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This is a list of films written by John Hughes, screenwriter. This list of movies written by John Hughes is alphabetical and can be sorted for other bits of information such as who directed the film and what genre it falls under. These John Hughes screenplays are not unfinished works; they have all been produced and released somewhere in the world. Any unreleased John Hughes films are not included on this list. John Hughes has written some very iconic movies over the years, so if you're trying to find popular John Hughes films that you haven't seen already then this list is the perfect guide for doing so.

List contains movies like Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Breakfast Club.

You can use this list to answer the questions, "What movies did John Hughes write?" and "How many movies did John Hughes write?"

This list includes almost all of John Hughes's screenplay credits. You can click on the names of the movies John Hughes wrote in order to find out more about each individual John Hughes film. Trailers for each movie can also be seen if you click on the video previews for these John Hughes films. (33 items)
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Hugh Laurie, Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels

Released: 1996

101 Dalmatians is a 1996 family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Stephen Herek. It is the second adaptation of Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One ...more

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Cynthia Nixon, Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Mantegna

Released: 1994

Directed by: Patrick Read Johnson

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Duchovny, Patricia Heaton

Released: 1992

Directed by: Brian Levant

Beethoven is a 1992 family comedy film, directed by Brian Levant and starring Charles Grodin as George Newton and Bonnie Hunt as Alice Newton. The film is the first in the Beethoven film series. ...more

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Julia Sweeney, Judge Reinhold, Frank Gorshin

Released: 2000

Directed by: David M. Evans

Beethoven's 3rd is the second sequel to the 1992 film, Beethoven. Additionally, this is the third installment in the Beethoven film series. It is the first film to be released directly to video. ...more
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Jennifer Connelly, John Candy, Dermot Mulroney

Released: 1991

Directed by: Bryan Gordan

Career Opportunities is a 1991 American romantic comedy film starring Frank Whaley in his first lead role and co-starring Jennifer Connelly. It was written and co-produced by John Hughes and ...more

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Steve Carell, Jim Belushi, Kelly Lynch

Released: 1991

Directed by: John Hughes

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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Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Natasha Lyonne

Released: 1993

Directed by: Nick Castle

Dennis the Menace is a 1993 live-action American family film based on the Hank Ketcham comic strip of the same name. This, however, is not the first live-action Dennis the Menace film: The first ...more

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Ed O'Neill, JoBeth Williams, E.G. Daily

Released: 1991

Directed by: Peter Faiman

Dutch is a 1991 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Faiman and written by John Hughes. The original music score was composed by Alan Silvestri. The film stars Ethan Embry, Ed O'Neill ...more

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Movies Written By John Hughes
Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

Released: 1986

Directed by: John Hughes

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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Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Wil Wheaton

Released: 1997

Directed by: Les Mayfield

Flubber is a 1997 comedy film and a remake of The Absent-Minded Professor, directed by Les Mayfield. The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures, and stars Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, ...more

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Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

Released: 1990

Directed by: Chris Columbus

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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Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin, Tim Curry

Released: 1992

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a 1992 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. It is the second film in the Home Alone series ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, Seth Smith, Marian Seldes

Released: 1997

Directed by: Raja Gosnell

Home Alone 3 is a 1997 American family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes. It is the third film in the Home Alone series and the first not to feature actor Macaulay Culkin, director ...more

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Christina Applegate, Tara Reid, Malcolm McDowell

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jean-Marie Poiré

Just Visiting is a 2001 comedy that is a remake of the French film Les Visiteurs, it also serves as a spinoff of the original film and its sequel, Les Visiteurs 2. It stars Jean Reno, Christina ...more

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Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson, Dylan McDermott

Released: 1994

Directed by: Les Mayfield

Miracle on 34th Street is a 1994 American Christmas fantasy film written and produced by John Hughes, and directed by Les Mayfield. It stars Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson, Elizabeth Perkins, ...more

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Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Teri Garr

Released: 1983

Directed by: Stan Dragoti

Mr. Mom is a 1983 American comedy film directed by Stan Dragoti and written by John Hughes about Jack Butler, a stay-at-home dad. It stars Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Jeffrey Tambor, Ann Jillian, ...more

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Tommy Lee Jones, Jenny Seagrove, Michael O'Keefe

Released: 1983

Directed by: Ferdinand Fairfax

Nate and Hayes, also known as Savage Islands, is a 1983 swashbuckling adventure film set in the South Pacific in the late 19th century. Directed by Ferdinand Fairfax and filmed on location in ...more
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis

Released: 1989

Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. It is the third installment in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, and was written by ...more

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Chuck Berry, Michael Lerner, Art Evans

Released: 1982

Directed by: Michael Miller

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Chevy Chase, Anthony Michael Hall, Beverly DAngelo

Released: 1985

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

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Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

Released: 1987

Directed by: John Hughes

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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James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

Released: 1986

Directed by: Howard Deutch

Pretty in Pink is a 1986 American romantic comedy-drama film about love and social cliques in 1980s American high schools. It is one of John Hughes' films starring Molly Ringwald, and is ...more

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Everett McGill, Rae Dawn Chong, Ron Perlman

Released: 1982

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

The Quest for Fire is a 1911 Belgian novel by "J.-H. Rosny", the pseudonym of two brothers; the author was likely the elder of the two, Joseph Henri Honoré Boex. It was first ...more
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Ron Perlman, Rae Dawn Chong, Adrian Street

Released: 1981

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Quest for Fire is a 1981 film adaptation of the 1911 Belgian novel by J.-H. Rosny. Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and adapted by Gérard Brach, the film stars Everett McGill, Ron Perlman, ...more
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Norman Reedus, Brooke Langton, William Sadler

Released: 1998

Directed by: William Ryan

Reach the Rock is a 1998 American comedy drama film directed by William Ryan and starring William Sadler and Alessandro Nivola. It was written and produced by John Hughes.