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 5/21/19)

100. For Your Consideration
99. Win Win
98. Juno
97. The Beach
96. This Is Spinal Tap
95. There Will Be Blood
94. Out of Sight
93. Raiders of the Lost Ark
92. Schindler's List
91. Searching for Bobby Fischer
90. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
89. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
88. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
87. Clear History
86. Friday Night Lights
85. Scent of a Woman
84. Coming to America
83. The People vs Larry Flynt
82. Pootie Tang
81. Private Parts
80. Ex Machina
79. Back To The Future
78. A Few Good Men
77. Saving Private Ryan
76. Inherent Vice
75. True Grit
74. All the President's Men
73. The Prestige
72. The Assassination of Jesse James
71. Do The Right Thing
70. The Silence of the Lambs
69. Good Morning, Vietnam
68. Lost in Translation
67. Michael Clayton
66. The Man Who Wasn't There
65. The Sting
64. Dumb and Dumber
63. SE7EN
62. Half Baked
61. American Psycho
60. Philadelphia
59. Apollo 13
58. National Lampoon's Vacation
57. Django Unchained
56. The Natural
55. Scarface
54. My Cousin Vinny
53. Reservoir Dogs
52. The Informant!
51. Man on Fire
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. The Shawshank Redemption
39. Kill Bill(s)
38. The Godfather
37. Dunkirk
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. Goodfellas
25. Zodiac
24. High Fidelity
23. Snatch
22. Office Space
21. Adaptation
20. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
19. Wonder Boys
18. Raising Arizona
17. The Godfather II
16. The Grand Budapest Hotel
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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