I remember the first time I watched Sixteen Candles. I had a friend spending the night and we sneaked into the movie collection my dad and step-mom kept in their room because they were too mature for us to watch it. They had the whole Brat Pack collection, all of which I would later watch, but that night we settled on Sixteen Candles. Although half the movie probably went over my 11-year-old head, and I’m sure my parents knew I was watching it, I’ve loved it ever since.

Thanks to that movie, Molly Ringwald has always held a special, if a big anachronistic, place in my heart. She’s the reason I keep watching Secret Life of the American Teenager on ABC Family, and any time I’m having a bad day, all it will take is one of her famous 80s flicks to put me back in a good mood.

Molly’s birthday isn’t until the 18th, but I thought I’d give you enough time to plan your movie marathon to celebrate on Saturday. Here are some of my favorite Molly looks and moments through out the years to kick off what, for me at least, will be a Brat pack filled weekend.

What’s your favorite Molly Ringwald movie? Let us know in the comments below!

(All images via Molly Ringwald’s IMDB page)

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