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Friday, August 7, 2009

Favorite John Hughes movies

If you're like me, in your mid- to late-30s, you grew up with John Hughes movies.

Hughes made it fun to go to the movies in the 1980s. His movies had a little bit for everyone, but mostly for teen-agers. Some are true classics that will forever stand the test of time.

In honor of Hughes, who passed away this week at age 59 from a heart attack, Ten in the Morning counts down the best Hughes movies he wrote, directed or produced:

10. "Christmas Vacation" (1991) - It was all downhill for Chevy Chase after Clark Griswold.

9. "Sixteen Candles" (1984) - Long Duk Dong.

8. "Home Alone" (1990) - Fun from start to finish.

7. "Pretty in Pink" (1986) - James Spader as a rich prick steals the show.

6. "Some Kind of Wonderful" (1990) - What guy didn't have a crush on Amanda Jones?

5. "Uncle Buck" (1989) - John Candy as a babysitter is hilarious.

4. "Mr. Mom" (1983) - Before he was Batman, Michael Keaton was a stay-at-home dad in this underrated Hughes comedy.

3. "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" (1987) - Favorite line as Steve Martin and John Candy are hitching a ride in the back of a pick-up truck in the winter: Steve Martin, "How cold do you think it is? Candy, "1."

2. "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986) - Still waiting for the perfect time to pose as Abe Froman, the sausage king of Chicago.

1. "The Breakfast Club" (1985) - The first Hughes movie I ever saw at a theater, and definitely the best.

- Mark Podolski


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