8. Sixteen Candles (1984)
Chances of getting laid (1-10): 10. If you’re the grandparents, that is. It's 6 if you’re anyone else.
The drink situation (1-10): 6. Mostly beer, but enough of it to make a huge beer can pyramid that The Geek promptly knocks over.
Chances of police interference (1-10): 6. Seeing that Jake Ryan’s house is completely trashed and Long Duk Dong is left wasted (and stranded) on the lawn, you’d think the chances would be higher.
How’s the music? (1-10): 8. John Hughes had a knack for selecting great music. This time around it included AC/DC, Kajagoogoo, The Specials, David Bowie, and Billy Idol. All good stuff.
If there’s anyone on this list that’s represented nearly as often as Todd Phillips, it’s John Hughes. Not only is Hughes the man most often credited with creating the 1980s teen movie craze, but he’s also crafted some of the finest party scenes in cinematic history. His directorial debut in 1984, Sixteen Candles, paved the way for classic films like The Breakfast ClubWeird Science, Pretty In Pink, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
The party in Sixteen Candles left Jake Ryan’s house completely trashed with beer cans everywhere, trees covered in toilet paper, and Long Duk Dong sleeping on the lawn. Oh, yeah, and there’s that whole thing about Ted (“The Geek”) being trapped under the table. It’s a sweet little party that led the way for a whole lot more.