The Breakfast Club (1985)

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


Everyone is the most cliche caricature and what's worse is the film wants you to know it and basks in it.
To respond to this I'm simply going to quote the film:

This is a good film. The nerd wasn't a very good character and the bad boy had the most cliché back story ever. Another problem is that they made Bender an asshole, solely, to advance the plot.
Still, outside from that, the dialogue was good and I felt it touched some interesting subjects concerning teenagers in a manner that felt natural unlike most films about teenagers, which usually feel forced and unrealistic. We all know most teenagers are never this brutally honest with themselves and others, so this was quite impressive for me.
It definitely has some flaws but it also has some strengths and I would recommend that you watch it. 7/10.

5 years ago


Charming comedy. A must see for every movie lover.

7 years ago


This is a no-age movie. You can see it whenever you want, the year you are living in and the movie have the same sense. Refreshing, funny and real.

3 years ago

More info & statistics

8.7% of the viewers favorited this title, 0.5% disliked it

Currently in 12 official lists, but has been in 14

Highest official list rank ever is #43 and lowest is #1259


mabu mabu checked this title

3 hours ago

Ruth_Esther checked this title

14 hours ago

hazlsal20 checked this title

16 hours ago

lhez checked this title

22 hours ago

sickk.malade checked this title

23 hours ago

c2merriman added this title to their watchlist

23 hours ago


Log in to see which of your friends have seen this movie

IMDb's Independent Top 50

50 movies · At #44

IMDb's 1980s Top 50

50 movies · At #48

501 Must See Movies

502 movies · At #80

The Best 1,000...

1005 movies · At #122

Reddit top 250

250 movies · At #166

FOK! top 250

250 movies · At #199

iCheckMovies - Most...

250 movies · At #205

Empire 500

500 movies · At #369

1001 Movies You Must...

1007 movies · At #723

National Film Registry

806 movies · At #745

They Shoot Pictures,...

1001 movies · At #774

The Criterion Collection

1211 movies · At #1099