The first movie the late John Hughes directed. His classic of high school angst and romance made Anthony Michael Hall and Molly Ringwald stars—mostly in Hughes' universe. Also: Long Duk Dong!
Again starring Hall, this is one of the oddest and funniest films from Hughes' canon. Kelly LeBrock was hot and Bill Paxton was supercreepy.
The best high school movie of all time? Again Hughes wrote and directed, with Hall, Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson and Emilio Estevez. Belongs in any Brat Pack box set, along with St. Elmo's Fire.
He wrote but didn't direct this one, but few movies are more Hughes-esque than this wrong-side-of-the-tracks love story with Ringwald, James Spader, Andrew McCarthy and Jon Cryer (Duckie!).
Hughes wrote and directed, Matthew Broderick owned it, Charlie Sheen cameoed. One of the best movie soundtracks never to be released.
Steve Martin and John Candy helped Hughes branch out from teen comedies into funny, sweet, sad dude comedies.
Kevin Bacon's an autobiographical stand-in for writer-director Hughes.
Hughes wrote this and the original Vacation, the only two from the Chevy Chase franchise considered any good. Great, actually.
Again teaming with Candy, Hughes helped introduced the world to Macaulay Culkin.
The highest-grossing film Hughes ever wrote was directed by Chris Columbus.
The last movie Hughes directed featured James Belushi, Alisan Porter and some guy named Steve Carell.
Hughes received a writing credit for all five installments of the St. Bernard's comedies, only he's listed under his alias, Edmond Dantes.
Hughes wrote the script for the Robin Williams update of The Absent-Minded Professor.
The Jennifer Lopez comedy was based on a story credited to Hughes' Dantès pseudonym.
His last screenwriting credit (as of now) is this high school/bodyguard comedy starring Owen Wilson. Hughes had outlined the story years earlier, and Seth Rogen cowrote the screenplay.