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15 Essential Sleepover Movies

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Published September 13th 2014
‘Cause no one sleeps at a sleepover
We all have those films we remember seeing for the first time at a friend's sleepover. We laughed, we cried and we had the bejesus scared out of us. It's time again to get your popcorn and onesie ready because here is a list of classic sleepover movies that will keep you up until the sun rises.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
My insurance does not cover PMS!'

Adapted from Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew,' this movie is funny, dynamic and suitable for all ages. The characters are charismatic, the jokes are classic and I guarantee you'll still be quoting this film in 20 years' time.

Coyote Ugly (2000)
Hey everybody, do we serve water in this bar?'

It's an enjoyable film that hits you with energy and fills you with hope. Easy to watch and absorb, it will no doubt have you singing along to some favourites tunes.



Jurassic Park (1993)
He's gonna eat the goat?'

An instant hit, this film is certain to stick in your mind well into adulthood. With awesome special effects (that are still on par with today's standard) you'll be on the edge of your seat as the characters take you on an adventure 65 million years in the making.

The Mummy (1999)
It's just a book. No harm ever came from reading a book.'

Travel from ancient Egypt to the roaring 1920's as this film takes you on a quest to undo a deadly curse. With a great cast of characters you're in for thrills, chills and that odd sensation of bugs crawling under your skin.

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
We made a pact and we're keeping it.'

It's your typical teen horror slasher flick but it is entertaining. Packed with mystery and just enough one liners to leave an impression, it's easy to see how this film became so popular.



Scream (1996)
'Hello, Sidney.'

An instantly recognisable cult classic, this film perhaps kick started the high school horror genre. With Craven's direction the villain's identity remains a mystery until the finale and is sure to surprise even the most sceptical.

Jeepers Creepers (2001)
'Where'd you get those peepers.'

The creep factor in this film is off the scales. Blending the right amount of fear and anxiety this movie is sure to make you sleep with one eye open. There's no more to say, except sit back and enjoy.

Zoolander (2001)
'What is this? A centre for ants?'

A fantastic poke at our image obsessed culture, this movie is packed with entertainment. Its fun, light hearted and above all a great satire.

Bring It On (2000)
'Ever been to a cheerleading competition?'

A refreshing story line for its time this movie is a great change of pace form other teen movies. Well cast, funny and downright quotable this movie is sure to awaken your inner team spirit.

Mean Girls (2004)
'Get in loser, we're going shopping.'

Probably one of the greatest teen movies ever made. There is no more to say.

Dirty Dancing (1987)
'I carried a watermelon?'

Set in the '60s and made in the '80s, it's a coming of age story about young love, following your heart, and dancing like nobody is watching. So get ready to be wowed and let your heart fall in love with Johnny Castle.



The Breakfast Club (1985)
'The next time I have to come in here I'm crackin' skulls'

A dynamic set of characters and an excellent script and awesome soundtrack is what makes this film an instant Hughes classic.

Grease (1978)
'Look at me, Im Sandra Dee.'

A great cast of characters truly bring this musical to life. With fantastic songs, great jokes and memorable costumes it's hard not to instantly fall in love with Grease.

Gremlins (1984)
'Look Mister, there are some rules that you've got to follow'

A cute Furbee-like creature spawns a horde of mischievous gremlins. How could it possibly get any better?



Clueless (1995)
'Do you prefer "fashion victim" or "ensembly challenged"?'

Another teen film that hits the mark in every way. Great jokes, great cast and memorable fashion it's impossible not to add this to the list.



Do you have any movies that you think are sleepover classics? Feel free to leave your comments below.
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I think any Rom Com or horror movie will do the trick depending on what your into. Bridget Jones's Diary and Legally Blonde come to mind. For young kids sleeping over, any Disney movie will be a surefire hit.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|11537) 1165 days ago
Great choices - I'm also for Bridget Jones' Diary for the teen girls!
by Julie Mundy (score: 3|1725) 1164 days ago
Congrats on coming 1st!
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|11537) 1157 days ago
Showing my age here, but back in my sleepover days, it was always Xanadu... "your neon lights will shine for you, Xanaduuuuu"
by Hayley (score: 3|1012) 1164 days ago
If you want to be too scared to go to sleep I recommend Hitchcock's Psycho.
by MaggieVP (score: 2|562) 1033 days ago
A Cinderella Story and The Princess Bride are both great sleepover movies :-)
by Kristel Rennai (score: 0|8) 1161 days ago
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