Today would have been the 71st Birthday of John Hughes. Being a part of Generation X, his movies obviously meant a lot to me as a big-haired ’80s teenager & it was very sad when he passed away in 2009.
It’s also Molly Ringwald’s 53rd birthday today. How cool is it that they had the same birthday? Happy Birthday to Molly!
As well as being a great writer, John Hughes also had excellent taste in the music he chose for his films. I recently teamed up with Strange Adventures Music (@StrangeAdvMusic) to create a comprehensive John Hughes playlist. The playlist includes the currently available music from every movie directed, written or produced by Hughes. You can check that out at Apple Music (HERE) or Spotify (HERE). I still listen to that playlist a lot myself.
I also have very fond memories of running a John Hughes Blogathon here in 2014. Thanks again to the many bloggers who participated & helped to review every movie directed or written by Hughes. I thought it was time to again share all the reviews below if you’d like to have a look. And if you love John Hughes too & have a review you’d like me to add to this post as well, feel free to post a link to it in the comments. 🙂
JOHN HUGHES MOVIE REVIEWS:
101 Dalmatians by Fearsome 5 (and family!)
Baby’s Day Out by Film Grimoire
Beethoven by Film Grimoire
The Breakfast Club by The IPC
The Breakfast Club by Cinema Parrot Disco (Me)
The Breakfast Club by A Clockwalker Orange
The Breakfast Club by MIB’s Instant Headache
Career Opportunities by Cinema Parrot Disco (Me)
Curly Sue by MovieRob
Dennis by MovieRob
Drillbit Taylor by Rhetologue’s Movie Logs
Drillbit Taylor by MovieRob
Dutch by MovieRob
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off by Cinema Parrot Disco (Me)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off by Fast Film Reviews
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off by The Sporadic Chronicles Of A Beginner Blogger
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off by The Dirk Malcolm Alternative
Flubber by MovieRob
The Great Outdoors by Smashing Through Life
The Great Outdoors by Cinema Parrot Disco (Me)
Home Alone by MovieRob
Home Alone 2 by Screenkicker
Home Alone 3 by Ten Stars Or Less
Just Visiting by JJames Reviews
Maid In Manhattan by Cinema Parrot Disco (Me)
Miracle On 34th Street by Where The Wild Things Are
Mr. Mom by JJames Reviews
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation by Cinema Parrot Disco (Me)
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation by Tvor Travels
National Lampoon’s Class Reunion by Brian at Hard Ticket To Home Video
National Lampoon’s European Vacation by Tvor Travels
National Lampoon’s Vacation by The Sporadic Chronicles Of A Beginner Blogger
Only The Lonely by Ten Stars Or Less
Planes, Trains & Automobiles by Film Nerd Blog
Planes, Trains & Automobiles by The Cinematic Frontier
Planes, Trains & Automobiles by The IPC
Pretty In Pink by Cinema Parrot Disco (Me)
Pretty In Pink by Tranquil Dreams
Pretty In Pink by MovieRob
Savage Islands by MovieRob
She’s Having A Baby by Rhetologue’s Movie Logs
She’s Having A Baby by MovieRob
Sixteen Candles by Cinema Parrot Disco (Me)
Sixteen Candles by Where The Wild Things Are
Sixteen Candles by Film Nerd Blog
Sixteen Candles by The IPC
Sixteen Candles by MIB’s Instant Headache
Some Kind Of Wonderful by Silver Screen Serenade
Some Kind Of Wonderful by Cinema Parrot Disco (Me)
Some Kind Of Wonderful by MovieRob
Tajna Nikole Tesle by 501 Must-See Movies Project
Uncle Buck by The IPC
Weird Science – special double review by Cinema Parrot Disco (Me) & Eric of The IPC
Weird Science by What About The Twinkie?
Weird Science by MIB’s Instant Headache
My Top Ten John Hughes Movies by Cinema Parrot Disco (Me)
Don’t You Forget About Me (documentary about John Hughes) by Cinema Parrot Disco (Me)
John Hughes Mini-Reviews by Mr Mutant (my hubby)
Those were good times! The blogathon maybe not the 80s : )
#angst and #mullets
What?! The 80s were great. Well, certainly better than things nowadays. Even with the #mullets 😉
I do suppose there were more leg warmers, good Doctor Who episodes and Martha Quinn! #HubbaHubba
Martha Quinn?!? Lol. You have some weird kinks. 😉 #WeirdKinks #EightiesVeejay
She could Martha my Quinn any time! Oh wait! Gentlemanly! Never mind!
Can I add my reviews?
Weird Science – https://mibih.wordpress.com/2019/07/18/weird-science/
Sixteen Candles – https://mibih.wordpress.com/2019/07/14/sixteen-candles/
Breakfast Club – https://mibih.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/the-breakfast-club/
Yep! I’ve added them. 🙂
I just realized I’ve never done a full review of a John Hughes movie, though I did include Some Kind of Wonderful in one of the Thursday Movie Picks posts. He’s definitely one of the most iconic 80s filmmakers!
Yep – I definitely think of Hughes when I think of ‘80s films. Hope you review one someday! 🙂
Like Ruth said, Hughes was quite an influential filmmaker. I’ve watched five of the eight films he directed: I remember loving Curly Sue when I was a kid and Weird Science is so much fun.
Wondering which three you’ve not seen now. 🙂 I’ve not seen Curly Sue in years but remember liking it at the time. Should rewatch it!
I haven’t seen Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Uncle Buck or She’s Having a Baby 🙂
Planes, Trains & Automobiles and Uncle Buck are both fun & worth a watch. 🙂 She’s Having A Baby is okay but drags a bit – the best thing about it is the song Kate Bush wrote for it (This Woman’s Work).
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