The Screenplays of John Hughes: Read Them Here


Dubbed the voice of a generation, John Hughes lives on as the voice of a generation. No matter if you’re a Baby Boomer, a Gen X-er, or a millennial, there is a good chance that John Hughes holds a place in your heart somewhere. Wether it’s in one of the characters from The Breakfast Club you relate to or enjoy the slapstick antics of Home Alone, John Hughes carries a legacy in his films and writings.

John Hughes was known not only for his directing, but his writing. Here is a collection of his scripts, including a few feature screenplays that were never made.


National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

The Griswold family’s cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.

Read National Lampoon’s Vacation here


Sixteen Candles (1984)

A girl’s “sweet” sixteenth birthday becomes anything but special, as she suffers from every embarrassment possible.

Read Sixteen Candles here


The Breakfast Club (1984)

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Read The Breakfast Club here


Weird Science (1985)
Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.

Read Weird Science here 


Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.
Pretty in Pink (1986)
A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy.
Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
When Keith goes out with Amanda, the girl of his dreams, Amanda’s ex-boyfriend plans to get back at Keith. Meanwhile, Keith’s best friend, tomboy Watts, realizes she has feelings for Keith.
She’s Having a Baby (1988)
Young newlyweds find out just how unprepared they are for their future together.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

Read National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation here


Home Alone (1990)
An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Read Home Alone here


Career Opportunities (1991)

Two complete opposites are locked in a Target together, but the pair soon learns they have a lot in common. Little do they know that two petty criminals are on the lam and looking for a place to hide.

Read Career Opportunities here


Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

One year after Kevin was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself in New York City, and the same criminals are not far behind.

Curly Sue (1991)

A homeless man and his young companion, who survive by conning people, meet a woman who may need them even more than they need her.

Read Curly Sue here


Unproduced Screenplays

Read Tickets here

Read Grigsbys Go Broke here


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