Ferris Beuller's Day Off

Lists: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Coming of age

Brief Synopsis: "High-schooler Ferris Bueller knows everyone -- and every trick to faking an illness. So with the entire school convinced he's at death's door, Bueller grabs his girlfriend and best friend and hits the streets of Chicago for a well-deserved day off. Fed-up principal Ed Rooney is determined to catch Bueller and put a premature end to his field trip. But it's tough to outfox Ferris."

Overall Ranking: 323 (Rank from 1986: # 3)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 58.33%
Regular 41.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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David Baruffi97(full review)
Dan O'Neill90 - Ferris Buellerís Day Off is a prime example of a film thatís hilarious, fun to watch, but well-written, with plenty of ideas and trends about the times in the 80′s, with a timeless message of life.
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Rob from GuysFilmQuest90
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews90(full review)
J Collins90
Jim Carrier88 - Out of all of the 1980's John Hughes movies, this was my favorite & might have been the best all-around. It's about high school senior Ferris Beuller who is has senioritis & decides to fake being sick to enjoy the day while getting his girlfriend out of school & hanging with his best friend who really is sick in the big city of Chicago. Non-stop fun.
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin88(full review)
Sir M Hayes XIV80
Bryan Lienesch80 - A step or two behind other "instant classics", it successfully captures every teenagers dream of having a day devoid of the monotony of high school work.
Thomas Pollock80
Patrick Devitt80
Gorgon Reviews80

People Involved

  • Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller)
  • Alan Ruck (Cameron Frye)
  • Mia Sara (Sloane Peterson)
  • Jeffrey Jones (Ed Rooney)
  • Jennifer Grey (Jeanie Bueller)
  • Charlie Sheen (Boy in Police Station)
  • John Hughes (Director)

  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Young Adventures In 1980s Chicago
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