Sunday, August 9, 2009

My Favorite Hughes Movies

Some of you may probably already know about the sudden passing of John Hughes and there have been many articles written about him and his movies as of late, but I wanted to do my own tribute to the man who wrote and/or directed many of my favorite films.

For those of you that don't know who John Hughes is, let me put it this way: if you watched any comedy from the 80's then you've seen his work. Hughes was a creative storyteller with an amazing sense of humor.

So I now present to you a list of my personal favorite John Hughes movies which, not coincidentally, is also a list of some of my favorite films in general:

6. Uncle Buck (Writer/Director)

It's amazing to me how funny and heartfelt a movie can be at the same time.

5. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Writer)

It's tradition to watch this every holiday season with my family. It's a classic!

4. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (Writer/Director)

One of the greatest "road trip" films of all time. John Candy and Steve Martin make a great team!

3. National Lampoon's Vacation (Writer)

So many hilarious moments that it's hard to choose just one.

2. Home Alone (Writer)

A childhood favorite that's often imitated, but never duplicated.

1. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Writer/Director)

One of the best movies ever. Period. I never get tired of watching Ferris' antics on his vacation from school. We all wish we had days like this.

Some other very honorable mentions include The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Mr. Mom, Weird Science, Some Kind of Wonderful, The Great Outdoors, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Career Opportunities, Curly Sue, Beethoven and many more.

Thank you, Mr. Hughes, for entertaining me so much throughout my life. You will be missed.


Crystal Ross said...

Very nice tribute. I never get tired of Christmas Vacation. RIP, Mr. Hughes.

--jeff * said...

my favorites, in not a very particular order:
planes, trains, and automobiles; ferris bueller, Christmas vacation, and the breakfast club.

nice tribute.