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 5/5/20)

100. Raiders of the Lost Ark
99. Dumb and Dumber
98. Malcolm X
97. Good Morning, Vietnam
96. Scent of a Woman
95. Searching for Bobby Fischer
94. Michael Clayton
93. The Money Pit
92. Man on the Moon
91. The Beach

90. Saving Private Ryan
89. The People vs Larry Flynt
88. Coming To America
87. Private Parts
86. Reservoir Dogs
85. That Thing You Do! 
84. The Nice Guys
83. Pootie Tang
82. Clear History
81. Moneyball
80. A Few Good Men
79. The Silence of the Lambs
78. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
77. All the President's Men
76. Friday Night Lights
75. Schindler's List
74. Scarface
73. Ex Machina
72. American Beauty
71. Philadelphia
70. Fight Club
69. SE7EN
68. Django Unchained
67. Half Baked
66. Hail, Caesar!
65. Kill Bill(s)
64. Out of Sight
63. My Cousin Vinny
62. National Lampoon's Vacation
61. Do The Right Thing
60. American Psycho
59. The Shawshank Redemption
58. Lost In Translation
57. The Man Who Wasn't There
56. Jaws
55. Wall Street
54. There Will Be Blood
53. Man on Fire
52. Barton Fink
51. JFK
50. LA Confidential
49. The Natural
48. The Prestige
47. The Sting
46. The Assassination of Jesse James
45. Boogie Nights
44. The Aviator
43. The Usual Suspects
42. 25th Hour
41. Apollo 13
40. He Got Game
39. Dazed and Confused
38. American Splendor
37. Back to the Future (I+II)
36. The Royal Tenenbaums
35. Inherent Vice
34. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
33. True Grit (2010)
32. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
31. Munich
30. Capote
29. The Informant!
28. The Godfather
27. Dunkirk
26. Casino
25. Goodfellas
24. The Princess Bride
23. Office Space
22. Zodiac
21. High Fidelity
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. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
10. Caddyshack
9. Raising Arizona
8. The Blues Brothers
7. What About Bob?
6. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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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