Main Content

Sixteen Candles [35th Anniversary Limited Edition] [Blu-ray] [1984]

Release Date:04/30/2019
Your price for this item is $17.99
Cardmember Offers


On the eve of her sister's wedding, suburban teenager Samantha (Molly Ringwald) suffers silently as her family forgets her birthday. Even worse, some total dork (Anthony Michael Hall) keeps propositioning her with sophomoric innuendo when she really craves romantic attention from high-school hunk Jake (Michael Schoeffling). Moving from Samantha's family home as it's invaded by outre relatives to a high-school dance where nothing seems to go her way, this bittersweet teen comedy traces the hopes and disappointments of not only Samantha, but also a host of incidental but memorable characters, from a hapless Japanese exchange student to a prom queen and a posse of barely pubescent nerds. A climactic party scene at which these various strata of young America overcome their rigid hierarchies sets the stage for resolutions both tender and torrid.~Brian J. Dillard


100 years of Universal: The '80s

100 years of Universal: Unforgettable Characters

Celebrating Sixteen Candles: revisit Sixteen Candles in this 11-part documentary that features interviews with cast members and filmmakers discussing this quintessential coming-of-age comedy.