Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk
Reload this Page >

What is your favorite John Hughes Movie?

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters
View Poll Results: What Is Your Favorite John Hughes Movie?
The Breakfast Club
32
27.35%
Career Opportunities
6
5.13%
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
45
38.46%
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
19
16.24%
Pretty In Pink
6
5.13%
Sixteen Candles
13
11.11%
One of the Vacation Films
10
8.55%
Other
9
7.69%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 117. You may not vote on this poll

What is your favorite John Hughes Movie?

Old 01-31-02, 05:28 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: A little bit here and a little bit there.
Posts: 2,644
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
What is your favorite John Hughes Movie?

What is yours?

Here's a list of his films in the order I like 'em...
(films he wrote and/or directed only)

01. Career Opportunities
02. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
03. The Breakfast Club
04. Sixteen Candles
05. Nat'l Lampoon's Vacation
06. Pretty In Pink
07. Weird Science
08. Planes, Trains And Automobiles
09. Some Kind Of Wonderful
10. Reach The Rock
11. Uncle Buck
12. Nat'l Lampoon's European Vacation
13. Nat'l Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
14. Home Alone
15. Dutch
16. She's Having A Baby
17. Mr. Mom
18. Miracle On 34th Street
19. Home Alone 2
20. Nate And Hayes
21. The Great Outdoors
22. 101 dalmations (96)
23. Beethoven
24. Dennis The Menace
25. Curly Sue
26. Baby's Day Out

Haven't and will most likely never see:
Just Visiting
Flubber
Old 01-31-02, 08:32 AM
  #2  
Moderator
 
Geofferson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: The Village Green
Posts: 39,231
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
The Breakfast Club

"Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?"
Old 01-31-02, 08:36 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,165
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
For years, The Breakfast Club was my favorite movie to quote and I must have watched this at least 10-15 times (possibly more, I was a teen with loads of time of my hands), but I
recently saw Planes, Trains & Automobiles and now that has the honor.
Old 01-31-02, 10:18 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Maumee, OH, USA
Posts: 3,372
Received 5 Likes on 4 Posts
Re: What is your favorite John Hughes Movie?

Originally posted by Sunday Morning
What is yours?

02. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
03. The Breakfast Club
04. Sixteen Candles
05. Nat'l Lampoon's Vacation
06. Pretty In Pink
07. Weird Science
08. Planes, Trains And Automobiles
09. Some Kind Of Wonderful
11. Uncle Buck
13. Nat'l Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
14. Home Alone
17. Mr. Mom
21. The Great Outdoors

It's almost impossible to choose from that list! Those are all terrific movies. As soon as I decide on one (say Breakfast Club), I think: "Wow, Planes, Trains, & Automobiles is great too... Vacations are classics."

This poll is unfair, and I demand to be able to vote many, many times
Old 01-31-02, 10:26 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Danville, CA
Posts: 10,495
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Another one for The Breakfast Club. I just remember seeing in on all the time on TNT when I was in high school. Had they shown Ferris over and over I suspect that would be the tops of my list.
Old 01-31-02, 10:45 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Madison, WI ("77 square miles surrounded by reality")
Posts: 30,012
Received 2 Likes on 1 Post
I voted for Ferris. My second favorite (I know he didn't direct it but I consider it his movie) is Some Kind of Wonderful.
Old 01-31-02, 11:13 AM
  #7  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Kal-El's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Fortress of Solitude
Posts: 7,983
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Such a hard poll but I had to vote for Breakfast Club. That movie just had '80s written all over it.

BTW, I thought Chris Columbus directed Home Alone?
Old 01-31-02, 11:42 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 3,620
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
National Lampoon's Vacation...one of the funniest films ever made.
Old 01-31-02, 11:54 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Ft. Lauderdale
Posts: 1,011
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I think Breakfast Club has got to be one of the most quotable movies of all time. I've seen it at least 50 times. Back in college, my friends and I sometimes watched it many times in one day just to try to memorize the whole flick.

"Would you ever consider dating a guy with elephantitis of the nuts?"
Old 01-31-02, 01:14 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
RoboDad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: A far green country
Posts: 5,960
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Judging from the current poll results, I think it is time to say what needs to be said:

Save Ferris!

Old 01-31-02, 02:47 PM
  #11  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: England
Posts: 223
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
CLERK : Welcome to Marathon, may i help you?

NEAL : Yes.

CLERK : How may i help you?

NEAL : You can start by wiping that ******* dumb-ass smile off your rosy ******* face. And then you can give me a ******* automobile. A ******* Datsun, a ******* Toyota, a ******* Mustang, a ******* Buick. Four ******* wheels and a seat!

CLERK : I really don't care for the way you're speaking to me.

NEAL : And i really don't care that your ******* company left me in the middle of ******* nowhere with ******* keys to a ******* car that isn't ******* there. And i really didn't care to have to walk across a ******* highway, and across a ******* runway to stand here and have you smile in my ******* face. I want a ******* car, right ******* now.

CLERK : May i see your rental agreement?

NEAL : I threw it away.

CLERK: Oh boy.

NEAL : Oh boy what?!

CLERK : You're ******.

See if you can guess what movie i voted for! PT&A and Ferris i can happily watch over and over.
Old 01-31-02, 03:42 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Posts: 1,712
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Home Alone 1 & 2

I can watch them over and over and over and over again and never tire of them.

Also a big fan of 16 Candles, Breakfast Club, Ferris, and Weird Science.
Old 01-31-02, 04:02 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 6,049
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
You gotta vote for "Pretty In Pink". That is the defining Molly Ringwald film.
Old 01-31-02, 04:39 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
The Antipodean's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 6,160
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Sixteen Candles.

Breakfast Club is good but already looks really dated and it tries a little too hard to take it seriously. And Ally Sheedy is awful in it.
Old 01-31-02, 04:45 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: in the land of humidity
Posts: 1,960
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
GASP!!!

This is not a poll! This is an outrage! How can you not list Weird Science in the line up?!? The film that launched the careers of Anthony Michael Hall (oh wait..this wasn't his first), Kelly LeBrock (ok, so it wasn't exactly a launch), Bill Paxton, and that guy who played Wyatt (Ian something or other).I REFUSE to vote on such an OBVIOUSLY rigged poll!

just kidding...while I love Weird Science, I voted Breakfast Club...far more quotable.

"Chet. My name...is Chet. And I didn't think it was a whale's d-ck, honey."
Old 01-31-02, 04:54 PM
  #16  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Philly, PA
Posts: 1,754
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Planes, Trains & Automobiles!!
Old 01-31-02, 06:06 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Burlington, ON, Canada
Posts: 1,470
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Without a doubt: Some Kind Of Wonderful

-matt
Old 01-31-02, 09:06 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: New York
Posts: 1,609
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Christmas Vacation
Old 01-31-02, 11:55 PM
  #19  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 405
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
sixteen candles !!!!

LONG DUC DONG FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Old 02-01-02, 07:13 AM
  #20  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Albany, OR, USA
Posts: 656
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Too close to call...
Old 02-01-02, 08:37 AM
  #21  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Albany, OR, USA
Posts: 656
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Refresh my memory...Is Career Opportunities the one with Frank Whaley and Jennifer Connelly running around a Target store after hours?
Old 02-02-02, 08:55 AM
  #22  
Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Colorful Colorado
Posts: 243
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
I would have to say Some KInd of Wonderful as well. Maybe not as funny but left a more lasting impression on me,

Didn't he do She's HAving a BAby as well? That's up on my list too.
Old 02-02-02, 09:12 AM
  #23  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Posts: 813
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I voted for Breakfast Club, but so many ran a close second, including Sixteen Candles, the Vacations (including European), and Planes.

I too am shocked to not see Weird Science specifically named, and I always classify that with Breakfast, Sixteen, and Pretty.

I've have to check out Career Opportunities again. I saw it in the theaters and do not remember liking it. However, since some are claiming it is his best I'll have to rent it.

- Matt C.
Old 02-02-02, 01:49 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Phoenix AZ - West Side
Posts: 2,262
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Love his films, but I had to vote other since She's Having a Baby so closely mirrors my wife and I that it's my favorite.

My handy-man neighbor asked me what kinda mower I had...I busted out laughing...he didn't know why.
Old 02-02-02, 06:15 PM
  #25  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Columbia, MO
Posts: 538
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by THORN
sixteen candles !!!!

LONG DUC DONG FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I heartily second this one. You've got to love the supporting cast, and this was by far Anthony Michael Hall's best performance. I still laugh my ass off watching this one. It's jeuvenile as hell, but very wity at the same time. Molly Ringwald is really outshined by the geeks in the cast.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.