I know some may not consider the 80's vintage and in my book its definitely does not belong in the classic film category but I wanted to bring some fun into my movie madness mondays posts for today. The 80's produced some fantastic and unique films but as funny as many of them are they always sneaked in some intense and serious moments. When I was thinking about what 80's flicks were just pure fun and no heavy stuff, I thought of these four films.
Midnight Madness is insanely fun. There is one moment between two brothers that you begin to hear the "lesson of the day" theme music playing in the background but truly 98% of this film is pure hilarity. You have the debut of Micheal J. Fox and a band of wackos running around trying to find clues in order to win this big challenge. Let's just say because of this film I still want to have to Great All-Nighter themed birthday party. Anyone want to come?
Girls Just Want to Have Fun has a very young SJP, Helen Hunt, and Shannon Doherty in it. If you are a fan of Sex in the City, you really should get acquainted with SJP's earlier work. She's amazing. This movie is just fun from beginning to end. Its sort of like Dance Fever (an 80s show about dancing) and Footloose all rolled into one but just very, very girly.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice. There, I said it. Ugh-oh! Gothic princess shaking her senora with a house full of friendly ghosts. Enough said.
Lastly, Teen Witch. I mean who wasn't Louise? Who is still Louise? Smart, sweet girl who longs to have people around her take notice of how awesome she really is. It is your finest hour if you watch this film. Teen dream perfection and oodles of fun.
Have you seen any of these films? What are your favorite fun 1980's flicks?