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Ten Movies Named After Friday

Here are some movies named after the weekday Friday. This list has some comedies with some exceptions. A lot of these films are available on streaming services, on [digtal] cable or you may own all ready.

Friday (1995)

This 90’s comedy is a It Happened In One Night kind of comedies. Two stoner friends in a sleepy neighbourhood wish their lives were more eventful until a drug deal near their houses sparks tension among the residents. This is a cult classic film that now everyone knows of and had two sequels made.

Friday the 13th (1980)

An 80’s horror / mystery movie of a being stalking summer camp workers and killing them after it was reopened. Everyone knows that part of the story and the many sequels it concocted.

Trailer for Friday the 13th

His Girl Friday (1940)

A classic film of fast-talking and fast walking journalists at a newspaper. When a New York newspaper editor realizes that his ex-wife, an investigative journalist, is getting remarried to some boring guy moving her away from him and his newspaper, he fabricates a fake story about a death row convicted murderer may be innocent. Her reporting senses take over and his plans fall apart.

Screenshot of His Girls Friday (1940) a purse is about to be thrown at Cary Grant by his ex-wife at the newspaper office while holding a 1920's telephone.
Screenshot of His Girls Friday (1940)

Friday Night Lights (2004)

This sports drama inspired the 6 season television series of the same name on the CW network. The film is about Coach Gaines and team Panthers of Periman High School faces the struggles of winning games and the championship game in a town obsessed with the success of the team.

Screenshot of Friday Night Lights (2004) with Billy Bob Thornton giving an inspirational speech to the team.
Screenshot of Friday Night Lights (2004)

Freaky Friday (1976, 1995 & 2003)

I linked both of these films together because they have a similar theme between them but different characters. Both films are about a mother and daughter who don’t see eye-to-eye about life and think each other should change to be more like them. After they both say “I wish I could switch places with her for just one day,” the mother and daughter switch bodies and experience a day in the life of each other’s bodies. The 1976 and 1995 film is based on the children’s novel of the same name by Mary Rodgers from 1972. The book was inspired by the 1882 novel Vice Versa: A Lesson to Fathers by F. Anstey.

Trailer for Freaky Friday (1977)
Trailer for Freaky Friday (1995)
Trailer for Freaky Friday (2003)

Thank God It’s Friday (1978)

This is a musical comedy from the disco 70’s Los Angeles of multiple short stories that intertwine of circumstances and funny outcomes. It’s one of those films better known for the soundtrack than the actual film. They do dance some of their problems away and won an Oscar for music.

Trailer for Thank God It’s Friday (1978)

Black Friday (2007)

A critically acclaimed drama about the 1993 bombings in Bombay, India directed with colour graded blue, red, and green scenes of violence and criminal behaviour in five chapters. The film is based on the true-crime novel Black Friday: The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts by journalist Hussain Zaid. The film tells the story of the series of 12 bomb explosions by an organized crime unit, the police investigating the crime and the criminals involved. This film was originally made in 2004 but was held back by the courts to a 2007 release.

Screenshot of Black Friday (2007) a man under arrest at a police station confessing criminal behaviour and information about the crime boss.
Screenshot of Black Friday

Friday Night (2002)

A woman as a one night stand with a stranger before moving in with her boyfriend. This film is French and also goes by Vendredi Soir a.k.a. Friday Night. This is a very sophisticated romance adventure date night film of an affair a restless woman has from driving around a gridlocked downtown Paris.

Screenshot of Friday Night (2002) with Valérie Lemercier.
Screenshot of Friday Night (2002)

The Long Good Friday (1980)

A cockney crime boss tries to become a legitimate property mogul and tries to get an American mafia boss to pay for the repairs of the derelict buildings has a possible future venue for the London Olympics. It goes through problems from the British 1970s decade like mid-level political and police corruption, IRA funding, displacement of traditional British industries to property development and the free trade market economy. It’s considered to be Bob Hopkins’ breakthrough role.

Trailer for The Long Good Friday

Black Friday (1940)

This psychological thriller stars Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi (in a small part in the film). A mad scientist recalling the events that landed him in the big house. He slices a violent gangster’s brain and transplanted it in a dying teacher to observe him act out violently and money the mobster hide.

Screenshot from Black Friday (1940) with Boris Karloff and Stanley Ridges.
Screenshot from Black Friday (1940)

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