Shawn's Top 30 Films - #20: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

This is another movie I have seen enough times that I have completely lost count. It’s that movie where if I’m flipping channels and stumble upon it, I’m completely stuck there until it’s done. This is great stuff right here. It’s a razor thin plot but it’s full of great characters, smart dialogue and a completely unnecessary but amazing dance sequence in the middle. Sure the idea of a man cramming 80 hours worth of activities into a single afternoon is insane, but it’s so much god damn fun that it doesn’t matter.

So yes, Ferris Bueller is absolutely a classic, and while I know most of us would be tempted to say that Godzilla or the remake of the Stepford Wives is Matthew Broderick’s best work, but I have to be controversial and say it’s actually this movie.