4. Claire gives Bender her earring
No, it wasn't detention. It was beauty killed the beast in The Breakfast Club. The sexual tension vibrating between Molly Ringwald's and Judd Nelson's characters throughout Hughes's classically structured (really!) 1985 day-in-the-life eventually hit its climax when she sneaks out of the library to join him in the file closet where Vernon has banished him. Just minutes later, as the club is disbanding, Claire removes one of her rapper-sized diamond earrings and folds Bender's palm over it. Sure, he probably hocked it twenty minutes later to buy weed, but that moment makes us melt. And then a generation of girls went on to date emotionally unavailable jerkwads, and Judd Nelson was on Suddenly Susan. It's the circle of life.
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3. Ferris and Sloane save Cameron
You will never convince us that Ferris Bueller's Day Off isn't an insanely ahead-of-its-time movie about a threesome. Because Ferris and Cameron are just so deeply in love with each other, and Sloane is their beard. The whole film is about Ferris trying to get Cameron to embrace the wildness inside himself, which culminates when they destroy Cameron's dad's car, and then Cameron goes all catatonic on the diving board before hurling himself into the deep end. Ferris and Sloane pull him out and Cameron comes back to himself, staring up at both of them with a dreamy little smile on his face. Come on, that is a great case for polyamory right there. All About Threesome Dating
2. Kevin Bacon cries all over Elizabeth McGovern
We will not lie; the whole C-section part of She's Having a Baby scared the living hell out of your correspondent the first time she saw it, and gave her an immense amount of respect for her mom. But, you know, that part, and the ensuing montage set to Kate Bush's "This Woman's Work" isn't really romantic (when is major abdominal surgery ever romantic?), but the scene that follows is. Jake walks into Kristy's hospital room, thinking they've lost the baby, and in fact in the audience we kind of think she's gone too, until she says "Hi." He clutches her hand, sobbing. When she tells him they have a son, the look on his face is simple, pure shock and love and gratitude. It’s wonderful. You will be forgiven for weeping along with the Bacon.
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