Most iconic '80s teen movie: 'The Breakfast Club' or 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'?
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Most iconic '80s teen movie: 'The Breakfast Club' or 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'?

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John Hughes is the king of '80s teen movies. "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" are arguably his most popular and iconic teen flicks, pioneering the genre for generations to come. The archetypes of "The Breakfast Club" are still referenced in other teen movies and TV shows to this day. But "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is a commercially successfully, critically-acclaimed blockbuster that has managed to remain relevant in pop culture. Which '80s teen movie is the most iconic?

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Below is the synopsis of "The Breakfast Club," per IMDb

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

"The Breakfast Club" holds a fresh rating of 88 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The teen comedy-drama produced perhaps the most influential teen archetypes ever: the nerd, the princess, the jock, the basket case and the criminal (or bully). The grouping is seen in the other teen movies, time and time again, including the "Power Rangers" reboot in 2017. 

Below is the synopsis of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," per IMDb.

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.

"Ferris Bueller" holds a fresh rating of 79 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and made an impressive $70 million domestically at the box office. Ferris Bueller is an iconic character and pioneer for future generations of rebellious teenagers in cinema, while the film remains highly relevant in pop culture.

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