Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by fredaevans, Feb 23, 2008.
Quigley Down Under
I got a couple that people haven't really been mentioned. First one is the Boondock Saints, gotta love that movie, it set the record for most swear words in a movie.
Next is Ong bak, not sure if thats exactly how it is spelled. One of the greatest action movies, Tony Jaa kicks some ass
i know so many guys who refuse to watch this movie because they think "batman and comics are soooo gay." but somehow they managed to make this into one bad ass flick. and dark knight this summer is going to be absolutely ridiculous. can't wait
tell me this won't be the most manly movie of 2008:
"Hard Boiled" John Woo and Chow Yun Fat before either got famous over here. one of the most violent movies I've ever seen. just plain over-the-top awesomeness.
Just watched it the other day; gotta like Christian Bale and the passion he puts in to roles (Reign of Fire, American Psycho), and Liam Neeson did a great job.
Many movies have already been mentioned that would have gone on my list. But, to resist redundancy, in addition to many of the aforementioned fine films I might add:
Eraser (with Ah-nold)
True Lies (I love that flick, and Jamie Lee Curtis)
An Officer and a Gentleman (probably not considered 'manly,' but good stuff in there)
Last Man Standing (Bruce Willis sporting a 45 auto and shooting bad guys? Great stuff.)
Under Siege (now what heterosexual without ED doesn't love the Erika Eleniak-popping-out-of-the-cake scene?Some good whoop ass and knife fight scenes, too; Seagal's best, which ain't necessarily saying a whole lot, but still good.)
Romeo Must Die, The Black Mask, or just about any modern Jet Li flick.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (not sure if already mentioned by others, but what a great classic action movie)
Running Down the Man (brings a whole new level and definition to pursuing fish).
Ibn's Neah Bay video clip with Anil catching bass on a gummi worm, and eating the gummi worm. Adrenaline pumping fishing material at its best!
superbad (you gotta admit it was hillarious!)
saving private ryan
Lord Of the Rings Trilogy
Band of Brothers
A river runs through it
These are not all in order.
Heat- One of the best shoot out scenes
Train Spotting- Disturbing
40yo Virgin- Hilarious
Strange Brew- Classic
Lord of The Rings- Great
The Tao of Steve- Awesome
Escape From NY
Up In Smoke
All the Die Hard's
Enter The Dragon
Can't believe the Blues Brothers is not the list
In no order:
Anything John Wayne
Bridge over the river kwai
Radiers of the lost ark
I recently watched "The Big Sleep" 1946 just because Netflix recommended it to me. Wow. Why is the plot so great, I wondered. I had to look at the commentaries. Oh, Raymond Chandler wrote the novel. And the cool dialog? - Oh, could it be because Faulkner did the screen play? It an early movie for Bacall, and probably made her career.
What about "Empire of the Sun"? I had to replay the P-51 attack over and over. I like airplanes.
"Brazil" is my all time favorite, but it is never on anyone's list. Every time I've shown it to an important woman in my life, they've fallen asleep! It's like Monty Python meets "1984". It seems to me to get more and more current with the leaders of government clueless to the nature of the terrorist threat, and reliance on torture. De Niro as the enemy of the state as a rogue utility repairman. The ineffective government workers. How the government repairmen laughed at Jacks's insistence that the problem "Fixed itself". I repeat that line to myself every week when Windows does something mysterious and unrepeatable.
Why hasn't anyone mentioned Indiana Jones? High Plains Drifter (I'll always prefer Clint Eastwood to John Wayne), Fight Club, Conan (The first one).
Quest for Fire
I think I've only seen one person put Shawshank Redemption on their list... It's my #1 all time favorite movie and I think considered a "guy" movie.
If you guys haven't seen "There Will Be Blood" I highly recommend it as an incredible guys movie.
I'm surprised Debbie Does Dallas hasn't been mentioned. I do know a couple gals who enjoyed that flick also.
Any of the novels by Raymond Chandler were gold. The Long Goodbye, Farewell, My Lovely, and The Lady in the Lake also come to mind. Chandler's mentor Dashiell Hammett also wrote some outstanding pulps, several of which were made into movies: The Thin Man; Maltese Falcon.
Don't forget Bogey and Bacall in Key Largo. Her line, "You know how to whistle don't you Frank? You just put your lips together and blow" is an all-time film noir classic.
I LOVE that film! The scene where the guy's suit is getting pumped full of sewage is what convinced my wife to not stay up for the rest of the film (we rented it and she just got up and went to bed.)
Full Metal Jacket
Boys in the Hood
Band of Brothers
Brian Song (Caan Version)
Trout Bum Diaries Vol #1
die hard 2
lethal weapon 3
the big lebowski
Danahy- GREAT call on hard boiled! I remember watching that in cantonese in hong kong!
Glad to see Jerimiah Johnson mentioned along with Lonesome Dove, gotta love the westerns. Can't believe no one mentioned Will Penny or Tom Horn.
Just remembered an obvious choice; can't believe that nobody has mentioned it yet (?): that Sam Peckinpaugh blood-soaked, bullet-riddled, manly code-spouting classic about aging outlaws vs. Mexican war lord: the Wild Bunch.