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Which Do You Prefer: Sixteen Candles or Pretty in Pink?

There have been some pretty classic showdowns in my day — Bush vs. Gore, Jordin vs. Blake, Stewart vs. Colbert. But none have quite compared to this. Entertainment Weekly's Dalton Ross is taking on the crucial question for all fans of '80s teen comedies: Which is better: Pretty in Pink or Sixteen Candles?

In the mind of Ross, the answer's simple: Sixteen Candles wins hands-down, largely on the strengths of Jake Ryan, Anthony Michael Hall, and "that freaky dwarf lady from Poltergeist." But he also believes that guys drift toward the goofiness of Sixteen Candles, while women prefer the more romantic Pretty in Pink.

So, dear Buzz readers, where do you fall on this weighty question? And no, both is not an option. What, you thought I was going to make this easy for you?


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fashionista119 fashionista119 9 years
Breakfast Club. Hands Down.
mlcottingham mlcottingham 9 years
The Breakfast Club, no contest...
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 9 years
Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink..Both are 8) movies.
gelita gelita 9 years
voted sixteen candles but my fave is the breakfast club
Allytta Allytta 9 years
love both ot them. but i chose pretty in pink. i really didn't enjoy the sixteen candless story with her panties :)
audreystar audreystar 9 years
Pretty in :star: For sure. :love:
misscococherie misscococherie 9 years
i loved both of these movies but the breakfast club was amazing!
lyrical_angel lyrical_angel 9 years
Any of those "teen" type of movies from the 80s are awesome. I have an unnatural obsession with John Hughes movies. I also love Fast Times, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun ,Just One of the Guys, The Goonies, Summer School, Adventures in Baby-Sitting,and Can't Buy Me Love. I have a whole 80s DVD shelf. I'm so weird!!!LOL
bellanatella bellanatella 9 years
Sixteen Candles! I'll never forget the first time I watched that movie. Duckie is awesome.
mellafe mellafe 9 years
The Breakfast Club!
lala788 lala788 9 years
Sixteen Candles - no contest
demeter demeter 9 years
Out of those two PIP. I adore it. But the king of all king 80s movies is totally The Breakfast Club!
PinkNC PinkNC 9 years
Pretty in Pink and then Breakfast Club OR maybe vice versa. I don't know. I like and own all that 80's good stuff on DVD.
tagen22 tagen22 9 years
OOO!! I almost forgot about Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!!! I love love LOVE that movie!!! Out of these two, I was already to vote BOTH!, but since I couldn't I went with Sixteen Candles. I love the panties in the bathroom, and Jake Ryan is soooooooooooooooo much dreamier than Blane.. Puts me in the mood to watch them both though!!!
La-Rubia-Verano La-Rubia-Verano 9 years
Ferris! Ferris! Ferris!
n_i_k n_i_k 9 years
Sixteen Candles!
tiabia tiabia 9 years
what about Heathers!!! Now that is awesome 80's!!! PS: Who ever said A Christmas Story is awesome in my book...I can't wait for TBS' 24 hour A Christmas Story!!!!
shafiii shafiii 9 years
the real 80's teen flick is Breakfast Club!
sfgiantsjo sfgiantsjo 9 years
What about Girls Just Want To Have Fun?? SJP, Helen Hunt, and Shannon Doherty? DTV!
junebug20 junebug20 9 years
Sixteen Candles is one of my all-time favorites. Such classic lines as: "Oh sexy girlfriend." "What was he wearing? Well, uh, let's see, he was wearing a red argyle sweater, and tan trousers, and red shoes... No, he's not retarded." "How do you spell?" "You don't spell it, son, you eat it." And many many more!
Pinki20 Pinki20 9 years
Sixteen Candles is my favorite out of the two but I do love Ducky. How can you resist Jake Ryan!
hurricanekimmie hurricanekimmie 9 years
i love all molly rinwald movies i could watch them a million times!! this was a super hard choice but i picked sixteen candles, making money off panties, foriegn exchange student, and her family forgetting her birthday!! how can you bet it?? i wish breakfast club could of been on there too, it so would of won by a landslide ajhahahhaha ilovethe80's
Jinx Jinx 9 years
I can't decide between the Breakfast Club and Fast Times. Out of the two here, Got to go with Pretty in Pink.
king's-queen king's-queen 9 years
You have to appreciate James Spader in Pretty in Pink at the ultimate '80's rich kid. I always laugh at that movie because there is no middle class. A character is either dirt poor or incredibly rich. However, Sixteen Candles gets my vote.
EML13 EML13 9 years
Pretty in Pink hands down - I had such crushes on Duckie and Blaine! ("His name is Blaaaine?")
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