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I think breakfast club was an iconic film for its time and mean girls was an iconic film for the 2000’s with the rise of Lindsey Lohand and such20
Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us… In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain…https://www.youtube.com/embed/4gLVqjIvokc
Andrew Clark: …and an athlete…
Allison Reynolds: …and a basket case…
Claire Standish: …a princess…
John Bender: …and a criminal…
Brian Johnson: Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.61
Both for different reasons I think. Breakfast Club is a classic, was one of the first big movies to address and break stereotypes about high school clics. It was funny, genuine, surprising... there's a reason it's still a well known movie.
Mean Girls sort or did the same thing, with a modern twist that made it more relatable for a younger generation. It was original, well acted, touched on several issues and even had a (sort of) redemption arc for the antagonist. It's also become a classic and it still a very loved movie20
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I went to Uni with a housemate who worshipped 80's movies so I kinda watched loads during our uni life. It was only during lockdown that I realised I'd bizarrely never watched Breakfast club so watched it for the first time, I mean it's better than Mean Girls but I was kinda dissapointed. It's all about Pump up the Volume or Ferris Beullah when it comes to Eightie's perfection lol10
Oh, God, this is sure going to start some fire...
To be honest, I love both of them. But as I have a weird love for 80s media (especially movies), I'd have to say The Breakfast Club. War Games, Ferris Beuller, there are many iconic movies from the 80s but The Breakfast Club is the best in my opinion.
However, if you REALLY want an amazing 80s teen movie... Look up Heathers! To this day, it's my favorite movie of all time, only rivaled by Requiem for a Dream.10
I liked "The Breakfast Club" but I've never seen "Mean Girls".
Have you ever seen "Can't Buy Me Love"? I saw that recently and loved it.33
Bella they're both iconic but I voted for The Breakfast Club. That's because I've only seen that movie and only read about the other. But I definitely want to watch Mean Girls.
I like 'em both but I'll give the win to The Breakfast Club.40
I have only seen The Breakfast Club. Truly an iconic movie.40
Mean Girls... but I've never watched the Breakfast Club one.26
For my age it was breakfast club but personally I thought mean girls was more entertaining. I should probably be embarrassed to say that but it is what it is10
Who directed Mean Girls? ( without looking it up)
OK now who directed The Breakfast Club? Everyone knows it's John Hughes. John Hughes is iconic that's why.10
The Breakfast Club was released in 1985
Mean girls was released in 2004.
I graduated from high school in 2002 and can relate way more to The Breakfast Club.20
breakfast club, i actually know quotes from it i think only girls liked mean girls 😂22
I've never watched The Breakfast Club, but I love the Mean Girls!10
Breakfast Club all of the way. I can’t imagine anything else taking its place Maybe sweet sixteen20
Mean Girls is pretty good, but The Breakfast Club is a classic.30
Definitely breakfast club, Even though I went to high school in the 2000s there's something about that movie that everyone who's attended high school can relate to.10
My teen movies were and still are Sink the Bismarck!, Midway, A Bridge Too Far, The Longest Day, Battle of the Bulge, and Das Boot.0
Never seen mean girls, so breakfast club it is. Lol20
I haven't seen The Breakfast Club, but Mean Girls was good.10
The Breakfast Club is actually kind of lame if you stop and think about it. At least Mean Girls doesn't take itself too seriously.10
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I think it depends who you ask. They were released almost 20 years apart. Other films could lay claim to teen iconic status today. But let's look at those two.
For many younger folk with no real understanding of the times and the context, The Breakfast Club is in its way as problematic in its plot as other films of their time like Grease. Even Molly Ringwald wrote an essay on her problems with it today. That said those that remember the breakfast club will remember it fondly, and given some leeway it is still a great film taken in context.
I'm sure there are those who will stand up for mean girls. But it's not perfect and already has some beating the drum for a revisit. There are problems viewed with today's eyes.
But standards change. When Disney released A Song of the South in 1946 it was another kids film with catchy tunes and animation. And not the hugely offensive racist propaganda wilm it's viewed as today. (Google it if you've not heard of it, you'll find black slaves on plantations singing about how happy their lives are) it's so offensive today the Disney corporation do not mention it and refuse to release it.
So yeah. Those films need to be looked at in context. And if you're looking for the real iconic film of then. BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE!