Best film of the 80s? I got four words for you: Back to the Future.
Just off the top of my head, I can think of a half dozen 80s films I'd rather watch instead.
Ghostbusters, Back to the Future (ninja'd), Star Trek 2, Spaceballs, any of the Indiana Jones trilogy...
Well, to each their own I guess.
I agree with Ferris Bueller. Maaaybe the Breakfast Club though. It's more cult than Ferris.
Just off the top of my head, I can think of at lest 8 reasons it's not the best film of the 1980's:
The Three Amigos
The Blues Brothers
Raiders of the Lost Ark (and Temple of Doom and Last Crusade)
Big Trouble in Little China
Escape from New York
Prince of Darkness
Conan the Barbarian
Weekend at Bernie's
Beverly Hill's Cop
Coming to America
It may be the best John Hughes film of the 80's (which is almost a genre in itself), if you like those sorts of films, but to say it's the best films of an entire decade of film making which spawned many great films across many genres is a bit of a stretch, especially when all your reasons for it being the best film of the 1980's are just quotes from the film itself, which, if you don't think Ferris Bueller's Day Off is the best film of the 1980's and would rather watch another film from the 1980's instead, aren't very convincing.
I'm kinda surprised that no one said Aliens, since it came out during the '80s and was a financial success.
Really? Ferris Bueller wasn't even John Hughes best work. Whereas my bootleg of Big Trouble in Little China has been stuck in the VCR for years, and I've not seen a reason to try to fix it...
Please... in a decade that game us Big Trouble in Little China, Trading Places and The Goonies, Ferris Bueller doesn't even get a look in.
Another wasted photo gallery... for shame