Our Top 10 Favorite Movies Of All Time

Welcome to Ear Biscuits I'm Rhett

And I'm Link This week at our individual tables of either dining, or placed into your living room, Rhett, we are going to have another discussion because Ear Biscuits don't stop because we're in our homes It's not that much different No it doesn't It's still working, it's still working

You think this is work? I don't even have pants on This is a nice outlet Today, you know what, today's gonna be a positive outlet Just like you can sit down and watch a movie, and you can escape from the reality of what's going on, and there's, I mean, there's some good news, there's a lot of bad news, there's a lot, there's still a lot of troubling news, there's things to be worried about, but you can escape into a book, you can escape into a show, you can escape into a movie, and right now you can escape into an Ear Biscuits about movies Yeah, we're going to do one of our top 10 favorites episodes

We're doing top 10 favorite movies for each one of us personally, going through our list We've had fun with this before What else did we do? We did TV shows We did TV shows Was that the only? We also did game shows, like specifically

Yeah, well of course, yeah So– This is a tough one because this one's very broad Well, I'll say a few things about it, it was incredibly difficult to make this list because as I've said many times about my lists of favorites is that I don't have like a favorite movie, I have like a collection of movies, and once I started trying to narrow down to 10 I started feeling really bad about the ones that I was leaving off at the top 10 So I have a pretty long list of honorable mentions I'm pretty sure you do as well

I have some honorable mentions The thing that, it's not that I had difficulty narrowing it down, as much as I actually had difficulty accessing some of those, oh I remembered one that would be like high up on my list, and I'd be like I can't believe I almost forgot about this movie, it's been so long since I've seen it But it's not just what we think are the best movies ever, but at least for me, I ranked the movies that were most personally impactful, the movies that were most meaningful to me for a variety of reasons, which I think is kind of what we do with the television show thing as well Yeah, it's more about, I mean, favorite doesn't necessarily mean– Best Best

Right Although, I would say the majority of the movies that ended up letting make the top 10 were the ones that, with few exceptions, I still think these are just incredible, there's not a film on this list that's not an incredible film Right But it might not be that they're all 98% or above on Rotten Tomatoes, you know, that wasn't my criteria, but also the way that I kind of tried to access the memories, which I have a horrible memory, unless I wrote something down, is, I went to lists of movies Right

You know, and so I'm, there's probably, there might be something that you accessed through your memory that wouldn't have made like top 100 Yeah I went like top 100 all genres and like went through all them to kind of like re-access different movies Yeah But there could be one that's not on there

Anyway One of the things that I realized was I've fallen out of the habit of watching movies I don't, there's been different eras of movie watching, and I think it will become clear on my list as to when these movies meant the most to me, like when I first watched them, and what what compels me to go back and watch them But, you know, as television has evolved, I find myself watching more television than movies at home, and not going to the theater, or going to theater for a different reason, or going with different people like with younger people, that type of thing has changed my movie going habits But in this current situation, if there's ever been an opportunity to go back and re-watch movies or to introduce, you know, your partner, or your kids to movies that were special to you, now's a great time to do that

Now we're just looking for opportunities to do things, and movies, they take a good chunk of time So I guess you can just consider this an entire recommendation episode as we go through these Do you want to start? Let's get into it Sure Of course we're starting with number 10 and work our way to number one

And again, of course, I don't know your list, and you don't have my list, so Right My number 10 favorite movie of all time is "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" Really? "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" I mean, I own that movie on DVD, but I couldn't have even told you that you've watched it

What? Are you crazy? You didn't watch it with me I've watched every Clint Eastwood movie multiple times Oh, not just like "A Fistful of Dollars," and "A Few Dollars More," but all Clint Eastwood movies The Dollars trilogy, which is, incidentally, this movie is considered the third and final installment in that trilogy, even though it was basically just marketed as that because it was a spaghetti western, it was an Italian produced and directed movie And the reason I love this, I wanted to have, I wanted, first of all, I wanted to have a Western in there because– Okay

I love the genre Yeah But this is the most, I'm actually surprised it is at least not on your honorable mentions because this is the most iconic film score of all time That's true In my mind

Yeah So, Ennio Morricone, he basically, this is that classic, like so many, so many things that you take for granted, both in film scores but also in filmmaking, like, you know this soundtrack even if you don't know that you know this soundtrack I was trying to do it with my hands And it sounds a little bit like what Link tried to do there, but it's like, Yeah, there's like whip sounds and stuff like that, all that stuff that you just– The soundtrack is great Like maybe top two or three movie soundtracks of all times, definitely

But the movie itself, you got to settle in because it's a different type of pacing The first 10 and a half minutes there is no dialogue 10 and a half minutes of no dialogue, and the shots are incredible, like, there's all these shots of just eyeballs And there's shots, incredibly wide, the cinematography is absolutely amazing So, I did a little research and learned that Clint Eastwood was so frustrated with making this movie that he never worked with the director again because the director was so meticulous about, like, you see the final product and the way that all the, he worked the actor so hard to get all of these different shots that Clint Eastwood was like, I'm never working with this guy again

And people will kind of look down on the whole spaghetti western thing A Sergio Leone I couldn't remember his name, I looked it up Just a super weird time in filmmaking history in that all of a sudden they started making a bunch of westerns in Italy And then like, they were some, you know, like Spain was involved in some ways, and I don't know, I mean, and also the whole thing is overdubbed

So if you go back and watch this, you're gonna be like, what? They ADR-ed the entire movie and it's super obvious, but there's just something about all the elements that come together to just make it iconic for me And the face, the three way face off scene at the end is pretty, pretty memorable If you can last that long I think anybody, I mean I understand that it's a certain taste but, for me it's so iconic, and it stands on its own and it influenced so much of filmmaking Yeah

From that point on that it's just, I love it I did own it I actually might enjoy watching, like, you know, "The Outlaw Josey Wales," or something like that more as a movie And then I love some of the like, "Unforgiven" and, later, like 90s So no other Western made your list? No

"Tombstone?" No, "Tombstone's" not on the list I thought "Tombstone" would be on your list Okay, my number 10 released in 2004 This is a movie that I'd forgotten about but it popped up as I was doing some browsing and I was like, I think this needs to go on my list It barely made it, but here it is at number 10, "Napoleon Dynamite

" It's an honorable mention for me Okay It got a good got close to making it on the list for sure "Napoleon Dynamite," Jared Hess movie, you know, he made a short film, and then it, I think that's what was it Slam Dance which was like the companion film festival to Sundance, and, so, I'm pretty sure I'm right about that, that then they turn it into a full length movie, and it was based on his experiences in grown up in Idaho and like the llama that's in it is his mom's or his grandma's llama because she really had one And last night, didn't have anything to do, and I was like, Lily and Lando and I were gonna watch something, I was like, let's watch a movie, I think you'll like "Napoleon Dynamite," it's number 10 on my list, I'd like for you to watch it

And of course, I hadn't watched it in a long time It is so specifically strange You know? Yeah And also innovative for its time too It's delightful

So many people have tried to do that quirky thing, including Jared Hess himself has tried to recreate the magic that he sort of found in "Napoleon Dynamite," and that's been difficult for him to do Well "Nacho Libre," I really love "Nacho Libre" Yeah, I like that movie My whole family had watched that, we may have watched it twice over the years Jack Black is hilarious

It's a really good movie So I would say in Lily and Lando's opinion it's a much better movie than "Napoleon Dynamite" Because at like 10 or 13 minutes in, they were like, "Dad, is this the movie?" They were like, "Is something going to happen?" Because it's just these strange characters just being themselves And there's not a lot that's really happening There's, I mean, they couldn't keep watching it

I had to turn it off, and we hadn't gotten to any sort of question or conflict You're kidding Yeah, they weren't into it And they love "Nacho Libre" My kids have watched, first of all, my kids end up watching a lot of movies without me, like, especially Locke, like, I'll be like, "Hey, have you seen so and so classic movies

" "Oh yeah" He just watches a bunch of stuff on his own, so "Napoleon Dynamite," kids have watched that And they liked it I'm a fan of Jared Hess They weren't as into it as I was

"Don Verdean, Biblical Archaeologist" Well I think the thing we like about Jared Hess is that he, if we were to make movies, we've always thought, especially because at that time, like 2004 when that one came out, we were thinking, we were trying to figure out what is this career gonna look like, and where is this eventually going to go And I think we always assumed that it would end at making movies And maybe it will Link, maybe it will one day Right

But we had this vision that, oh, the way that he's kind of drawing on the weird, quirky stuff from his life, and his childhood, and the way that he puts that on screen, in very specific ways, it's just how we imagined that we would always make comedy It was a different type of comedy That's why it had to be on my list, I felt like, because it was so inspiring for me, and for both of us, because it was this specific strain of comedy that we had never experienced, that every choice was a comedic choice And it came together in a way that was like it was so odd that it became cool in spite of itself Even the music cues and like the composition, everything, was just delightfully strange, and I think it gave us confidence that those instincts, comedic instincts that we had that were kind of kindred to his was something that people could dig

And it gave us more confidence to explore our comedic voice So that's why I had to make the list for me Okay, I'll pick up with number nine in one second First, we do want to take a short break, let you know that we've got pop sockets, people At mythical

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Number nine What I consider to be the perfect movie Perfect movie and it's only number nine? "The Godfather" Okay, okay I thought that one of these would make your list

I mean people say "Godfather Part II" is better Well, again, there's another trilogy, as you might imagine, on my list, there's probably at least one on your list And I just pick the first one from, I'm just picking the first movie from the trilogy, and "Godfather II" is incredible "Godfather III" is, everybody sort of agrees is not as good, but I love a gangster movie I absolutely, so obviously "The Godfather" was Francis Ford Coppola, and then Scorsese kind of came in and has taken over the mantle of the making the perfect gangster movie

"Goodfellas," speaking of Scorsese, was, almost took the spot on the list because "Goodfellas" is funnier than "The Godfather" And I also think it's a perfect movie, by the way And it's sort of the modern gangster movie, but a lot of the same characters, it's just you have the addition of Joe Pesci What they're playing the same characters? They're not playing the same characters No, no, no, no, no, but I'm just saying

It's the same actors Yeah, yeah, yeah De Niro, you know, so, I love the epic sort of like sweeping, multi-generational nature of a really good gangster movie And again, that's what they did in the Irishman where they kind of took him through his life and I just sit there and I just kind of just completely, I become engrossed with this, and I remember the first time I watched "The Godfather," which I don't even remember how old I was, but I was a teenager, and, I very rarely have gotten lost in something and just been like, because a lot of people are like, man there's movies are so long, like a Scorsese movie, and "The Godfather," I don't know how long the first one is, they're all long, but like, it doesn't matter I could just take it, I could watch it, I could watch like a 12 hour version of it, because everything about it is perfect

The writing, the acting, the score, the cinematography I just don't think there's any misses at all Although I was surprised to learn that Marlon Brando, two things about him, he actually put cotton balls in his cheeks when he did his audition for the role because he wanted his face to kind of like a bulldog, more so than an already did And then for the movie they had a dentist make like a prosthetic that goes in his mouth that pushes his cheeks out and gives him that sort of that way he talked Oh

But he also, he's such a weird dude, he didn't memorize any of his lines for the movie, he read them off cue cards Seriously? And so, to learn that the lead actor in one of the best movies of all time wasn't really even acting in the traditional sense Wow Was a little surprising, but So you're saying that a gangster, well, okay, you don't have to, but a gangster movie didn't make your top 10? No gangster movie

And I, you know, I think a lot of people may be thinking, Link, you've got a reputation of being the guy who hasn't seen the movies And you know what, that's true Especially, like all of the movies that everybody's seen from the 80s, you know, which is why we made that ViewMaster thing for the Mythical Society that put me in these movies I've never seen like "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" But yeah, I've seen "The Godfather" I've seen "The Godfather Part II," but there was a it was a stint in college where I realized I needed to go back and watch these movies because in my house growing up we just didn't watch, we didn't rent that many movies, or watch that many movies

In your house, I just think that was like, that was a big thing, right? Yeah we watched a lot of movies And not only did you watch them together, but you would also watch the movies on your own But you'd rent those VHS of "The Godfather," and watch that So in college, I watched those I watched, you know, "Space Odyssey 2001," you know I watched all the things that, like– Hold on, hold on, so 2001 didn't make your top 10? No

That was an honorable mention for me I was sure that that movie would make your top 10 I had that I had that kick where I took an intro to film class my sophomore year, and I really felt convicted to go back and watch the greatest movies of all time And we would watch a lot of them together And there was a really cool, you know, video store there were a lot of you could rent for $1, remember that? Yeah

So, I watched them all so closely together that they didn't have a lasting personal impact There are some from that time in my life, but it says a lot more about me than it does about the movie So no, no gangster movies in my list Okay, what is your number nine? My number nine is from 2014, I was making my list and I realized I didn't have a Marvel movie on my list And I feel like if I'm going to see a movie now, like without exception, I go to the theater to see a Marvel movie because my entire family's into it, it's a way that we connect

We had a lot of really great memories around watching movies, we watched "Infinity War," and when it was over, we had reservations for dinner and Lily was in tears, and I was like, emotionally ripped apart And we didn't even go, we didn't even eat dinner We just went home, you know? So I felt like I had, Marvel had to be represented on my list somewhere So at number nine, the only Marvel movie on my list, "Guardians of the Galaxy" That's my favorite Marvel movie

I mean, "Infinity War," the first "Avengers," like, there's a lot of ones that are special But "Guardians" is just my favorite It's just, it's the funniest It was so surprising because I wasn't, I'm not a comic book guy so I wasn't really familiar with the characters So, my expectations were low but then they were blown out of the water

And it just continues to deliver with every sequel I can't wait for the next one Yeah So, "Guardians of the Galaxy" was on my original, just like my long list And I kind of, so I guess you could technically say it's on my honorable mentions, but it didn't really have it, I knew it wasn't gonna make it into the top 10

Yeah But it is, for me, as a guy who doesn't really like comic book movies, it is easily the best franchise, Marvel franchise for me And I think that's why it's on my list for the reason it's almost on your list Plus all the reasons I love Marvel And one of the things that happens in Marvel movies that is frustrating to me is just, I'm just not, the whole action thing is not, it's not super appealing to me, and like, following a bunch of different, like I like "The Avengers" and they're incredibly well done, but, like, just things get too complicated

It's not like it's difficult to follow what's happening in "The Avengers," I'm not saying that, it's not like "Memento," or something, but it's– There's emotional investment in the entire universe It gets a little too complicated and too complex for me to like find out what I'm supposed to attach to, but for "Guardians of the Galaxy," I attach, I find that there's an emotional connection, the soundtrack, we play the soundtrack, by far the most played movie soundtrack in our house is "Guardians of the Galaxy" It's going all the time Because, you know, what Chris Pratt listens to in the movie, it's incredible And it's super funny

So yeah, I definitely thought about it, but I just couldn't give it a top 10 spot Alright, so, where you at? Number eight I'm almost positive this is not on your list Unless you're, you got something that you've never told me "The Wizard of Oz

" Wow Really? Okay Yeah, oh yeah Easily Okay

Easily And this for me is, if you're a 42 year old person, or somewhere along those lines, you remember the "Wizard of Oz" coming on every single year on television And for me, it was this incredibly special, like getting by myself, and watching the "Wizard of Oz" was this almost spiritual experience There's something absolutely magical about that story I mean, it is recognized as one of the best movies of all time, on most people's list, but that's not why I chose it

That's why I remembered it, but I was like oh yeah, "Wizard of Oz," like, I would, there's something about, it's such an early time in sort of cinematic history, they were able to bring this fantasy world to life and when you watch it you can kind of see like, oh, I can kind of tell that they're just in sort of a big room And that castle is painted on a wall But you can still tell that it was flooring for anyone the first time they saw it And even as a kid, I can access that memory of the first time I saw it, and still being transported there Yeah well one of my favorite things that, one of my favorite genres of literature, and one of my favorite genres of movie is the, are fantasy movies where there's a connection to the real world, right? So even though I don't like, you know, "The Chronicles of Narnia" is not on my list because I didn't really like the movies

I loved the books as a kid Yeah And the reason that the "Chronicles of Narnia" connected with me so much is because it actually established a connection between the real world, in England, with this fantasy world As opposed to like "Game of Thrones," which is just a fantasy, it's a world building fantasy thing, which is awesome But the idea that you can actually find a thin place somewhere in the world, and actually move into the fantasy world has been something that has been fascinating for me since I was a kid, and I remember like walking in the woods and like looking in trees, and it's like is this it? Is how you get to the fantasy place? Even though I know that she was technically just in a dream, which is unfortunate that that's how it ends, spoiler alert, just the idea that this girl from Kansas, the real world, with her little dog goes into this absolutely magical place that was represented in this incredible way, it's just, it's definitely, I almost put it higher on the list because it looms so large in my childhood

I gotta say now I do feel a little guilty for not putting it on my list because I remember that feeling of realizing it was coming on television again when I was a kid, and being so excited It was gripping And it wasn't the type of thing that you only watched half of it Once you were in it, you were in it You were like oh this is a good part, this is a good part

And for it to hold up that well is absolutely amazing So iconic, yeah Okay, so my number eight is a Wes Anderson movie Now, if I were to rank my favorite filmmakers I think Wes Anderson may be my favorite filmmaker, he may take my number one spot

So it kind of, this was difficult for me that I had to narrow, I, I ended up– Can I guess, can I guess which one you chose? I had to put one on my list and I didn't put one higher than this Yeah, you can guess Okay, well let me, before I guess, let me just say that I knew that a Wes Anderson film would be on your list And a Wes Anderson film almost made it on my list because I don't like was was interested as much as you do But he is, he's definitely in my top five favorite filmmakers

However, none of his movies made the list for me And the movie that I would, was almost on my list at number 10, and almost knocked off "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly," is one I'm sure is not on your list I bet you'd say "Fantastic Mr Fox" No, I would say "Rushmore

" "Rushmore" is great, and I was, I was almost gonna put that off for the kids last night and then I realized it's rated R and I didn't want Lando to watch it But– So, I think you chose, I think it chose– I didn't choose "Rushmore," but I thought about it You either chose, I know you either chose "The Royal Tenenbaums," or "The Life Aquatic," and I think you chose "The Life Aquatic" You are right I saw, I wish I would have seen "The Life Aquatic" in theaters, I don't know why I didn't do that

It came out in 2004, "Rushmore" came out in 1998, "Tenenbaums" came out, closer to "The Life Aquatic" I think "Tenenbaums" was the first movie that I watched of Wes Anderson, then I went back and watch the previous ones It's a great movie, great acting And it was, it's so striking the visual voice that he has, and it really resonates with me I mean, it's not just the meticulous control that he applies to every single thing, just seeing his process when watching the movie, I delight in that

And I think that's something, it just makes me feel, you know, it's like a well oiled machine or well cleaned room, you know, it resonates with me to see everything so perfectly symmetrical and then the way that the comedy doesn't, the first time you watch it you're like, is that, I find that funny but is that supposed to be funny? And of course, once you understand his voice, you know it is Yeah, well that's why, that's why he's one of my favorite filmmakers, I mean obviously the aesthetic stuff that you're talking about, but for me, it is the effortless comedy and the way, and also his casting is better than anybody in terms of comedic casting Knowing who's going to be funny without trying He's a master Gene Hackman was amazing at that

He's a master at that The reason why I chose "Life Aquatic," even though some people will rank it really low on their Wes Anderson list, it was more whimsical, it didn't have, in a lot of Wes Anderson movies there's an underpinning of sadness, and there's a lot of comedy that comes from that I wouldn't call it dark comedy but it's like sad comedy "The Life Aquatic" was kind of a refrain from that, it was more whimsical, you know, it was, I mean, Bill Murray's character was tapped into so much of what you get with Bill Murray that like, it was, he was very morose as a character, but it wasn't, I never felt sorry for him, I always felt, I just thought it was hilarious And exploring that world, you know, with the cutaways of the ship and everything

It was just, it was just more fun throughout than "Tenenbaums" So if I was gonna sit down and rewatch it, I found myself going back to that one more often for those reasons Yeah, I think the reason it didn't make my list is because I can, I appreciate all those things about Wes Anderson and I find it's incredibly enjoyable to watch his movies and like everything about it there's something you can keep finding that you are enjoying But the one thing that it doesn't do for me is I don't get emotionally invested in his characters in the same way However, the character I got most invested in is, you know, Schwartzman in "Rushmore," interestingly And so I think that that's why it was my favorite

But yeah, it's just more like, it's almost just like a filmmaking, it's just an experience in watching great filmmaking It's like going to an amusement park It's like going– I never forget that I'm watching a movie though I think that's the thing is I never forget that I'm watching a movie It draws attention to itself

That might sound strange, yeah Yeah Give me your number seven Okay My number seven

Again, I wonder when we're going to get some crossover, because I don't think this is, we're there yet Number seven for me is "The Princess Bride" Again, this is, this is a lot of people's, one of people's, a lot of people's favorite movie And I, again, it was one of those that the first time I watched it, I was just like, if this is what movies are I, this, I want to make movies, you know? It's got that adventure quality but it's, "The Princess Bride" for me is just the peak of sort of fantasy comedy Doesn't go all the way into like a Monty Python place that it's just completely unhinged

Gets pretty close in a couple of places But again, there's just something about the tone First of all, I'm huge Rob Reiner fan, and he's done so many different things And then once I read, which I've recommended this book before, I'll recommend it again, but the "As You Wish" book Yeah, the audiobook's great too

Yeah, the audiobook's got a bunch of the cast talking, and it's got freaking Andre the Giant in it But again, I just love the way it came together I love, there's so many epic moments in it, and again it's just, I just get lost in it I love "The Princess Bride" I wish I would have seen it as a kid

I don't know, I was deprived You know, I saw it, I don't think I saw it until after college And it's just a different thing Like I could see, I could see the everything you're saying, but I couldn't fully experience it because it doesn't quite hold up if you're not accessing the first time you saw it when you're younger, I think Yeah, well, and did you know that the actor that they originally wanted to play the giant was not Andre the Giant

Fezzik is the is the giant's name It was Arnold Schwarzenegger Oh wow Was the first choice, and now first of all– Just not cute enough Like Andre the Giant had this cuteness that made it work

Well, he also had this giant-ness Well yeah That Schwarzenegger actually doesn't have, he's ripped, but he's not an actual giant Which is on my list But, because the whole, again, you got to read the book, because, well not the book that it's based on, you know, "The Princess Bride" by William Gold, Goldman, Gold or Goldman, anyway, I haven't read the book, but people said it was one of those things like, oh, you can't adapt this book and they had tried many different times

Kind of like, did you, I didn't even realize until recently, they're, "Dune," another book that they said can never be adapted is being made into a film right now I've heard that But it's still suspicious But anyways, it took 12 years, 12 years have passed between the time that they were talking about Arnold being Fezzik to when it actually happened, because it took so long to get the film going, and by that time Schwarzenegger was just a massive star and it would have been incredibly odd and weird for him to just play the giant, and so they got a pro wrestler to do it, who ended up being one of my favorite parts in any movie ever My number seven movie is the first movie I ever remember seeing in the theater

I don't know if it actually was, but it probably was This was 1984 So I was six, if I saw it late in the theater, maybe depending on when it landed, I could have been seven My dad took me to see "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" And in a recent episode, well maybe months back, I did talk about how we watched all of the "Indiana Jones" movies with the kids, so I introduced them to them, and they were enthralled as well

Now, you could make the argument that "Raiders of the Lost Ark" is a better movie I would make that argument And "Raiders of the Lost Ark" is on my honorable mentions But they both hold up, big time Oh they're great

"Temple of Doom" is a lot darker "Temple of Doom" is not as funny, but it holds a special place because I don't know why my dad took me to see this movie It was rated PG And then, because of the public reaction to the darkness of "Gremlins," and "Temple of Doom," Spielberg lobbied that they come up with a new rating, which became PG-13, and they change the rating of "Temple of Doom" to PG-13 One of the first movies that got that rating

So I just remember seeing the heart come out of that guy's chest and covering my eyes in the theater and being absolutely horrified And it was amazing Watching the movie back, I couldn't believe how endlessly entertaining it was One scene to the next you're just thrown as he tumbles from one thing to the next and it's absolutely endless, it seems Like you, you think it can't get better than this, the action can't get more exciting than this, and then it happens

And it's, I mean, there are some problems, you know, the cultural portrayals of, you know, and then like there's the white savior thing, I'm not saying it doesn't have its problems, and I'm not, I'm not defending those But, it holds a special place in my heart because it scared the crap out of me as a child, and my kids loved it when they watched it It scared the crap out of Lando, and he loved it, a few weeks ago, so I definitely feel like, like I said, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" was was very close to making my top 10 I kind of felt like I had to, I wanted to put a Spielberg movie in my top 10, because that's how I ended up kind of approaching this list in a lot of ways, it was like, I started realizing filmmakers that I liked their body of work the most, and I was like, okay, I'm gonna give you one film, but I just, I couldn't do it as much as I absolutely love the Indiana Jones franchise, and it does loom very large in my childhood

And you got like the dinner scene where they're like eating the bugs and the monkey brains There's so many iconic scenes That's GMM right there, man It's like, the thing that I was horrified by as a child is something that became a cornerstone of my career path I've got a connection to this movie man

Okay, my number six is by far my most recent movie Okay I don't have my years in here, I should have done that, but this is just from a couple years ago, few years ago "Get Out" Yeah, I assumed, "Get Out" was a was an honorable mention of mine

Like I knew you had to hit horror, and I knew even independent from that you had to hit "Get Out," because, it's so pivotal so culturally You might think, yeah, you would assume there'd be more horror on my, I like horror movies a lot, but, and I enjoy watching them, probably more than any movie because I just enjoy the idea of getting scared, especially in a group of people And now Locke and I, every single Saturday night is horror movie night and the two of us just go down into the garage where we've got a television, and no one else will get scared because no one else can hear what's happening But we've watched a bunch of ridiculous horror movies But anyway

Did you think about "Us," or is it clearly "Get Out" over "Us?" "Get Out" is better than "Us," yeah I mean, there's so many things, I love everything about both movies, but "Get Out" was one of the most enjoyable movie going experiences I've ever had, like the first time I saw it in the theater I was feeling so many things all at once when I was watching it The first thing I was feeling was this is super scary, and it's like getting me, but this is super funny, and like a really funny, like a I'm laughing as much as I am kind of cringing in fear And then the whole time I'm thinking, Jordan Peele make this, you know, it's just like Jordan Peele of Key and Peele, comedy duo, this guy has gone and created this perfect movie, there was this, there was like a combination, there was a fascination, but also like an incredible jealousy at the same time to just think, dude, this, this guy went off and did this thing that, man, I mean like, this is an incredible accomplishment for anyone, but this dude that was just over here doing sketch comedy had this up his sleeve the whole time? This is crazy

But yeah, it's, I mean it's one of my favorite movies Obviously it's number six on my list, but, it just, I think it also sort of represented the cultural resurrection of horror, bringing horror back into the mainstream in a really big way A lot of people have seen a lot more horror movies, and horror movies are grossing a lot more money at the box office because of "Get Out" and what it kind of did for people getting like, oh, I get it, it's kind of like riding a roller coaster As opposed to just being a bunch of horror scenes going in and watching people get slaughtered in a movie theater My number six is my favorite, well, I don't know, if you ask me what my favorite comedy is, it's weird because I have comedies higher than this one, but, I think of this as more of my like if I'm going to go with like my, the strictest version of comedy that I'm going to apply to something then make that list, I think this is my number one

My favorite just straight up comedy Released in 1998, "The Big Lebowski" Wow You thought this would be higher Is your number six

That's my number six Yep You thought it would be higher Well it's higher on my list than it's on your list Okay

But so you thought that I liked the movie more than you I thought that it would, I thought that it might be your number one, honestly Yeah, at certain points in my life, it would be, but, there's other movies that just, they resonate, they have more meaning, they touch my life in a lot more areas This just kind of touches my funny bone and my comedic sensibility I really regret not seeing "The Big Lebowski" in theaters

I think that was my introduction to the Coen brothers This was, again, I was taking this intro to film class sophomore year in college, I was able to rent it because they were talking about it in class And I was like, how have I not heard about this movie? It's absolutely hilarious It's also very profane, and that's really edgy It was, I wrote, I had to write a paper about mise-en-scènee

Which is basically arranging scenery and props And so I wrote a whole paper I'm horrible at writing papers But I had to watch the movie, again and again and again in order to piece together this paper So I got really acquainted with it, but it never got old

The performances from Jeff Bridges, and John Goodman are just, I feel like they're perfect And then the ways that they interact and, you know, it was the first thing that I really started to notice, because I don't watch a whole, I don't watch a lot of movies again and again and again That's just not, that's just not me But in such a short span of time to do that and still enjoy it, and start to appreciate the nuances of acting, I think for the first time, was another touch point for this movie But it was just, it was just so funny, and still is so funny

Yeah, I gotta say, it's my number two Wow! Yeah When's the last time you watched it? It's been years It's been years, and I was talking to Locke about how we should watch it together But I do, I know that one of the things that people discover when they watch it, and again, Coen Brothers are some of my favorite filmmakers of all time

I wanted them to have a spot, and this is my favorite Coen Brothers movie The reason that it, well, lot of people talk about the fact that nothing happens, and I was actually reading an interview with Joel Coen, who says, "You know the plot is sort of secondary "to the other things that are sort of going on in the piece "I think that if people get a little confused, "it's not necessarily going to get in the way "of them enjoying the movie" So, in this interview goes on to talk about how like the plot is like the fourth or fifth thing, because there's an aesthetic quality to it, there's the characters, the cut, the dialogue is incredible The situations

I mean, like the baseball bat to the car, with the homework under the seat, you know it's Well and I think that it, yeah I struggle between, like, my list is a combination of movies that do something to me personally as a, just a movie watcher, you know, as an audience member And then there are movies that do something for me as an audience member, and aspiring artists And so, again, when I watch something that Coen Brothers make, I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that they're a duo, you know, a duo that's known each other forever as being brothers, and so I think that when we look at them we think a lot about our careers and, you know, we both read the book about their sort of creative process, years ago And there's just something, there's something inspirational and aspirational about them and their career, and I feel like this is like the pinnacle of where everything came together in one movie for them

And so, again, it's a kind of thing that, and we always referenced this, we talk, when we're developing characters for ourselves in some of the narrative stuff that we've done, we think about the dynamic, we use those three characters as points of reference in a lot of the stuff that we create Like are you getting too Goodman here? How Bridges are you, or how Buscemi are you, is your character, you know? I think that there's just something about that trio characters, the dynamic's incredible Yeah, my number two, and I thought it was going to be your number one Your number six, wow, okay, I'm very, I'm very interested to see where your list goes from this, from here Okay, okay

My number five is, again, I think it's a perfect movie, "Back to the Future" "Back to the Future" Love everything about this movie A lot of people say it's the perfect movie You know, it is not the one where he goes to the future

That's a bummer No Well, a lot of, it's interesting because when I watched it, I thought to myself, I was like man, this movie has everything that I want in a movie You know, it's got this sort of reality bending nature that if you're going to make a movie, you might as well do something mythical You know, I'll always say that, something magical should happen

So you got that sci-fi element, it's incredibly funny And of course all the choices that he makes, are, I just think it's incredible the way that it progresses But there's a lot of people who point out the fact that Marty McFly really doesn't grow or change, which isn't really unusual thing, which would normally happen in a movie, is that it doesn't seem that he really learns anything, there's no like epiphany for him really But, yeah, I just, I watched this fairly recently, like in the past five years, and it was when it hit me, I was like man I never, like I loved this movie growing up, but I just kind of, I lumped it together with a lot of other movies in that, you know, you got all the Spielberg stuff and then Zemeckis, of course, did this one But it's a very Spielberg-y type, a lot of people just think that Spielberg made it

I did think he was a producer on it But Zemeckis, and then Robert Gale wrote it together, which, this is a really interesting thing, I was reading about this, in a 2015 interview, Zemeckis maintained, so he and, Zemeckis and Gale own the rights to distribution of the film And the rights for all sequels And they say that both of them have agreed that no reboots will be made as long as they are alive So don't expect, it's one of those things

and I love that because you know they would screw it up It's one of those things that they would, there's movie studios that are chomping at the bit to remake this movie knowing that it would do really well at the box office, but you just can't improve upon the original This is just one of those cases, usually can't, but this is just one of those cases that there is something sacred about it Yeah It's the ultimate time travel movie

The, and it's ultimate miss on my part You know, I think that that movie, the fact that I didn't see that until college in its completion, maybe after college, again, is just, I know that's mind blowing, and it's just, you know– You were deprived A childhood cut short or something, I don't know Okay, so now we're at my number five Okay, so this is where I've placed the Star Wars trilogy, and I have made a choice of which one

But yeah, here we are at number five, with "The Empire Strikes Back" I mean you can't argue, I don't think you can argue with that being the one that you would choose if you had to choose only one to watch or to rank is your number one of, you know, all nine of those But I did actually, I'm just gonna be honest, I did think a little bit about "The Force Awakens," because for me personally, it was, you know, it was an opportunity to see it, I don't remember seeing, I think I can almost, I don't remember seeing "Return to the Jedi" in the theater So, it was, "The Force Awakens," that theater experience after having waited so long and then it being a shared experience with my kids and now Lily is, my whole family, but most of all, Lily is so into Star Wars, to create that experience and have that with her is why "The Force Awakens," and it's just such a nostalgic movie, because it's, you can argue this is a remake of "A New Hope," but I love that one, but I'm still putting "The Empire Strikes Back" I wish I could have experienced that, no, I am your father moment, you know, for the first time, actually experienced it, that would have been amazing, but, you know, everybody, by the time we watched it we knew

I don't remember not knowing before I watched it Oh, oh yeah Especially in the theater I know I saw, I don't think I saw any of the first in the theater because, I mean, that was '77, '80, and '83, right? I think so So

Right Yeah, I ended up watching all those on VHS And I've never been, I love, I am a fan of Star Wars, and I like the most recent, I really enjoy all the most recent ones But, yeah, it didn't even get, they just didn't make an honorable mention because another trilogy did, which I have, I assume that another trilogy also made your list, which I enjoy more, which we've talked about, but Listen, you don't have to apologize for not putting Star Wars on your list, you just have to endure the wrath of all the Star Wars fans

I think it's, the thing I respect about Star Wars is what it, is the mythology and sort of the philosophy that goes into it and how it translates into so relatable, and you can use it in so many illustrations But the actual just sitting there and watching the movie, especially the originals it just doesn't get me, it doesn't get me enough to get into my favorite movies But you know what does? Another movie that you're not gonna be surprised it's on my list, and I would bet anything that is not on your list Number four, "Braveheart" Oh, "Braveheart" was an honorable mention for me

I remember we were both really into that in college I remember you'd be really into the soundtrack, like you own the CD Oh I had the soundtrack and played it in my room Now, I don't know if it was something about the fact that I felt this like connection with William Wallace, because you know, I always thought I was Scottish even though I'm more Irish But there's something, it's one of those movies where I get so, again, nothing about the movie appeals to me from the in the aspirational filmmaker side

It's one of those movies that I'm just completely an audience member, and I get completely lost in the story And every single thing about it, I just, you feel like your heart is just like beating bigger and bigger throughout the movie, and then the, the ending of that movie Oh gosh The ending of that movie is just like, it's like the first time I remember like almost like weeping to the point of like shoulder convulsions in a movie theater And it just something about the way it emotionally connected with me at that time in my life, is, and I was talking to the boys, we haven't watched it

Yeah, it's very intense Yeah And, you know, it's also very funny There's funny moments and you really care about those characters And it's just sort of a, it's a huge milestone, kind of accomplishment, in filmmaking, in just like an epic, the scale of it, and the intensity

I think it's one of the first movies where there was, they just made the decision to be like, hey, when we show people fighting like it's gonna be real, like there's gonna be like swords going into people Thousands of people died because swords really went into people Well, interestingly, one of the things I was looking at, they talked about how they had to reshoot a couple of the epic battle scenes because a few of the guys had on wristwatches and sunglasses And they would like see it, and kind of seems like a myth because they could just go in rotoscope it out Those people deserve to be flogged

I mean at that point, in front of everybody Yeah, yeah, yeah You will be killed Pull their kilts up and just give them a nice fanny flogging, butt flogging Which brings me to my number four, I, again, "Braveheart" was an honorable mention, but I had to put "Apocalypto" at number four

What an amazing Mel Gibson movie Just kidding You're joking Yeah, you remember that movie? I was gonna say I remember Mel Gibson

Yeah, it was good It was decent It was very violent I mean, "Braveheart" is very violent But anyway, that's not my number four

My number four, I know I'm gonna surprise you here I'm throwing another another Coen Brothers movie up there, and now you know what it is, "O Brother Where Art Thou," went higher, two spots, than "The Big Lebowski" for me Released in 2000 I was a big Coen Brothers fan by this point So I was determined I was gonna see their next movie in theaters

And I remember just feeling, it was weird, I had this connection to this movie the first time I saw it Like, and I really think it had to do with the type of comedy, it was like that old time-y comedy, and, the Southern humor, and just the use of music I really felt like it was a movie that we would have made I don't know, it was– Yeah I actually, I feel this was a complete miss on my part, now that I'm thinking about it

Like I don't know why that, in all the lists that I looked up to jog my memory, "O Brother" didn't come up Well it didn't win a lot of awards George Clooney won a Golden Globe for best comedy actor, and I do think it won best comedy or musical, as a, and it won the Grammy album of the year It won the freaking, the soundtrack won album of the year because it was– The soundtrack was incredible Amazingly curated by T-Bone Burnett

Every song Every song was great So yeah, the Southern comedy, the way that the history, and the way that music was such a part, like, at that point in my life like, I mean, music's so important to me, and there's been different points when I thought I could be a music historian, not because I know a lot of stuff, but because I could see myself investing what it took to be that type of person And I felt like that's, it was kind of like watching, there was a documentary element to it It felt like I was watching a Ken Burns documentary on, you know, country music in some aspects

And so it resonated with me on all those levels And then the comedy of it, and the characters, and it was just, and it was fun You know? It wasn't too heavy So it– Yeah like I said, I love it and, I don't know where I would put it, but it didn't even come into my mind in putting my list together and now I'm starting to think, hmm, I think it would have made my top 10 had I realized that, for all of the reasons that you just explained I demand a written apology to Ethan and Joel Coen

Well I put "The Big Lebowski" at number two, so Yeah, that's true Okay, number three We're gonna have some, we're gonna have some crossover in the top three, we have to, I think My number three, I had to pick one, I picked the first one, "The Fellowship of the Ring," of "Lord of the Rings

" Having recently watched the trilogy again, I thought that the "Return of the King" was my favorite but in rewatching it, they're actually in reverse order now Number one is the best number, two is the second best, and number three is the third best But they're all incredible In rewatching it, I was, as we discussed a few weeks ago, just fully engrossed We're still going through all of the DVD extras which there's like reams of that, and like, the kids are into that, like I said

In this particular rewatching, "The Two Towers" was my favorite But what number was it for you? It is my number two Okay, yours is number two So my number three So it's not my number three or number one

Again, it's one of those things, like we said a couple weeks ago, you realize, I mean, first of all, we read the books, and we were both big fans of the books It's, you know, it's a completely different thing than "The Chronicles of Narnia" "The Chronicles of Narnia" were probably my all time favorite series because of when I was reading, at the age I was reading it, but it's for kids Yeah It's a kids book

Whereas you pretty much have to be a teenager, or older, to really, I think, get into "The Lord of the Rings" I didn't read the books until the movies started coming out, but I read each book before the movie came out Only time I've ever done that Well "Game of Thrones" I read all of the books before I watched any of that And it only helped, especially– Yeah

Especially because they were so reverent of the books when they made the movies And now, as I've already recommended the extended versions Yeah, it's the perfect, from a literary standpoint, it is the perfect fantasy series It's been emulated But it's never been superseded, I don't think

And then, like you said, the fidelity that the movie, the way that they translated the books into the films The level of detail, the level of attention, it's just something that I don't think it had never happened before and it hasn't happened since No one's ever adapted something with that much care The way that you can watch a superhero movie and I understand how someone might feel like, you know what, it's just a little ridiculous, it's a bit too much for me, I just can't get into it I think you could say that about "Lord of the Rings" if it wasn't "Lord of the Rings" but the fact that it was, it is what it is, it has such a deep well of backstory and history, and a language and everything, it's easy to just immerse yourself in that world and to, because you can't be, it's really hard to be critical of it because it's done so well

Whereas if it's not you can just roll your eyes, in that genre That's what happened with Narnia, you know? Right Okay, so my number three I've been on record, you shouldn't be surprised, I've been on record saying this is the best movie of all time And it sounds like I'm saying it as a joke

I can't believe it made number three My number three movie of all time, released in 2003, with no apologies from me is "Elf" "Elf" is one of, is my third favorite movie of all time You know, I didn't see it in the theater It's sad that so many of my movies on my list I didn't see in the theater, but we watched it, of course we watch it every year Christmas

And every year at Christmas I'm like, I forget how good this movie is One of these years I'm going to expect it to be as good as it actually is Every scene, I mean, it taps into the nostalgia of the, of those old stop motion movie, Christmas movies that we'd watch, "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" and "Frosty the Snowman" "Frosty the Snowman" It pays perfect homage to those

It's Will Ferrell in this like super sweet mode, that's really, winsome Every scene, it's like oh yeah, this one's, this is a really good scene, and this is a really good scene, and it's, the scenes build the movie In some way, it's kind of like, I know that, like a weird and maybe obvious thing to say, but what I'm trying to get at is it's not just what, everything that happens you feel like this is my favorite part of the movie And then the next thing that happens, oh no this is my favorite part of the movie And you go through, there's only a few places where that's not really the case

Like every scene has something that in that moment that you're watching it makes you think it's the best It's like listening to The Hall and Oat's greatest hits album, when you're like, oh, this is their best song, and then the next one comes on That's my experience in watching "Elf" And then there's, there's all the memories of watching it with my family every year and everybody's still loving it, nobody rolling their eyes Okay, it's a great movie

And when we do top 10 favorite Christmas movies of all time, it'll be my number one Hey, you don't have to say anything, you don't have to say anything No, no I mean, I think it's funny It's a funny movie but it's funnier that it's your number three favorite movie of all time Jon Favreau wanted to, he was exploring making a sequel, but Will Ferrell didn't seem too into it

It's come up a few times over the decades, but it ain't gonna happen I don't think it should happen I don't want it to happen Okay, well I've already told you my number two I've already told you my number two

Which is "Lord of the Rings" Oh, so we're going to number one So now we are both– Where we obviously agree Yeah, we know what our number one is, right? This is the thing that there was no, there was no question I knew what I was going to put in my number one, and that wasn't the difficult part, the difficult part was filling the list out

But we'll say it on the count of three, and we'll say it at different times because of the delay between our two video chats but three, two, one "Pulp Fiction" "Pulp Fiction" There it is Released in 1994

Quentin Tarantino's follow up to a "Reservoir Dogs" When I watched this movie, I went to, it's interesting, we didn't watch this movie together It was really gaining momentum It had been out for a while And I went to the Rialto theater, which is like in Raleigh at like Five Points where– That's where, I saw it at the Rialto for the first time, but did I see you because you took me back to it? I think so

I know I didn't watch it the first time with you I think I watched it with Missy, my girlfriend at the time Because that was 19, it might have been '95 by the time we saw it, because it took a while to get going and we were, I was, we were definitely dating at the time But the funny thing is I don't remember who I saw it with I remember the theater, I remember the theater had a stage

And it had these two big speakers just exposed and sitting out there below the screen, and it, it was a small theater, and you would just walk down the sides and then go into the middle, really old, rickety squeaky seats And right, it just felt, it was the first time I'd seen a movie at the Rialto, or any, like, art house theater And I felt so out of place Yet, so cool being there You know, I was, being in high school and it was just like, there were these hipster college kids and like these old guys wearing sweater, you know cardigans, like Professor types, and they were drinking beer in their seats, and, it was, and then the movie started, and it started in in such a different way than any movie I'd seen

It had this opening title credit sequence, and I'm like, what is this? Yeah well he did, I remember the feeling of, after I watched that movie, and this has happened a few times, where you just got to sit there for a while You can't get up Well it was confusing because it, it was, you know, it was circular narrative, it was presented out of order, and so like– Well, he was just, he was doing things that we had never been exposed to First of all, we hadn't really seen anything that violent You know? In your face, like, I mean the type of violence

Gratuitous Gratuitous, violence to the point, and again, this is controversial, Tarantino's controversial, there's gonna be people who are mad at us because we put this as the number one But listen, this isn't, we're not trying to please anybody with this list, we're just telling you what our favorite movies are And I know Tarantino is a controversial figure But the impact that movie had on me, and the fact that he made extreme violence, funny, and I don't know, I know that that's that's problematic, and I find that problematic, and I wouldn't personally create it

But even, the scene where shoot Marvin, and it's actually the most horrific thing that you can imagine, but yet, incredibly funny at the same time Tarantino had this way of tapping into this sort of dark part of every person who wants to laugh at violence because they don't know how to compute it Well, the thing that was funny was the, it was in those characters worlds it was just another day at the office And so it was the most honest way for those characters to react to that accident And it was funny, like I mean, the dialogue

The dialogue is, it's unlike anything, we had never experienced that like, the royale with cheese conversation that they have in the car in the first half of the movie, I remember us talking about that and thinking like, no one's ever, no one's ever, we had never been exposed to anybody who would have this completely tertiary conversation We might have weird conversations For extended It felt like there was a resonance in the fact that time was dedicated to two characters having this strange conversation That's not moving anything along

And it really, except that it because they were walking up and they were armed, you know, depending on what, you know, they were going to do something, all this tension was built, because– There's tension What's happening? I find this extremely funny, but it's also, I'm really tightening up inside, and it was, and I was aware of the filmmaking process more so than I ever had been, maybe completely for the first time that like a director's voice could move me And it, so that was extremely inspiring to make a connection between the decisions that a director had made, and the experience that I was having Yeah, and another part of that, that I think you'll agree with, is when we made movies, you know, like, when we made "Gutless Wonders" or whatever, and some of the stuff that we will start filming and writing at the same time growing up, we didn't think about film scores as scoring, right? We didn't think about people making music that is intended to accompany In our minds, the way that we thought about film scores was soundtracks, we thought about songs that were cool that had a vibe that you put into a certain part of the movie and that's what Tarantino did in that movie

That soundtrack introduced me to genres of music, I mean that soundtrack introduced me to Al Greene Yeah And from then on, it's like, oh, I'm an now Al Greene fan, you know? And every single song was so carefully chosen And I think that that resonated with us because the way that we think about music and the way we think about music being matched to something on screen, and he was, he continues to be a master at that, but that was something we, even though it had been done, it hadn't been done in nearly the same way And the fact that, I mean

Basically if you, if you're reading about cinema, and you're reading about this movie, you're gonna read about "Pulp Fiction" being a cultural watershed, whether you like it or not So it I think it was so special to both of us and became our number one because we experienced, personally, firsthand, in that moment, the cultural watershed, not just for film, but it impacted so much more, and to be at the age where that watershed could happen through, it can run through our body, just coursing through our veins as we watched this thing, I didn't know that I was the one that brought you to watch the movie again, but I can definitely believe that to be the case, because I, having experienced it, I knew that you had to experience it And I'm glad that we both went back there, I just don't think it was running anywhere else anyway, or maybe it was just the coolest place to see it Because it was still, it was you know they had 250, 265 F words Which set the record by a long-shot for years

I'm sure Lebowski beat that four years later Well, but the highest, Tarantino's highest number of F words is 269 Do you know what that was? "Inglorious Bastards?" No, "Reservoir Dog" So he actually used to use the F word more Oh

Than he does now, but, yeah I think it was, it was one of those things that Interestingly, even though, you know, me and you come from a conservative Christian background, and we were definitely like very serious Christians at the time, we never really, we didn't have a, there's a big aversion to cursing, and violence, and that kind of thing, and, you know, the whole like tipper gore, put parental advisory, there's a big aversion to a lot of that at that time, especially in the 90s But we never were really apart of that, we all we always kind of gravitated towards those things that seemed a little bit subversive, maybe because our personal lives were not, there's nothing subversive about any of the things that we were actually doing So maybe it was somewhat of an outlet for us, or whatever But I think that that is one of the reasons that it was controversial at the time

It's like you can't do that, you can't say, why would you use the F word 265 times in a movie? And you know what, it is excessive But it's almost like that's why he did it because it was excessive That's why the, there are scenes in there, that are like, why did you have to put that in there? And it's like, exactly Because he was like, I'm just gonna, I'm gonna do this almost as a way to sort of shock you into welcoming my style of filmmaking For better or worse

Well there's more controversial choices than that, which we won't, I don't want to get into but Oh yeah Yeah, and I think it was a time and a place, and being a part of that experience puts it at number one And you know what the what, I hate to go back to "Elf," I got to go back to "Elf," if I may, because I left out one thing that I found You know the burp, where he like drinks the whole two liter coke and then he like does the longest burp ever, and he's like, "Did you hear that?" So funny, right? Great movie

Yeah It was a real burp, and it was from a voiceover artist named Maurice Lamarche who was the voice for one of my favorite animated characters who made my TV movie list, in that episode, He was the voice of the Brain in "Pinky and the Brain" in Animaniacs Oh wow He did the burp for "Elf" Well you know, one additional piece of trivia about "Elf" is there was one word that was also used 265 times in that movie, it was the "Elf" word

Oh gosh Okay, so there you have it That's each of our top 10s I couldn't resist, couldn't resist Not as much overlap as I thought might could happen

Wait hold on, so you had, obviously we had the same number one, and then we both had "The Big Lebowski," both had "Fellowship of the Ring" Yeah And was that it? I think that's it My honorable mentions were "Toy Story II," "Her," "The Peanut Butter Falcon," "Forrest Gump," and the other ones that I already mentioned Yeah, let me quickly run through mine

Those are good ones that you just mentioned "Groundhog Day," "Rushmore," "Dead Poet's Society," "The Usual Suspects," "The Matrix," "Fargo," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Apocalypse Now" Oh "Forrest Gump," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "2001: A Space Odyssey," "The Shawshank Redemption" Oo, yeah

"Cabin in the Woods" "Cabin in the Woods," which I'm going to be talking about on another YouTube channel "Toy Story," and then "Napoleon Dynamite" You're going on who's channel? I'm going on Dead Meat James Okay

I don't know when that's coming out but you talked about your favorite horror movie, and "Get Out" was too obvious of a choice so I'm talking about "Cabin in the Woods" Yeah that's a good one All right, there you have it, our honorable mentions as well as our top 10s I'm not going to give another rec, because this whole episode is a rec Pick some of those to watch with your loved ones, and maybe we jogged your memory to go back

Hashtag Ear Biscuits, let us know Just don't watch "Pulp Fiction" with your family Yeah Unless your family is all adults Right

Even then it'll get awkward Hashtag Ear Biscuits, let us know, you can put your top 10 Just tweet it at us, we'd love to see that Yeah, tweet your top 10, well tell you if you're right or wrong And we'll speak to you next week

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