OT- Summer Thread: What Movie do you have to see to be a Man?
Apocalypse Now is the first that comes to mind for me.
First movie that comes to mind is the first action movie I remember watching with my dad. Still gives me goosebumps...
Rocky IV. No contest.
Mr. T vs. ending the cold war...it is a tough call...
there really is no easy way out. There is...no shortcut home.
Plus a freaky robot? come on
Real men watch Apocalypse Now: Redux with their pants off
At least one of the Godfathers
But, I never understood why there is no love for the third one.
But, I never understood why there is no love for the third [Godfather] one.
Because it sucked big donkey balls?
That's the answer . . .
Except the third, you mean.
Behind the green door
The first sex Ed video I watched in 5th grade gym class. Finding out what a fallopian tube was changed everything.
Honestly it wasn't that bad of a movie...
I think Kristin Wiig and Ellie Kemper are way hotter than I should.
Agree 110% on both counts. Same with Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph for me. Something about those funny girls.
I am so jelly that Tina Fey is having a child and it's not mine. She is perfection. <3
Real men will go see Bridesmaids without the caveat of saying they did it to appease the girlfriend.
This movie was hilarious. It was far and away funnier than The Hangover Part II.
Thus far the best comedy of 2011.
and agree 100%. Hangover 2 was amusing, but Bridesmaids killed.
The Godfather pts I and II. Resevoir Dogs is a distant third.
I'm watching Beiber(sp?) tonight.
Sleepover with daughter and 3(!) nieces. Ugh.
You'll need one of these movies to recover after tonight.
Spaceballs is essential.
The Die Hards
The Big Lebowski. You will learn what happens when you f*ck a stranger in the ass, and that nobody f*cks with the Jesus. Also, Tombstone and Unforgiven are choice.
The longest yard (origional)
The entire Band of Brothers series
An incredibly realistic depiction of war
*the entire Band of Brothers series in a row you mean
Patton, Tombstone, No Country for Old Men, and There Will Be Blood.
Usual Suspects is a great movie. Also, Requiem for a Dream.
Both fantastic movies though requiem for a dream should be shown to all high schoolers, best movie to show the horrors of drug use.
To each his own but I thought the acting was good especially Ellen Burstyn who plays the mother in it. I enjoyed the surreal shooting of it especially when drugs were actually taken, the fast cuts and such but I also enjoyed Pi and all of Aronofsky's other movies.
Reading this comment was like listening to the handicapped kid from Malcom in the Middle talk.
I disagree Reqium for a Dream fantastic movie but after watching The Basketball Diaries, I have much less interest in narcotics.
The Dirty Dozen
Godfather Parts 1 or 2
One of the Sean Connery Bond movies
Because if you've seen it and admit it and tell people you've seen it then it means you have the balls to say "yeah, I've seen Beaches. So what?". And that takes balls... Which defines being a man.
Me and one my roommates went across the hall to watch it with some girls at their place, but in Cheers Norm had just called Cliff a "pants wearing type of guy", and we couldn't stop referring to the Nick Nolte character as NOT a pants wearing type of guy. Needless to say, we were not invited back.
for a man, about as good a dialogue as you're going to find in a movie with no women, that and pulp fiction.
I can't believe it took so long to make it on here. Field of Dreams is a good one too.
Anything with Steve McQueen: Bullit, Le Mans, TThe Sand Pebbles, The Getaway (where he actually did slap the shit out of Ali MacGraw).
Also agree with the Die Hards and Francis Ford Coppola movies.
My final vote though goes to Saving Private Ryan, just imagine being one of those guys storming the beaches and try not shitting yourself.
Also include Band of Brothers and The Pacific
Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape...
Is on right now
great movie, also Chinatown, the role was written for Jack Nicholson, literally. Night of the Hunter is one of the greats.Hobsons Choice is funny, but very relevant to men everywhere. The entire Band of Brothers series is great because its a true story, even though David Schwimmer is in a few episodes. The Quiet Man because every manly movie collection must have John Wayne in it. Remains of the Day is about a man who works too hard his whole life and never stopped to live, it was even remade just 2 or 3 years later I believe. (It's not a chick flick, but passes as one.) Once upon a Time in the West is a trippy western, also it's Sergio Leones masterpiece and Henry Fonda plays a great bad guy for a change. Bullitt with Steve McQueen was a landmark action film and was paid tribute to in The Bodyguard. In the movie The Bodyguard Kevin Costner watches a movie called Yojimbo (japanese for Bodyguard) which was copied almost frame for frame in the western A Fist Full of Dollars. Both Yojimbo and 'Dollars had sequals titled Sanjuro (30 years old) and For A Few Dollars More. Casablanca is a required viewing movie that came out just before America got into WW2. It deals with when a man should stay out of it and when he should step in (of course it centers around a woman.) The Big Country is a required viewing Western along the same lines of what it means to be a man. Great film.
The Godfather Parts I & II
The Bourne Series
12 Angry Men
The Blues Brothers
instantly qualifies, and in this case you've got Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman, Ed Begley, Jack Warden, etc locked in one room the entire movie.
Even though it features the last honest osu qb, was sorry that he got hurt in the rose bowl that one year.
revenge of the nerds
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Maybe Cannibal Holocaust
Smokey and the Bandit.
Raging bull. Goodfellas.
second goodfellas. Fantastic movie.
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...and of course, The Goonies
It was by far and away the best of Lord of the Rings movies.
Do you get "The Poonies"?
And extra credit for The Quiet Man.
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Taxi Driver yet. That and Raging Bull and Mean Streets ooze manliness.
pretty much any Scorsese . . .
Also, The Town is pretty manly (much like The Departed). The Hurt Locker, too. Jeremy Renner is a badass
But I like Infernal Affairs better than the Departed. But along those lines and less controversial, The Killer and Hard Boiled. At least one Jackie Chan film back when he really used to hurt himself. And all the Bruce Lee movies.
The Deerhunter... and many of the above.
Also.. check out Apacalytpo if you haven't already. Not on the same level as many of the above but in terms of man-card worthy, it definitely is worth mentioning.
BUT without crying, then you are a man and yeah Rocky 4 - working out in the snow and in the barn with rocks - DRAGOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
Caddy Shack---you MUST know the lines for future conversations throughout the remainder of your male adult life
Cool Hand Luke
Debbie Does Dallas.
Stripes. Blazing Saddles. Holy Grail.
Without a doubt Old School!
The Hurt Locker
Glengarry Glen Ross
Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Kevin Spacey, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin. The ass-kicking scene at the sales meeting sets the tone and is a classic
That shit (no pun intended) will put a prompt end to your childhood innocence.
Did anyone see when Brian showed that to Stewie on Family Guy? Hilarious . . .
TYVM, Dlash - classic scene . . .
I literally wasted half of last night watching the reaction vids on youtube. The old men and women reactions are priceless. I couldn't do that to my parents or grandparents. "Hey mom, come check this out...."
First you get the money, then you get the power, then you get the women.
Gangs of New York. How those guys could fight like that is beyond me.
Predator. "Whats the matter Dillon? CIA got you pushing too many pencils?"
Die Hard, Bull Durham and Tin Cup.
Field of Dreams, Full Metal Jacket and Stripes.
Brian's Song...did it just get misty in here?
Seriously though, watch Touchdown Timmy's 313 and Wolverine Historian's highlights of the 1997 defense. Those'll grow hair on your chest.
A Clockwork Orange.
Full Metal Jacket
First, we need to break this shit down into several groups IMO.
1. Comedies: Bad Santa, Billy Madison, Big Leboski(Sp?)
2. Drama: Godfather, Pulp Fiction, the Fly
3. Action: T2, 300, Die Hard
4. Military: Full Metal Jacket, Platoon, Saving Private Ryan
There is no way that we can pick just one movie. IMO, A man must also see the Dirty Harry series(or anything that Clint Eastwood is in or directed), Rambo series, Rocky Series, the Predators, Aliens Series, Gladiator, The Matrix(1st one only).
I could go on and on with this topic. Thoughts?
of the rocky, predators, and matrix series(es?) are in and of themselves individual threads. Rocky I, II, and IV are on a different plane than the rest. Predators is an amazing movie, but predators II was awful. I'm really not a big fan of the wachowski's and their hit you over the head symbolism, but there are a lot of great action scenes in the first one. Nice thoughts.
The Usual Suspects
Stand By Me...screw you guys that movie has no chicks in it and is awesome
Also not a QT movie but I saw Machete the other day. Lindsay Lohan as a nun and Jessica Alba lookin good, movie was gory as hell it's awesome.
Raiders of the Lost Ark.
(Other Indy movies YMMV).
No The Godfather Part II was
Saw it for the first time this year. Ordered a white russian immediately afterward.
Basically Kenny Powers as a small town Tae Kwon Do instructor. Epic.
Dude, there are like 6 montages in Rocky IV. That alone should tell you which is more manly. Also, the training montages in IV are inspirational, whereas the one in III is awkward to say the least. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with prancing around in the ocean in half shirts, but it doesn't exactly measure up to military pressing ox carts full of people and running on treadmills at 70 degrees.
Though maybe less manly. 3 is about not being as manly, and gaining it back. 4 ends with "let's all be friends"; 3 ends with friends fighting. And Eye of the Tiger.
This is a hilarious discussion.
My favorites are boondock saints (only the first on, the second sucks) and inglorious bastards are tied for first. 300, saving private ryan, flags of our fathers, reqrium for a dream, lost boys, burn after reading, little nicky, caddyshack, and I kind of dig unbreakable with bruce willis in it. Speaking of him, die hard series, scarface, godfather, and finally, beavis and butthead do america. I dont care what anyone says, beavis and butthead were fucking awesome!
Little Nicky may be the worst movie I've ever watched.
To each his own, I guess.
Meet the Parents, for the Focker in all of us . . . .
Original Bad News Bears...Grumpy Old Mens as well. Apparently I like Walter Matthau.
Also, the Indiana Jones Series and Back To The Future series are requisite watches.
Dont know how I could forget 310 to yuma and tombstone but those are also tied for first
No one mention the Volley Ball scene nothing says man like rubbing another greasy man.
Black Hawk Down
The Longest Yard (original version w/ Burt Reynolds)
Cowboys v Aliens
How can we not have Red Dawn on this list? For some of us, worrying about how we would run into the forests and beat back the Russkies was our damn childhoods....
Kubrick and Hitchcock films:
Full Metal Jacket
2001: A Space Odyssey
North by Northwest
and pretty much everything else named in this thread.
Big Trouble in Little China
All 3 are definitely movies for men...
Can't decide between Twilight and the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
A Bronx Tale
Tora Tora Tora
Downfall (If you don't mind subtitles)
Enter The Dragon
Hot Rod! So many good lines
Leon: The Professional.
Gary Oldman, Jean Reno, and pre-teen Natalie Portman,..Nuf said?
Screams "man" to me; at least not in a good way. But the movie's a good choice.
The Prestige w/ C. Bale and H. Jackman
Dr. Strangelove (mentioned above)
The Dark Knight...
I Heart Huckabees...
This is a good point of reference:
"The first rule to fight club ... is you don't talk about fight club." Many people consider it a movie about schizophrenics, but I see it as a commentary on how men struggle with the ever-increasing separation between modern society's expectations and their primal instincts. Certainly something many of us can relate to as men.
I did a Ctrl+F on all 3 pages for Mad Max and was shocked that it hadn't been mentioned.
Lethal Weapons 1-4
Batman (with Keaton and Nicholson)
Did anyone say Major League (so help us God if it wasn't)
If you said the following you should be ashamed of yourself:
Scarface (most overrated movie of all time)
Apocalypse Now (second most overrated movie of all time)
Rudy ('nuff said - do I need to tell you why?)
300 is also pretty manly if you can look past all the quasi gay porn.
Cool Hand Luke
Team America World Police
South Park: The Movie
South Park and Team America are the only musicals a man should admit to watching voluntarily.
True Romance - Call Christopher Walken an egg plant..I dare ya!
Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Who didn't wanna cut school after seeing this one?
8 Mile - Eminem - 'nuff said.
The Road Warrior
The Bridge On The River Kwai
Any Steven Seagal movie that carried a 3 word title - Hard TO Kill, Above The Law, Out For Justice, Marked for Death..etc..Plus the Under Siege movies
I apoligize if I did repeat a couple :)
The Battle of Algiers
I think we're getting to the point where everyone is just naming their favorite movie. For example, Donnie Darko = good cult film. NOT a "Man flick." Matrix also not a man flick.
So, staying with the mancard movie, here's my general list. You'll notice most are "givens." If you have to argue about it, it probably shouldn't be on the list:
- Die Hard
- True Lies (Nobody's said it yet?!)
- Your favorite Rocky movie
- Cool Hand Luke
- The Good, the Bad, the Ugly (again, mentioned yet?!)
- Godfather I/II
- Lethal Weapon
- Major League
- Field of Dreams (nobody has said this one either...)
- Happy Gilmore
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- The Big Lebowski
- Saving Private Ryan
- A Few Good Men (Another one people have missed.)
- Apocalypse Now
- Top Gun
I struggle putting any others on the list. FMJ I wouldn't quantify as a "Man card movie," and neither Dr. Strangelove. Clockwork Orange is definitely NOT a "man card movie." Scarface is horribly over-rated. Chinatown maybe could be considered, but not a given.
Hunt for Red October, the Untouchables, The Man Who Would Be King.