When I heard the news of John Hughes passing, I was immediately taken back to my most impressionable years. Even though film making has evolved over the last couple of decades, John Hughes (his full work listed) ability to capture life as a teenager always left a mark on me. Although it's hard to name my favorite John Hughes movie, I would have to say Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, and Weird Science topped my list. I found the trailers, unfortunately many of the clips are being removed now because of terms violation. LAME.
Sixteen Candles, Original Trailer (Classic!)
Sixteen Candles, The Ending My favorite Part! (In Spanish!!!)
Pretty In PInk Trailer! (Duckie vs. Blaine)
Weird Science Trailer (My introduction to Robert Downey Jr.)
I almost feel bad stopping at those three, when I look over John's complete list of work, I have strong feelings of admiration for so many movies he made. When you can recite movies pretty much line for line, you know the impression they left on your life. Thank you John Hughes for making some of the best movies Hollywood ever produced. It's a shame you were never formally recognized by the Academy.