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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 3/21/17)

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

6 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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