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 1/16/18)

100. Zero Dark Thirty
99. Marie Antoinette
98. The Virgin Suicides
97. The Beach
96. All the President's Men
95. The Insider
94. Out of Sight
93. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
92. There's Something About Mary
91. Schindler's List
90. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
89. Do The Right Thing
88. Summer of Sam
87. This is Spinal Tap
86. The Truman Show
85. Private Parts
84. The Prestige
83. The Sandlot
82. Scent of a Woman
81. Pootie Tang
80. Saving Private Ryan
79. Good Morning, Vietnam
78. A Few Good Men
77. Raiders of the Lost Ark
76. Kill Bill(s)
75. Dumb and Dumber
74. Lost in Translation
73. The Man Who Wasn't There
72. Clear History
71. Half Baked
70. Philadelphia
69. Friday Night Lights
68. The Silence of the Lambs
67. Apollo 13
66. The Natural
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. There Will Be Blood
52. JFK
51. Back to the Future II
50. Jaws
49. American Psycho
48. Django Unchained
47. American Splendor
46. Capote
45. Wall Street
44. Munich
43. Scarface
42. Fight Club
41. LA Confidential
40. 25th Hour
39. Barton Fink
38. The Usual Suspects
37. SE7EN
36. The Shawshank Redemption
35. The Aviator
34. He Got Game
33. Dazed and Confused
32. Snatch
31. The Princess Bride
30. Casino
29. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
28. Adaptation
27. High Fidelity
26. Office Space
25. American Beauty
24. Boogie Nights
23. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
22. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
21. The Blues Brothers
20. Caddyshack
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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