The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary
Credit: Universal Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

It all started with a brain, a beauty, a jock, a rebel, and a recluse.

This week, we raise a fist to The Breakfast Club, the John Hughes classic that debuted back in 1984 with its teenage angst, existential themes, and epic soundtrack. The film, which left us craving for unabashed library dance parties and the irresistible Judd Nelson, introduced us to five teenagers—misfits in their own right—who are forced to spend Saturday detention in their high school library. Molly Ringwald, who played Claire, tweeted about the movie's 30th anniversary, posting a photo of Shermer High School, the site that bore witness to Claire's lipstick party trick, Bender's "Eat my shorts!" tell-off, and circle of truth.