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 8/13/18)

100. Basquiat
99. Win/Win
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. The Sandlot
85. This Is Spinal Tap
84. Schindler's List
83. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
82. The Assassination of Jesse James
81. Clear History
80. Do The Right Thing
79. A Few Good Men
78. Friday Night Lights
77. Pootie Tang
76. Private Parts
75. Saving Private Ryan
74. The Silence of the Lambs
73. Good Morning, Vietnam
72. The Informant!
71. Scent of a Woman
70. There Will Be Blood
69. Lost in Translation
68. Michael Clayton
67. The Man Who Wasn't There
66. Ex Machina
65. The Sting
64. Dumb and Dumber
63. Half Baked
62. American Psycho
61. Philadelphia
60. Apollo 13
59. The Natural
58. Scarface
57. My Cousin Vinny
56. Reservoir Dogs
55. Dunkirk
54. Man on Fire
53. National Lampoon's Vacation
52. Django Unchained
51. Back To The Future
50. JFK
49. Fight Club
48. LA Confidential
47. Jaws
46. Wall Street
45. The Usual Suspects
44. American Splendor
43. Back to the Future II
42. The Royal Tenenbaums
41. Barton Fink
40. SE7EN
39. The Shawshank Redemption
38. Kill Bill(s)
37. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
36. American Beauty
35. Munich
34. Capote
33. The Aviator
32. 25th Hour
31. He Got Game
30. Boogie Nights
29. Dazed and Confused
28. Casino
27. Snatch
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. Zodiac
16. Miller's Crossing
15. The Grand Budapest Hotel
14. Goodfellas
13. Fargo
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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