'Planes, Trains & Automobiles' was the first John Hughes-directed film to focus on adults, rather than teenagers.
In the 1987 comedy, Steve Martin and John Candy play business travelers with the very adult problem of trying to get home during the crush of Thanksgiving travel. The mismatched pair get into a variety of misadventures during their three day trip from New York to Chicago. When they finally arrive, the film ends on a touching Thanksgiving-appropriate note.
In keeping with the '90s trend of turning classic literature into MTV-friendly teen rom coms, 'She's All That' is a modern-day adaptation of the George Bernard Shaw play 'Pygmalion,' set in a high school.
It might be hard for this iPod generation to believe, but there was a time when the young folks flocked to hang out among the vinyl records and compact discs of their neighborhood record store.
The 1995 coming-of-age tale ‘Empire Records’ tells the story of a crazy 24 hours in one of these increasingly rare retail spaces. The movie starred Renée Zellweger and Liv Tyler, before either was particularly famous. See what all the young stars of 'Empire Records' are up to today below.
It's been a little over 20 years since 'Hook' hit theaters. The film, which acted as a sequel to 'Peter Pan,' was directed by Steven Spielberg, and had a terrific cast of adult actors, including Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams and Julia Roberts. Not to mention a memorable gang of child actors who played The Lost Boys.
The 1990 suburban fairy tale 'Edward Scissorhands' was the first of many collaborations between director Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, the film's star. And that almost didn't happen, as Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks and even Michael Jackson were considered for the title role before it went to Depp.
The 1982 film 'Poltergeist' is considered a classic of the horror genre. Written and produced by Steven Spielberg, the movie tells the tale of the Freeling family, whose youngest daughter is kidnapped by vicious demons and evil spirits.
Horror master Wes Craven's slasher film 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' was a huge success with both audiences and critics in 1984. In fact, it was such a hit that it spawned multiple sequels, remakes and various television incarnations.
In 'Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory,' the film adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl children's novel 'Charlie & The Chocolate Factory,' five kids win a "Golden Ticket" that allows them to tour Willy Wonka's wondrous chocolate factory.
The 1997 comedy 'Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery' was a box office smash before becoming a comedy classic, despite the fact that millions of Americans are now embarrassed that they used to say 'shagadelic, baby!' in mixed company.
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