Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a great uniter. What’s not to like? Everyone can relate to the story of just wanting to blow off their responsibilities and head into the city for a day of unbridled, triumphant, mischievous fun.
It’s an incredibly satisfying movie, which means there’s one problem when it’s over … no more Ferris Bueller. If you need your Ferris fix, here are some movies you can check out that will definitely deliver on that Bueller vibe.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off isn’t just some movie about a rich kid cutting class and getting away with it; it’s about a young man wanting to keep his youthful spirit alive because he fears that’s all going to end with adult life.
Still, it’s a movie that’s extremely playful and one that breaks the normal conventions of film. Similarly, director Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, an adaptation of the Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series, is about a guy making tentative steps toward the next chapter in his life pursuing a real, mature romantic relationship while slaying his demons in an eye-popping, surreal world that resembles a live-action video game.
Like Ferris, Scott has a to-do list that must be accomplished in a finite period of time. In this case, it’s defeating the seven evil exes of Ramona Flowers before he can be with her. Getting out alive will be tough for Scott, but, like Ferris, he’s very confident in his abilities and extremely lucky when it comes to dealing with the forces that keep him down.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World | 0:00
Alex Strangelove | 1:30
About Time | 2:37
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea | 3:19
The Perks of Being a Wallflower | 4:04
Mr. Roosevelt | 5:08
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