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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. 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 10/26/20)

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

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!

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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