Just what would be the 5 best Molly Ringwald movies? Most people would say her movies from the '80s, when Ringwald was a member of the "Brat Pack," which also included Rob Lowe and Ally Sheedy. Molly Ringwald was an '80s movie staple!
"Sixteen Candles" The classic story of a nerdy high school girl in love from afar with a cool jock, complete with embarrassing drunken moments and lots of teenage angst. This is one of the best Molly Ringwald movies, and a quintessential coming-of-age film. Molly Ringwald plays Samantha, who's in love with Jake, but who has a nerdy admirer in Anthony Michael Hall. John Hughes directed this sweet romantic comedy.
- "Pretty in Pink" Another of the 5 best Molly RIngwald movies, and another movie about teenage love. Molly Ringwald stars as Andie, who is intrigued by Andrew McCarthy's rich playboy Blane, but whose best friend, the poor Duckie, truly loves her. Who will she choose? Another classic '80s film, replete with a great soundtrack.
"The Breakfast Club" Yet another classic of the times, this '80s film about a diverse group of high schoolers in detention on a Saturday is one of the 5 best Molly Ringwald movies. She plays Claire, a snobby princess who spends the day with four other kids, who at first seem to have nothing in common, but by the end of the day they realize they're a lot more alike than they thought.
- "In The Weeds" In this movie from 2000 (wow, Molly Ringwald not in an '80s film!), Molly Ringwald plays Chloe, a waitress showing the new girl the ropes on her first night. This is one of the 5 best Molly Ringwald movies just because she's not playing a full-of-angst teenager!
- "The Pickup Artist" Okay, so for the last of the 5 best Molly Ringwald movies, we have to end with an '80s movie, right? In this 1987 film, Molly Ringwald stars with none other than Robert Downey, Jr. Somehow Dennis Hopper even ended up in this movie as Molly Ringwald's dad. It's worth checking out!