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. Though I have linked each title to its respective IMDB page. 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 5/6/18)

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


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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