Sixteen Candles

Lists: Comedy, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Chick Flicks, Coming of age

Brief Synopsis: "Samantha's life is going downhill fast. The fifteen-year-old has a crush on the most popular boy in school, and the geekiest boy in school has a crush on her. Her sister's getting married, and with all the excitement the rest of her family forgets her birthday!"

Overall Ranking: 626 (Rank from 1984: # 7)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
David Baruffi88
Minnesota Man80(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown80(full review)

People Involved

  • Molly Ringwald (Samantha Baker)
  • Anthony Michael Hall (The Geek)
  • John Cusack (Bryce)
  • Gedde Watanabe (Long Duk Dong)
  • Michael Schoeffling (Jake Ryan)
  • Paul Dooley (Jim Baker)
  • Billie Bird (Dorthy Baker)
  • Edward Andrews (Howard Baker)
  • Carole Cook (Grandma Helen)
  • Max Showalter (Grandpa Fred)
  • Justin Henry (Mike Baker)
  • Haviland Morris (Caroline Mulford)
  • Blanche Baker (Ginny Baker)
  • Joan Cusack (Geek Girl #1)
  • Zelda Rubinstein (Organist)
  • John Hughes (Director)