My Top Ten Steve Buscemi Movies

Happy Birthday to Steve Buscemi, who turns 60 today.

I love Steve Buscemi. What a great face! I like an interesting face. And I like when he’s in those Adam Sandler movies. I don’t care what people say – I don’t hate Sandler (but I don’t love him, either).

Anyway! It’s close to Christmas & I have a lot of bullshit going on & I don’t have time to dilly-dally (I love that word). So let’s just get to my countdown…

Here are My Top Ten Steve Buscemi Movies (ranked by how much I like the movie – not by performance). I’ve seen 24 in total, though, so let’s start counting down from 24 to be awkward.

*List updated November 2021 to add Trees Lounge & Hubie Halloween*

The Rest That I’ve Seen:

26. Rising Sun
25. Domestic Disturbance
24. The Grifters
23. Mr. Deeds
22. Hubie Halloween
21. Escape From L.A.

20. The Island
19. The Hotel Transylvania Movies
18. Grown Ups
17. Ghost World
16. 28 Days
15. Billy Madison
14. Airheads
13. Fargo
12. Armageddon
11. The Big Lebowski

Top Ten:

10. Trees Lounge

9. Big Daddy

8. Monsters University

7. Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead

6. Big Fish

5. Pulp Fiction

4. Con Air

3. Reservoir Dogs

2. The Wedding Singer

1. Monsters, Inc.

Need To Re-Watch:
Monster House (I know I liked it at the time but don’t remember it now)

Some I’ve Not Seen:
Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink, Billy Bathgate, The Hudsucker Proxy, Desperado, Interview, On The Road

Honorable Mention:

I need to mention an episode of Tales From The Crypt called Forever Ambergris, which starred Steve Buscemi & The Who’s Roger Daltrey. I reviewed that episode in full a couple of years ago and, for some odd reason, it’s become my second most-viewed post of the past five years. A week doesn’t go by without it getting some views. I have no idea why. Maybe it’s because of the nasty images from it that I posted (it was a pretty damn gross episode!). This is Buscemi and it’s not the worst he looks in the show:

Well, I have to say that I’m happy it’s one of my most-viewed posts since it’s one of my favorites. I went to town on that one! I actually made a half-arsed effort to make that one somewhat entertaining. What I mean is this: it sucks slightly less than my usual shit. So here’s a link to that post if you’re bothered. πŸ™‚

Oh, and tomorrow afternoon I’ll do my best to post my review of a little indie film called Star Wars: The Last Jedi…. (I’m so damn excited!).

28 thoughts on “My Top Ten Steve Buscemi Movies

  1. Ghost World would be high in my top ten of his films, for sure. (But mainly for Thora Birch)
    My number one would almost certainly be ‘Trees Lounge’ (1996), written and directed by Steve, as well as starring him. I don’t see it mentioned here.
    I also liked his small role in The Sopranos TV series.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • I could do with rewatching Ghost World as I don’t remember it much. A few people on Twitter also mentioned Trees Lounge. I’d not even heard of it! Sounds like I better check it out. πŸ™‚ And I should probably watch The Sopranos someday too…

      • Trees Lounge was Steve’s own project, and it shows in a good way. The Sopranos is one of the best TV shows ever, packed with a snappy script, and great performances.
        Best wishes, Pete.

    • Oh man – another one I don’t know! I’ll have to go look that one up now. And I really do need to watch The Sopranos as I’ve somehow been able to avoid all spoilers on that for years. πŸ™‚

      • The Grey Zone is a concentration camp film. I found it quite hard to watch at times. It’s not ‘Son of Saul’, but good enough.
        I loaned my next door neighbour the full box sets of every episode of The Sopranos. He sat up all night for a couple of days, until he had seen them all! πŸ™‚

  2. Pingback: Trees Lounge (1996) Review | Cinema Parrot Disco

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