Film Junk Podcast Episode #400: The Top 100 Spectacular

0:00 – Intro
19:15 – Feature: Our Top 100 Films of All Time
3:48:50 – Junk Mail
4:41:00 – This Week on DVD and Blu-ray
4:41:30 – Outro

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  • rjdelight

    Please don’t get rid of the news.

  • Kasper

    Yeah, the news often brings some of the best comedy stemming from Jays snarky and sarcastic comments.

  • Primal

    Been a while since I’ve chimmed in, but I’m always listening to the podcast. Congrats on making it to 400 episodes guys! FJ is the only podcast I listen to on a regular basis and I’ll be there at the end, hehe. Awesome episode, laughed quite a bit!

  • baron von testicle

    listening to you guys for… almost five years now. wow. kept me entertained and giggling through many a graveyard shift. thanks for that.

  • csidle

    it’s been said before so i’ll keep it short, but i just want to echo the sentiment that you guys do the most amazingly well balanced show on the net and it’s fantastic. honest to god, filmjunk is levels above any other podcast i listen to, because it really isn’t very focused on the content, and instead is more about you guys hanging out. i agree completely with the junkmail about you guys — you’re insanely lucky to have such a cool group of friends and i envy you endlessly.

    thanks from denmark, and here’s hoping for another 400.

    ps. reed, you are awesome and you shouldn’t listen to the haters. they’re just jealous because they’re bored.

  • J B L

    Frank’s list wins for me since it includes Zodiac.

    Thanks for all your work and congrats on the 400.

  • scab

    Great episode, guys.

    Congrats on 400. Keep ‘em coming!

  • Lior

    Congratulations, guys.

    It’s the best film podcast exactly because what Bob said in his email: you feel like you’re with a bunch of film-geek friends. No other podcast out there that I know of gives you that feeling.
    I’ve been listening for three years now, I think. First intermittently and then becoming a fan. I always felt these are the type of people I would want as friends. No one else will have patience for my incessant movie talk.

    My dream is to one day appear on Film Junk and bore everybody with my talk of musicals and the studio system in the 30’s. And choices of lenses.

    I was very impressed by Greg’s list, full of quality movies, classics, well balanced and well argued. The Godfather as number 1 is an excellent choice. My hat is off to you, sir.

    It was a great show worthy off a milestone. The buzzer thing was hilarious.

  • Ricky

    The fact that Greg had godfather as his number 1 + his list was filled with mob films. For him to say he has never watched The Sopranos doesn’t make a lick of sense at all and only adds to my feelings that he is in fact an idiot.

  • Greg

    I love hockey, but I’ve never watched a Mighty Ducks film.

    I love hot dogs, but I’ve never watched the Nathan’s Hot Dog eating championship.

    Thanks for listening, Ricky.

  • Bas

    Have to chime in, thank you Sean, Greg, Frank, Jay & Reed for the countles hours of entertainment! So many great, funny moments… But Greg’s tale of love was the only one that made me do a fistpump :)

  • Jay C.

    For those who are curious, these are my top 10 albums of 2012:

  • Tum Tum Tyranus

    Ricky, you’re a dumbass. That doesn’t even make sense. Plus, everyone knows tv is inferior to film anyways.

  • I can only act to the pile of congratulations that is truly deserved. As mentioned above the use of the buzzer was a masterstroke. It has filled the void that Seinfeld has left, full of a bunch of friends and numerous in-jokes.

    And of course Jay should make a documentary about the show. I am sure there is an angle somewhere in there and Greg would love to be a star.

    The only thing I was hoping for was the lists to be a little more idiosyncratic, but they certainly were great.

    Again, well done.

  • PaulKuK

    I’ve been listening from the UK for several years now and its the only podcast I listen to without fail.

    The chemistry and differing tastes of you guys works so well and is perfectly balanced.

    I love all the previously mentioned great moments and stories but feel I have to mention one of my faves as its not been mentioned so far and it a different flavour to the favorite funny moments.

    It starts with the mysterious disappearance of Greg for a few episodes a couple of years back with no explanation. Then upon his return he recounts the story of love lost, brief alcoholism and presumably suicidal thoughts and eventually love regained.

    I’m sure like many listeners after listening regularly for a long period I kinda feel like I know you guys, so that actually was a feel good story with a happy ending that puts Hollywoods fake cheesey sputem to shame; getting the girl, puppys and all. I’m sure Greg sounds like a much more cheerful chap since and rightly so.

    Anyway, I’m still waiting for that ‘Serbian Film’ review.
    Come on Sean, its really not that bad.

    Keep up the great work guys and I hope your delights will be coming in my ears for years to come.

  • Marty

    Maybe I need to re-listen, but…did I NOT hear Frank mention “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” in his Top 100?


  • Ricky

    We know you like hot dogs Greg, all you talk about is food, however using your lame analogy you love football so you watch Friday Night Lights.

    Tum Tum it makes perfect sense ass clown. The Sopranos is widely regarded as the the greatest television series of all time, so for someone who loves mob films the next step would be to watch the Sopranos, in fact I would say its a must.

    Sooooooooooo go eat a dick up.

  • Xidor

    Congrats on 400! I’ve been listening since you guys used to review silent films. I used to listen to nothing for hours and now that you guys are talking, it is much better. Maybe Reed can review a silent film next time he is on the show.

  • Greg


    The Sopranos wasn’t readily available for me to watch when it came out. By the time it was, I was already 2 seasons behind and the show was all anybody talked about, so I was aware of all of the plot details, surprises and deaths in the show. I made a choice to not make the commitment and I’m fine with it. I don’t watch Boardwalk Empire either.

    Thanks for the comment and thanks for listening!

  • Tum Tum Tyranus


    I like crime movies(when done right) but because of my constant disappointment and distaste for tv have no interest in watching The Wire, even if it’s regarded as one of the greatest shows. To say if you like this, then you have to like that just because they’re in the same genre is kinda fanboyish/doesn’t make sense to me. And again, Greg perfectly explains himself, so you jumping to a conclusion like that in the first place makes you seem like a dumbass.

    It would’ve been fine/sane if you had said something like “It’s odd that you like mob films but haven’t seen The Sopranos.”

    But to say “You like mob films but haven’t seen The Sopranos? You fucking idiot!” That’s when you sound like a doofus.

  • @Xidor: I did see the classic silent movie “Sunrise” a while back, but I didn’t want to be pretentious by having it in my Top 58.

    @Greg: I’m also dismayed why you wouldn’t try to watch The Sopranos, or Empire State.

  • Bryan

    Congrats, guys! What a wonderful ride it’s been, thanks for all the laughs. Hope you reach 500 with everyone still on board. Peace and love, peace and love…

  • madfish

    I may be dumb and not seeing it but is there a link to the actual lists? would like to check out some of the films you talked about that I’ve not seen. Well done on the 400 mark too, been a listener for a few years now. Best podcast ever!

  • Thanks for reminding me. I just added a link in the post, but here it is:

  • Alex Krajci

    My Favorite Film Is 1941’s Citizen Kane.

  • Alex Krajci

    Top 10:
    1. Citizen Kane (1941)
    2. The Dark Knight (2008)
    3. Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
    4. The Godfather (1972)
    5. Schindler’s List (1993)
    6. The Birth Of A Nation (1915)
    7. Pulp Fiction (1994)
    8. Do The Right Thing (1989)
    9. King Kong (1933)
    10. Fantasia (1940)

  • Alex Krajci

    Top 10: Worst Films

    1. Battlefield Earth (2000)

    2. Freddy Got Fingered (2001)

    3. Showgirls (1995)

    4. An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn (1998)

    5. Bio-Dome (1996)

    6. The Love Guru (2008)

    7. Leonard Part 6 (1987)

    8. Jack And Jill (2011)

    9. Movie 43 (2013)

    10. Disaster Movie (2008)

  • Alex Krajci

    Top 10:

    1. Citizen Kane (1941)

    2. The Dark Knight (2008)

    3. Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)

    4. The Godfather (1972)

    5. Schindler’s List (1993)

    6. The Birth Of A Nation (1915)

    7. Pulp Fiction (1994)

    8. Do The Right Thing (1989)

    9. King Kong (1933)

    10. Fantasia (1940)