Long before asking which Friends character they had become at 30, Gen Xers asked themselves which of the St. Elmo’s crew they hoped to be at 22. Beyond the “right now” (then) of seeing all of these John Hughes High alums together, St. Elmo’s Fire introduced the world to Andie MacDowell (her first speaking role – is she ever in a bad movie?) and delivered a blast from the coming-of-age past by casting Martin Balsam as a concerned dad.
Director: Joel Schumacher
Starring: Ally Sheedy, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Mare Winningham, Rob LoweSee all nominees