9. The Cult Of Ferris
Naturally, the minute Hughes' film got any sort of following, Hollywood wanted to capitalise on the title.
Despite the creator's objections, Ferris Bueller in sitcom form launched in 1990 and included Bill Bixby (better known as TV's Dr David Bruce Banner in the Hulk show) among its directors.
But it never quite caught on the way the movie did - and managed a short run of 13 episodes.
The appeal of Ferris lives on, however, including in re-cut versions of the trailer, such as the one above.
In May this year, the house used as Cameron's home - you know, lots of glass, surrounded by trees - was up for sale at a cost of £1.5 million.
While you don't get the Ferrari, the place does come bristling with Ferris memorabilia - including on-set pics of the cast.
Quotes from the film (including "Bueller... Bueller...") have since entered the language and at least two bands - Save Ferris and Rooney were based on the pic.
It constantly appears on Best Of lists, including Total Film's Greatest Comedy Films Of All Time back in 2000 (it took 23rd place).
And finally, it's not every film that ends up getting quoted by America's First Lady. But Ferris won that accolade when Barbara Bush (wife of the first President Bush) used his "Life moves pretty fast" line in a speech written - not entirely coincidentally - by Edward McNally.
It got a huge reaction and Mrs Bush added her own joke afterwards - "I'm not gonna tell the president you clapped more for Ferris than you did for George..."
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