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.