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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...

DISCLAIMER TYPE STATEMENTS:

*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...

AND FINALLY

*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 9/10/19)

100. The Virgin Suicides
99. For Your Consideration
98. The Truman Show
97. Man on the Moon
96. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
95. The Beach
94. Saving Private Ryan
93. Dumb and Dumber
92. Good Morning, Vietnam
91. Raiders of the Lost Ark
90. Searching for Bobby Fischer
89. True Grit (2010)
88. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
87. The Assassination of Jesse James
86. The Silence of the Lambs
85. Michael Clayton
84. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
83. Private Parts
82. Scarface
81. Scent of a Woman
80. The Money Pit
79. Clear History
78. All the President's Men
77. Ex Machina
76. Friday Night Lights
75. Pootie Tang
74. Kill Bill(s)
73. Coming to America
72. Out of Sight
71. The People vs Larry Flynt
70. A Few Good Men
69. Wall Street
68. American Beauty
67. Philadelphia
66. Apollo 13
65. Django Unchained
64. SE7EN
63. The Prestige
62. Reservoir Dogs
61. Back To The Future
60. American Psycho
59. National Lampoon's Vacation
58. My Cousin Vinny
57. Half Baked
56. JFK
55. The Shawshank Redemption
54. Jaws
53. There Will Be Blood
52. Inherent Vice
51. Dazed and Confused
50. The Man Who Wasn't There
49. Lost In Translation
48. Do The Right Thing
47. The Sting
46. The Natural
45. The Informant!
44. Man on Fire
43. Fight Club
42. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
41. American Splendor
40. LA Confidential
39. The Usual Suspects
38. Back to the Future II
37. The Royal Tenenbaums
36. Boogie Nights
35. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
34. Barton Fink
33. He Got Game
32. The Godfather
31. Dunkirk
30. Munich
29. Capote
28. The Aviator
27. 25th Hour
26. Casino
25. Goodfellas
24. Zodiac
23. High Fidelity
22. The Grand Budapest Hotel
21. Adaptation
20. Snatch
19. Wonder Boys
18. The Godfather II
17. The Princess Bride
16. Office Space
15. Fargo
14. Pulp Fiction
13. Miller's Crossing
12. Friday
11. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
10. Caddyshack
9. Raising Arizona
8. The Blues Brothers
7. What About Bob?
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

4 comments:

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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