Works By John Hughes

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1. Delta House (1979– )

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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The raucous exploits of Faber College's Delta House Fraternity in 1962.

Stars: John Vernon, Stephen Furst, Bruce McGill, James Widdoes

Votes: 88

Writer on this short lived TV spinoff of Animal House.

2. Class Reunion (1982)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

4.6
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Lizzie Borden High's class of 1972 are going through the motions at their tenth-year reunion, until deranged alum Walter Baylor, driven insane by a sadistic senior-year prank, escapes from ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Miller | Stars: Gerrit Graham, Michael Lerner, Fred McCarren, Miriam Flynn

Votes: 1,694 | Gross: $10.05M

Hughes first screenplay.

3. At Ease (1983)

30 min | Comedy

6.4
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Camp Tar Creek is a backwater U.S. Army outpost, enlivened by the shenanigans of Sergeant Val Valentine, and pal Private Tony Baker. Their money-making schemes must escape detection by Major Hawkins. Baker's girlfriend is Corporal Lola Grey.

Stars: Roger Bowen, Jourdan Fremin, Richard Jaeckel, Josh Mostel

Votes: 18

Hughes created this short lived TV series.

4. Mr. Mom (1983)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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50 Metascore

After he's laid off, a husband switches roles with his wife. She returns to the workforce, and he becomes a stay-at-home dad, a job he has no clue how to do.

Director: Stan Dragoti | Stars: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Frederick Koehler, Taliesin Jaffe

Votes: 17,566 | Gross: $64.80M

5. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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60 Metascore

The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid

Votes: 78,788 | Gross: $61.40M

6. Nate and Hayes (1983)

PG | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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A swashbuckling adventure which takes place in the mid-1800's on the South Pacific islands where bloody raids and battles were once the rule of the day.

Director: Ferdinand Fairfax | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Michael O'Keefe, Max Phipps, Jenny Seagrove

Votes: 1,647 | Gross: $1.96M

7. Sixteen Candles (1984)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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61 Metascore

A girl's "sweet" sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling

Votes: 83,697 | Gross: $23.69M

8. The Breakfast Club (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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62 Metascore

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy

Votes: 288,382 | Gross: $45.88M

9. National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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47 Metascore

The Griswolds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill, Jason Lively

Votes: 47,380 | Gross: $49.40M

10. Weird Science (1985)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.6
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46 Metascore

Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

Votes: 66,154 | Gross: $23.83M

11. Pretty in Pink (1986)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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57 Metascore

A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts

Votes: 61,347 | Gross: $40.47M

12. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy

7.8
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61 Metascore

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones

Votes: 267,666 | Gross: $70.14M

13. Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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55 Metascore

When Keith goes out with Amanda, the girl of his dreams, Amanda's ex-boyfriend plans to get back at Keith. Meanwhile, Keith's best friend, tomboy Watts, realizes she has feelings for Keith.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Lea Thompson, Craig Sheffer

Votes: 22,248 | Gross: $18.55M

14. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

R | 93 min | Comedy

7.6
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72 Metascore

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean

Votes: 100,712 | Gross: $49.53M

15. She's Having a Baby (1988)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Young newlyweds find out just how unprepared they are for their future together.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Baldwin, James Ray

Votes: 9,757 | Gross: $16.03M

16. The Great Outdoors (1988)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

6.6
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A Chicago man's hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy, Annette Bening

Votes: 31,798 | Gross: $41.46M

17. Uncle Buck (1989)

PG | 100 min | Comedy

7.0
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51 Metascore

Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann

Votes: 69,061 | Gross: $66.76M

18. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

7.6
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49 Metascore

The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki

Votes: 118,703 | Gross: $71.32M

19. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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63 Metascore

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard

Votes: 358,192 | Gross: $285.76M

20. Career Opportunities (1991)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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Josie, the daughter of the town's wealthiest businessman, faces problems at home and wishes to leave home, but is disorientated. Her decision is finalized after she falls asleep in a Target... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Gordon | Stars: Frank Whaley, Jennifer Connelly, Dermot Mulroney, Kieran Mulroney

Votes: 7,693 | Gross: $11.34M

21. Dutch (1991)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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To get to know his girlfriend's son, a working-class good guy volunteers to pick him up from a prep school, only to learn that her son isn't the nicest kid.

Director: Peter Faiman | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Ethan Embry, JoBeth Williams, Christopher McDonald

Votes: 10,177 | Gross: $4.60M

22. Curly Sue (1991)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.8
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A homeless man and his young companion, who survive by conning people, meet a woman who may need them even more than they need her.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Jim Belushi, Kelly Lynch, Alisan Porter, John Getz

Votes: 17,899 | Gross: $33.69M

He started going downfall around this time.

23. Beethoven (1992)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.6
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A slobbering St. Bernard becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones, Nicholle Tom

Votes: 54,866 | Gross: $57.11M

24. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.6
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One year after Kevin was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself in New York City, and the same criminals are not far behind.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 231,447 | Gross: $173.59M

25. Dennis the Menace (1993)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

5.5
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When his parents have to go out of town, Dennis stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who's arrived in town.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Walter Matthau, Mason Gamble, Joan Plowright, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 47,942 | Gross: $51.27M

26. Baby's Day Out (1994)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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Baby Bink couldn't ask for more; he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, he lives in a huge mansion, and he's just about to appear in the social pages of the paper. Unfortunately... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Read Johnson | Stars: Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Mantegna, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Haley

Votes: 37,120 | Gross: $16.67M

27. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

PG | 114 min | Family, Fantasy

6.4
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A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing.

Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 25,033 | Gross: $17.19M

28. 101 Dalmatians (1996)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.7
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49 Metascore

A woman kidnaps puppies to kill them for their fur, but various animals then gang up against her and get their revenge in slapstick fashion.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright

Votes: 83,220 | Gross: $136.19M

29. Flubber (1997)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

5.2
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37 Metascore

An absent-minded professor discovers "flubber", a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.

Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald, Ted Levine

Votes: 70,903 | Gross: $92.98M

30. Home Alone 3 (1997)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

4.3
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Alex Pruitt, a young boy of nine living in Chicago, fends off thieves who seek a top-secret chip in his toy car to support a North Korean terrorist organization's next deed.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa, Rya Kihlstedt, Lenny von Dohlen

Votes: 84,855 | Gross: $30.88M

31. Reach the Rock (1998)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Two school kids, who are best friends, are drinking on the side of a river. One friend bets the other that he can't swim across the river and "Reach The Rock". The friend takes the bet and ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Ryan | Stars: William Sadler, Alessandro Nivola, Bruce Norris, Karen Sillas

Votes: 764 | Gross: $0.00M

Nice change from those silly/crappy family films he was doing.

32. Just Visiting (2001)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.8
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38 Metascore

A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage, they make use of the services of a wizard. However, something goes wrong and they are transported from the twelfth ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Jean Reno, Christina Applegate, Christian Clavier, Matt Ross

Votes: 16,252 | Gross: $4.78M

33. Maid in Manhattan (2002)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.1
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45 Metascore

A Senatorial candidate falls for a hotel maid, thinking she is a socialite, when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman's dress.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 73,648 | Gross: $94.01M

Hughes only wrote the story.

34. Drillbit Taylor (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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41 Metascore

Three kids hire a low-budget bodyguard to protect them from the playground bully.

Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Owen Wilson, Josh Peck, Alex Frost, Nate Hartley

Votes: 52,892 | Gross: $32.85M

Hughes wrote the original concept.