One Choice: ’80s Movies Directed by John Hughes

Inspired by the popular online game that asks people to choose one movie from a group of four, One Choice… is pretty much the same game. Readers will be given four similar movies and asked to choose one. Now here’s the catch, the other three movies will be gone forever, wiped from your brain as if they never existed. Are you ready to theoretically live in a world where you have The Empire Strikes Back but not Star Wars or Return of the Jedi? What about the 1989 Batman movie but not Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight? The choice is yours, screenager, so choose wisely.

It’s not ’80s Month at SAW unless we honor the late, great John Hughes. Here are four films that Hughes directed in that decade and surprise, they’re all classics. Good luck picking only one to remember/watch forever.

Here are the 4 Movies:

The Breakfast Club (1985)

Cast: Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy

Synopsis: Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Weird Science (1985)

Cast: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, and Kelly LeBrock

Synopsis: Two high-school nerds use a computer program to literally create the perfect woman, who promptly turns their lives upside-down.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Cast: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, and Mia Sara

Synopsis: A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

Cast: Steve Martin and John Candy

Synopsis: A Chicago advertising man must struggle to travel home from New York for Thanksgiving, with a lovable oaf of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.

So, will it be The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, or Planes, Trains and Automobiles? It’s time to choose. What will be your One Choice?

Four Movies, One Choice: '80s Movies Directed by John Hughes

What will be your One Choice?

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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