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Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
In this remake of the 1998 French hit The Dinner Game, Paul Rudd plays a businessman who tries to win a promotion by bringing the biggest idiot to a company dinner party. His candidate? An IRS flunky (Steve Carell).
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Flirting With Disaster (1996)
David O. Russell's screwball comedy about a guy (Ben Stiller) searching for his birth parents climaxes in a dinner party that's actually rather pleasant — that is, until one of the guests (Richard Jenkins) realizes his quail was laced with LSD.
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The weak of heart (or stomach) might want to click past this one now: This sequel to 1991's Silence of the Lambs contains one of the most gut-wrenching scenes in film history, when Anthony Hopkins, as the legendary Hannibal Lecter, cuts open Ray Liotta's skull and makes him eat part of his own brains.
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The Family Stone (2005)
When Everett (Dermott Mulroney) brings his tightly wound fiancée, Meredith (Sarah Jessica Parker), home for Thanksgiving, she doesn't exactly get a warm welcome from his ultra-liberal family. And things only get worse at dinner, when Meredith calls Everett's brother ''challenged'' on account of his being gay. AWKWARD.
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Indiana Jones and Temple of Doom (1984)
Two words: Monkey brains. Check, please!
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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
In The Exterminating Angel (1962), surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel trapped a group of dinner party guests in a room for no apparent reason. In this 1972 Oscar winner, a series of unexpected events brings a sextet of diners to an equally frustrating fate: They never get to eat in the first place.
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And Then There Were None (1945)
Legendary French director Réné Clair helmed the first Hollywood adaptation of Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians, in which the guests at a dinner party are mysteriously murdered one by one.
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Murder By Death (1976)
A group of detectives (including Peter Sellers and Maggie Smith) are invited to dinner party only to learn that it's actually a murder investigation with a giant cash prize for whoever figures out whodunnit. Boy, if I had a nickel for every time that's happened to me...
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Nobody actually consumes any solids when a young couple (George Segal and Sandy Dennis) spend a booze-soaked night with a professor (Richard Burton) and his volatile wife (Elizabeth Taylor). But while it might not have a dinner party scene per se, Woolf more than earns its place in the canon of awkward mingling movies.
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The Last Supper (1995)
In her second big-screen role, Cameron Diaz plays one of a group of five graduate students in Iowa who decide to make the world a better place by inviting radical conservatives over to dinner... and killing them.