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 1/5/23)

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