The films of John Hughes pretty much defined the ‘80s as much as the permed hair and neon leggings that were featured in them. While the director eventually graduated to fare for the entire family (Home Alone, Beethoven, Miracle on 34th Street), the decade of decadence had him monopolizing the coming of age movie game.
Even if you loved all of his films — from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off to Some Kind of Wonderful — everyone has their favorite John Hughes flick. The three biggies that seem to come up when conversation turns to the late director are 1984’s Sixteen Candles, 1985’s The Breakfast Club, and 1986’s Pretty in Pink — all starring the decade’s “it girl,” Molly Ringwald.
But which of those three films is best?
Wetpaint asked Viggle LIVE! users that very question during last weekend’s airing of Sixteen Candles, and we were somewhat surprised by the results!
Most likely because of its popularity across both genders, Brat Pack classic The Breakfast Club took the top spot with 68 percent of the user vote. Meanwhile, Sixteen Candles came in a distant second with 24 percent, and only 8 percent preferred the Andrew McCarthy-starring Pretty in Pink.
The Breakfast Club is probably the most iconic of the three, thanks to the fact that it introduced us to the big names of the day: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall, and, of course, Molly Ringwald. Plus, who doesn’t get the chills whenever they heard the first few chords of Simple Minds’ “Don’t You Forget About Me”? (Cue fist pump!)
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