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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 2/3/21)

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