjoyable for film lovers playing games with despotic drinkers.
I grew up with the original Ninja Turtles on television, so let’s pop this VHS cassette tape in and get to work knocking back a few shots every time Michelangelo yells “Cowabunga!”
3. The Fast and the Furious
There are a dozen movies, a room full of legendary characters, and a kickass animated kids show’s worth of material to choose from with this franchise, which means it’s perfect to get creative in your drinking game. Drink every time;
- Paul Walker mentions he’s a cop
- Letty Ortiz scowls
- Whenever Bow Wow shows up
- The Rock does Rock things
- Vin Diesel talks about family
- Ludacris gives Tyrese shit
- Jason Statham beats someone up
- Legendary That Guy Lucas Black appears
Sometimes you have to just live life a quarter of a mile at a time.
4. Any Horror Movie Drinking Game
Look, if you’re a fan of genuine frights, slasher flicks, and gore, you can create a drinking game versatile enough for almost any scary movie, from Leprechaun to Halloween and Saw.
All you need to create a horror movie drinking game to fit for Netflix is include the hero and the bad guy, a sprinkling of tropes and stereotypes (every time someone goes upstairs you drink, every time someone has sex then dies you drink), common plot points, and then add what you like. A few drinks in and everybody thinks they’re M. Knight Shyamalan, analyzing slow-motion and shower scene footage.
5. A Harry Potter Drinking Game
The associated hocus pocus of Harry Potter and the collection of characters available from JK Rowling’s Wizarding world creates opportunities for large scale single events and parties, or more intimate complex drinking games.
The whole world works to improve a standard Harry Potter Drinking Game through challenges and tests, weird character behavior, or costume and merchandise linked to the game and characters.
You can also do crossover stuff based on the main character’s other movies, a Christmas drinking game, or even one dedicated to Alan Rickman.
6. Hallmark Movies and Hallmark Christmas Movie drinking games
Without Hallmark Movies there wouldn’t be people on the internet teaching you about games to play while drinking.
Most games are conjured after a significant other is forced to plan out a drinking game while watching one of those cliche Hallmark Christmas movie marathons instead of going crazy.
While you won’t be scheming up a 30-page list from individual characters to play every time you have a movie night, it will be a short matter of assigning behavior fines based on overly saccharine storylines, terrible acting, and recognizing actors from shows that you liked a whole lot better.
Instead of the Hallmark Christmas movie of uplifting canned laughter, overbearing happiness, characters with the depth of a spoon, and people who used to be famous, we can now get to do a little binge drinking during The Sweetest Christmas and shout every time Lacy Chabert appears on the screen, or count the times people say “holiday spirit” in the movie.
7. Jurassic Park
This Jeff Goldblum pillow is the reason why incorporating merch into a drinking game makes them so much more fun.
You’ve got to represent the dinos baby (and cater to those who can’t handle horror). Any of the Jurassic Park movies are ripe to use in a drinking game, and they roll along at the blockbuster pace that can get the game going (or end it in a hurry).
Also, making people do random dinosaur impressions while on a zoom screen holding a jazzy Jeff Goldblum is heaps of fun whether you’re consuming alcohol or not!
Playing International Rules
I have played far too many drinking games, but I’ve never had a bad time when people know some basic, established drinking rules.
I play under the following set of base rules:
- No pointing
- No given or chosen names
- No swearing
- Never say mine
You can have more points or less, but a base set of rules underlying all of your different games means more people are familiar with the general points and you can get creative with the movie actions and dialogue.
New players can understand a fair amount without needing everything to be explained. They can just change for game type, assigned roles, and play without worrying about how drunk you get.
Tips for the best movie drinking game experience
- Keep it simple. Assign characters and players early, start a chat group, and get sledging. Stick to actions, recurring character or plot themes, and famous lines
- Always make someone be a pirate, whether you are watching horror films or an Adam Sandler classic
- Agree on the film, characters, and basic rules before play
- Choose one player or non-participating friend to act as host
- Everyone should drink out of the same sized container, no matter what they are drinking
- One person to act as a referee (can be the host but not necessary). The referee controls the zoom meeting, general drinking, behavior-related infringements, and role-related tasks
- The referee can administer game fines, behavior fines, judgments, and water as necessary
- It’s also better if the referee remains “independent,” but really enjoys roasting people or being bribed
- Familiarity is the key to having a good time, so make sure people want to come back to the game
- Change up your movies list and match it with the liquor you’re drinking. Put effort into the games
- Always have water handy and drink responsibly
The Best 14 Leather Jackets for Men in 2021
With the winter months (hopefully) dwindling down, it’s time to start planning ahead to a time where we can wear thinner jackets and fewer layers. While it may be tempting to quickly shed your parka and grab for whatever piece of outerwear is nearby, don’t reach for last year’s wardrobe item just yet. Isn’t it time you try something new, like, say, a leather jacket?
Though it may seem all leather jackets are similar, there are actually many different designs and styles that work for different body types and tastes. In this article, we will take a look at the hottest leather jacket trends that have hit the market this season.
1. Aaron Brown Leather Bomber
The Aaron Brown Leather Jacket from The Jacket Maker is an excellent choice for any guy looking for that traditional bomber look. This awesome jacket features a slim cut and ribbed cuffs and waist. It’s made with incredibly tough, yet soft, goatskin leather, making it a great choice for guys that aren’t used to wearing leather jackets.
One of the best things about the Aaron is that it shirks the classic pouch pockets on the lower half of the jacket, opting for two buttoned patch pockets on the chest instead. This design gives it a more streamlined look than most bombers, without taking away from any of the authenticity.
2. Saint Laurent Leather Biker Jacket
There is a reason why leather jackets and bikers are usually associated with one another. Historically, many motorcycle riders have seen a leather jacket as a stylish way to protect themselves, not only from the elements but also from the possibility of a crash. While this may seem hard to believe – it’s not like leather comes with a large amount of padding, after all – leather has actually been shown to offer more protection than your average vinyl jacket or equivalent.
Maybe you’re not hopping on a motorcycle anytime soon, but you can still treat yourself to this biker-inspired Saint Laurent leather jacket. With a price tag surpassing $5,000, it’s certainly our premium pick on this list, but if you’re looking for the leather jacket of a lifetime, you have it right here. This pick is sure to come with the “for life” quality Saint Laurent is particularly known for.
3. Reiss Keith Leather Cafe Racer Jacket
Reiss is a British fashion retailer that’s been around since the 1970s. For the first 30 years of its brand history, it focused solely on men’s fashion before eventually expanding to carry items for women as well. However, the fact high-quality items for men are at the heart of this brand is very apparent through their simple wardrobe staples such as the Keith leather cafe racer jacket.
This Reiss jacket comes at a considerably lower price point than its counterparts, which makes it a pick that packs a lot of value. It’s made from super-soft leather and features a full lining. It’s the perfect choice for anybody who prefers a slim-fit jacket.
4. Lavendard Brown Leather Bike Jacket
The Jacket Maker has something for everyone, including guys that are a bit intimidated by purchasing their first leather jacket. Not only is the Lavendard incredibly affordable, but it also has a really approachable look despite its biker moniker. With open hem cuffs and a tailored fit, it looks great with badass-inspired outfits as well as everyday wear.
The Lavendard is made of real cowhide, which means it will take on a great patina over time. But it might be a bit stiff when you first get it. The more you wear it, the faster it’ll form to your body, break-in, and soften up. The fact that it goes with so many outfits will help speed up that process.
5. Ksubi Capital Leather Jacket
The Capital Leather Jacket from Ksubi comes in 100% authentic leather and is designed to have a biker fit. It’s heavy-duty with a protective interior quilted lining. It also features retro details such as antique zippers.
Kusbi is an Australian fashion label that’s existed since the 1990s. While the brand was originally focused on high-end denim, they’ve expanded their offerings over time to include other textiles such as leather. Items from Ksubi’s collections have been shown at such high-profile events as New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week, and the company operates a flagship store in New York’s SOHO neighborhood.
6. Acne Studios Off-Centred Zipper Biker Jacket
Swedish fashion powerhouse Acne Studios is well-known for their basic wardrobe pieces, so it makes sense that they would have the classic leather jacket look on lock. We love the way this off-centered jacket packs a punch of personality with its multiple buckles and zippers, but we love even more the way that it does not compromise softness or comfort at the expense of appearance.
This jacket comes with a high-end price tag, but it has the high-end materials to match. It is made of 100% genuine lambskin and comes with an interior lining of 100% viscose. Its unique off-center zip takes its inspiration from street style.
7. Airin G-1 Black and White Leather Jacket
There’s only one way to improve upon a traditional bomber: Add shearling fabric. The Jacket Maker’s Airin G-1 Bomber will have ready to strap into the cockpit, ready to fly over Europe on a midnight air-raid. It has a thick polyester-lined collar as well as ribbed cuffs and waist for a nice, snug fit that keeps the wind at bay.
The Airin is made with real sheepskin, so it’s soft but super durable, making it a great choice for almost any type of casual wear. The dual front pouch pockets are great for a phone and a pair of gloves, so if you’re wearing it on a motorcycle, you’ll have the storage you need.
8. Saturdays NYC Leather Harrington Jacket
If you’re unfamiliar with the brand Saturdays NYC, prepare to fall in love. As a laidback lifestyle brand, Saturdays NYC infuses its love for all things surfer culture in all of its fashion offerings. While primarily known for their loungewear, such as sweats and pullover sweaters, they also happen to make one of the best leather jackets on the market right now.
The leather Harrington jacket features a smooth design and has deep pockets for your convenience. It is made of 100% lambskin leather and features a lining made of polyester. Staying true to its brand’s carefree nature, this jacket features a more relaxed fit than many classic leather jackets.
9. Berluti Piped Venezia Leather Jacket
Unlike the other options we’ve included so far, Berluti is known less for being a fashion brand and more for being a leather maker. Since its inception in the late 19th century, the Paris-based manufacturer has been producing fine leather clothing items and accessories, from belts to bags to jackets.
Berluti’s piped Venezia leather jacket is the apex of luxury leather fashion. Made from a distinctive brown shade, this jacket line has been around since the 1980s – and it’s a style that certainly stands the test of time.
This jacket is made from 100% authentic patinated calfskin leather and features shoulder patches and a buttoned collar. For optimal breathability, the jacket even features ventilation eyelets.
10. Dean Black Leather Biker Jacket
Let’s be honest.. A traditional racing-style biker jacket is about as cool as it gets. With the high band-style collar and heavy-duty zippers on the front of The Jacket Maker’s Dean Leather Biker Jacket, you’re sure to get that badass look.
The Dean is made with 100% real cowhide leather, so it might be a little stiff at first, but it will break in and patina like none other. The Dean features three zippered pockets on the front as well as zippered cuffs, providing that authentic racing jacket-look without killing your bank account.
11. Kingsman Burnished Leather Jacket
Kingsman is a line of high-quality clothing pieces that exists as a collaboration between Mr. Matthew Vaughn, director of the film The King’s Man, and international online fashion retailer MR PORTER. The line features items that are inspired by classic military style and timeless sensibilities.
The burnished leather jacket from the Kingsman line is unique for its length as well as its appearance. It draws direct inspiration from an aviator jacket worn on-screen in The King’s Man, a period piece that takes place in the 1940s. The jacket is made out of sturdy cow leather and buttons made of buffalo horns. It also features two linings – one made of cotton, and one made of viscose.
12. AllSaints Milo Leather Biker Jacket
AllSaints is a British fashion brand from the United Kingdom. Since its founding in the 1990s, it has grown to an international presence that consists of more than 200 retail stores across Europe, North America, and Asia. The brand is mostly focused on fashion for women and men, though it also sells footwear and other accessories. It has primarily seen its popularity grow thanks to its popularity among a celebrity clientele.
AllSaints makes a number of leather jackets, but the Milo biker jacket is definitely one to write home about. This is a jacket that brings out the very best of two very different worlds – including a soft composition and sharp edges – since it is made of tender lamb leather and decorated to the nines with perfectly-placed zippers and buckles. It also has a distinctive slim fit.
13. Golden Bear Sherpa Jacket
San Francisco brand Golden Bear may have its roots in ship workers in the San Francisco Bay since the 1920s, but it’s evolved today to combine both utilitarianism and high-end style. Although not as recognized outside of its native northern California, to know the stylish jackets of Golden Bear is to love them.
The sherpa jacket, in particular, is exquisite. Like any Golden Bear clothing piece, it’s designed to be worn for life, and fortunately, it comes with a style that will be sure to stay in fashion for decades to come, with brown distressed leather and a notable shearling collar that can be detached.
14. Tom Ford Zip-up Leather Jacket
Tom Ford is well-known for their high-end scents and formal clothing, but they have a strong foot in the casual jacket sphere as well. Not that this zip-up leather jacket is something you would wear to a casual house party. Its sleek edges and formal design make it more than suitable for a fancy professional event or night out on the town.
True to its brand’s roots, no attention to detail was spared in the creation of this particular wardrobe piece. Its straightforward design features 100% authentic leather and a cotton and polyamide lining. It is truly meant to last for life. Made in Italy, this jacket has shallow pockets in the front and a zipper down the center.
Leather Jacket FAQs
While there are many different unique leather jacket configurations out there, there are four classic syles you should be most aware of. In no particular order, they are the leather bomber jacket (also called aviator jacket), the leather racer jacket (sometimes called moto), the trenchcoat, and the fencer. While bomber jackets and racer jackets tend to be more relaxed, the trenchcoat and the fencer are more dramatic.
If you care for your leather jacket correctly you should have a wardrobe piece that’ll last you a lifetime. Most leather jackets cannot be washed at home and must only be handled professionally. The first step to taking proper care of your jacket is to adhere to this rule.
You should also keep your leather jacket dry as often as possible and keep it away from extreme heat or cold air. If you are not going to be wearing your leather jacket for a period of time, such as during a warm season, then you’ll want to be sure that you are hanging it up correctly – this means out of direct sunlight and in a properly-ventilated area.
Determining how much to pay for a leather jacket is a very personal matter. For an authentic leather jacket, you will probably be paying, at a baseline, $500. However, this price can easily skyrocket from here, depending on the jacket’s materials and manufacturing process.
Some leather jackets can cost as much as $10,000! There is no right or wrong number – it’s instead about the brands you like and the style that you envision for yourself.