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My Favorite John Hughes Movies
This movie starred Molly Ringwald as a young woman on her sixteenth birthday. Instead of being a special day like she hopes it will be, her birthday is virtually forgotten. Add to that about every embarrassing thing you can imagine happening, and you have the idea behind this movie. This was one of the great teenage movies of the eighties.
Pretty in Pink
Another Molly Ringwald movie, also starring Jon Cryer and Andrew McCarthy as the boys in her life. Jon Cryer is her friend that has been with her forever, and Andrew McCarthy is a wealthy playboy that she has her eye on. Another great teenage movie – especially fun to watch Jon Cryer from Two and a Half Men.
Anthony Michael Hall
The Breakfast Club
This is one of my favorite movies. I believe that every teenager could relate to at least one of the characters in this movie. This movie also stars Molly Ringwald, along with Emilio Esteves, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall and Ally Sheedy as the five stereotypes that exist in high school – brains, athletes, basket cases, princesses, and criminals – and they all exist in each of us.
Clip From Breakfast Club
Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith work together to create the perfect woman (Kelly LeBrock.) She leads them through some adventures to help them become a part of the popular crowd – which may or may not be all that they thought it would be.
The Breakfast Club
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Matthew Broderick plays Ferris Bueller, a high school student who decides to take a day off from school. He convinces his best friend, played by Alan Ruck and his girlfriend, played by Mia Sara to take the day off with him. Their adventures take them through Chicago, including a parade and other exciting things as they try to avoid Ferris’s sister and the principal from their school.
National Lampoon's Vacation
The original - and best, in my opinion - of the Vacation movies.
Chevy Chase wants only one thing – to take his family on a trip to Wally World. Instead one problem after another keep them from the iconic destination. If you watch closely you can see the family travel through Kansas to see the Largest Ball of Twine! As with most of his movies, Chevy makes the movie with his wit and pratfalls.
Macauley Caulkin became famous from this movie. A family decides that the entire extended family needs a vacation. Unfortunately, in their rush to leave the house they leave their young son alone at home. As they try to get back to him – after they finally realize that he is missing – he must try and fight of the burglars who are trying to steal from his family.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
John Candy and Steve Martin are two travelers trying to make it home in time for the holidays. They are stuck together after being thrown from the airplane and work their way home, fighting and arguing all the way home. Of course, they end up learning a lot from one another along the way.
There are many more movies that are made by John Hughes, these are just some of my favorites. They are not in any particular order. If you have a chance you should watch any one of them – or do yourself a favor and watch them all. Or watch them again!