Marc Maron’s Top 10

Marc Maron’s Top10

Comedian and expert conversationalist Marc Maron is the creator and star of the IFC series Maron, the host of the twice-weekly podcast WTF with Marc Maron, and the author of the books The Jerusalem Syndrome (2001) and Attempting Normal (2013).

Nov 25, 2014
  • 1

    Carol Reed

    The Third Man

    This is Welles and Cotton at their best. The scene on the Riesenrad Ferris wheel is menacing and genius. Carol Reed’s vision for the darkness of this film that illuminates the thinly veiled chaos of postwar Europe is beautiful. I can watch this film over and over.

  • 2

    Robert Altman

    Short Cuts

    Not everyone’s favorite Altman, and maybe not even mine, but I’ve always found it to be a celebration of life. I am alone in this interpretation.

  • 3

    Sidney Lumet

    12 Angry Men

    Henry Fonda and Lee J. Cobb. Enough said.

  • 4

    Sam Peckinpah

    Straw Dogs

    I love Peckinpah, and this was a unique take for him on the whole male psyche trip. Math wins.

  • 5

    Bob Rafelson

    Five Easy Pieces

    This film really put the farce of the cultured and the idea of existentialism on the map for me as an American. Nicholson is really at his best here.

  • 6

    Stanley Kubrick

    The Killing

    Being able to watch Sterling Hayden for this long is spectacular. Kubrick learning is awesome as well.

  • 7

    Roman Polanski

    Rosemary’s Baby

    I love this movie primarily because I like New York in it. Oh, and devil worship. Love devil worship. Oh, and Cassavetes acting is always amazing.

  • 8

    Brian De Palma

    Blow Out

    “Good scream.”

  • 9

    Rainer Werner Fassbinder

    Veronika Voss

    When I first saw this, I wasn’t sure what was going on, but it moved and disturbed me. I love when she sings.

  • 10

    Lawrence Kasdan

    The Big Chill

    I loved this movie when I was a kid. It made boomers cool. That didn’t really last.