My favourite angst film by John Hughes is Some Kind of Wonderful. It's like a gender-reversed version of Pretty in Pink, but waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better.
I re-watched West Side Story last night and was so impressed by it. Many people don't realize how much it changed musical theatre. Although it always annoyed me that they dubbed Natalie Wood's singing.
Yeah, but I'm glad she was in it. She's one of those unique actresses that only could have existed in that specific time period. I love her. She did a great job too, I think. I don't mind when they dub in voices because I'd rather have that Broadway sound. But usually the Broadway actors don't translate well on the movie screen. They tend to over project or exaggerate when acting. Like in Mama Mia, I loved Meryl Streep in the part, but even though she can sing, I'd have much preferred it if they dubbed her voice. Her style of singing didn't fit the feel of the songs.
Oh yeah, and while I also prefer Some Kind of Wonderful, Pretty in Pink is THE definitive wrong side of the tracks movie. It's a classic. The music, Molly Ringwald, Ducky. I just wonder what people fifty years from now will think of the clothes!