10 Movies That’ll Get You Hyped For “Bodies Bodies Bodies” (And Where To Stream Them)

Body Body Body finally arrives in theaters after getting too much acclaim at this year’s SXSW. The buzz for A24’s slasher comedy has certainly not died down and suggests the indie studio could have several word-of-mouth hits in 2022. It follows wealthy friends who get together for a hurricane party but become hostile towards each other after the party takes an unexpected and deadly turn.



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Amandla Stenberg (The hate you give), Maria Bakalova (Borat Next Movie), and pete davidson (The King of Staten Island) are probably the three biggest names in film, but its stellar cast of young comedians and dramatic actors also includes Myha’la Herrold (HBO Industry) and Rachel Sennott (Baby Shiva). With its Day-Glo cinematography and timely storyline (expect to hear a lot of jargon like “toxic” and “gaslighting”), Body Body Body–in addition to being an Agatha-Christie thriller– is a generational portrait in the vein of Heathersand spring breakers.

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“The Bling Ring” (2013)

Based on a true story, The bling ring is about a group of teenagers who robbed numerous celebrity-owned properties between 2008 and 2009. While director Sophie Coppola is kind to the actual subjects of the story, she wisely avoids turning them into relatable characters.

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The bling ring is less concerned with their individual aspirations than with a clinical unpacking of the materialism and celebrity worship they embody. The film opened to lukewarm reviews in 2013 and garnered attention primarily for Emma WatsonCoppola’s countercast cast as the band’s frontman, but the years since have given Coppola’s underrated capers renewed relevance. Available to Showtime subscribers.

“Never Come Back” (2018)

Best friends Angela and Jessie (Maia Mitchell and Camila Morrone) are partners in crime and just about everything else. The film follows their misadventures over a tumultuous few days as they land in jail, lose their jobs, and dream of a trip to the beach.

Never come back we often have the impression that it picks up with characters from The Florida Project fifteen years later. Don’t expect the hard-hitting social commentary of this movie, though. Writer-director Augustine Frizzell trades critical perspective for a charming, languorous odyssey full of laughter. As questionable as the actions of the main characters may be – they steal, swear at adults, and cheat others to get what they want – it’s hard not to cheer on these two perfectly misguided troublemakers. Available to Showtime subscribers.

‘Jawbreaker’ (1999)

Everyone’s favorite teen comedy about hiding a body, Jaw-dropping is already compared online with the latest offering from A24. Rebecca Gayheart, Rose McGowanand Julie Benz star members of a clique who kill their best friend in a birthday prank gone horribly wrong. The girls’ later cover-up is a lens through which writer-director Darren Stein explores teen sexuality, body image, and pop culture’s objectification of youth.

The film remains popular for its biting humor and vibrant use of pastels, an aesthetic that persists throughout the subgenre. First welcomed without much fanfare, Jaw-dropping has aged well and is considered ahead of its time. Only available in PVOD at the moment.

‘Heathlands’ (1989)

Veronique Sawyer (winona ryder) is the only girl in his friend group who is not named Heather. She disapproves of the Heathers’ mistreatment of their classmates and finds a kindred spirit in Jason Dean (christian slater), an enigmatic outcast with a cruel side. Veronica and Jason’s romance turns into a vigilante partnership when they begin to lash out at their high school bullies.

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Heathers‘ modern play on Shakespearean themes turned black comedy – cited as the inspiration behind mouth breaker, mean girls, and, by extension, Body Body Body–a seminal coming-of-age film. A prescient satire of America’s upper middle class, Heathers is a treasure trove of iconic lines and scenes. Watch it for free on Tubi.


“Rough Night” (2017)

Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazerand Zoe Kravitz Play college friends who get together for a doomed bachelorette party. A climbing comedy, restless night becomes more entertaining as the circumstances of the evening deteriorate further. It’s a film that deserves to be watched with little prior knowledge of the synopsis.

While the film’s goals are modest compared to those of zeitgeist-typing social commentary like Body Body Body, it hits many of the same narrative beats, as the characters begin to blame each other and express deep animosity for each other as their luck wanes. The talented cast keeps restless night afloat even if it strains credulity. PVOD only.

‘Baby Shiva’ (2021)

A good reason to check Body Body Body is scathing humor specialist Rachel Sennott. She announced her talent to a large audience in Baby Shivaa claustrophobia-inducing dark comedy that, like Sennott’s new project, uses a single location to create real-time tension.

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She plays Danielle, an aimless young adult whose less than kosher personal life unfolds at an Orthodox Jewish wake. Sennott both builds on generational stereotypes and upends them. Between insipidity and precocious sagacity, his performance recalls Lena Dunham‘Fishing Girls. It is not surprising that the critics of Body Body Body hail Sennott as one of the main attractions of the film. Play on HBO Max.

‘Spring Breakers’ (2013)

four friends (Selena Gomez, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Ashley Bensonand Rachel Corine) are desperate to escape campus over spring break and party with their classmates in St. Petersburg, Florida. After ending up in jail for narcotics trafficking and vandalism, the girls are bailed out by Alien (James Franco), a rapper and drug dealer whose generosity is not without its drawbacks.

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Pre-release reviews called Body Body Body a generation Z spring breakersand while that comparison certainly makes stylistic sense, the slasher comedy’s marketing didn’t suggest the austere, pensive tone of Korine HarmonyThe autopsy of youth culture. In the hands of another filmmaker, spring breakers could easily have been a celebration of bad behavior. Korine’s detached observations, however, create an agonizing cautionary tale. As The bling ring, spring breakers manages to generate sympathy for its characters without endorsing or romanticizing their actions. As colorful as this party is, you’ll be itching to leave. Currently available on Showtime.


“Thirteen” (2003)

With her frenetic camerawork, desaturated palette, smoky eyeshadow and low-rise flares, Thirteen never gives in to making you feel like you were transported at first. Never come back is the idealized version of this grungy, limitless approach to youth culture and addiction. Evan Rachel Wood stars as Tracy, a seventh grader who undergoes a dramatic personality change after befriending her middle school queen bee, Evie (Nikki Roseau). Tracy’s mother (holly hunter), a recovering drug addict, is increasingly alarmed by her newfound enthusiasm for shoplifting, drugs, and older boys.

Thirteen covers topics – kleptomania, materialism, family estrangement – that The bling ring and spring breakers would cross later for greater effect. What makes this one less depressing are the flawed but well-meaning adults in the room. The film perfectly captures the last days of exchanging phone numbers on scraps of paper. Currently available on HBO Max.


“This is the end” (2013)

James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen, Craig Robinson, Danny McBrideand Jonah Hill are forced to cohabit after the Second Coming interrupts their house party. Petty rivalries and long-standing grudges threaten everyone’s survival as the group splits into opposing camps. It is the end is full of hilarious celebrity cameos and clever movie references like silver ball and Rosemary’s baby.

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The film pokes fun at its stars (all playing themselves) for their entitlement and narcissism, qualities that Body Body Body skewers in its own characters. Both projects also draw laughs from the awkward setup of enemies revealing their true feelings for each other under duress. Watch it on Starz.

‘Zola’ (2021)

A waitress (Taylor Paige) thinks she is accompanying her new friend (Riley Keough) in Florida so they can make a quick buck, but she soon realizes she’s being trafficked. Colman Domingo and Nicholas Brown (of Succession Fame) play Keough’s pimp and dumb boyfriend, respectively.

The bling ring and spring breakers credibly explore the effects of social media on young people, but Zola has the particularity of coming from the very culture criticized by these films. The main character is a real person who tweeted about a nightmarish experience; this thread serves as the source material for this blurry and surreal film. As hilarious as it is annoying, Zola encapsulates modern communication in a way that few movies have managed. Stream it on Showtime.

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