nfr: Top 10 'guy' flicks.

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by fredaevans, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. Sloan Craven

    Sloan Craven Active Member

    THis is an exciting thread because I was discussing 'manly films' with a friend the other day. My theory was that there are very few modern day manly movies because there are few manly actors. Even action flicks aren't really manly because certain actors just can't pull off the tough guy routine.

    I trend to older movies a little bit. When tough guys were supposed to be hardened and men of action, as opposed to metrosexuals and in touch with their feelings?

    Here's my list:

    Death Hunt- Charles Bronson and Lee Marvin in a cat and mouse game played out in a Yukon Winter. Charles Bronson jumping out of the remains of his cabin with two shotguns is worth the price of admission.

    Duck You Sucker: Not Sergio Leone's best flick, but he never made a bad movie. James Coburn and Rod Steiger find their way into the revolution and blow up lots of stuff.

    The Day the Earth Stood Still: Just the speech at the end "Knock it off or we'll destroy you" ..Classic.

    Braveheart: Who seriously didn't want to charge across a field with a battle axe after watching that?

    Sudden Impact: Crook: [during a diner robbery] What's you doing, you pighead sucka?
    Harry Callahan: Every day for the past ten years, Loretta here's been giving me a large black coffee- except today she gives me a large black coffee and it has sugar in it. Alotta sugar. I just came back to complain.
    Crook: Say what, sucka?
    Harry Callahan: Well, we're not just gonna let you walk out of here.
    Crook: Who'se we sucka?
    Harry Callahan: [slowly drawing his .44 Magnum] Smith and Wesson... and me.

    Fistful of Dollars: "I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughing. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it. "

    The Dirty Dozen: There will never be a manlier cast ever assmebled: Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, George Kennedy, Lee Marvin, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes.

    THe Warriors: I wanted to be a Baseball Fury for halloween once, but some dill stole my idea.

    Last of the Mohicans

    Jeremiah Johnson: It's tough. I wanted to put Pale Rider here, but some non-Clint movies should represent.

    I tried to avoid repeats but here's some awsome flicks people have already mentioned. THey would be in my top 10 but didn't want to beat a dead horse.
    Top 10 flicks already mentioned:

    Lonesome Dove: Schools should hand this movie out to boys when they reach 17.

    The Guns of Navarone

    THe Great Escape

    Patton: A great story about one of the greatest American's. "Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."

    Cool Hand Luke: "What we got here is a failure to communicate."

    Animal House: That scene where Belushi smashes the emo (for lack of a better word) guy's guitar. I've always wanted to do that.

    Bridge Over the River Qwai

    Monty Python - The Holy Grail

    THe Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    Once Upon a Time in the West
  2. gearhead

    gearhead Active Member

    lotta metrosexuals here. :p
  3. knothead

    knothead Banned or Parked

    Dances with Wolves
    A River Runs Through It
    Legends of the Fall
    All the Pretty Horses (got to get beyond the name, great movie)
    Anything Western
  4. Abomb

    Abomb Active Member

    This thread is SOY.:eek:
  5. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

    Yeah, thanks, Snake. Must have an air pocket in the grey matter.:cool:

    I felt a bit limited with only 10 choices, but everyone's coming up with some good ones.
  6. Cactus

    Cactus Dana Miller

    Come on now... who can't picture Leonardo DeCaprio charging across a muddy battlefield!;)

    To add a few:

    Sands of Iwo Jima
    The Patriot
    Sargent York
    High Noon
  7. Philster

    Philster Active Member

    Great Flick AKA "A Fistful of Dynamite" I'm a huge Ennio Moriconne fan so anytime a Leone film comes on it's not 10 minutes in before I go grab my jaguar and a tremolo pedal and start playing along... You can imagine how thrilled my wife is with THAT!:rofl: Gotta love Triple-S music... Surf, Spaghetti, and Spy!:thumb:
  8. SteelieD

    SteelieD Non Member


  9. Jason Decker

    Jason Decker Active Member

    #1 ALL TIME BEST = Strange Brew
  10. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    i feel ashamed for forgetting


    one of the most surprisingly awesome/manly movies ever
  11. Sloan Craven

    Sloan Craven Active Member

    You saved yourself in my eyes, Evan. :thumb:
    Cristian Bale saved Batman. He could go down in history as the only tough guy of our time if he gets a few more good roles.
  12. PT

    PT Physhicist

  13. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith Active Member

    Are we that bored with winter?
    1. Die Hard
    2. Die Harder
    3. Die Hard With A Vengeance
    4. Live Free or Die Hard
    5. Top Gun
    6. Rocky 4
    7. The Devil Wears Prada
    8. Days of Thunder
    9. Steel Magnolias
    10. The Princess Diaries
  14. Big Tuna

    Big Tuna Member

    Black Hawk Down
    We Were Soldiers Once (the book is even better)
    Remember the Titans
    Jeremiah Johnson
    Fellowship of the Rings
    Spey to Z
    The Warriors (it's kinda chewy now, but in HS it was cool)
    Saving Private Ryan
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High (kinda weak, but Jeff Spicolli was funny)
    The Patriot
    Blood Diamond
    Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  15. Jeff Hale

    Jeff Hale B.I.G.F.F.

    Already mentioned "Pulp Fiction", but remember this line??

    "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.
  16. thewaker

    thewaker Tight line takes ain't no fakes!!

    The Duke could fill my top 10 and then some

    A few of note:

    The Shootist
    Big Jake
    True Grit
    The Green Berets
    Rooster Cogburn
    The Cowboys
    The searchers
    El Dorado
    Fighting Seabees
    Red River
    Sons of Katie Elder
    Cahill US Marshall

    "Fill your hands you Son of a Bitch"

    PS Bullit with James Caan still has one of the best, if not the best car chase scenes ever filmed. Classic

  17. Dan

    Dan Member

    Having spent 20 years in the Army, I was pleased to see "Zulu" mentioned, as well as "Apocalyse Now" ("I love the smell of napalm in the morning..."), "Black Hawk Down" and "We Were Soldiers Once". The later are two of the most realistic war movies I have seen.

    A couple of others that I like that haven't been mentioned:

    From Russia With Love
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    The French Connection
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid ("who are those guys?")
    Dr. Zhivago
    DaVinci Code
    Top Gun

    ...and my personal favorite of all time: Men in Black.
  18. Sloan Craven

    Sloan Craven Active Member

  19. full metal jacket
    big lebowski
    lock stock and two smoking barrels
    any starwars (new ones in hd blow my mind)
    pulp fiction
    band of brothers
  20. fredaevans

    fredaevans Active Member

    Yup, movies only.

    Interesting part is I posed the same question on two large UK based fly boards. The 'over lap' of this, and them was darned interesting to 'see/read.' Some new ones 'over there' I'd never heard of, but these guys obviously watch a lot of American Movies .... including one's you'd never suspect. (I'm - think that's still the case - only one who nominated Shreck. Go figure:hmmm:)

    Edit: Jeff you forgot to add the final line in the sceen: BANG, BANG BANG, and more bangs.