When you think of classic teen comedies, 1986s Ferris turns blue is probably one of the first examples that come to mind. The movie was directed by teen movie king John Hughes, Ferris Bueller shows Matthew Broderick in the career-defining title role of a smart, disrespectful teenager in the Chicago suburbs who decides to plan the most epic skip day ever, instead of spending his time bored at school. After pretending to be ill, Ferris brings his cool, beautiful girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara) and his skeptical, deeply worried best friend Cameron (Alan Ruck) on board, and the three set off for the perfect day in Chicago to spend with a parade, a baseball game and the coolest car in the world. Meanwhile, Ferris’ director Ed Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), who is convinced that his teenage nemesis is doing no good, wasted his day chasing Ferris to no avail.
Through the years, Ferris Bueller has become one of the most popular high school films of all time, and no matter when you see it, Ferris’ antics remain pretty adorable. The film’s success even inspired a spin-off television series, but the less said about it, the better. Whether you’re viewing it for the thousandth time or haven’t spent a day with Ferris, Ferris turns blue is guaranteed to give your mood a total boost.