Tuesday, September 01, 2015

My 100 Favorite Films

Getcha popcorn ready, my damies! Because I've spent my down time this summer carefully crafting a list of my 100 favorite films, and it's finally as ready as it'll ever be for it's all important public consumption. I'm calling it, "The Hot Mun-Hundred". Which, for those not so intimately familiar with my work, is a reference (or dare I say an homage) to my finely crafted alter ego, "Bags Munman" (pronounced like "Silverman" NOT like "Spiderman").  BUT FIRST, before you venture through the enigmatic obstacle course that constitutes my cinematic taste, I've provided you with a few disclaimer-type statements to help you get me in your cross-hairs. And they are as follows...


*This is NOT (necessarily) my take on the "best films of all time". It's simply a list of my favorite films. Yes, I'm quite critical. And yes, I've seen more films than is considered socially acceptable for anyone with even partial use of their legs. But by no means do I consider myself some sort of definitive authority on the cinematic experience who's seen every film ever printed. You should think of me in that way. But I don't. I mean, that would just be totally arrogant and slightly inaccurate...

*I have NOT included documentaries or LIVE concert type films in my list. I love them, but there is a time and a place. And I have decided that this is neither...

*For the most part, I don't do horror, sci-fi/fantasy, OR anything with subtitles. And I'm NOT some critical student of cinema (cough:: Mulholland Drive ::cough). Much respect to those genres, the talented actors and directors that populate them, and their legions of fans. But I like what I like. I mean, I try not to discriminate, but it is what it is. And for whatever reason, those film styles don't tend to pique and/or keep my interest...


*Despite my best attempts at due diligence, and my consulting a myriad of respected friends and "best of" lists to help jog my memory, I'm sure I forgot a film or two. Probably even a film or two that I'd have rated highly on my list. So feel free to chime in at any time in the comments section. Whether it be to suggest a film you think I may have omitted, one you think I should watch and possibly include, OR to simply eviscerate my poor taste with your cinematic hot takes ("I don't see The Depahhhhted, guy!"). Whatever your opinion, I'd love to hear it. Besides, I plan on keeping this list around and updating/fine tuning it on a regular basis. So any and all suggestions are more than welcomed...

Oh, and I didn't do any write ups or provide any pictures for any of these movies. I had linked each title to its respective IMDB page. Though apparently a recent blogger 'upgrade' made having that many links untenable. So, just assume I like each film because I think it's really good, and then feel free to check out the plot points and major players at your leisure...

Now, without further dudes. It's time to peruse and abuse. So here's my list. Enjoy...

**The Hot Mun-Hundred**
(updated 10/7/18)

100. Juno
99. The Beach
98. Searching for Bobby Fischer
97. Raiders of the Lost Ark
96. The Insider
95. The Sandlot
94. This Is Spinal Tap
93. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
92. Clear History
91. Pootie Tang
90. Private Parts
89. Schindler's List
88. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
87. True Grit
86. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
85. Coming to America
84. All the President's Men
83. The Prestige
82. There Will Be Blood
81. Out of Sight
80. There's Something About Mary
79. The People vs Larry Flynt
78. The Assassination of Jesse James
77. Scent of a Woman
76. Do The Right Thing
75. A Few Good Men
74. Friday Night Lights
73. Saving Private Ryan
72. The Silence of the Lambs
71. Good Morning, Vietnam
70. Lost in Translation
69. Michael Clayton
68. The Man Who Wasn't There
67. Ex Machina
66. The Sting
65. Dumb and Dumber
64. SE7EN
63. Half Baked
62. American Psycho
61. Philadelphia
60. Apollo 13
59. National Lampoon's Vacation
58. Django Unchained
57. The Natural
56. Scarface
55. My Cousin Vinny
54. Reservoir Dogs
53. The Informant!
52. Dunkirk
51. Man on Fire
50. Back To The Future
49. JFK
48. Fight Club
47. LA Confidential
46. Jaws
45. Wall Street
44. The Usual Suspects
43. American Splendor
42. Back to the Future II
41. The Royal Tenenbaums
40. Barton Fink
39. The Shawshank Redemption
38. Kill Bill(s)
37. The Godfather
36. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
35. American Beauty
34. Munich
33. Capote
32. The Aviator
31. 25th Hour
30. He Got Game
29. Boogie Nights
28. Dazed and Confused
27. Casino
26. Zodiac
25. High Fidelity
24. Snatch
23. Office Space
22. Adaptation
21. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
20. Wonder Boys
19. Raising Arizona
18. The Godfather II
17. The Grand Budapest Hotel
16. Goodfellas
15. The Princess Bride
14. What About Bob?
13. Pulp Fiction
12. Fargo
11. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
10. The Blues Brothers
9. Caddyshack
8. Friday
7. Miller's Crossing
6. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
5. Quiz Show
4. No Country For Old Men
3. Inside Llewyn Davis
2. Jackie Brown
1. The Big Lebowski


Mark said...

Great list. I have seen about 40, will add to that soon.

Brett Ferruccio said...

Thanks! FYI The Man Who Wasn't There is even in black and white for ya. Oh!

Josh Astin said...

Hey man I have been through this list twice now and I didn't see Congo? Am I missing it? I mean the gorilla can speak sign language man. Classic. Good to have you back. Good readin

Brett Ferruccio said...

I actually made the list while eating a BANANA WITH THE DOPE INSIDE. Probably explains how I forgot Congo...not to mention Slammin' Salmon...

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