If you were to name off a list of 80s movies there will almost always be several by the late, great John Hughes. He epitomized the teen dramedy. Not only that, but he pretty much made Molly Ringwald’s career. Just look at his list of movies. he is the reason the 80s existed.
– Sixteen Candles
– The Breakfast Club
– Weird Science
– Pretty in Pink
– Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
In history classes if they are trying to teach the 80s all they need is a broad shouldered power suit, these movies, and a bag of cocaine. I know this post is laced with hyperbole, but much of it stands true. These movies were integral in that time period and John Hughes is to thank for that. He has a bevy of other films under his belt, and they are great, but I feel he had no single greater impact than in the 80s. It is a shame we lost him in 2009 and at a relatively young age (59) he could of kept brining us joy for years to come.
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