Monday, June 25, 2007

John Hughes Movies

What would the 80's have been like without John Hughes? His movies capture teenage life in the 80's perfectly.

So what are your favorite John Hughes movies? (we can figure movies he wrote or directed into the list, see IMDB link above)

My List:

1. The Breakfast Club-Nobody and I mean NOBODY was as cool as John Bender. DID I STUTTER?

2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off-Well, maybe Ferris comes close to being as cool.

3. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles-What a fantastic movie this is. John Candy's best for sure. Funny and touching at the same time.

4. Sixteen Candles-Grandma Helen: Oh Sam, let me take a look at you. Fred, she's gotten her boobies.
Grandpa Fred: I better get my magnifying glass. Ha Ha Ha.
Grandma Helen: Oh, and they are so PERKY.

Samantha: I can't believe my grandmother actually felt me up.

5. Some Kind of Wonderful-Mary Stuart Masterson and Lea Thompson in the same movie? Yowza!

What's your Top Five?


Drew said...

As director:
1. Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Love me some Sloane Peterson
2. The Breakfast Club
3. Weird Science - totally played into my geek tendencies
4. Sixteen Candles - "can I borrow your panties?"

Including writing credits:
5. Christmas Vacation - this movie falls into my all-time favorite list.

Kathy said...

1. The Breakfast Club--- the beginning of a long-running crush-type thing for Judd Nelson... great take on adolescent angst.
2. Sixteen Candles-- I swear that I experienced much of those same familial embarassments....
3. Ferris Beuler's Day Off
4. Planes, Trains and Automobiles--Rob insists that we watch it EVERY Thanksgiving.
5. Vacation --- c'mon; give Chevy Chase some love. No one does screw up, goof-ball Dad like him. "We're all gonna have so much fucking fun we'll need plastic surgeory to remove our godamn smiles. You'll be whistling 'Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah' out of you're assholes! " Parenthood; gotta love it.

Anonymous said...

Mom says in no order:

1. Breakfast Club - Everyone can relate to this one for sure
2. Ferris Bueller -Bueller? Bueller?
3. Sixteen Candles -Long Duck Dong
4. Pretty in Pink - Loved Ducky
5. Uncle Buck - Best of John Candy for sure

Carrie said...

1. Pretty in Pink- I wanted to be Molly Ringwald
2. The Breakfast Club- I even wrote my informational research report on Molly R. in the 9th grade
3. Sixteen Candles- I even dyed my hair red in high school- mostly it was for a part in a play, but it also made me more like Molly
4. Ferris Bueller's Day Off- No Molly, but very funny

Kathy said...

New post, please.

Special K said...

1. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
2. Mr. Mom (it was on tv the other day - just as funny as ever!)
3. She's Having a Baby
4. The Breakfast Club
5. Home Alone 2 (Ha! Just kidding, but I was never a huge fan of the Molly Ringwald Years.)