100 Favourite… Part II

Well Brodie Fanns, it’s time for another installment of my Top 100 Favourite Films of All Time. If you remember last week I started off by counting down 100-76, with The Longest Day kicked off the list at number 100, Blade Runner at 88, and M*A*S*H* rounding out the bottom portion of the list at 76. Earlier this week, the supplemental list was my Top 5 Foreign, Non-English films, with last year’s El Laberinto del Fauno from Mexico at number 4, and 1952’s Umberto D from Italy taking the top spot.

Now here, I present you with numbers 75-51. Next week we start in with commentary and possible YouTube videos. Keep an eye out this weekend for a review of I Am Legend.

Without further ado…

75) Wayne’s World
74) High Fidelity
73) Army of Darkness
72) It Happened One Night
71) The Hustler
70) Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
69) The Lion King
68) Leon: The Professional
67) Dirty Harry
66) The Day The Earth Stood Still
65) Cool Hand Luke
64) This Is Spinal Tap…
63) A Clockwork Orange
62) Serenity
61) Ben-Hur
60) Alien
59) Airplane!
58) The Princess Bride
57) Night of the Living Dead
56) The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
55) Serpico
54) The Warriors
53) Fast Times at Ridgemont High
52) The Great Escape
51) Star Wars Epsiodes IV-VI

For the record, Star Wars Episodes IV-VI garner one spot, because I view the original trilogy as a complete viewing experience. All three are parts that make up a whole. Where as say, Alien, which is also part of a series (4, or 6 if you count the Alien vs. Predator flicks), they aren’t part of one long story being told. They are individual stories concerning the same characters, but it isn’t one long story, like Star Wars is. And if you’re wondering why it’s just episodes IV-VI, since technically, episodes I-III are part of one big long saga, the answer is quite simple. IV-VI did perfectly fine on their own for 22 years. And let’s face it… I-III suck. End of story. No discussion. I-III suck. Including Revenge of the Sith. It may be the prettiest whore in the brothel, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s still a whore. And let’s face it… Lucas is a whore. Those movies weren’t made because Lucas was dying to tell more of the story. Lucas was dying to SELL more of the story. Lucas is a whore.

Ok… I’m done pontificating for now.

See you next time Brodie Fanns!

-Brodie Mann

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