The leading lady of the 1980s, Molly Ringwald was synonymous with legendary filmmaker John Hughes and their movies The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink have truly stood the test of time. Although Ringwald cut ties with Hughes after a time, wanting to take on more mature roles, their work would pave the way for a number of other movies in the genre, and also gave Molly the platform to have a long and successful acting career which has already spanned four decades. Here are some of our favourite Molly movies.
The third movie of Molly Ringwald’s career and by far and away the biggest success to that point. Sixteen Candles tells the story of Samantha Baker, a girl who’s family completely forget about her sixteenth birthday. Sam could well have cheered herself up at wolfwinner online casino had the internet been available in those days, but she instead focusses her attention on school hunk Jake Ryan. Molly’s acting in the role of Sam was met with universal acclaim and set her on the road to superstardom.
The Breakfast Club
The second movie in Molly Ringwald’s working relationship with John Hughes, The Breakfast Club was a smash hit, resonating with audiences and critics alike. A teen coming of age comedy-drama, The Breakfast Club features and ensemble cast of Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and of course Molly Ringwald. Molly was cast as Claire Standish, aka the Princess. Claire was a straight-laced popular girl in high school who found herself surrounded by this group she greatly disliked in detention. The Breakfast Club is widely regarded as an example of the perfect 80s teen movie.
Pretty in Pink
Andie Walsh is the character played by Molly Ringwald in this teen romantic comedy set in a Chicago suburb. The film revolves around Andie’s complex relationship/love triangle with best friend Duckie, and rich kid Blane. The original ending for the movie saw Andie end up with Duckie, but test audiences did not approve so the ending was reshot to replace Duckie with Blane. I still have my doubts as to whether that was the correct decision! Once again, Ringwald’s performance was praised by critics.