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The Breakfast Club

  • 1985
  • R
  • 97min
  • 89%
  • 7.9 / 10

Fate couldn’t have brought five teenagers from different cliques together. John, Claire, Emilio, Anthony, and Ally meet in Saturday detention and find out they have more similarities than they thought.

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The Breakfast Club is popularly dubbed as a defining film of the 1980s. In 2008, the film made it to the list of Empire magazine’s The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time. It first clutched the 369. Six years later, it climbed to the 38th place. The New York Times also named The Breakfast Club as one of the best films of all times. In Entertainment Weekly, the film clutched 1st place on its list of 50 Best High School Movies. The year 2005 came with a recognition that the film long-deserved as the MTV Movie Awards conferred the Silver Bucket of Excellence Award to Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Paul Gleason, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy. MTV also saw this as an opportunity to bring the cast back together on stage. In 2016, the film was chosen for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. Prior to this, the film has been remastered and re-screened in more than 400 theaters across the nation. This was to pay homage to the three decades of the film’s legacy.

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The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American comedy-drama film written, directed, and produced by John Hughes, who directed the most celebrated live-action comedy films of the 1980s through the 1990s, which include the National Lampoon’s Vacation franchise. The Breakfast Club features an ensemble cast starring Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy. It follows five teenagers from different high school backgrounds as they find common ground. The film was budgeted at only a million dollars and earned a worldwide total of $50 million at the box office.