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 10/26/20)

100. Sneakers
99. Juno
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. Coming To America
80. Malcolm X
79. Half Baked
78. Hail, Caesar!
77. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
76. All The President's Men
75. Fight Club
74. Lost In Translation
73. Out of Sight
72. Michael Clayton
71. That Thing You Do!
70. My Cousin Vinny
69. Kill Bill (I+II)
68. SE7EN
67. LA Confidential
66. The Usual Suspects
65. Django Unchained
64. Scarface
63. The Sting
62. Jaws
61. Friday Night Lights
60. Schindler's List
59. Do The Right Thing
58. Philadelphia
57. Inherent Vice
56. The Prestige
55. JFK
54. American Psycho
53. The Man Who Wasn't There
52. Wall Street
51. The Shawshank Redemption
50. National Lampoon's Vacation
49. Barton Fink
48. Man on Fire
47. There Will Be Blood
46. Apollo 13
45. Dazed and Confused
44. Casino
43. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
42. 25th Hour
41. The Assassination of Jesse James
40. Boogie Nights
39. The Natural
38. Ex Machina
37. The Aviator  
36. American Splendor
35. High Fidelity
34. The Royal Tenenbaums
33. He Got Game
32. The Godfather
31.The Informant!
30. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
29. Capote
28. Back to the Future (I+II)
27. Goodfellas
26. Office Space
25. Zodiac
24. Snatch
23. Wonder Boys
22. The Princess Bride
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel
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


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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