Parents are out of town. A frat needs to raise money. Someone's trying to get lucky. There are countless reasons to throw a house party, and there are just as many movies celebrating the all-American teenage tradition.
On November 29, the film series devoted to that ritual returns when Fuse debuts House Party 5: Tonight's the Night at 8p/7c. And yes, unlike the fourth installment in the series, Kid 'n Play—the pioneering rapper-actor duo that starred in the first three—are back for House Party 5... because it just ain't a house party without them.
From Animal House to Superbad to Sixteen Candles, here's the 10 Craziest House Parties in Movie History.