It might be said that John Hughes movies defined a generation. Certainly his movies of the eighties are cited as some of the most relatable and significant of that decade of big hair, even bigger shoulder pads and blue eye shadow. But let’s not forget his seminal movies of the 90s. Sadly he departed the world for the big cinema in the sky in 2009 but we are glad to have the legacy of John Hughes movies to enjoy for many years to come.
1. The Breakfast Club (1985)
Arguably the most iconic in the catalog of John Hughes movies, 1985’s The Breakfast Club captured the hearts and minds of a generation and has continued to do so ever since. Telling the story of five very different high school students who are forced to spend Saturday in detention, the film preaches a message of acceptance and not judging a book by its cover, and every single viewer will be to relate to one of the characters. A killer eighties soundtrack and amazingly retro fashion have helped turn The Breakfast Club into a modern classic.