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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. 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 6/6/17)

100. Mystic River
99. Searching for Bobby Fischer
98. Win Win
97. The Hateful Eight
96. All The President's Men
95. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
94. There's Something About Mary
93. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
92. Raiders of the Lost Ark
91. Out of Sight
90. Kill Bill(s)
89. Dumb and Dumber
88. Forrest Gump
87. Summer of Sam
86. Saving Private Ryan
85. Schindler's List
84. This is Spinal Tap
83. Do The Right Thing
82. Good Morning, Vietnam
81. The Man Who Wasn't There
80. The Sandlot
79. Clear History
78. Half Baked
77. Zero Dark Thirty
76. Philadelphia
75. Donnie Brasco
74. Scent of a Woman
73. Friday Night Lights
72. Apollo 13
71. A Few Good Men
70. The Insider
69. The Sting
68. Coming To America
67. The Informant!
66. Lost in Translation
65. The Prestige
64. The Silence of the Lambs
63. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
62. The Assassination of Jesse James
61. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
60. Reservoir Dogs
59. The Natural
58. My Cousin Vinny
57. Michael Clayton
56. Ex Machina
55. There Will Be Blood
54. Django Unchained
53. American Splendor
52. Capote
51. National Lampoon's Vacation
50. Wall Street
49. Munich
48. Scarface
47. Back To The Future
46. JFK
45. Fight Club
44. Jaws
43. American Psycho
42. LA Confidential
41. 25th Hour
40. Barton Fink
39. The Usual Suspects
38. SE7EN
37. He Got Game
36. Snatch
35. Dazed and Confused
34. Casino
33. The Shawshank Redemption
32. The Aviator
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. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Friday
11. Zodiac
10. Miller's Crossing
9. Fargo
8. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
7. Goodfellas
6. Pulp Fiction
5. Quiz Show
4. No Country For Old Men
3. Inside Llewyn Davis
2. Jackie Brown
1. The Big Lebowski

5 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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