22 Movie Shopping Montages To Get You Psyched For Black Friday

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We can be a bit hard on movie clichés, but that doesn't mean we don't still (sometimes) love (some of) them. Case in point: the elaborate shopping montage, in which movie stars raid a mall, twirl around dressing rooms, swipe credit cards, and merrily swing their shopping bags while "Pretty Woman" or "Money (That's What I Want)" booms in the background. It's just too good.

With your own shopping sprees scheduled for Black Friday, there's no better time to pump yourself up by watching a dozen or so of the best shopping montages to grace the silver screen. Let the quick cuts of dressing room fashion shows inspire your own retail adventures. Note how these movie stars flash their Visas and checkbooks without stopping to price-check or bust out a coupon. Take comfort from their gleeful grins and the smug smiles of the store clerks silently calculating their commissions.

It's not quite the same as fighting over $5 fleece throws and marked-down flat-screen TVs at Target, but it's all in the spirit of capitalism. Go get 'em, tiger. Oh, and don't forget your Roy Orbison CD.
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Video: Courtesy Universal Pictures.
That Touch of Mink (1962)
Ah, back in the good ol' days, when personal shopping entailed a mini fashion show, and a rich guy could use his money to turn a woman into putty in his hands.
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Video: Courtesy Columbia Pictures.
Only When I Laugh (1981)
Nobody has ever been this overjoyed to step inside a Laura Ashley.
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Video: Courtesy Warner Bros.
National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)
And we wonder why the world pokes fun at American tourists. Fun fact: Rusty is played by Blake Lively's real-life half-brother, Jason Lively.
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Video: Courtesy Paramount Pictures.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Say what you want about his standards of cleanliness, but Del Griffith is one mean shower-curtain-ring salesman.
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Video: Courtesy Buena Vista Pictures.
Pretty Woman (1990)
The one, the only. Man, we wish shopping was actually like this.
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Video: Courtesy Warner Bros.
Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
Tuxes, trunks, Tom Hanks...what more do you want?
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Video: Courtesy New Line Cinema.
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Eat your heart out, Julia Roberts.
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Video: Courtesy Buena Vista Pictures.
Blank Check (1994)
Brian Bonsall, originator of "treat yo'self."
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Video: Courtesy Miramax.
Muriel's Wedding (1994)
Oh, Muriel. We're pretty sure this is why bridal boutiques charge shoppers $50 for an appointment.
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Video: Courtesy Gramercy Pictures.
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
What's more awkward than watching the woman you love try on the most ridiculous wedding dresses in history? Having her rattle off every single lover she's ever had while you sit there wearing a hysterically unsexy shorts-and-socks ensemble.
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Video: Courtesy Paramount Pictures.
A Very Brady Sequel (1996)
No trip to the vintage store is complete without a musical number.
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Video: Courtesy ABC Family.
Au Pair (1999)
The Roy Orbison estate must really be raking it in.
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Video: Courtesy 20th Century Fox.
Drive Me Crazy (1999)
There's nothing hotter than giving your fake boyfriend a makeover at the mall as REO Speedwagon blares in the background.
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Video: Courtesy Paramount Pictures.
What Women Want (2000)
What does a girl want? Probably to not go shopping for prom dresses with Mel Gibson.
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Video: Courtesy 20th Century Fox.
Glitter (2001)
Tune in at around the 44:25 mark — or, hell, watch the whole thing, it's your life — to see Mariah Carey and her buds splash out on cowboy hats and Kangol caps at the Everything Gold Market.
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Video: Courtesy Columbia Pictures.
The Sweetest Thing (2002)
The best shopping montage is an ironic one. Christina Applegate and Cameron Diaz slay it with their dressing room tributes to Pretty Woman, Grease, and Dumb and Dumber.
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Video: Courtesy DreamWorks Pictures.
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Consider this your ultimate Black Friday training video.
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Video: Courtesy Columbia Pictures.
Marie Antoinette (2006)
We'll take it all! Just charge it to Louis.
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Video: Courtesy Disney.
Enchanted (2007)
Okay, we need this little girl in our life.
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Video: Courtesy Disney.
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
Needing multiple credit cards to pay for a designer purchase? We can so relate.
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Video: Courtesy Disney.
Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)
In which Miley Cyrus and Tyra Banks tear up a boutique fighting over a pair of shoes.
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Video: Courtesy Warner Bros.
Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
Men love a good trip to the mall, too. We object to the defamation of character when it comes to New Balances, though.

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