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 8/1/20)

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