Updated: Mar 30, 2023

John Hughes (Movies In Order)

John Hughes has directed 8 movies. The first movie was Sixteen Candles in 1984. Here is a complete list of John Hughes movies in order.

1. Sixteen Candles (1984)

Sixteen Candles was released in 1984 by John Hughes, starring Molly Ringwald. The movie has a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. The movie generated a return of $17,186,027.

"That's why they call them crushes. If they were easy, they'd call 'em something else."

A teenage girl deals with her parents forgetting her birthday and a crush on her high school's heartthrob.

Genre: Comedy

Budget: $6,500,000

Revenue: $23,686,027

2. The Breakfast Club (1985)

The Breakfast Club was released in 1985 by John Hughes, starring Emilio Estevez. The movie has a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. The movie generated a return of $50,525,171.

"We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all."

Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal. The disparate group includes rebel John, princess Claire, outcast Allison, brainy Brian and Andrew, the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently - and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same.

Genre: Comedy

Budget: $1,000,000

Revenue: $51,525,171

3. Weird Science (1985)

Weird Science was released in 1985 by John Hughes, starring Anthony Michael Hall. The movie has a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. The movie generated a return of $31,434,048.

"Have you ever wondered how sad it is, that your son's only sexual outlet is tossing off to magazines in the bathroom?"

Two unpopular teenagers, Gary and Wyatt, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to "create" a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, whose purpose is to boost their confidence level by putting them into situations which require Gary and Wyatt to act like men.

Genre: Comedy

Budget: $7,500,000

Revenue: $38,934,048

4. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Ferris Bueller's Day Off was released in 1986 by John Hughes, starring Matthew Broderick. The movie has a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. The movie generated a return of $64,136,369.

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

After high school slacker Ferris Bueller successfully fakes an illness in order to skip school for the day, he goes on a series of adventures throughout Chicago with his girlfriend Sloane and best friend Cameron, all the while trying to outwit his wily school principal and fed-up sister.

Genre: Comedy

Budget: $6,000,000

Revenue: $70,136,369

5. Planes, Trains And Automobiles (1987)

Planes, Trains And Automobiles was released in 1987 by John Hughes, starring Steve Martin. The movie has a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. The movie generated a return of $34,500,000.

"You can start by wiping that fucking dumb-ass smile off your rosy fucking cheeks! Then you can give me a fucking automobile! A fucking Datsun, a fucking Toyota, a fucking Mustang, a fucking Buick! Four fucking wheels and a seat!"

An irritable marketing executive, Neal Page, is heading home to Chicago for Thanksgiving when a number of delays force him to travel with a well meaning but overbearing shower ring curtain salesman, Del Griffith.

Genre: Comedy

Budget: $15,000,000

Revenue: $49,500,000

6. She's Having A Baby (1988)

She's Having A Baby was released in 1988 by John Hughes, starring Kevin Bacon. The movie has a runtime of 1 hour and 46 minutes. The movie generated a return of $-4,000,000.

"And in the end, I realized that I took more than I gave, I was trusted more than I trusted, and I was loved more than I loved. And what I was looking for was not to be found but to be made."

Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? Things certainly aren't helped by Jake's friend Davis, who always seems to turn up just in time to put a spanner in the works.

Genre: Comedy

Budget: $20,000,000

Revenue: $16,000,000

7. Uncle Buck (1989)

Uncle Buck was released in 1989 by John Hughes, starring John Candy. The movie has a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. The movie generated a return of $64,258,538.

"I don't think I want to know a six-year-old who isn't a dreamer, or a sillyheart. And I sure don't want to know one who takes their student career seriously. I don't have a college degree. I don't even have a job. But I know a good kid when I see one. Because they're all good kids, until dried-out, brain-dead skags like you drag them down and convince them they're no good."

Buck Russell, a lovable but slovenly bachelor, suddenly becomes the temporary caretaker of his nephew and nieces after a family emergency. His freewheeling attitude soon causes tension with his older niece Tia, loyal girlfriend Chanice and just about everyone else who crosses his path.

Genre: Comedy

Budget: $15,000,000

Revenue: $79,258,538

8. Curly Sue (1991)

Curly Sue was released in 1991 by John Hughes, starring Jim Belushi. The movie has a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes.

"You lived with him when he was nothing, you suffered his youth and the years of struggle, now you're entitled to half of everything he has."

Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she backed her Mercedes into Bill, they're only hoping for a free meal. But Grey is touched, and over the objections of her snotty fiancé.

Genre: Comedy

Revenue: $33,691,313

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who Is John Hughes?

John Hughes was an American movie director best known for his work in the 80s and 90s. Born in 1950 in Michigan, Hughes began his career as a writer for National Lampoon magazine. He then transitioned to movies and directed some of the most iconic movies, including The Breakfast Club and Home Alone. His movies focused on the experiences of young people, and he had a gift for capturing the complexities of adolescence.