The Breakfast Club Generation

The Breakfast Club is director John Hughes' 1985 fable of five high school stereotypes brought together for a Saturday of detention. Trapped in the Shermer High School library for nine hours, Claire, Brian, Andy, Bender and Allison eventually stop arguing long enough to discover some compelling truths about themselves and their world.

But there were hundreds of movies aimed at teenagers made during the eighties. Does anyone remember Birdy, or , or Heaven Help Us, which were all released around the same time? Why do we still watch The Breakfast Club? Why does it make top ten lists and deserve shrines on the world wide web?

Who's watching, listing and enshrining?