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Feb 17 2015 9:10am

“When You Grow Up, Your Heart Dies”: John Hughes Movies Mashup

John Hughes's The Breakfast Club is thirty years old this year, and the restored movie will be shown in theaters in March. For a long time, Hughes's movies defined the teenage experience, and everyone has (likely) seen at least one John Hughes film.

Which one is your favorite? 

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PhoebeChase
1. PhoebeChase
I can't. I just can't choose between Jake Ryan and his Sixteen Candles sweater vest and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. They tie for my favorites. Breakfast Club is a close second. Mr. Mom and Dutch round out my top five.
Kareni
2. Kareni
I have a definite favorite, and it's The Breakfast Club. I'm not a movie person and only rarely watch anything on the screen. That said, it was fun (re)watching this with my daughter when she was a teen.
Jennifer Proffitt
3. JenniferProffitt
Gah, they're ALL so good! I was always a Sixteen Candles person, and really like The Breakfast Club. For some reason, I never realized Uncle Buck was his movie and that's one of my favorite movies of. All. Time. So there you have it!
lauralee1912
4. lauralee1912
So hard to pick just one. We have most of John Hughes' movies in our DVD collection. I watch Sixteen Candles around my birthday. So many lines from the movie have made into our family vernacular. "No more yanky my wanky, the Donger needs food," means there is one hungry soul in the house. My husband will start up Weird Science, Ferris Bueller's Day Off or Mr. Mom at random. Christmas Vacation is a holiday favorite and we watch it every year. And then Pretty in Pink for Duckie. Just Duckie. I wish I knew Duckie when I was in high school , so I guess PinP is my favorite.
PaigeTurner
6. PaigeTurner
I love Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Breakfast Club. Home Alone was first film I saw in the cinema. John Hughes wrote and produced it. Probably my favourite.
PaigeTurner
7. MariaC
My favorite is The Breakfast Club, by far. I was 4 when it first came out, so I watched most of them a little later. lol It's interesting though how some things seem to be universal somehow -- I grew up in a small town in Brazil, and yet, almost a decade later, I was having very similar experiences.

@PaigeTurner Home Alone was the first movie I saw in the cinema too. Well, at least the first one that I clearly remember. I might have seen some care bears cartoon before that, but I'm really not sure. It's only a vague memory.
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