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Movies Written By John Hughes

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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. {#nodes}
  • 101 Dalmatians

    101 Dalmatians

    Hugh Laurie, Glenn Close


    101 Dalmatians is a 1996 family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed... more on Wikipedia

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  • Baby's Day Out

    Baby's Day Out

    Cynthia Nixon, Lara Flynn Boyle


    Directed byPatrick Read Johnson

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  • Beethoven


    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Duchovny


    Directed byBrian Levant

    Beethoven is a 1992 family comedy film, directed by Brian Levant and starring Charles Grodin... more on Wikipedia

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  • Beethoven's 3rd

    Beethoven's 3rd

    Julia Sweeney, Judge Reinhold


    Directed byDavid M. Evans

    Beethoven's 3rd is the second sequel to the 1992 film, Beethoven. Additionally, this is the... more on Wikipedia
  • Career Opportunities

    Career Opportunities

    Jennifer Connelly, John Candy


    Directed byBryan Gordan

    Career Opportunities is a 1991 American romantic comedy film starring Frank Whaley in his... more on Wikipedia
  • Curly Sue

    Curly Sue

    Steve Carell, Jim Belushi


    Directed byJohn Hughes

    Curly Sue is a 1991 American romantic comedy-drama film and starred Jim Belushi, Kelly Lynch... more on Wikipedia

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  • Dennis the Menace

    Dennis the Menace

    Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson


    Directed byNick Castle

    Dennis the Menace is a 1993 live-action American family film based on the Hank Ketcham comic... more on Wikipedia

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  • Dutch


    Ed O'Neill, JoBeth Williams


    Directed byPeter Faiman

    Dutch is a 1991 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Faiman and written by John... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick


    Directed byJohn Hughes

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John... more on Wikipedia

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  • Flubber


    Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden


    Directed byLes Mayfield

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  • Home Alone

    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci


    Directed byChris Columbus

    Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes... more on Wikipedia

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  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin


    Directed byChris Columbus

    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a 1992 American Christmas family comedy film written and... more on Wikipedia
  • Home Alone 3

    Home Alone 3

    Scarlett Johansson, Seth Smith


    Directed byRaja Gosnell

    Home Alone 3 is a 1997 American family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes. It is... more on Wikipedia

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  • Just Visiting

    Just Visiting

    Christina Applegate, Tara Reid


    Directed byJean-Marie Poiré

    Just Visiting is a 2001 comedy that is a remake of the French film Les Visiteurs, it also... more on Wikipedia
  • Miracle on 34th Street

    Miracle on 34th Street

    Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson


    Directed byLes Mayfield

    Miracle on 34th Street is a 1994 American Christmas fantasy film written and produced by John... more on Wikipedia

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  • Mr. Mom

    Mr. Mom

    Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd


    Directed byStan Dragoti

    Mr. Mom is a 1983 American comedy film directed by Stan Dragoti and written by John Hughes... more on Wikipedia
  • Nate and Hayes

    Nate and Hayes

    Tommy Lee Jones, Jenny Seagrove


    Directed byFerdinand Fairfax

    Nate and Hayes, also known as Savage Islands, is a 1983 swashbuckling adventure film set in... more on Wikipedia
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase


    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

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  • National Lampoon's Class Reunion

    National Lampoon's Class Reunion

    Chuck Berry, Michael Lerner


    Directed byMichael Miller

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  • National Lampoon's European Vacation

    National Lampoon's European Vacation

    Chevy Chase, Anthony Michael Hall


    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    European Vacation is a 1985 comedy film. The second film in National Lampoon's Vacation film... more on Wikipedia

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  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon


    Directed byJohn Hughes

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a 1987 American comedy film written, produced and directed... more on Wikipedia

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  • Pretty in Pink

    Pretty in Pink

    James Spader, Gina Gershon


    Directed byHoward Deutch

    Pretty in Pink is a 1986 American romantic comedy-drama film about love and social cliques in... more on Wikipedia

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  • Quest for Fire

    Quest for Fire

    Everett McGill, Rae Dawn Chong


    Directed byJean-Jacques Annaud

    The Quest for Fire is a 1911 Belgian novel by "J.-H. Rosny", the pseudonym of two brothers;... more on Wikipedia
  • Quest for Fire

    Quest for Fire

    Ron Perlman, Rae Dawn Chong


    Directed byJean-Jacques Annaud

    Quest for Fire is a 1981 film adaptation of the 1911 Belgian novel by J.-H. Rosny. Directed by... more on Wikipedia

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  • Reach the Rock

    Reach the Rock

    Norman Reedus, Brooke Langton


    Directed byWilliam Ryan

    Reach the Rock is a 1998 American comedy drama film directed by William Ryan and starring... more on Wikipedia