15 Slacker Movies With Eyebrow-Arching Backstories
They’ve got a real attitude problem, these kids. They’re slackers, they’ll always be slackers. No slacker has ever amounted to a single thing in the history of cinema. From Ferris Bueller to Marty McFly, slackers are famous for doing basically nothing, unless they occasionally play in a band, so, nothing.
Slacker films are like stoner films, but only instead of horrible jokes, the movies are populated by long boring shots of a street while someone talks about how the shark in Jaws is a metaphor for incest, or a dog poops on someone’s art homework, metaphorically, in black and white. Some of America’s favorite films are slacker films – including former President Clinton, whose favorite film is Ferris Bueller; and President Obama, whose favorite film is The Godfather, which is kinda like the Italian version of a slacker film, if you think about it.
Here are some facts about some of the best, weirdest, or most memorable slacker films since before the term was even coined.