My Top Ten John Hughes Movies

Been meaning for ages to do my top ten list of movies from 80s teen comedy genius John Hughes. I’ve been thoroughly annoyed (that is, extremely pissed off) ever since hearing a few weeks ago about the plan to remake Weird Science. Honestly, Hollywood, come up with some original ideas instead of destroying one of the best things about my teenage years – John Hughes movies. Just come up with some original ideas overall! Enough with the remakes!!!

Anyway, here are my Top Ten John Hughes movies in order starting with my favorite:

1. The Breakfast Club

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2. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

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3. Sixteen Candles

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4. Weird Science

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5. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

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6. Pretty In Pink

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7. Home Alone

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8. Uncle Buck

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9. Some Kind Of Wonderful

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10. Planes, Trains & Automobiles

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And my favorite John Hughes creation: Jake Ryan. Ruined boyfriends for me for life, though. 😉

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22 thoughts on “My Top Ten John Hughes Movies

  1. John Hughes… the godfather of the teen movie! I will admit that I have a bit of a thing for Blane McDonnagh… so wrong… but so right. And like obviously John Bender. Although poor Judd REALLY hasn’t aged well, has he?

    • Haha – I have to admit that Blane didn’t do it for me. My friend loves him! Yeah, John Bender was more my type (character-wise, not looks-wise). He was so like my main boyfriend in high school! And soooo NOT my type these days. 😉 Judd must be old – he seemed about 40 years old compared to everyone else in The Breakfast Club!

  2. Great list! I’ve determined that almost all of my favorite movies, like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Field of Dreams, are from the 80s. I also love Uncle Buck and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles!

    • Thanks! I know for a fact that the majority of my favorite films are 80s films. But that’s because I’m old. 😉 The 70s were pretty awesome for films, too!

  3. A great list! I didn’t know that they are planning to remake Weird Science. It’s a classic, it shouldn’t be attempted! I’m trying to imagine who they’d get to play Lisa, as Kelly Le Brock was perfect in the role. Of your list, Pretty In Pink is my favourite, though I only found out recently through someone else’s blog post that the original ending had Andie choose Duckie and not Blane, but that test audiences wanted Blane to win out, so they had to reshoot the end. It so should have been Duckie! 🙂

    • Thanks. 🙂 Yes, I’m very very annoyed about a Weird Science remake! Grrr. Someone like Megan Fox would probably be Lisa. Yuck! Can you imagine?! That would be horrible.

      Totally agree that she should have been with Duckie in Pretty In Pink. That’s why that one isn’t higher on the list – she chose the wrong guy. 😉

      • I know who Megan Fox is but I don’t think I’ve seen any films she’s been in so I don’t have any frame of reference. She’s pretty though. The thing I’ve seen her in the most is the Eminem and Rihanna video for “Love The Way You Lie”!

        Ugh, the Duckie tragedy. It’s not the same film with her kissing Blane by the car, dropping her bag and everything. Hideous!

  4. I don’t get Ferris Bueller. I saw it for the first time the last weekend. I thought it was a bit boring and not at all endearing. And I adore brat pack films. Especially Breakfast Club. And St. Elmo’s Fire even though it’s not Hughes’ film.

    • Hmm. That’s funny – most people would say it’s probably their very favorite brat pack film. There’s something I just relate to more in The Breakfast Club than Ferris Bueller, though. I’d say it’s maybe because Ferris Bueller is a very “American” film but I suppose The Breakfast Club & St Elmo’s Fire are as well & you like those. 😉 So not sure why it didn’t appeal to you as much. I will say that I never could get as into Pretty In Pink as the other Hughes teen comedies for some reason…

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