Another Positive Message For You, Kids: Truancy Rocks!

Wow, this one was really no contest at all. You’re favorite 80’s teen movie?

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off!

Ferris pretty much had this one in the bag from the get-go, but over the last 24 hours, a group of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off fanatics apparently decided it wasn’t trouncing the others by quite a large enough margin, so even more votes rolled in, allowing the movie to win with 41% of the vote.

A relatively distant second place is awarded to my personal favorite 80’s teen film, Heathers, and The Breakfast Club narrowly beats out Footloose, of all things, for third. (Note: I’m not trying to knock Footloose. I’ve never even seen Footloose. I was just surprised at its {relative} success. I had expected the Molly Ringwald films to do a little better than they did.)

Last place—and I’m starting to think last place should get its own lousy, “you kind of suck” medal, like a tin one, maybe, or one fashioned out of styrofoam—is awarded to the three movies that received no votes at all: Some Kind of Wonderful, Can’t Buy Me Love, and Say Anything.

Of course, receiving the styrofoam medal doesn’t really mean that these movie suck. It simply means that none of these films could hold a candle to the awesome power of Matthew Broderick singing, “Danke Schoen” on a parade float.

If I could find the vest, this would be a really easy back up Halloween costume. Hmmm . . .

3 thoughts on “Another Positive Message For You, Kids: Truancy Rocks!

  1. I would’ve thought The Breakfast Club would win, as that’s always seemed to be the definitive 80s teenager movie – maybe even the definitive teen movie on the whole. I don’t really mind though. I voted for Heathers, although I have to admit I think the ending’s a bit unsatisfying. Maybe I would’ve liked the original ending better, I don’t know.

    • Honestly, I thought The Breakfast Club would win too, with Ferris Bueller in second, and one of the Molly Ringwalds in third. Heathers was my dark horse. It’s my own personal fave (I really don’t have any problems with the end), but I don’t mind it losing because it did better than I thought it would, and I love Ferris Bueller’s Day Off too.

      • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is kind of timeless in a way, something I don’t know you could really say about The Breakfast Club. People who were at best only a glint in the milkman’s eye when it came out love it too when many other 80s movies just don’t hold up.

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