@The Pentacle Queen,
It's funny you say this happens only in European languages.
In American English when someone asks - 'Would you like to go to the movies' the stress is on the last syllable of the last word, so it sounds like this : Would you like to go to the mo-VIES? And this is true of all Americans - it's only valley-girlish when they make every statement sound like a question.
But in British English, I've noticed that when someone asks, 'Would you like to go to the movies, it sounds like this: 'Would you like to go to the MO-vies.'
My son says it the British way now all the time and though it doesn't bother me when real British people do it - I always tease him when he does it and say something like - 'What have you done with my American son - I want him back'.
(I can't comment on other European languages like French, Spanish and German, etc...I haven't paid close enough attention to the syllabic stresses in those languages to compare them to English).