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 2/17/17)

100. Rain Man
99. Raiders of the Lost Ark
98. Saving Private Ryan
97. Forrest Gump
96. The Sandlot
95. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
94. Schindler's List
93. Do The Right Thing
92. The Hateful Eight
91. The Man Who Wasn't There
90. Coming To America
89. Clear History
88. The Prestige
87. Pootie Tang
86. A Few Good Men
85. Dumb and Dumber
84. There's Something About Mary
83. All The President's Men
82. Mystic River
81. There Will Be Blood
80. Searching for Bobby Fischer
79. Groundhog Day
78. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
77. The Assassination of Jesse James
76. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
75. Half Baked
74. Blow
73. Reservoir Dogs
72. Lost In Translation
71. National Lampoon's Vacation
70. The Silence of the Lambs
69. Apollo 13
68. The Beach
67. Win Win
66. The Informant!
65. Munich
64. Philadelphia
63. Zero Dark Thirty
62. Friday Night Lights
61. The Insider
60. Good Morning, Vietnam
59. Donnie Brasco
58. The Sting
57. Scent of a Woman
56. Django Unchained
55. American Splendor
54. The Natural
53. My Cousin Vinny
52. Michael Clayton
51. Scarface
50. LA Confidential
49. Barton Fink
48. The Usual Suspects
47. Ex Machina
46. Fight Club
45. SE7EN
44. He Got Game
43. Snatch
42. Dazed and Confused
41. The Shawshank Redemption
40. American Psycho
39. The Aviator
38. Jaws
37. Wall Street
36. JFK
35. Capote
34. High Fidelity
33. Casino
32. The Blues Brothers
31. The Princess Bride
30. Back To The Future
29. Caddyshack
28. Back to the Future II
27. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
26. 25th Hour
25. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
24. Adaptation
23. Office Space
22. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
21. Raising Arizona
20. What About Bob?
19. The Godfather
18. American Beauty
17. The Royal Tenenbaums
16. The Godfather II
15. The Grand Budapest Hotel
14. Wonder Boys
13. Boogie Nights
12. Miller's Crossing
11. Zodiac
10. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
9. Friday
8. Goodfellas
7. Pulp Fiction
6. No Country For Old Men
5. Fargo
4. Inside Llewyn Davis
3. Quiz Show
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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