I’m a girl who grew up in the 80’s and the director I remember the most is John Hughes. I love his movies, all of them. There isn’t one that I dislike. What director has understood teen angst better than John Hughes–I can’t think of one. He definitely was more than just a director, he changed the way movies portrayed teens. John Hughes never won an award for his films but he will be missed. RIP John Hughes.
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Sam Baker’s 16th birthday should be perfect and memorable, but her whole family is so preoccupied with her older sister’s wedding that they completely forget her big day. But catching the eye of Jake Ryan would make everything better for Sam.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
The athlete, the brain, the criminal, the princess and the basket case break through the social barriers of high school during Saturday detention. The disparate group clashes at first but begin to bond as they show their feelings and find a common enemy in their bully principal.
Pretty in Pink (1986)
When Andie, who lives with her unemployed father, and Blane, who is rich and popular, strike up a romance, Blane meets resistance from his shallow best friend, Steff, when he asks Andie to prom. Meanwhile, her best friend, Duckie, pines for her.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
High-schooler Ferris Bueller knows everyone — and every trick to faking an illness. So with the entire school convinced he’s at death’s door, Bueller grabs his girlfriend and best friend and hits the streets of Chicago for a well-deserved day off. Fed-up principal Ed Rooney is determined to catch Bueller and put a premature end to his field trip. But it’s tough to outfox Ferris.
She’s Having a Baby (1988)
Jake and Kristy Briggs are young newlyweds embarking on life’s journey together. Now, they have to deal with jobs, domestic life and impending parenthood. But is Jake ready for all that responsibility? Not if you ask his friend Davis. Is there a way out of the trap, or will Jake just have to “man-up”?