Cast: Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy
Attention, detention! A jock, a nerd, a punk, a princess, and a Goth chick report for detention on a Saturday in the high school library, and unexpectedly find common ground. Out of all the John Hughes movies, this one shows the secret, emotional life of teens -- and why every one feels like an outcast at one time or another.
What Parents Like: Everyone can relate to at least one stereotype, and sometimes the dialogue has the rawness of a group therapy session.
What Makes Our Inner Kid Squeal: Opposites attract, especially after a lot of painful, awkward staring and trading insults, of course.