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 8/20/21)

100. Raiders of the Lost Ark
99. Saving Private Ryan
98. Marie Antoinette 
97. Baby Driver
96. Schindler's List
95. Scent of a Woman
94. Kill Bill (I+II)
93. Pootie Tang
92. The Beach
91. Django Unchained
90. The People vs Larry Flynt
89. Clear History
88. The Fifth Element
87. Hail, Caesar!
86. School of Rock
85. The Insider
84. Private Parts
83. A Few Good Men
82. Silence of the Lambs
81. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
80. American Beauty
79. Coming To America
78. Friday Night Lights
77. Mank
76. The Money Pit
75. Malcolm X
74. All The President's Men
73. Fight Club
72. The Prestige
71. Half Baked
70. The Sting
69. The Nice Guys
68. Jaws
67. Wall Street
66. Philadelphia
65. Barton Fink
64. Out of Sight
63. American Psycho
62. That Thing You Do!
61. SE7EN
60. The Usual Suspects
59. Man on Fire
58. Inherent Vice
57. Scarface
56. National Lampoon's Vacation
55. There Will Be Blood
54. My Cousin Vinny
53. Reservoir Dogs
52. JFK
51. Do The Right Thing
50. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
49. The Shawshank Redemption
48. 25th Hour
47. The Man Who Wasn't There
46. Apollo 13
45. Dazed and Confused
44. Casino
43. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
42. Boogie Nights
41. The Aviator
40. Ex Machina
39. The Assassination of Jesse James
38. American Splendor
37. He Got Game
36. Michael Clayton
35. High Fidelity
34. Capote
33. Pulp Fiction
32. Goodfellas
31. LA Confidential
30. Zodiac
29. True Grit (2010)
28. The Grand Budapest Hotel
27. The Natural
26. The Royal Tenenbaums
25. The Informant!
24. Office Space
23. The Godfather
22. Back to the Future (I+II)
21. Snatch
20. Munich
19. The Godfather II
18. The Princess Bride
17. Dunkirk 
16. Friday
15. Caddyshack
14. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
13. Miller's Crossing
12. Fargo
11. Wonder Boys
10. Adaptation 
9. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
8. Raising Arizona
7. The Blues Brothers
6. What About Bob?
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!

Unknown 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...

Unknown said...

Apocolypto not mentioned. Your a bad man.

Unknown said...

What About Bob was a great include!!-underrated...but gotta say Vanilla Sky should be on the short-list. And was just gonna click send and recognized you don't have Titanic on your list?? What?????

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