Go out into the street and start asking people what their favourite movie is. Chances are you’ll get a lot of obvious answers: The Godfather, The Shawshank Redemption, Citizen Kane, Rocky etc. There films are practically the go to material when asked that question, but I can honestly say you wouldn’t hear any of those come out my mouth if you asked me. While they’re all great films, there has never been a film that has entertained me more than The Breakfast Club.
Released in 1985 and written/directed by the late, great John Hughes, The Breakfast Club tells the tale of 5 high school stereotypes (an athlete, a princess, a brain, a freak, and a criminal) who are all kept in for a Saturday detention and asked to write an essay on who they think they are. They only met once, but it changed their lives forever as these students soon realised they’re not as a different as they once thought.