nfr: Top 10 'guy' flicks.

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  1. Snake

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    The best of Sergio Leone: Once Upon A Time In The West, A Fistful of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More, The Good The Bad And The Ugly.
    (extra bonus: watch Akira Kurosawa's "Yojimbo" before "A Fistful of Dollars", to see how Leone copied Kurosawa scene-for-scene, except it was cowboys in the 18th Century instead of Samurai in the 16th. Same thing with "The Magnificent Seven" vs. The Seven Samurai".)

    Blade Runner.

    The Road Warrior.

    Rio Bravo. (John Wayne's best, IMO)

    Planet of the Apes (original).

    The Killer (John Woo 1989). Just about anything by John Woo is phenomenal.

    Brotherhood of the Wolf. (kind of obscure, but if you can find it, it's a great movie)

    Reservoir Dogs.

    Point Blank. (1967, with Lee Marvin. His best movie, IMO)

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Chow Yun Fat, Matrix-style martial arts, need I say more?
     
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    Id have to give a BIG second for

    Boondock Saints. Great one

    Seven
    American Beauty
    alot of ones already said

    And on the lighter side(maybe WAY LIGHTER SIDE)
    40 year old virgin
    airplane
    dumb and dumber
    me myself and irene
    south park the movie
    and of course
    BORAT!!

    And not really "movies"

    the recent south park trilogy (gotta love the woodland creatures SNARF SNARF!)
    And one that could keep you occupied for a while would be the HBO show

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    Be Jofus G Banned or Parked

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    Dune
    Mad Max
    Resovior Dogs
    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
    The Hills Have Eyes
    Love and a 45
    They Live
    The Stand
    V For Vendetta
    Guns of Navarone
     
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    nobody even mentioned "red dawn"?
     
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    IveofIone Active Member

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    Almost any 9 of the above plus 'Bad Day at Black Rock' Ive
     
  6. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    How could anyone forget 'O Brother, Where Art Thou' or 'Fargo'?

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    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    Pulp Fiction
    From Dusk til Dawn
    The Deer Hunter
    Apocalypse Now
    Planet of the Apes
    Road Warrior
    Twelve Monkeys
    Platoon
    The Magic Christian (Peter Sellers, Ringo Starr...hilarious):rofl:
    Any of the "Pink Panther" Peter Sellers movies 10:rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  8. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

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    Tanya & Jeff's Wedding Night
    Devil in Miss Jones
    Deap Thr...
    Opps, sorry!

    All my fav's have been listed.
    Big second tho to ID's suggestion of Lonesome Dove. My all time favorite and a tremendous cast.
    Also liked Peckinpah's Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. The fight scene where Slim's gutshot and Dylan's singing Mama Take These Guns Off of Me (& acting as well) killed me. Silly I know.
     
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    One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest
    Rocky, all of them
    Band of Brothers all of them
    Saving Private Ryan
    North by Northwest
    Jerimiah Johnson
    Pulp Fiction
    Magnum Force
    The War
    A Christmas Story

    I know, I know, wierd tastes.... I didn't even get started....this is too hard.
     
  10. Snake

    Snake tryin' not to get too comfortable

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    Do you mean "Twelve Monkeys", Jimbo?

    If you do, :thumb::thumb:iagree. Can't believe I left it out. Terry Gilliam is a mad genius.
     
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    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
     
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    lotta metrosexuals here. :p
     
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    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
     
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    This thread is SOY.:eek:
     
  15. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    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.