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Posted: 2/18/2006 8:46:53 PM EDT
If you are from my generation there was simply no avoiding his movies.

Somehow he just helped define the decade for us. In many ways they were sappy and corny (which is why they are on Women's Entertainment channel these days) but they were also pretty cool.

And now...you can't help but get sucked into them everytime they are on.

Christmas Vacation (1989) (written by)
... aka National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
... aka National Lampoon's Winter Holiday (UK)

Uncle Buck (1989) (written by)

The Great Outdoors (1988) (written by)

She's Having a Baby (1988)

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) (written by)

Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) (written by)

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Pretty in Pink (1986) (written by)

Weird Science (1985)

European Vacation (1985) (also story)
... aka National Lampoon's European Vacation

The Breakfast Club (1985)

Sixteen Candles (1984)

Nate and Hayes (1983)
... aka Savage Islands (UK)

Vacation (1983) (screenplay)
... aka American Vacation (Europe: English title: video title)
... aka National Lampoon's Vacation (USA: complete title)

Mr. Mom (1983)
... aka Mr. Mum

Class Reunion (1982)
... aka National Lampoon's Class Reunion


For me I think I gotta go with "Weird Science." It had everything, the nerds trying to score, the jerkoff older brother, Kelly LeBrock and clips from the classic 1931 Frankenstein. It was as if they made the movie about me and my nerdy buddy and my jerkoff older brother (sadly we had no Kelly LeBrock).

And it had Judie Aronson (that would be Hilly) and she was freaking awesome. She sorta reminded me of Vanessa Angel from "Spies Like Us."
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 8:48:50 PM EDT
Breakfast Club.

Damn great quotable lines.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 8:50:18 PM EDT
Absolutely. I used to eb able to recite the entire dialog to "Breakfast Club" Big plus that he shot in the Chicago area and at that time I lived there so it was pretty cool to see places I recognized.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 8:51:15 PM EDT


Close between Bueller and Breakfast Club.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 8:52:08 PM EDT
Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 8:54:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
Breakfast Club.

Damn great quotable lines.



- Impossible, sir. It's in Johnson's underwear
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 8:55:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/18/2006 8:56:31 PM EDT by SJetwrench]
Wierd Science or Sixteen Candles "The Donger want food"
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 8:57:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sub-MOA:

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
Breakfast Club.

Damn great quotable lines.



- Impossible, sir. It's in Johnson's underwear


"Could you describe the ruckus, sir?"
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 8:59:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/18/2006 8:59:54 PM EDT by raven]
What about those movies with John Cusack like Better Off Dead and One Crazy Suimmer?

"Two dollars!"
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 8:59:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:

Originally Posted By Sub-MOA:

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
Breakfast Club.

Damn great quotable lines.



- Impossible, sir. It's in Johnson's underwear


"Could you describe the ruckus, sir?"



Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:00:10 PM EDT
It's impossible to pick just one.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off , Weird Science and The Breakfast Club are the movies that i most associate with being totally 80's

I often wonder if John Hughes will be remembered in the ranks with Speilberg and Lucas. He should be.

Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:00:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/18/2006 9:01:06 PM EDT by SteyrAUG]

Originally Posted By raven:
What about those movies with John Cusack like Better Off Dead and One Crazy Suimmer?

"Two dollars!"



I want my $2 dollars...

Dammit you editted it in before I could do it.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:01:18 PM EDT
I LOVE Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Awesome movie.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:01:29 PM EDT
Out of the celler to say...

Breakfast Club. Hands down.

Going back in now...
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:01:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
What about those movies with John Cusack like Better Off Dead and One Crazy Suimmer?

"Two dollars!"



Better off Dead is another classic.

"He puts his testicles on me!"

"Excuse me?!"

"Like the Octipoos...how you say, Testicles?"

"TENTicles1. With the "NT" . There's a big difference"
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:01:35 PM EDT
Uncle Buck.

God I wanted to nail Tia....

She looks damn nice now too!!!!
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:02:23 PM EDT
Sixteen Candles is one of the funniest movies ever.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles was really good too.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:02:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
It's impossible to pick just one.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off , Weird Science and The Breakfast Club are the movies that i most associate with being totally 80's

I often wonder if John Hughes will be remembered in the ranks with Speilberg and Lucas. He should be.




Ivan Reitman & Harold Ramis.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:05:10 PM EDT
Pretty in Pink is kind of a fave, i love the sleazy spader in most of his movies, but I suspect Breakfast Club will be his most famous on his deathbed.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:05:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
It's impossible to pick just one.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off , Weird Science and The Breakfast Club are the movies that i most associate with being totally 80's

I often wonder if John Hughes will be remembered in the ranks with Speilberg and Lucas. He should be.




Ivan Reitman & Harold Ramis.



Ghostbusters.

Stripes.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:05:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lagadelphia:

Originally Posted By raven:
What about those movies with John Cusack like Better Off Dead and One Crazy Suimmer?

"Two dollars!"



Better off Dead is another classic.

"He puts his testicles on me!"

"Excuse me?!"

"Like the Octipoos...how you say, Testicles?"

"TENTicles1. With the "NT" . There's a big difference"



"What shame someone throwing away a perfectly good white boy like that."

Emilio Estevez totally lifted that for his shit movie Men at Work and thought nobody would fucking remember a great line like that.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:06:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sixgunsblazing:
Pretty in Pink is kind of a fave, i love the sleazy spader in most of his movies, but I suspect Breakfast Club will be his most famous on his deathbed.



Tuff Turf?
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:06:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
Ferris Bueller's Day Off.




+1
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:07:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 5:17:25 PM EDT by 4xys2xxs]
(shout from the basement) Sixteen Candles is a CLOSE #2.

Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:08:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
It's impossible to pick just one.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off , Weird Science and The Breakfast Club are the movies that i most associate with being totally 80's

I often wonder if John Hughes will be remembered in the ranks with Speilberg and Lucas. He should be.




Ivan Reitman & Harold Ramis.



Both were very good writers\producers\directors. But Hughes has the most memorable titles of any of them...

I will say that Animal house and Ghost Busters are very memorable.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:15:23 PM EDT
"Better Off Dead" rocked....
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 9:34:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/18/2006 9:37:27 PM EDT by OBird]
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, because...

A) It's the only one on the list I've seen, and B) I frequently have people tell me that I look like Matthew Broderick, and they usually use this movie as a reference. In fact, that's the only reason I ever bothered renting it in the first place (pretty good, BTW).
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:01:43 PM EDT
BETTER OFF DEAD


Not a John Hughes movie but one of the greats of the 80s
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:11:04 PM EDT
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is his best work, bar none.

That movie was just so damn funny:

"The dogs are barkin' tonight!"

"How would he know which way we are going?"

"Where's your hand?"

"Her first baby came out siiiiideways."
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:26:48 PM EDT
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:30:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mcgredo:
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?





Not thats funny!
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:34:35 PM EDT
Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

No freakin' contest.

It's just a classic.

Planes Trains and Automobiles and Weird Science are good honorable mentions.

Christmas Vacation is the best out of all of the Vacation movies, but it's one of those things that's so good that every moron has to break it out around Christmas time and drive it straight into the ground. It WAS very funny the first time though, just not the 200th time.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:35:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/18/2006 10:41:39 PM EDT by ElCamino]

Originally Posted By DigDug:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
It's impossible to pick just one.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off , Weird Science and The Breakfast Club are the movies that i most associate with being totally 80's

I often wonder if John Hughes will be remembered in the ranks with Speilberg and Lucas. He should be.




Ivan Reitman & Harold Ramis.



Ghostbusters.

Stripes.



Oh, those beat everything John Hughes ever did hands down, with the possible exception of a tie with Ferris Bueller.

"What kind of training?"
"AAARRRRRMMY training, sir!"

ETA: Or the best visual gag, when the Ghostbusters are in the elevator for their first job, and the line about having unlicensed nuclear accelerators strapped to their backs. IIRC Egon switches Ray's pack on and then starts to back away in the elevator. I don't know why but I think that's hilarious.

"What are you supposed to be, some kind of a cosmonaut?"
"No, we're exterminators. Someone saw a cockroach up on twelve."
"That's gotta be some cockroach."
"Bite your head off, man. "
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:42:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/18/2006 10:43:02 PM EDT by pv74]

Originally Posted By OBird:
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, because...

A) It's the only one on the list I've seen, and B) I frequently have people tell me that I look like Matthew Broderick, and they usually use this movie as a reference. In fact, that's the only reason I ever bothered renting it in the first place (pretty good, BTW).




Shame on you for never seeing The Breakfast Club...

Go and rent it right now!

A full report will be due tommorow

Just how old are you anyways?
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:44:17 PM EDT
Can't believe how little love "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" is getting in this thread.

Link Posted: 2/18/2006 11:02:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:

Originally Posted By Sub-MOA:

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:
Breakfast Club.

Damn great quotable lines.



- Impossible, sir. It's in Johnson's underwear


"Could you describe the ruckus, sir?"





A naked blonde walks into a bar with a poodle under one arm, and a two-foot salami under the other. The bartender says, I guess you won't be needing a drink. Naked lady says...

I would say either The Breakfast Club or Weird Science.


Doesn't help that I'm addicted to cheesy 80s pop and new wave.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 11:15:42 PM EDT
Bueller, and Sixteen Candles.

"No more Yankee Rum Drinking"

"Dong, where is my automobile?"
"aaauutomooobilllle"


Another good 80s movie along the same lines was "Say Anything". But it was Cameron Crowe, not John Hughes.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 7:32:42 PM EDT
so I'll be the first one to post for the Great Outdoors. LOVE that movie. But Ferris Bueller and the Breakfast Club are also favorites.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:16:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TravisM1:
Bueller, and Sixteen Candles.

"No more Yankee Rum Drinking"

"Dong, where is my automobile?"
"aaauutomooobilllle"



Lake.....Big Lake.....
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:25:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By TravisM1:
Bueller, and Sixteen Candles.

"No more Yankee Rum Drinking"

"Dong, where is my automobile?"
"aaauutomooobilllle"



Lake.....Big Lake.....



Actually, that was "Leck..... Big Leck...."
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:38:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hoplophile:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Lake.....Big Lake.....



Actually, that was "Leck..... Big Leck...."


"She get maddied."
"Married?"
"Yes, she get maddied."
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:40:55 PM EDT
Sixteen Candles
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:44:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Can't believe how little love "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" is getting in this thread.


True, but Ferris is the movie.

Late-nite confession, I've never see the Breakfast Club all the way through. Only bits and peices.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:45:26 PM EDT
Of those choices, Ferris Bueller #1, with Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles rounding out the top 3.

But with Ghostbusters as a choice, I'd have to say that takes the top spot. All of those are extremely quotable.

Another movie I drop quotes from on a regular basis is Back To The Future.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:25:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:51:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 11:54:20 PM EDT by parshooter]

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (annual classic, still)

Pretty in Pink

Weird Science

The Breakfast Club

Sixteen Candles


No single best. It's a group thing. Each are worthy in there own way.

As a whole, unbeatable.

So sayeth longduckdong.

Awe..., she's got her boobies.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 12:00:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 12:13:36 AM EDT
I can't believe I gave my panties to a geek!


Link Posted: 2/22/2006 12:30:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 4xys2xxs:
I can't believe I gave my panties to a geek!





Well, it looks like I can close the case on where those panties came from.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:22:27 AM EDT
About Last Night, more naked Demi Moore than you can handle !!

The Big Chill

St. Elmo's Fire

Real Genius

Top Gun

Hollywood Knights
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:27:34 AM EDT
Call me strange, but I have always been partial to Weird Science for some reason, I love the part where the pershing missile grows out of their house.

Also, I think Molly Ringwald was hot, I wonder what she looks like now.
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