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In the spirit of Eurovision, we've themed a collection of free movies that's as camp as a row of tents. All available for free at SBS On Demand.
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19 May 2015 - 4:26 PM  UPDATED 26 Apr 2016 - 10:13 AM

Cupcakes

When a group of best friends in Tel Aviv gather to watch 'UniverSong', they are less than impressed by the official Israeli entry. Believing that they can do better, they spontaneously create and record their own song on a mobile phone (initially written by the Scissor Sisters and "Eurovisionised" for the needs of the movie). Little do they know, their performance is seen by the 'UniverSong' judges and soon they are Israel's next official entry. Sweet and colourful, Cupcakes is the perfect, guilt-free pleasure to get in the Eurovision mood!

Cupcakes (2014)
 

Dancing Ninja

According to the legend of the Dancing Ninja, an orphaned child, destined to save the world from evil, will arrive at the docks of a small village in the Far East. Ikki, a Caucasian boy who was adopted by an Asian family after surviving a shipwreck as a baby, grows up as an outsider and believes he was the chosen one. David Hasselhof, who since his Baywatch glory days has become the undisputed king of kitsch (he'll be starring in the upcoming Sharknado 3), plays Ansel LaDouche, a villainous action movie star who doesn't take well to young Ikki. Silly and hilarious.

 

I'm So Excited!

Pedro Almodovar returns to bawdy comedy with the story of a doomed flight and its panicked crew's increasingly desperate efforts to distract the passengers from the dangers they face. The pilot and cabin crew pull out all of the stops to keep Peninsula Flight 2549 as fun, sexy and enjoyable as possible, while they wait for a solution.

 

Chic - Live in Amsterdam

Aaah, Freak out to this performance by iconic disco hitmakers Chic. All the classics are here, from 'Le Freak', to 'Good Times', with legendary frontman Nile Rogers holding court, front and centre. This show was recorded at Amsterdam's Paradiso in 2005 - almost a decade before Rogers made his high-profile comeback with Pharrell Williams/Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky'.

 

Drop Dead Gorgeous

A TV crew films the annual beauty pageant in small town Minnesota, but things go awry when some of the contestants and their mothers stop at nothing to win. We're talking catfights, backstabbing and bombings... nothing's off limits for the girls to sabotage their competition and get their hands on the prized tiara. This black comedy, filmed in the mockumentary style, stars Kirstie Alley and Ellen Barkin, as well as young up-and-comers Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Brittany Murphy and Amy Adams.

 

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Three words: "Tune in Tokyo". A very young Sarah Jessica Parker stars as Janey, a teenager recently relocated to Chicago with her military family. She befriends Lynne, played by Helen Hunt, with whom she shares a passion for dancing and 'Dance TV'. When they learn that the show is looking for new dancers, Janey and Lynne are determined to audition - once they overcome the stern hurdle that is Janey's dad. 

 

Orgazmo

South Park writer Trey Parker lends his acerbic wit to this outrageous comedy about a naive young Mormon who becomes unwittingly a porn star. Mormon Joe Young is about to get married, but he needs to find money quickly to be able to give his fiancée the wedding of her dreams. By chance, he knocks on the door of a porn movie producer and is recruited as a sex superhero. However, his "talents" are noticed and when the movie becomes a success, he finds a kind of fame that  wouldn't sit well with his unknowing fiancée.

 

OSS 117: Cairo - Nest of Spies

Before winning an Oscar for his role in The Artist, Jean Dujardin had already worked with director Michel Hazanavicius and co-star Bérénice Béjo in the spy spoof comedy franchise OSS 117, where he had freedom to play up his comedic talents as the clueless secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath. This first movie is set in Egypt in 1955, and after a fellow agent disappears, OSS 117 is ordered to take his place at the head of a poultry firm in Cairo. This is to be his cover while he is busy foiling Nazis, quelling a fundamentalist rebellion, and bedding local beauties. So frenchy so chic, and so very, very silly.  

 

OSS 117: Lost in Rio

In this sequel set 12 years later, super-spy Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, aka OSS 117 is sent to Rio de Janeiro on a top-secret government mission to obtain a microfilm that could be highly compromising for the French government. OSS 117 will have to team up with a beautiful Israeli Army Colonel to track down and capture a Nazi blackmailer. It's the start of a new adventure which will see OSS 117 fumble merrily through Brazil, a bossa-nova dreamland of bikini-clad women, groovy hippies and pesky, gun-wielding agents. 

 

The Beastmaster

A sword-and-sorcery fantasy about a young man's search for revenge. Armed with supernatural powers, the handsome hero and his animal allies wage war against marauding forces, falling in love along the way with a gorgeous slave lady. This '80s B-movie didn't meet with much success at the time of its release, but slowly obtained cult status thanks to its heavy playing on cable TV. Bare, muscular chests, loincloths, '80s hair, bad special effects, a panther, ferrets... what more do you want?

 

About the Looking for and the Finding of Love

German A-lister Moritz Bleibtreu stars in a modern-day version of the ancient Greek tragedy of Orpheus and Eurydice, retold in a modern days in a kitsch dark fantasy. Two lovers - songwriter Mimi and his pop singer girlfriend Venus - reunite in the underworld to rekindle their relationship and share a love of epic proportions. Critically-acclaimed German writer Patrick Süskind (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer) worked with director Helmut Dietl on the screenplay.

 

The Swimsuit Issue

Following a bachelor party at the local pool, Fredrik, a divorced, unemployed journalist discovers his passion for synchronised swimming. Convincing his floorball teammates to join him as Sweden's only all-male team, and with the help of his estranged daughter as their coach, they set their sights on the world championships in Berlin. Dive head first in this comedic tale of courage, triumph and gender role reversal, which has often been compared to The Full Monty.

 

C.R.A.Z.Y.

C.R.A.Z.Y. portrays the bonds between a father and his five sons, from the perspective of teenage Zachary. Born on Christmas Day in 1960, Zachary is confused about his sexuality, but forces himself to live a lie in order to suit his conservative father's expectations. When Zac, as a teenager, shows more and more signs of his homosexuality, his father sends him to see a therapist in order to "cure" him. A moving story by Jean-Marc Vallée, the French-Canadian director of Dallas Buyers Club and a great soundtrack featuring amongst many others David Bowie, the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd.

 

Velvet Goldmine

Prepare for a onslaught of eyeliner, glitter and feathers in director Todd Haynes' (Far From Heaven, I'm Not There) superb recreation of the UK '70s glam-rock scene, which won an Oscar for best costumes. It follows British journalist Arthur Stuart (Christian Bale) on an investigation about the rise and fall of his childhood hero, pop superstar Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), largely inspired by David Bowie. Also stars Ewan McGregor as rebellious American singer Curt Wild, and Toni Collette as Slade's wife Mandy.

 

Foon

A quasi-musical-comedy which descends into horror, set in the early sixties in a college on the outskirts of West Philadelphia. For 15 years, the graduation ball has been the preserve of the Foons – those teenagers who are immersed in weird notions of fun and who describe themselves as "cool". As they prepare for the graduation ball, it is decided to open up invitations to the nerd underdogs. The eternal rivalry between the cool kids and the nerds is played out with colourful costumes and kooky hairdos.

 

 

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