My Top 10 John Hughes Movies

John Hughes is one of my all-time favorite screenwriters/directors and I never get tired of his movies, which are sentimental, contemporary-cultural, funny, poignant, and so well-written.
  1. 10.
    Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
    Truthfully I've only ever seen bits and pieces (when my aunts and uncles and parents would watch at holidays, we would get sent out of the room multiple times) but it's such a great combination of comedic actors/writing/a relatable premise!
  2. 9.
    Vacation
    I actually loved going on vacation with my family as a kid, so the idea that everything goes wrong and everyone is insufferable, while making for great comedy, is really sad to me!
  3. 8.
    Some Kind of Wonderful
    A classic story that is again low on this list because it is almost TOO relatable for me. That being said, there need to be more "best friends who fall in love" teen rom coms these days.
  4. 7.
    Home Alone 2
    A very funny sequel that manages to recreate the same feeling of magic as the first. It's low on this list because of how much I cry at it when Kevin reunites with his mom in Times Square. BUCKETS of tears.
  5. 6.
    Christmas Vacation
    The absolute funniest Christmas movie ever. Ever ever. Must watch once a year to regain faith in humanity by watching Clark lose his.
  6. 5.
    Sixteen Candles
    Unrequited love sucks! Families are a lot to deal with! Birthdays kind of suck! Another great soundtrack and dope, funny cast, with so many heartfelt moments sprinkled in.
  7. 4.
    Home Alone
    John Hughes really displays the experience of growing up so well, from start to finish. Kevin's shenanagins are exciting, terrifying, and at times, genuinely sad. Although I have to say, this movie makes me feel so guilty and miss my family a lot, now being a semi-adult. It's such a fun kid-fantasy movie!
  8. 3.
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Iconic, relatable, hilarious, tender. Every human on earth needs a day off always, and this film captures the spirit and zaniness of youth (I sound pretentious) better than anything.
  9. 2.
    Pretty in Pink
    I wish I could write an academic paper on class, gender, and teens about this movie! Best soundtrack, best style, great story and characters.
  10. 1.
    The Breakfast Club
    A borderline perfect film. Lightning in a bottle. Inimitable.