Sixteen Candles (1984) – Film of the Week

Director: John Hughes (Universal Pictures)

Sixteen Candles has become a primarily overlooked classic of the John Hughes era, despite it being his directorial debut. However, this is quintessential Hughes in every way. Providing us with a beautiful snapshot of 80s teenage life, surrounded by laugh out loud comedy. While equally encapsulating the anger, joy and urgency of teen life for girls and boys alike. Ultimately providing the building blocks for The Breakfast Club a year later. And while it remains mostly overshadowed by its sister film. Sixteen Candles is an incredibly funny and tender exploration of teenage life that is well worth your time.

Cast: Molly RingwaldAnthony Michael HallJustin Henry