Friday, August 7, 2009

RIP - John Hughes...

So sad, if you haven't heard, the 1980's teen-movie making icon John Hughes died yesterday. I grew up watching all of his movies, and we even watched "Breakfast Club" last night to show our respect. John Hughes was mainly known for his teen movies like "Sixteen Candles" but here is the list of the some of the movies he wrote during the 80's....

Home Alone (1990)
Christmas Vacation (1989)
Uncle Buck (1989)
The Great Outdoors (1988)
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Weird Science (1985)
European Vacation (1985)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Vacation (1983)
... aka National Lampoon's Vacation
Mr. Mom (1983)

*sniff*sniff* There are so many on this list that are my family's favorties!! We watch "Christmas Vacation" every year, "Planes, Trains, & Automobiles" I think was voted our official Family Movie, "Werid Science" is probably my personal favorite, and my dad and I just watched "National Lampoon's Vacation" when I was in Dallas visiting. Can you believe the influence of one man on movies, especially in the Comedic Genre.

Please have a great weekend, and maybe sit down and watch you favorite John Hughes movies, with you kids if you got 'em. Gotta pass his genius onto the next generation...

Vacation (1983)
Lasky, Guard at Walleyworld
"Sorry folks, park's closed. Moose out front shoulda told ya"


  1. Sad day indeed.... all those 80s movies were so good. My faves are Ferris Beuller's Day Off and Breakfast Club... oh, and Sixteen Candles..hmmm.. Weird Science was classic too.... oh, too many favourites!

  2. Major bummer..I love all of his movies, lets not forget Uncle Buck!! Its one of my and the husband's favorites. So sad!!

  3. Almost all the Classics from the 80's!! I keep thinking of some that I NEED to watch soon, definitely the "Great Outdoors", I think that was the one where they eat the giant steak!! I didn't even know Mr. Mom was one of his too!