Wanting to Live Like Ferris Bueller

Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick), the Chicago high schooler who played hooky and had the adventure of a lifetime, was everything that teens wanted to emulate in the 1980s. He was the perfect poster child for kids who wanted to misbehave without doing anything technically illegal. Sure, maybe it was near impossible to lead a parade singing “Twist and Shout,” but most people could at least find an excuse to skip work or school and see a ball game. As Bueller reminded us in the 1986 film, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” And for more timeless classics, check out The 50 Best American Movies of All Time.

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