Aside from nightlife my other obsession is movies. I got to thinking about what we’re the best nightlife related movie scenes ever. Here is my top 20. Enjoy!!
I think this movie is pretty over rated, however it was made towards the end of the Disco Scene and represents a past effort of nightlife. Plus Al Pacino gives the best line. ” You look like you haven’t been fucked right in a year.”
#19 Saturday Night Fever
This movie brought the Disco era to new heights.
#18 From Dusk Til Dawn
Mexican Vampire Strip clubs are clubs too lol One of my favorite movies. Salma Hayek in her absolute prime. Thank you Robert Rodriguez.
#17 Coming to America
You would still meet crazy broads like this at the club until this day.
Tom Cruise played a bartender in this classic 80′s movie. Luckily nightlife isn’t this cheesy anymore haha
Check out #15-11 on Page 2
#15 Very Bad Things
A belligerent bachelor party goes wrong when Jeremy Piven gets a little to rough with a stripper. NSFW
#14 Boogie Nights
Luis Guzman’s nightclub is featured in this iconic opening scene by Paul Thomas Anderson. Kinda makes me wish I was alive in the 70′s.
#13 Bad Boys 2
Slick scene of a drug fueled nightclub in Miami. A tad unrealistic but a guy can dream right.
#12 The 25th Hour
Pretty cool scene by Spike Lee here. Features a young Anna Paquin rolling on ecstasy.
#11 The Social Network
Great scene by Fincher it actually captures the part where you have to scream at each other in clubs to communicate. Most films ignore than. “I’m CEO Bitch!”
Check out #10-6 on Page 3
This scene at a vampire nightclub features a “Bloodbath Party” that seems pretty fun. We need to start partying with vampires apparently.
Tom Cruise kicks ass in this club scene from the great Michael Mann film.
#8 City of God
One of my favorite movies of all time. Cool brazilian club scene. Don’t watch if you haven’t seen it because it will ruin a major plot point.
#7 Black Swan
Another scene with someone on ecstasy. This time Natalie Portman rolls at a NYC nightclub
#6 The Way of the Gun
A really underrated film. Literally one of the best opening scenes of all time. Really good fight scene too. Sarah Silverman is fucking hilarious. Ryan Phillipe and Benicio Del Torro are bad ass. Though they never actually make it into the club lol
Check out #5-2 on Page 4
Iconic scene that gives you a taste of what the door was like at the infamous Studio 54. Steve Rubell pioneered the method that we follow to this day.
Hype Williams delivers a really stylish scene in this nightclub robbery that opens the film.
#3 Knocked Up
This is by far the funniest club scene ever. Craig Robertson is fucking hilarious. This happens at doors around the city on a nightly basis.
#2 American Psycho
The film adaptation of the Bret Easton Elis novel is one of my favorite movies of all time. There are so many great one liners and its really twisted. In this scene Patrick and his friend do blow in a nightclub bathroom.
Check out #1 on Page 5
#1 The Rules of Attraction
Another adaptation of a Bret Easton Elis novel. He really has a knack for expressing debaucherous youth and sex. One of my favorite montages in all of film.
Here is what the Director wrote about how they made this epic scene.
For this sequence, from The Rules of Attraction (2002), I directed Kip Pardue to remain in character as the vacant, vapid, and self-absorbed Victor from the moment we stepped onto the plane to Europe until the moment we returned to Los Angeles. A blinding twelve cities in two weeks shooting every possible moment on a Sony PD-150. It was an endurance test. I told Kip that I would have 24/7 access — no matter how intimate the situation. With no script, and the loosest of plans, I tracked Victor as he partied across Europe in the shell-shocked weeks following 9/11. We would be raving with Paul Oakenfold one day in Dublin, and then at a Ford model party in Paris the next. Five minutes into a conversation with, say, an heiress or a model, I would stop shooting, explain who we were, that Victor was actually the actor Kip Pardue, and that we were shooting a scene for my latest film, The Rules of Attraction. Our only other crew member, Academy Award™-winning Producer Greg Shapiro, would then step forward and get them to sign a waiver, and then Victor would proceed to dawn. I didn’t sleep more than a few hours those two weeks. Months later, Kip would receive calls from the various girls Victor had hooked up with who were confused as to what was real and what wasn’t. Who were we? Where is Victor? I cut the 70 hours of footage down to these 4 minutes which I cut into the film.
Unfortunately this video can not be embedded. So click the link below to watch it on YouTube.