E-Rokk’s Top 100 Films

I had the idea the other day to put together a comprehensive list of all the movies that people should see before they die. That list is going to take some time as everyone on the staff has opinions that are different enough to warrant some decent discussion. It would be unfair for any one of us to type a list and say that it is the official Hey Stupid list, so in the mean time I have asked every one to give me a list of their 100 favorite movies. Here is my list. It is around 100 give or take one or two…every time I counted it i got a different number.

This list doesn’t reflect what I think are the best movies ever made, a lot of factors going into determining that. This is a list of my favorite movies to watch.

Big Trouble In Little China
From Hell
Whole Nine Yards
High Fidelity
Birdcage
What Dreams May Come
The Sting
The Maltese Falcon
Once Upon A Time In the West
Pink Panther(1963)
A fistful Of Dollars
A Good Year
American Beauty
American Psycho
American Splendor
Anchorman
Army of Darkness
Batman 67
Batman Begins
Be Cool
Being John Malkvich
Cannibal! The Musical
Casablanca
Casino
Comic Book Villians
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Count of Monte Cristo
Death to Smoochy
Delerious
Desperado
Die Hard 3
Donnie Brasko
Enter the Dragon
Escape from LA
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Fight Club
Four Rooms
From Dusk Till Dawn
Get Shorty
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters 2
Gladiator
Good Fellas
Grandma’s Boy
Hang Em High
Harold and Kumar go to White Castle
Hook
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Jason and The Argonauts
L.A. Confidential
Layer Cake
Leathal Weapon
Little Miss Sunshine
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Man on the Moon
My Fair Lady
Office Space
Once Upon A Time In Mexico
One Flew Ove the Coocoo’s Nest
Orgazmo
Pale Rider
Pirates of the Caribbean
Pulp Fiction
Rat Pack
Reservoir Dogs
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Romeo and Juliet
Rushmore
Scotland, PA
Serenity
Sideways
Silence of the Lambs
Sin City
Smokey and the Bandit
Snatch
Spaceballs
Spartacus
Spies Like Us
Star Wars A New Hope
Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars The Return of the Jedi
Starship Troopers
Suicide Kings
Tears of the Sun
Terminator 2
Thank You for Smoking
The Big Lebowski
The Boondock Saints
The Fifth Element
The Good The Bad and the Ugly
The Great Outdoors
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
The Matador
The Way of the Gun
The Royal Tenebaums
The Specials
The Usual Suspects
The Whole 10 Yards
This Is Spinal Tap
Trainspotting
West World
Where the Buffalo Roam

2 responses to “E-Rokk’s Top 100 Films

  1. champkennedy

    Some comments on you choices:

    In general, a lot fo your choices are films that almost made my list, but barely didn’t. Also, I had to cut some films from certain filmmakers because I already had many films by that one auteur already on my list. As I mentioned in my post, if a filmmaker had many films on my list, it was a good indication to check out pretty much everything they did (typing it that way allows me to cheat a little bit and add more films to my list).

    Scotland, PA – Great film and a great retelling ov Macbeth. Love Billy Morrissette’s writing and inventiveness in this film. And, I must say, above all working actresses today, I have the biggest crush on Maura Tierney. Call me crazy, but she does it for me. I think it’s because she’s has a certain “I don’t know what” that others don’t have. As if she seems normal on screen, but you know she’s a wildcat once the cameras stop rolling.

    Spartacus – One of Kubrick’s I left off my list, but not because I don’t love it. Even the butchered studio version isn’t bad. An amazingly homoerotic film for its time, it’s amazing that this film made it past the Hays code. And a little piece of film history: this film ended the blacklist of the “Hollywood Ten” that was barred from Hollywood by the HUAC witch hunts. Dalton Trumbo, better known for the novel “Johnny Got His Gun,” worked under pen names for years until he was hired to write the film. He was credited under his own name because Kubrick tried to take writing credit for the film since Trumbo couldn’t, and Kirk Douglas was so pissed at Kubrick throughout this shoot that he made certain Trumbo received credit under his real name.

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou – Another great Wes Anderson film that just barely didn’t make my list. I don’t know, juat something about the ending didn’t have as much resonance with me as some of his other films had. And maybe that’s the problem: while really good, it didn’t punch me in the gut as some of his others did. Also, a little TOO silly for my tastes. A certain bit of charming silliness is a part of what makes Wes Anderson so great, but it was a tad overboard for me. Great choice, though, E-Rockk. As I typed earlier, barely didn’t make my list, but he is one of my recommended filmmakers.

    The Way of the Gun – Fabulous film. I wrote about it once before in an old online post, and I may write about it at greater lengths someday in the future. A very interesting approach to the crime drama genre.

    Where the Buffalo Roam – Bill Murray x Hunter S. Thompson + Peter Boyle = Pure Magic

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