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The 10 best movie drinking games to play on Netflix

You'll love playing these movie drinking games

Watching something can be a great way to stave off the boredom that everyone faces from time to time. Whether it’s a great show or movie available on Netflix, streaming services have ensured that we’ll always have something to watch. Just having something to watch often isn’t enough, though. In fact, what some people need is a game that goes alongside the latest thing on Netflix, which is why we’ve developed this list of drinking games that are perfect for Netflix subscribers.

You don’t need to follow along with these games to get to a good drinking game with anything you’re watching. What you might find, though, is that these drinking games have been carefully calibrated to ensure that you have as much fun as possible. Once you see a game that looks like fun, just grab a case of cheap beer or whatever your preferred drink might be and get started. You can also check out our guides for board games and card-drinking games if you’re looking for a drinking game that doesn’t involve a screen at all.

Monty Python and The Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Official Trailer - John Cleese Movie (1974)

British humor, silliness, and swordplay take the stage in this wonderful and classic comedy. Like any low-budget film, this glorious movie pairs best with some low-budget beer.

Drink when:

  • There are butt trumpets.
  • Someone says, “I’m not dead yet.”
  • Lancelot kills someone.
  • The Black Knight loses a limb.
  • The king is ignored by someone.
  • A cat screams.
  • Someone runs away.

Finish your drink when:

  • The police intervene.

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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

BLACK MIRROR: Bandersnatch Trailer (2018) Netflix

If you thought that movie drinking games were interactive enough just because you’re getting drunk, you’re dead wrong. Bandersnatch adds a “choose-your-own-adventure” element that changes the game entirely.

Drink when:

  • Someone says “Bandersnatch.”
  • Netflix is mentioned.
  • You have to make a choice.
  • You have to repeat part of the movie.
  • Someone smokes or does drugs.
  • Someone mentions a parallel universe.
  • Someone dies.

Finish your drink when:

  • You reach an ending.

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tick, tick…BOOM!

tick, tick...BOOM! | Official Trailer | Netflix

The perfect movie to drink along to if you’re among singers or the theatrically inclined, tick, tick…BOOM! is all about struggling artists, and features plenty of singing.

Drink when:

  • Anyone spontaneously bursts into song.
  • Bradley Whitford shows up.
  • You happen to spot a theater legend.
  • Anyone alludes to Jonathan Larson’s musical Rent.
  • Someone runs dramatically through New York City.
  • Jonathan Larson mentions running out of time.

Finish your drink when:

  • The credits roll.

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Gerald’s Game

Gerald's Game | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

A hallucinogenic, ultimately triumphant thriller, Gerald’s Game follows a woman who finds herself chained to a bed with no obvious solution for escaping from her predicament.

Drink when:

  • Something new appears in the shadows.
  • Jessie passes out.
  • A dead character tries to help Jessie work through a problem.
  • Jessie discovers or remembers a new piece of information.
  • A single character speaks uninterrupted for more than 30 seconds.

Finish your drink when:

  • Jessie finally manages to cut her own hand off.

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Fear Street: 1994

Fear Street Part 1: 1994 (Netflix | Official Trailer)

An ode to the horror movies of the ’90s, Fear Street is set in a cursed town where young people just keep dying without any real explanation.

Drink when: 

  • You recognize a ’90s horror trope.
  • The main character does anything particularly angsty.
  • You notice a brief cameo from someone famous.
  • You see any flannel.
  • You hear an iconic early ’90s jam.
  • A character unexpectedly survives danger.

Finish your drink win: 

  • Someone dies in horrific/brutal fashion.

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Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: The Story Of Fire Saga | Official Trailer | Netflix

A delightful romp about a small-time Icelandic group who inadvertently find themselves competing at the annual Eurovision song contest.

Drink when: 

  • Anyone’s accent seems to slip.
  • Pierce Brosnan seems to disapprove of his son Will Ferrell.
  • Rachel McAdams starts to sing.
  • “Ja Ja Ding Dong” is performed.
  • Demi Lovato shows up on screen.
  • Dan Stevens does anything unusually hot.

Finish your drink when: 

  • Fire Saga finally manages to win Eurovision.

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It Follows

It Follows Official Trailer 1 (2015) - Horror Movie HD

If you want to get drunk and be terrified at the same time, check out It Follows. The movie follows a young girl who has to vanquish the demon chasing her to avoid passing it on to someone else.

Drink when: 

  • Any figure looms ominously in the background.
  • Anybody you’re watching with jumps.
  • Any two characters have sex.
  • Anyone seems confused or doesn’t believe the main character.
  • The main character attempts to confront the monster following her.

Finish your drink when: 

  • The central friend group thinks they’ve finally vanquished their assailant.

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RRR Official Trailer (Hindi) India’s Biggest Action Drama | NTR,RamCharan,AjayD,AliaB | SS Rajamouli

A movie that’s a total blast whether you’re drunk or sober, the joy of this saga about two friends who are driven apart by imperial conflict will only be enhanced by the presence of alcohol.

Drink when: 

  • Any white character does something insane or stupid.
  • Either central character does some sort of absurd stunt.
  • You wish the two friends at the story’s center would just kiss already.
  • A new musical number starts.
  • A flashback starts.

Finish your drink when: 

  • A character does battle with a CGI animal.

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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery | Official Trailer | Netflix

Benoit Blanc is invited to a private Greek island under mysterious circumstances, only to discover that one of the guests at the private party he has infiltrated has been poisoned. A delight from beginning to end, Glass Onion is better to drink to once you already know where it’s going.

Drink when: 

  • Benoit Blanc offers a vintage pearl of southern wisdom.
  • A surprise celebrity cameo happens.
  • Kate Hudson wears something fabulous and slightly ridiculous.
  • Miles Bron does something shifty.
  • The hourly “DONG” sound happens.
  • Someone is murdered (or “murdered.”)

Finish your drink when: 

  • A major plot reveal occurs (it doesn’t have to be the final whodunnit reveal).

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Matilda: The Musical

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical | Official Trailer | Netflix

Is it a movie for kids? Maybe! But Matilda: The Musical is a great comfort viewing to drink along to, especially if you know many of the beats of the Matilda story already.

Drink when: 

  • A character breaks into song (obviously).
  • Miss Trunchbull makes references to her history as a champion hammer thrower.
  • Miss Honey does something sweet.
  • Matilda is reading.
  • Matilda uses her powers.
  • A student is punished.

Finish your drink when: 

  • Miss Trunchbull finally gets what’s coming to her.

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