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Mr Magic
John is known for making films that will either make you laugh or cry. In any case, he's made some of the most entertaining and most memorable films to ever grace the big screen! When you think genius, you think John Hughes! He's contributed a lot in show business.

What are your favorite works of his?



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Vaporman87
Well, he was more prolific as a writer than a director, but I always associate him with the movies he directed AND wrote, so I will choose from just those.

The obvious ones would be:

The Breakfast Club
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Weird Science
Uncle Buck
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (probably my favorite of the bunch).
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Mr Magic
John makes movies that relate to real life like The Breakfast Club, Uncle Buck and Dutch.



Sometimes comedy and drama go hand-in-hand.

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massreality
Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles and Sixteen Candles are in my yearly rotation of movies to watch. I also watch Ferris Bueller and Home Alone every couple of years

Those would probably be my favorites, although I enjoyed most of his work. I really need to go back and visit some of his other works like Some Kind of Wonderful which I haven't seen since I was a kid. I also need to watch Dutch, I've never seen it but heard so many good things about it.
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Mr Magic
^ You should try watching it sometime. It's a nice road trip "dramady".
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vkimo
The man definitely knew how to capture teen angst. My favorite of his is actually the somewhat unknown Career Opportunities. 

When I first saw it I was about the same age as the main character. He was in his early 20s, living at home with no real plan or prospects, and he was perfectly content despite his family and friends concern about his future. I could identify with him so much, and still can to this day.
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Vaporman87
vkimo wrote :
I could identify with him so much, and still can to this day.
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I could identify with his desire for Jennifer Connelly in that one.
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massreality
Vaporman87 wrote :

vkimo wrote :
I could identify with him so much, and still can to this day.
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I could identify with his desire for Jennifer Connelly in that one.
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Can't we all.
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Vaporman87
Pretty In Pink is getting a 30th Anniversary Re-Release in theaters. That's cool. They should do this for almost all Hughes films.
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Mr Magic
They should've did a re-release for The Breakfast Club last year.
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Jrs1991
Movies that he had a part in making (director, writer, producer) that i like:

Mr.Mom
National Lampoon's Vacation
Sixteen Candles
The Breakfast Club
European Vacation
Weird Science
Pretty in Pink
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
The Great Outdoors
Uncle Buck
Christmas Vacation
Home Alone
Career Opportunities
Only the Lonely
Dutch
Beethoven
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Dennis the Menace
Baby's Day Out
Miracle on 34th Street
101 Dalmatians
Flubber
Home Alone 3
Drillbit Taylor



"isn't that like all his movies?"


"no, there's a bunch i haven't watched yet."
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