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 6/22/19)

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