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SO – what better way to kick things off than with one of my gigantic, OCD-driven lists?  And as opposed to railing on life as I did in my last blog of OVERRATED THINGS, I thought I’d celebrate some of the movies I love most in the world.

Like with any of my list of "Favorites", this list changes from day to day depending on my mood and situation.  It could easily be quite different next week.  But one thing is certain: I love all 50 of these films and think you’ll like most of them as well…

Let’s go!



1.    ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1968), written by Sergio Donati and Sergio Leone, directed by Sergio Leone
2.    ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (2004), written by Charlie Kaufman, directed by Michael Gondry
3.    TOGETHER (2000), written and directed by Lukas Moodysson
4.    BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE (1969), written by Paul Mazursky and Larry Tucker, directed by Paul Mazursky
5.    THE CONVERSATION (1974), written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola
6.    TAXI DRIVER (1976), written by Paul Schrader, directed by Martin Scorsese
7.    GROUNDHOG DAY (1993), written by Danny Rubin and Harold Ramis, directed by Harold Ramis
8.    THE GODFATHER II (1974), written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, directed by Francis Ford Coppola
9.    ROSEMARY’S BABY (1968), written and directed by Roman Polanski
10.    THE WANDERERS (1979), written by Philip Kaufman and Rose Kaufman, directed by Philip Kaufman
11.    AFTER HOURS (1985), written by Joseph Minion, directed by Martin Scorsese
12.    HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO (1944), written and directed by Preston Sturges
13.    THE WILD BUNCH (1969), written by Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah, and Roy N. Sickner, directed by Sam Peckinpah
14.    THE LONG GOODBYE (1973), written by Leigh Brackett, directed by Robert Altman
15.    TOUCH OF EVIL (1958), written and directed by Orson Wells
16.    JAWS (1975), written by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb, directed by Steven Spielberg
17.    THE GODFATHER (1972), written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, directed by Francis Ford Coppola
18.    UNITED 93 (2006), written and directed by Paul Greengrass
19.    AUDITION (1999), written by Daisuke Tengan, directed by Takashi Miike
20.    BABE (1995), written by George Miller and Chris Noonan, directed by Chris Noonan
21.    GALAXY QUEST (1999), written by David Howard and Robert Gordon, directed by Dean Parisot
22.    BARRY LYNDON (1975), written and directed by Stanley Kubrick
23.    POINT BLANK (1967), written by Alexander Jacobs, David Newhouse, and Rafe Newhouse, directed by John Boorman
24.    BABY DOLL (1956), written by Tenessee Williams, directed by Elia Kazan
25.    THE THING (1982), written by Bill Lancaster, directed by John Carpenter
26.    KILL BILL VOLUMES 1 & 2 (2004), written and directed by Quentin Tarantino
27.    FUCKING AMAL (AKA SHOW ME LOVE) (1998), written and directed by Lukas Moodysson
28.    DAZED AND CONFUSED (1993), written and directed by Richard Linklater
29.    BLOW OUT (1981), written and directed by Brian Depalma
30.    THE BROOD (1979), written and directed by David Cronenberg
31.    CITY OF GOD (2002), written by Braulio Mantovani, directed by Fernando Meirelles with Katia Lund
32.    DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975), written by Frank Pierson, directed by Sidney Lumet
33.    JACKIE BROWN (1997), written and directed by Quentin Tarantino
34.    TOOTSIE (1982), written by Murray Schisgal and Larry Gelbart, directed by Sydney Pollack
35.    VERTIGO (1958), written by Alec Coppel and Samuel Taylor, directed by Alfred Hitchcock
36.    ANNIE HALL (1977), written by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman, directed by Woodey Allen
37.    MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (1975), written by Graham Chapman and John Cleese and Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones and Michael Palin, directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones
38.    ROOM AT THE TOP (1959), written by Neil Paterson, directed by Jack Clayton
39.    Y TU MAMA ET TAMBIEN (2001), written by Alfonso Cuaron and Carlos Cuaron, directed by Alfonso Cuaron
40.    BOTTLE ROCKET (1996), written by Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson, directed by Wes Anderson
41.    HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (2001), written by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask, directed by John Cameron Mitchell
42.    NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955), written by James Agee, directed by Charles Laughton
43.    KUNG FU HUSTLE (2004), written by Stephen Chow, Xin Huo, Chan Man Keung, and Kan-Cheung Tsang, directed by Stephen Chow
44.    CHINATOWN (1974), written by Robert Towne, directed by Roman Polanski
45.    A TALE OF TWO SISTERS (2003), written and directed by Ji-woon Kim
46.    THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (1964), written and directed by Jacques Demy
47.    SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS (1941), written and directed by Preston Sturges
48.    THE 400 BLOWS (1959), written by Francois Truffaut and Marcel Moussy, directed by Francois Truffaut
49.    CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS (1989), written and directed by Woody Allen
50.    GET CARTER (1971), written and directed by Mike Hodges

Oh!  And one more thing.  Be sure to tune into Spike.com/pgporn this upcoming Tuesday, March 17, for the new episode of PG PORN: HELPFUL BUS.  The episode stars CRAIG ROBINSON from The Office, Pineapple Express, and Knocked Up, my brother Sean Gunn from The Gilmore Girls, adult starlets Bree Olson and Marie Love, VH1 SCREAM QUEEN Sarah Agor, SPARKY & MIKAELA’S Mikaela Hoover, and more!  As with all of our non-sexual pornography, there will be absolutely ZERO FUCKING WHATSOEVER! 


Here’s Craig, Bree, and Sean in the first HELPFUL BUS photo ever:



See you soon,


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