Entertainment The Best Movies Directed by John Hughes  

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List of all movies directed by John Hughes ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by John Hughes are listed here and include movie posters and John Hughes movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by John Hughes as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest John Hughes movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top John Hughes film is can be factored into this list.

From John Hughes's studio films to John Hughes's independent films, this John Hughes filmography keeps tabs on all John Hughes movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

List contains movies like Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Uncle Buck.

If you’re wondering “what movies did John Hughes direct?” or “who is John Hughes?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by John Hughes?” and “what's a good selection of good John Hughes movies?”

If you're wanting to get into John Hughes films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent John Hughes works.

All John Hughes director credits are included. This list of every movie that John Hughes has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the John Hughes movie is and which actors starred in the John Hughes film.

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Hughes
Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones
Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. The film follows high school senior Ferris Bueller, who skips school and spends the day in ...more
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Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall
The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by John Hughes and starring Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John ...more
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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Hughes
John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack
Sixteen Candles is a 1984 American coming-of-age comedy film starring Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling and Anthony Michael Hall. It was written and directed by John Hughes.
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Hughes
Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy
Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a 1987 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. The film stars Steve Martin as Neal Page, a high-strung marketing executive, who ...more
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Macaulay Culkin, John Candy, Patricia Arquette
Uncle Buck is a 1989 American comedy film directed by John Hughes and starring John Candy and Amy Madigan, with Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann, Macaulay Culkin, Jay Underwood, and Laurie ...more
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Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton
Weird Science is a 1985 American teen sci-fi comedy film written and directed by John Hughes and starring Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, and Kelly LeBrock. The film's producer, Joel ...more
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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Hughes
Ncrnation added Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy
Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a boy who is ...more
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Vacation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Directed by John Hughes
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National Lampoon's Vacation, sometimes referred to as Vacation, is a 1983 Technicolor comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Dana Barron, ...more
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Ncrnation added Lea Thompson, Candace Cameron-Bure, Mary Stuart Masterson
Some Kind of Wonderful is a 1987 American romance film starring Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Lea Thompson. It is one of the several successful teen dramas written by John Hughes in ...more
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Alec Baldwin, Magic Johnson, Bill Murray
She's Having a Baby is a 1988 American romantic comedy film directed by John Hughes. The film portrays a young newlywed couple, Kristy and Jake Briggs played by Elizabeth McGovern and Kevin ...more
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Steve Carell, Jim Belushi, Kelly Lynch
Curly Sue is a 1991 American romantic comedy-drama film and starred Jim Belushi, Kelly Lynch and Alisan Porter as the titular character. It was the final film directed by John Hughes and the ...more
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After Mabo
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Traps
Traps is a 1985 film directed by John Hughes.
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What I Have Written Jacek Koman, Angie Milliken, Gillian Jones
What I Have Written is a 1996 Australian drama film directed by John Hughes. It was entered into the 46th Berlin International Film Festival.