What a question, huh? It’s a tough one. Although I was technically a ’90s teen and not an ’80s one, I find that the themes of John Hughes movies are pretty timeless. I just watched Pretty in Pink on Monday and it still hit me right in that bit in my chest that feels things. And his comedies are never not funny. I still watch Planes, Trains and Automobiles every November, and Home Alone every Christmas. His films make up such a part of my life (apparently in between Chasing Amy and Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob decide to head to Shermer, Illinois, where a lot of the John Hughes movies are set. They’re devastated when they find out it’s not real), and I fully intend to force them upon my own children one day.
I asked a friend if Pretty in Pink was her favourite John Hughes, and she said no, it was The Breakfast Club. It got me thinking – The Breakfast Club is also my favourite, but what order would they all be in if I had to rank them?
THIS IS WHAT I DO WITH MY TIME, PEOPLE. I put my favourite John Hughes movies in numerical order.
Feel free to tell me what’s your favourite – if you can choose! I’m going to stick to a top 10.
1. The Breakfast Club
2. Sixteen Candles
3. Home Alone
4. Uncle Buck
5. Pretty in Pink
6. Planes, Trains and Automobiles
7. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
8. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
9. Weird Science
10. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
What do you think – what would you shuffle?