nfr: Top 10 'guy' flicks.

Cactus

Dana Miller
#46
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.
Come on now... who can't picture Leonardo DeCaprio charging across a muddy battlefield!;)

To add a few:

Sands of Iwo Jima
Galipoli
The Patriot
Sargent York
High Noon
 

Philster

Active Member
#47
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.
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:
 

Kyle Smith

DBA BozoKlown406
#53
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
 
#54
Black Hawk Down
We Were Soldiers Once (the book is even better)
Platoon
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
 

Jeff46

Active Member
#55
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.
 

thewaker

Tight line takes ain't no fakes!!
#56
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
Mcklintock
El Dorado
Fighting Seabees
Red River
Sons of Katie Elder
Cahill US Marshall
Brannigan

"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

Mark
 
#57
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
Bullitt
The French Connection
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid ("who are those guys?")
Dr. Zhivago
DaVinci Code
Top Gun
Munich

...and my personal favorite of all time: Men in Black.
 
#60
Yup, movies only.

Dances With Wolves and Field of Dreams are no brainers IMHO
Raising Arizona
Bowfinger
Hunt for Red October
Bull Durham (ok we've got Costner covered now)
3:10 to Yuma (ran out of ideas. its pretty good)

Is it cheating if I throw in...?

Band of Brothers
Deadwood
any documentary by Ken Burns (baseball, civil war, WWII, Lewis and Clark are my favorites)

That should cover you for a few hours :thumb:

Tony
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.