Best movie mcguffins

mcguffin: an object or event in a book or a film that serves as the impetus for the plot.

There are various “best macguffin” lists, such as this one and this one.

 Here are my top 5 mcguffins:

5. Hunger (2008) – The mcguffin: food.

4. Winter Light (1963) – Or almost any other Bergman film. The mcguffin: God.

3. Boogie Nights (1997) – The mcguffin: Marky Mark’s penis.

2. Moby Dick (1956) – The mcguffin: Moby Dick. A somewhat more active mcguffin than God or Marky’s thingee.

1. Waiting for Guffman (1996) – The mcguffin: Guffman. Does that make sense? Seems like it ought to.

One Response

  1. Obviously he’s the McGuffman.

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