The Breakfast Club

Year: 1985
Director: John Hughes
Writer: John Hughes
Cast: Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall, Paul Gleason
The movie that spoke to a generation of kids simply because the beauty was we could all identify with one of them.

What's more, the whole movie was about stripping away the layers of who we think we are and who we pretend to be and revealing that we're all the same kid with hopes, dreams and fears. By the end, even jock Andy (Estevez) and John (Nelson) have dropped their masks and shown their emotional sides.

Five kids end up together on weekend detention one Saturday, and over the course of the next couple of hours, they'll laugh, cry, fight, and bare their souls more than they ever have to their peers before. It's a simple story, each character gets his time in the sun, but the emotion of their growth makes the whole movie. There's even time for a little music, dancing and loving.

One of the classics that'll never age. Like St Elmos Fire (and with some of the same Brat Pack cast members), it perfectly captured the mood of a generation and because of the universality of its theme, it hasn't dated a bit.

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