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5 Musical Films That We Wouldn’t Mind Being In Video Games



In musical films, a thief prepared with a gun can start singing and dancing out of nowhere, which is amusing, yet annoying. Jennifer Grey (who played Baby) and Patrick Swayze (who played Johnny) dominated the film set of Dirty Dancing (1987). Baby is one listless summer from joining the Peace Corps. Her summer plans turns chaotic when she has to remain at a sleepy resort in Catskills and the resorts dance instructor is not approved of by Baby’s father. 

Because the 80s involved parents having more control over their children’s future (from what they can wear, where they can go, and what they can say), Baby has to be extra creative on continuing to see Johnny. The screenplay for Dirty Dancing was based on Eleanor Bergstein’s childhood. Believe it or not, Dirty Dancing is also a 2007 puzzle game, available for Microsoft Windows, which (lets say) did not live up to expectations of the film. 

The Blues Brothers: Jukebox Adventure is a 1993 released video game for SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System), based on the band, The Blues Brothers and a sequel to The Blues Brothers. Do you prefer Hairspray (1988) or (2007)? Well, in the video game, Dance on Broadway, the cast of Hairspray sings You Can’t Stop The Beat. Looking back at the in-game singing and graphics, it is not too appealing. I am not a singer, but I do have ears.

Here are 5 musical films that we would not mind being video games.

5. Purple Rain (1984): 

The Purple Rain Drinking Game Kit is available, but the movie Purple Rain (1984), would make a must-have video game for Prince fans. The Minneapolis musician, Prince, in actual story mode, would provide you with a variety of classic songs from his band, The Revolution. 

Preferably, I think the gameplay should be slightly different from the movie, delving deeper. True Prince fans saw this movie repeatedly or maybe you are a visual and/or auditory learner, remember nearly everything.


4. Cry Baby (1990): 

There is a video game called Cry Babies, which has absolutely nothing to do with the film, Cry Baby (1990). So, a young woman goes against her mother’s wishes, just to date you? That is already an interesting enough storyline to play a video game, that can be based off of Cry Baby. 

Johnny Depp played John Waters in a way nobody else should attempt to imitate and his singing, in Cry Baby, came from James Intveld (a vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist, and actor). James Intveld‘s name did not appear in the film credits, so if Cry Baby turns into a video game, maybe he can get the credit he deserves. 

3. A Hard Days Night (1964: 

A Hard Days Night appears like a behind-the-scenes feature, instead of a musical, but such details can be incorporated into a video game.

Okay. In 2009, developed by Harmonix and published by MTV Games, the music video game, The Beatles: Rock Band, was released. It still would be a thrill to play A Hard Days Night. 

2. House Party:

I am not talking about the House Party video game released back in December 5, 2015. House Party (1990) actually is a musical film, where rapping appears with a purpose, which is why it does not feel like a musical. There is a House Party, House Party 2, House Party 3, and House Party 4: Down To The Last Minute, which could all be incorporated into an appropriate video game. Saturday Morning Cartoons used to show Kid ‘n Play, the 1990 animated cartoon series, where Kid is the more responsible member out of the group.


1. Amy: 

Amy takes you on a journey through the career of Amy Winehouse and maybe the ending can be changed, to make the gamers feel comfortable. 

Just like some people think of the film Annie (1982) and/or Annie (2014), you would expect an Annie video game to be released, based on the film. ANNIE: Last Hope (an HD top-down shooting game) is not based on the popular film Annie.

Isaiah Joshua is an author and poet and has a love for video games. In May 2016, he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema Arts and Science. As an avid gamer, some of his favorite games are "WWF No Mercy, Hitman, Manhunt, Sims 3, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter. Conscious in gaming culture, he is always researching gaming history, as well as the latest games to write about.