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 11/8/19)

100. The Truman Show
99. A Time to Kill
98. The Virgin Suicides
97. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
96. Scent of a Woman
95. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
94. Dumb and Dumber
93. Man on the Moon
92. True Grit (2010)
91. The Beach
90. Saving Private Ryan
89. Searching for Bobby Fischer
88. Private Parts
87. Scarface
86. The Money Pit
85. A Few Good Men
84. Moneyball
83. The Silence of the Lambs
82. Michael Clayton
81. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
80. Hail, Caesar!
79. Clear History
78. All the President's Men
77. Ex Machina
76. Friday Night Lights
75. Pootie Tang
74. Kill Bill(s)
73. Half Baked
72. Coming to America
71. Reservoir Dogs
70. Out of Sight
69. The People vs Larry Flynt
68. Wall Street
67. American Beauty
66. Philadelphia
65. My Cousin Vinny
64. Apollo 13
63. Django Unchained
62. SE7EN
61. The Prestige
60. Back To The Future
59. American Psycho
58. National Lampoon's Vacation
57. JFK
56. The Shawshank Redemption
55. Lost In Translation
54. Do The Right Thing
53. Man on Fire
52. Fight Club
51. The Sting
50. The Natural
49. Jaws
48. Barton Fink
47. He Got Game
46. Dazed and Confused
45. The Man Who Wasn't There
44. There Will Be Blood
43. LA Confidential
42. The Usual Suspects
41. American Splendor
40. Back to the Future II
39. The Royal Tenenbaums
38. Boogie Nights
37. The Assassination of Jesse James
36. Inherent Vice
35. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
34. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
33. Munich
32. Capote
31. The Aviator
30. 25th Hour
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!

Josh Astin 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...

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