Who’s the Better Director? John Hughes or Amy Heckerling

Welcome to the inaugural season of Face/Off! This season, we’re pitting two directors with similar backgrounds against one another and letting YOU, the commenters, decide on who reigns supreme!

You have to decide which director is better than the other? Various factors could play into your decision from who takes the biggest risks to who has the more distinctive style. Remember, it isn’t so much about which director has made the most money at the box office or won the most awards, but, in your mind, which director simply makes better films.

Let’s analyze the filmography of today’s challengers.


John Hughes

1980s & 1990s Directorial Features: Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), Weird Science (1985), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), She’s Having a Baby (1988), Uncle Buck (1989), Curly Sue (1991)


Amy Heckerling

1980s to 2010s Directorial Features: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Johnny Dangerously (1984), National Lampoon’s European Vacation (1985), Look Who’s Talking (1989), Look Who’s Talking Too (1990), Clueless (1995), Loser (2000), I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007), Vamps (2012)


Only one can move on. Let the Face/Off begin!

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Face/Off: Hughes vs. Heckerling

Discuss in the comments below your favorite films from each director and who should advance to the next round.

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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