John Hughes was one of the most prolific filmmakers of the 80s and early 90s, with the spectacular knack of producing wonderfully successful comedies and coming-of-age teen Comedy dramas he helped launch the careers of many now household names including Matthew Broderick, Molly Ringwald and McCauley Culkin. His 1985 film the breakfast club introduce the world to the bratpack, a group of young actors who enjoyed much success and notoriety during the mid 80s.
This shortlist of John Hughes movies enjoyed huge commercial success and will hold a special place in the hearts of many filmgoers. The term coming of age might as well have been written for John Hughes, films such as 16 Candles, The Breakfast Club and Weird Science define that genre. But which is your favourite John Hughes film? Could it be Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Home Alone or maybe Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street? Hughes linked up with much missed Canadian actor John Candy on many projects, The great Outdoors, Uncle Buck and Trains Planes and Automobiles also feature on this shortlist. But which one will come out as the best John Hughes movie?