Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) Director: Susan SeidelmanMadonna, Rosanna Arquette and Aidan Quinn running around big bad New York City. There are, among many key ingredients: Mistaken identities (Which really works at 3 A.M. as the night owl in some of us can attest to feeling like a completely different person at such loony times) A weird, wacky stalker and a trip or two to the Cinema. And what better image of seeing Madonna dance to her own song in some East Village Club? Desperately Seeking Susan captures a mood and feeling you don't often find in the usual 80's comedy. It's also authentic New York. Just get into the groove already.
Trading Places (1983) Director: John LandisOne of the most quotable movies ever, can also be for some of us our most watched movie ever. Recently a friend recited the entire Train Scene dialogue verbatim to me. He apparently use to watch this film every night before bed for many, many years. It's addictive stuff. Give it a go and try it for yourself every night. It'll always bring a smile to your face. Remember when Eddie Murphy was a comic genius? Are you old enough to remember that far back? Certainly you remember Jamie Lee Curtis, regardless of your age... Beef Jerky Time!
Friday The 13th - Any of 'em (1980-1989) Director: Sean Cunningham & Friends Watching horror films in the middle of the night might not be the advice for most, but if you're feeling up for it, what better way to treat yourself to the gory pleasures of the original series of films under the Paramount logo. Witness many nubile young persons get hacked to pieces with various weapons and garden tools; Witness your brain in total shutdown with giddy delight. Jason has only his mother to thank...And so should we for birthing such a wacky mixed up kid to entertain us with such carnage.
Foul Play (1978) Directed By Colin Higgins
Miracle Mile (1989) Directed By Steve De Jarnatt
The Heavenly Kid (1985) Directed By Cary Medoway
Love Story (1970) Directed By Arthur Hiller
Just Before dawn (1981) Directed By Jeff Lieberman
Into The Night (1985) Directed By John Landis
*The Temp (1993) Directed By Tom Holland
*See also any of the other myriads of "Fill in The Blank From Hell" movies from the 90's. They all work at 3:14 AM!