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Sixteen CandlesSixteen Candles (1984) Recommended
Dir. John Hughes
Feat. Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Michael Schoeffling
Molly Ringwald became a star in this first of John Hughes' hip and eminently enjoyable movies about adolescence in the 1980s.
Sure Thing, The (1985)
Dir. Rob Reiner
Feat. John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Tim Robbins
Early John Cusack film puts an agreeable spin on the plot of IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, where he and female–nemesis Daphne Zuniga uncomfortably…
Better Off DeadBetter Off Dead (1985)
Dir. Savage Steve Holland
Feat. John Cusack, Amanda Wyss, Donald Ogden Stewart
Skewed version of the 80s teenage comedy which follows the plight of likeable John Cusack after he is dumped by his girlfriend. After many original…
Journey of Natty Gann, TheJourney of Natty Gann, The (1985)
Dir. Jeremy Kagan
Feat. John Cusack, Meredith Salenger, Ray Wise
Lowkey and rich in atmosphere, this superior Disney feature crosses Depression–era America with a young runaway, who forms an unlikely bond…
TapeheadsTapeheads (1988)
Dir. Bill Fishman
Feat. John Cusack, Tim Robbins
Eager to succeed in the L.A. as music–vid directors, John Cusack and Tim Robbins “do what they gotta do, so they can do what they wanna”.…
Say AnythingSay Anything (1989) Recommended
Dir. Cameron Crowe
Feat. John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney
Fresh light is cast on the East–end boy meets West–end girl scenario. Satisfying teen fare.
Eight Men OutEight Men Out (1989)
Dir. John Sayles
Feat. John Cusack, Michael Rooker, Christopher Lloyd
True story of the Chicago White Sox baseball team who conspired with gamblers to lose the World Series in 1919. Finely detailed topical drama with an…
Shadow MakersShadow Makers (Fat Man and Little Boy) (1989)
Dir. Roland Joffe
Feat. Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia
An informative (if only really adequate) dramatisation of the Manhattan Project, which produced the A–Bomb in the New Mexico desert during WW2.…
Grifters, TheGrifters, The (1990)
Dir. Stephen Frears
Feat. Anjelica Huston, John Cusack, Annette Bening
Small time con–artists Anjelica Huston, John Cusack and Annette Bening cross paths but come to discover little honour among thieves. A quirky,…
Shadows and FogShadows and Fog (1991)
Dir. Woody Allen
Feat. Woody Allen, John Malkovich, Kathy Bates
Woody, John Malkovich, Kathy Bates, John Cusack, Jodie Foster and Madonna cast their prominent shadows for his droll tale of mystery stranglers,…

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