Goodbye John Hughes – Thanks for Making My Adolescence Tollerable.


John Hughes was the man behind the movies that I grew up with. He has created some of the best coming of age films in the 80′s. Some say that Caddyshack is the most quoted movie, well John Hughes has the most quotable MOVIES around.

With the exception of Curly Sue and Drillbit Taylor, I have seen all of his movies. Heck, I remember getting bombarded with them during the summer when my sister and brother wanted to watch movies on the Beta machine. I would opt for these movies instead of ‘Grease’.

Not Another Teen Movie came out in 2001. Although it was a parody of his movies, I felt it more a testament to John Hughes work. Simply amazing. I have noted the ones I am most fond of below. Check out all the films he has writen, directed or produced.

BTW – Jimmy Fallon has been retweeting some of the best quotes from all his movies. Just search on #johnhughesquotes

John Hughes – you will be missed.

  • Sixteen Candles (1984)
  • The Breakfast Club (1985)
  • Weird Science (1985)
  • Pretty in Pink (1986)
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  • Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
  • Planes Trains & Automobiles (1987)
  • The Great Outdoors (1988)
  • She’s Having A Baby (1988)
  • Uncle Buck (1989)
  • Home Alone 3 (1997)

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