John Hughes wrote and directed this quintessential 1980s high school drama featuring the hottest young stars of the decade. Trapped in a day-long Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are... read more
Directed by: John Hughes
Release Date: May 15, 1985
DVD Release Date: September 2, 2003
Stats: 40,847 reviews
Flixster Reviews (40,847)
April 17, 2013
Quintessential John Hughes and a classic of the 1980's. Very iconic and memorable. Required viewing. PERIOD. The set up is simple: five teens from different social cliques and backgrounds spend a Saturday in detention together and begin to see that they have more in common than t...
December 16, 2012
November 24, 2012fb100000293612769
Powerful and iconic, The Breakfast Club is a well-filmed, well-acted, and quite entertaining coming-of-age film that is, to this day, surprisingly and effectively relatable.
July 30, 2012
To the soaring, cult-laden tunes of "Don't You Forget About Me" by 80's sensation Simple Minds, this unforgettable classic by the late great John Hughes, gave a voice to an entire generation and yet continues to resonate among teenagers everywhere.
Plot-wise, it's really simple:...
April 19, 2012fb1033186916
Often funny and easy to relate to, The Breakfast Club captures the nature and essence of being caught within the entrapment of pressure and stereotypes during teenage years. It tackles the society's imposition of a high school hierarchy in a meaningful and heartfelt way, but that...
December 9, 2011fb733768972
The Breakfast club, gleefully, may just be the only movie I have ever seen that has absolutely no flaws. There is always a way of picking out things from a film, but to me, it seems impossible here. The backstories of the characters are so charismatic, that when taking them serio...
November 18, 2011fb634552688
For any piece of work to become a classic, it has to tackle themes and ideas that transcend time. And it has to do this in a way that can be understood/related to by anyone. The Breakfast Club is about a group of seemingly small-minded teenagers stuck in detention, who then pro...
November 15, 2011fb791220692
It's easy to see why 'The Breakfast Club' is often seen as influential and iconic. it's as honest and sentimental as they come, but it's also painfully obvious to me that this movie is exclusively powerful for those who were actually teenagers in the 80s, and who mirrored the ang...
August 31, 2011
The greatest teen comedy. There has never been a movie made like this awesome movie. There will never be another movie with so much hilarity, teen angst, and such great music! :) This is how I got interested in the 80s! :) :) :)
August 24, 2011
John Hughes The Breakfast Club is an incredible drama film about five teens spend a Saturday in detention. These teens are very different, coming from different backgrounds, yet they all have the same problems. This is a brilliant film that not only teens can relate to. As an adu...
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