Molly Ringwald dishes on her favorite John Hughes movie

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Molly's Favorite John Hughes Movie

It's safe to say that there is no one that defines the 80's young adult cinema landscape like John Hughes and Molly Ringwald.

As we all know, John Hughes was the genius behind many of our favorites movies like "Sixteen Candles," "Pretty in Pink" and "Home Alone." When it came to a female lead, Hughes looked to Molly Ringwald for many of his films.

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The actress appeared on Thursday night's episode of Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" and was asked what her favorite John Hughes movie was.

Having a long list to pick from, Ringwald said "The Breakfast Club" without missing a beat. She explains that she loves the film so much because of how timeless it was, and we couldn't agree more.

That has us thinking, what is your favorite John Hughes movie? We've went through his films and pulled out the most iconic ones! Let us know in the poll below!



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Molly Ringwald dishes on her favorite John Hughes movie
The Breakfast Club (1985)

Emilio Estevez

The son of actor Martin Sheen and brother to Charlie, Estevez (he kept his father’s non-stage last name) played the oafish letterman.

Emilio Estevez

He had gained fame by his roles in The Outsiders and Repo Man prior to The Breakfast Club. Since that film, he appeared in St. Elmo’s Fire, Young Guns (I & II) and The Mighty Ducks. He’s a busy TV director these days.

Molly Ringwald

Everybody’s sweetheart, Ringwald starred in Hughes’ Sixteen Candles before following up in The Club. She gave it another go as the star in Hughes’ Pretty in Pink.

Molly Ringwald

Since then, she’s done lots of TV work, appeared on Broadway and released several albums, including her latest, a jazz compilation called “Except Sometimes.”

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Anthony Michael Hall

The kid who burst onto the scene as Rusty Griswold in National Lampoon’s Vacation worked alongside Molly Ringwald in Hughes’ directorial debut, Sixteen Candles. He played the same role—the nerdy kid who tries so very hard to be popular—in The Breakfast Club.

Anthony Michael Hall

Hall has not stopped working since, starring in Weird Science, Edward Scissorhands, and as a Not Ready For Prime Time Player on Saturday Night Live. He was also the lead in the TV series The Dead Zone. He’s nearly as famous for the roles he turned down: the part of “Duckie” in Pretty in Pink, Cameron in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and the lead role in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket.

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Judd Nelson

Nelson’s career highlight was when he played the bad boy in The Club.

Judd Nelson

Since then, he’s kept busy by appearing in many interesting, sometimes quirky films. He lent his voice to The Transformers and appeared alongside Brooke Shields in the TV sitcom Suddenly Susan.

(Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for GBK Productions)

Ally Sheedy

Sheedy brought her dark persona to Hughes’ frothy forays in The Breakfast Club and later in Joel Schumacher’s St. Elmo’s Fire.

Ally Sheedy

She was the star of WarGames and Short Circuit, and played the German transsexual “Hedwig” in the Off Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

(Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

John Hughes

No director so defined the 1980s like Hughes. Following the success of his Sixteen Candles, Hughes kept the hits coming with The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Weird Science, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and the big daddy of them all, Home Alone. 

John Hughes

While walking in Manhattan, Hughes suffered a fatal heart attack, at age 59.

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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