Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Your Turn

Favorite John Hughes movie.

Just Visiting (Movie)  2001
Reach The Rock (Movie)  1998
Flubber (Movie)  1997
Home Alone 3 (Movie)  1997
101 Dalmatians (Movie)  1996
Baby's Day Out (Movie)  1994
Miracle On 34th Street (Movie)  1994
Dennis The Menace (Movie)  1993
Beethoven (Movie)  1992
Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (Movie)  1992
Curly Sue (Movie)  1991
Dutch (Movie)  1991
Career Opportunities (Movie)  1991
Home Alone (Movie)  1990
Uncle Buck (Movie)  1989
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Movie)  1989
The Great Outdoors (Movie)  1988
She's Having A Baby (Movie)  1988
Planes, Trains, And Automobiles (Movie)  1987
Some Kind Of Wonderful (Movie)  1987
Pretty In Pink (Movie)  1986
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Movie)  1986
National Lampoon's European Vacation (Movie)  1985
The Breakfast Club (Movie)  1985
Weird Science (Movie)  1985
Sixteen Candles (Movie)  1984
Mr. Mom (Movie)  1983
Nate And Hayes (Movie)  1983
National Lampoon's Vacation (Movie)  1983
National Lampoon's Class Reunion (Movie)  1982
Love & Fury: Judith Wright & Nugget Coombs (TV Show)

74 comments:

Newbomb said...

ferris

sandybrook said...

I'll take Bueller.

Do Tell said...

The Anthony Michael Hall trifecta and Ferris Bueller.

TerriB said...

16 Candles

dunduhdunddun said...

Sixteen Candles then Pretty in Pink

Lurky McLurkster said...

Vacation

Former CNN Anchor Candy Crowley said...

Sex, Pies and Videotape. The story of Atlanta’s favorite nymphomaniac Baker.

Kenji said...

PiP is my favourite apart from the inexplicable ending, but PTAA is probably his best film overall - no dead spots, riotous high spots, and just a solid comedy pairing.

1SICRN said...

Pretty in Pink

Tracey said...

This was hard. I think Ferris Bueller is probably his best, but my favorite to watch is National Lampoon's European Vacation. The scene where they're all trying to annoy each other on the train, it kills me every time.

Motörhead said...

EuroVacation not just because of the ‘ba da da ba da da buum’ bit

Unknown said...

Some Kind of Wonderful

Farmgirl said...

Planes Trains and Automobiles

KatieScarlett said...

Tie between Sixteen Candles and Ferris for me, but Planes Trains for a non-teen oriented Hughes film.

Rusty Jones said...

Planes Trains Automobiles, it is a must watch once a year where the others I have not felt the need to revisit.

Motörhead said...

Then Weird Science not just for the Kelly Le Brock bits.

Ok ok totally for the Kelly Le Brock bits, I remember when I was 14 and totally just like the Count. Wore that damn video out in places.

MsDrtMover said...

Toss up between Pretty In Pink, The Breakfast Club, & 16 Candles.

Sd Auntie said...

Ferris is a classic with 16 candles!

Glitter said...

Christmas Vacation

longtimereader said...

Ferris all day long.

Drama said...

Bueller, but to be controversial in 2nd and 3rd place: Uncle Buck & Home Alone.

bleacherbunny said...

So many classics! Ferris first, Pretty in Pink and Sixteen Candles next.

David Howes said...

I like Uncle Buck.
Ferris is good, too.
Unfortunately, didn't see most of these.

DDonna Tarttty said...

BEST: Pretty in Pink
FAVORITE: Christmas Vacation

Fiendish Man said...

Baby's Day Out. My whole family can watch it on repeat and never get bored.

cheesegrater15 said...

In no order

Christmas Vacation
National Lampoon's Vacation
Breakfast Club
Weird Science
Bueller...Bueller...Bueller

Barbara RiceHand said...

Uncle Buck and any National Lampoon movie... the great outdoors and of course Mr Mom...

Brayson87 said...

So many good ones, but got to go with Ferris Bueller's Day Off, iconic performance. Plus whenever you're in your car try cranking that Oh Yeah song, insta-cool :)

Desi Derium said...

Ferris. Whenever I am channel surfing and I come across it, I am powerless to change the station.

Kat R. said...

Tie between Ferris and Sixteen Candles.

Joel Theriot said...

The original "Vacation". Nothing else is even close for me.

DDonna Tarttty said...

I've just got to ask, though....considering this site has said "The mid-80's was peak child molesting time in Hollywood..." and John Hughes became a breakout star right about then and in a couple years afterwards, do we all really think he was the lone good guy in a den (or D.E.N.) of vipers?

That makes this "Your Turn" possibly weird for me. Are we being asked to promote the work of a rare decent man in Hollywood? Or punk'd?

Between this and the Weishaupt Illuminati reference, I'm wondering if it's just about time to eject.

MeliticusBee said...

I’m thinkin this post is more like a clue to another blind...Dancing Boy perhaps.
Otherwise, it’s quite random.
Breakfast Club.

Wantsapphires said...

Who did Say Anything? I thought it was him

Wantsapphires said...

But I will take PTA-- very funny movie... when he sells the shower curtain clips as earrings lol... only in the 80s

kelli grrrl said...

UNCLE BUCK ALL DAY LONG!!

hothotheat said...

Weird science

Himmmm said...

Weird Science, but hey...that's just a personal opinion ya know ;-)

(One of my buddies however declares Planes, trains...but probably for a whole different reason. He's kinda self-involved that way. lol).

As for those lamenting about Mr. Hughes and being a good guy or bad guy? I knew John Hughes. Know his son too. I can say with 100% authority that he was a good person. He helped a LOT of people and never asked anything in return. Perfect? No. Who is? Did he have regrets? Certainly? We all have given over to temptations we wish we could undo, and probably hurt people we loved. It's called being human. That's a million miles from serial pedophiles or spousal abusers. So put down your torches and pitchforks - John Hughes was a decent man. (And if you tell me he was selling arms to Iran, torturing puppies or doing upskirt videos of nuns? Please bring proof).

Cail Corishev said...

I don't know if I can choose, and I might give different answers on different days. But Weird Science might be my personal favorite, even though it's not the best movie. It's just a ton of fun.

But bundle together the three Vacation movies (yes, they only made those three), and that's an unbeatable combo.

Dutch is also great, and highly underrated. (See? I can't choose.)

Samantha Willow said...

Jeez impossible to pick one. I love everything MAH is in. Home Alone just cuz.

DDonna Tarttty said...

Thank you so very much for weighing in @Himmmm. I actually teared up as I read your response, in relief. Phew.

rinaisrad said...

Wally World FTW

Drumstixx said...

Holiday Road

SkittleKitty said...

Sixteen Candles, followed by The Breakfast Club. Loved Molly R.

sharoncat said...

Breakfast club

rocky619ca said...

It's his birthday this month,Feb 18, 1950. God Bless him. The first of his work I remember is Vacation. The movie that made an impact was Sixteen Candles and his love for the music in his movies.

I love you John Hughes.

Nosy newbie lurker said...

She's Having A Baby, then The Breakfast Club.
Fave holiday movie ever - Christmas Vacation

samechick said...

Breakfast Club.

NaNa LaLa said...

Christmas Vacation and the Breakfast Club

Brayson87 said...

Still fanning those RDJ flames eh hahaha

ValleyGurl said...

“How about a greasy pork sandwich served in a dirty ashtray?”

I could NEVER pick just one J.H. movie as my favorite. I still use so many quotes from those flicks, and almost every one of them introduced me to a new celebrity crush.
JAKE RYAN!!!! (fanning myself).

MommaBear said...

Whew @Himmmm, that makes me feel so much better. His movies shaped my youth. Pretty In Pink, Sixteen Candles were my favourites. When I got older, I loved Home Alone, mostly because I wanted to live in that damn house 🏡 & I love Christmas.

Jax129 said...

16 Candles!! That is the movie of my high school years. I've probably seen it 100 times!

Amy said...

Breakfast Club.

p swer said...

national lampoons christmas vacation and planes,trains and automobiles.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

The Breakfast Club. ☕️

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Thank you so much for this. It's so hard to enjoy anything anymore. 🖤

Lisa said...

The Breakfast Club. How am I supposed to pick just one?!!

Kay said...

Some Kind of Wonderful and Breakfast Club.

Jake was a jerk! I see it now.

Justdanadane said...

Same here. At least!!!

Kay said...

"Hey, horny teenager, here's my drink girlfriend. Do whatever you want with her. She won't remember it in the morning."

Sarcastic swoon.

My 11-year-old daughter pointed that out to me after years of loving that movie. "That would be rape, right?"

Yeah, kid. It would. Smart cookie!

Red and jonny said...

Pretty In Pink

ardleighstreet said...

16 candles.

luckythewondercat said...

Mr. Mom

Texas Gal said...

Every time I see shower curtain rings, I miss John Candy in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.

“You can start by wiping that fucking dumb-ass smile off your rosey, fucking, cheeks! Then you can give me a fucking automobile... a fucking Datsun, a fucking Toyota, a fucking Mustang, a fucking Buick! Four fucking wheels and a seat! And I really don't care for the way your company left me in the middle of fucking nowhere with fucking keys to a fucking car that isn't fucking there. And I really didn't care to fucking walk down a fucking highway and across a fucking runway to get back here to have you smile at my fucking face. I want a fucking car RIGHT FUCKING NOW!”

Uncle Buck, 16 Candles, Pretty in Pink, Home Alone, Bueller

arbfuldodger said...

It's a tie for me ....Planes, Trains & Automobiles and Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Hayley said...

Breakfast Club is dear to my angsty inner teen, but I've seen Home Alone more times than any other movie, exceptions being Cinderella and Scream. It's my perfect Christmas movie and I watch it about 10x every December

Newbomb said...

This is a blind where everyone wins. Can't argue with any of them

Alexandria Anna said...

Nobody makes christmas movies like John Hughes 😊 I haven't seen most of his movies yet.

gail said...

Ferris fan here too

ihsahn77 said...

Planes....one of the funniest movies of all time, basically. I watch it every christmas, even though it's not a christmas movie.

Bikey said...

Planes, Trains, And Automobiles.

LizzieDJ said...

She’s Having a Baby. That Kate Bush song / montage. Alec Baldwin, looking otherworldly handsome: “She’s dragging you down.”

MovieBuff said...

I’m an 80’s kid so I’ll go with his 80s arsenal. Of those I owned the Breakfast Club VHS. Some Kind of Wonderful is my favorite.

I saw Uncle Buck at the movies no one in my family wanted to see it expect me.

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