Ferris Bueller’s Day Off dir. John Hughes (1986) Thirty years on, the coming of age story of Cameron Frye, a downtrodden Chicago teen trailing in the wake of his best friend’s extraordinary chutzpah — remains timeless. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is relentlessly funny, eminently quotable, and perfectly cast: a true classic.
The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers dir. John Landis (1980) Instantly recognisable and eminently quotable; musically unimpeachable and with widespread cult appeal; spectacularly over-the-top yet brilliantly underplayed: band-on-the-run redemption comedy (and Chicago time capsule) The Blues Brothers must go down as one of the greatest movies — certainly the greatest musical — ever made.