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 9/16/17)

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