Down 655 this week

Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Music, Romance  |  12 April 1985 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 7,361 users  
Reviews: 57 user | 28 critic

Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular ... See full summary »



Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video


Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns a classy 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 13 Apr 2011
a list of 35 titles
created 17 Apr 2012
a list of 23 titles
created 01 Feb 2014
a list of 34 titles
created 05 Jul 2014
a list of 32 titles
created 1 week ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)

Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Girls Just Want to Have Fun.



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Teen Witch (1989)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Louise is not very popular at her high school. Then she learns that she's descended from the witches of Salem and has inherited their powers. At first she uses them to get back at the girls... See full summary »

Director: Dorian Walker
Stars: Robyn Lively, Dan Gauthier, Joshua John Miller
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A nerdy outcast secretly pays the most popular girl in school one thousand dollars to be his girlfriend.

Director: Steve Rash
Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Courtney Gains
Tuff Turf (1985)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A street rebel and his gang have trouble understanding themselves and their world.

Director: Fritz Kiersch
Stars: James Spader, Kim Richards, Paul Mones
Footloose (1984)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Director: Herbert Ross
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy.

Director: Howard Deutch
Stars: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A womanizer meets his match when he falls for a woman in debt to the mafia.

Director: James Toback
Stars: Molly Ringwald, Robert Downey Jr., Dennis Hopper
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Terry Griffith has got it all -- looks, popularity, the perfect college boyfriend, and an article that's a shoo-in to win her a summer internship at the local newspaper... or so she thinks.... See full summary »

Director: Lisa Gottlieb
Stars: Joyce Hyser, Clayton Rohner, Billy Jayne
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A high school girl must find a substitute date to escort her to the prom.

Director: John Schultz
Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Adrian Grenier, Stephen Collins
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Chris Parker agrees to babysit after her "dread" date stands her up. Expecting a dull evening, Chris settles down with three kids for a night of TV... and boredom. But when her frantic ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Columbus
Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An anonymous love letter left in Michael's locker on the last day of school wreaks havoc on his life, and the lives of everyone who come in contact with it.

Director: David Greenwalt
Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Lori Loughlin, Kelly Preston


Complete credited cast:
Janey Glenn
Mr. Malene
Jeff Malene
Kristi Somers ...
Richard Blade ...
DTV Host
Lynne Stone
Zach Glenn
J.P. Sands
Maggie Malene
Colonel Glenn
Drew Boreman
Natalie Sands
Margaret Howell ...
Mrs. Glenn
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kris Adams ...


Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular couple, Janey and Lynne are determined to audition. The only problem is that Janey's father doesn't approve of that kind of thing. Written by Murray Chapman <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


That's all they really want! See more »


Comedy | Music | Romance


PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

12 April 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dziewczyny chca sie bawic  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Notable for featuring Cyndi Lauper's song made famous in 1983 in its title and soundtrack, but instead uses a similar cover version by Deborah Galli. See more »


About an hour into the film there's a montage of Jeff and Janey practicing in the park. In one sequence Maggie is sitting in a tree looking on as Jeff jumps off of it. Jeff lands and turns to look at her. The shot of her reaction was flipped, as the text on the Pepsi can she's holding is backwards, and the tree she's sitting on is now on her left (screen right) instead of her right (screen left). This was obviously done to match the direction of the shot of Jeff looking at her. See more »


Lynne: My name's Lynne Stone.
Janey: Hi.
Lynne: But I'm gonna change it as soon as I'm old enough.
See more »


Remade as Girls Just Want to Have Fun See more »


Wake Up the Neighborhood
Performed by Holland
Written by Tom Holland, Joey Cettner, Mike Batio
Produced by Tom Werman
Holland Appears Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

The best eighties film u should see at least once
31 August 2004 | by (kent, england) – See all my reviews

this is one of the best films i even seen. this is a feel good film for all those who love having fun and giggles. it is one of my fave films and watch it at least 3 times a week since finally finding it on DVD after many years of not seeing it. it is packed with comedy and romance and had my sides splitting with some classic quotes. the cast is great and there is a definite chemistry between them all. if u r gonna see an eighties movie just once in ur life then make it Girls Just Want To Have Fun. Get ur girlie mates round for a gossip and stick this film on and munch on the popcorn while laughing at Helen Hunt as Lynn, Sarah Jessica Parker as Janey and drool over the really nice looking guy Lee Montgomery aka Jeff with his dorky friend Drew.

7 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Cyndi lauper cameo SuperStar_BoOmBoOmPow
Jessica Parker in Blue Underwear earlydawnrose
revealing mistake (anyone notice???) mikidc
Have fun Quote + trivia game!! CPenny2003
other 80's girls flicks lil_mel-1
Robert Downey Jr. cameo bigjonlam
Discuss Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: