Top Five Most Memorable MTV Films
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Today marks the release of Pitch Perfect, a youthful music-centric comedy that you may be surprised to know ISN'T being released by MTV Films. Yes, despite the absurdly heavy cross-promotion on the network and the story of competing college acapella groups being perfect for the imprint, the movie somehow wound up not being under the official MTV Films banner. Surprised by this oversight, we at the Weekly decided to take a look back at five of MTV Films' proud lineage by spotlighting the studios' most memorable releases
5. Joe's Apartment (1996)
While not in the history books for being a Hollywood blockbuster, Joe's Apartment is best remembered for two things: 1) Being the first MTV film and 2) Being the best New York City musical starring singing cockroaches released in the '90s. Even though, by box office standards, the film (based on a cherished MTV Short) wasn't the best start MTV Films could have hoped for, late night television airings and the approval of film critic and b-movie champion Joe Bob Briggs have made it a certified cult classic.
4. Beavis and Butt-head Do America (1996)
Much more successful was Beavis and Butt-head's big screen debut Beavis and Butt-head Do America. The film, which at one point held the record for biggest December opening week, proved the network's properties could not only hold the attention of its audience for an hour-and-a-half, but carry a worthy epic that proved to be much more than just a much longer episode on the big screen.