'The Breakfast Club'February 15, 1985
Synopsis: Five students from different social stereotypes, self-defined as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal, must spend Saturday detention together. Over the course of the day the unlikely friends begin to bond as they come to terms with the acts that earned them detention, spark romantic relationships, and learn that they are all more alike, and more than their labels, than they realize.
Legacy: Though it never hit #1 at the box office with competition from the 1984 hit 'Beverly Hills Cop', it went on to be a huge financial success with a believed budget of only $1 million and earning over $50 million. 'The Breakfast Club' is widely considered to be one of the best movies of the decade and is regularly featured on "Top" lists of the decade and of high school based movies, even being named the #1 high school movie by Entertainment Weekly. Also considered the height of John Hughes' impressive catalog of films, the stars (minus Emilio Estevez) reunited at the 82nd Academy Awards to honor Hughes after his passing, joined on stage by other Hughes alumni Jon Cryer, Matthew Broderick, and Macaulay Culkin.