No sports, huh? Well, it doesn't mean we still can't stir up a little March Madness in celebration of one of the greatest film directors of all-time.
Here are 16 John Hughes gems, who fought it out over two weekends of quarantine in March of 2020. Congratulations to Ferris Bueller's Day Off for capturing its "one shining moment" and defeating The Breakfast Club by a score of 2111 to 1866. Check out the tournament round-by-round results below.
Sweet 16: Friday and Saturday, March 20 and March 21- FINAL SCORES
- All of the number 1 seeds cruised into the Elite 8. 2 seeds Home Alone and Pretty in Pink also had a pretty easy time of it in their matchups. Although they received significant support, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles and The Great Outdoors just didn't have enough juice to move on, falling to 2 seed Vacation and 3 seed Uncle Buck.
Elite 8: Sunday, March 22 - FINAL SCORES
- Home Alone may have been John Hughes' highest-grossing film but it was no match for another holiday classic, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. The Griswold Family picked up almost 62% of the vote in what was expected to be a closer contest. Ferris Bueller's Day Off proved worthy of its number 1 seeding as the "Sausage King of Chicago" rolled past Pretty in Pink. The Breakfast Club and 16 Candles completed the sweep by #1 seeds and enter next weekend's Final Four.
Final 4: Saturday, March 28 - Final Scores
- After two rounds, the four top seeds have all advanced to the semi-finals. Teenage classics Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Sixteen Candles, and The Breakfast Club are joined by holiday favorite Christmas Vacation. While some in the Twitterverse are already waging finals bets, each film will need significant support to advance to tomorrow's championship.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off 134
Sixteen Candles 56
The Breakfast Club 126
Christmas Vacation 118
- Ferris Bueller has blown away the competition all tournament long, having just dumped Sixteen Candles. The Breakfast Club narrowly squeaked out a Final Four win by just 8 votes. One contest remains.