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beb30
02-16-2007, 01:10 PM
Lance had this posted earlier -


4. Guy Flicks: Our answer to Chick Flicks. Clear the room of women...this one is for the guys....blood, guts, gore, sex, sports, car chases

Any good guy flicks you can think of?

Johnny Footstool
02-16-2007, 01:13 PM
Those "Transporter" movies qualify.

How about my current favorite cheese-fest: the incomparable "Road House"?

Or another Swayze tour-de-force: "Red Dawn".

BRM
02-16-2007, 01:14 PM
Caddyshack is one of the best.

Scrap Irony
02-16-2007, 01:17 PM
Uncommon Valor. In fact, any movie having to do with war, blown up body bits, and Tex Cobb. (For extra credit, this movie also had Patrick Swayze in it.)

All John Wayne movies also apply.

minus5
02-16-2007, 01:18 PM
Animal House, all Dirty Harry Movies, all of Clint's spaghetti westerns and Three Stooges Shorts.

Red Leader
02-16-2007, 01:19 PM
I can't wait to read Puffy's entries on this thread....

BRM
02-16-2007, 01:20 PM
Monty Python seems to be guy humor. I know my wife hates it.

More choices...Predator, Terminator, John Wayne movies, and Halloween 1 and 2.

beb30
02-16-2007, 01:28 PM
Boondock Saints - Die Hard - Many war movies such as Full Metal Jacket

harangatang
02-16-2007, 01:28 PM
The Die Hard trilogy (and soon to be 4th movie)

Johnny Footstool
02-16-2007, 01:30 PM
The Die Hard trilogy (and soon to be 4th movie)

My wife absolutely LOVES the Die Hard trilogy (for some reason). She asked for it on DVD for Christmas a few years ago.

chicoruiz
02-16-2007, 01:34 PM
The Great Escape- Greatest guy movie of all time.

In fact, no female has a speaking part in the film.

beb30
02-16-2007, 01:36 PM
Top 50 List from Mens Journal
Dirty Harry
The Godfather
Scarface
Die Hard
The Road Warrior
The Dirty Dozen
The Matrix
Caddyshack
Rocky
Full Metal Jacket
Dr. No
The Killer
Raging Bull
Bullitt
Enter The Dragon
Apocalypse Now
Goodfellas
Reservoir Dogs
Fight Club
The Usual Suspects
Blazing Saddles
The Wild Bunch
The Maltese Falcon
Unforgiven
The Seven Samurai
Diner
The Big Lebowski
Shaft
48 Hours
The Searchers
Platoon
Animal House
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
The Longest Yard
Blade
Stripes
North Dallas Forty
The Untouchables
The Great Escape
The Three Stooges
The Hustler
Slap Shot
The French Connection
Office Space
Easy Rider
Dazed and Confused
The Bridge On The River Kwai
Cool Hand Luke
Fletch
Kill Bill

BRM
02-16-2007, 01:37 PM
How could I forget Blazing Saddles? Classic movie.

gonelong
02-16-2007, 01:38 PM
Any war movie excluding "The Thin Red Line".

GL

beb30
02-16-2007, 01:38 PM
Heres another list:

11.) Glory (1989) - Dir. by Edward Zwick
Do you love war movies? Do you want to understand the mechanics of the army politics and the pitched battles during the Civil War? Glory is a great film for understanding the plight of a contingent of black soldiers put under the command of a somewhat reluctant white officer-staff. The movie proceeds and you see the relationships between Matthew Broderick and his men solidify in the face of adversary from both Union racism and the Southern armies. Denzel Washington gives his best performance I've seen in this film as the stubborn and too-proud Private Trip, especially in a heart-breaking scene which has to be seen to be believed. The movie is paced well, the acting is totally believable, and the story entraptures the viewer into caring for each charactor's story.

10.) Snatch (2000) - Dir. by Guy Ritchie
With a strong cast, hillarious dialogue, and another great movie (Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels) already in hand, Guy Ritchie shows what he's got. This movie has the most comedic scenes you never expected you'd see. It's just ridiculously funny throughout. The plot is complicated, revolving around many different groups' plans to get their hands on an expensive diamond. Watch for the twists.

9.) Boyz N the Hood (1991) - Dir. by John Singleton
What an emotional story about life in Compton, California during the early 90's. This movie centers on a young man's life in the hood and his dreams of something greater. As with him, most of the charactors are sick of the gangster lifestyle. When events take a turn for the worst, however, you'll see the horrors faced by these people all too often. Oh, also, this movie has one of my favorite endings of all time.

8.) Clerks TV Series (2000) - Dir. by Chris Baily and Steve Loter
Do you like "The Simpsons" or "Family Guy"? Then you'll love this short-lived six-piece comedy series on DVD. It's not exactly a movie, but it is one of the funniest things I've ever seen.

7.) The Ring (2002) - Dir. by Gore Virbinksi
It just came out at the time of this review, but I know it's one of the best horror movies I know of. I was deeply effected by this film for days after watching it. There are no blatantly cliche deaths or violence. In fact, this film is more like a grand setup for the ending. There are few deaths, but that actually makes this movie more horrifying.

6.) Lord of the Rings : Fellowship of the Ring (2001) - Dir. by Peter Jackson
The first of an epic three-part series, Fellowship is an epic onto itself. Spanning about three hours, Peter Jackson skillfully developes all characters and situations. You aren't left wondering what just happened or what the characters are doing. Wonderful special effects, just enough dialogue, great scenery, and everything else that's right are prevelant. It's a magnificant triumph to properly translate a film so perfectly from a book and that makes this all the more wonderful.

5.) Saving Private Ryan (1998) - Dir. by Steven Spielberg
THE war movie. Note the word THE. "Saving Private Ryan" completely redefined all ensuing war movies. And so far, nothing's compared. In a class by itself, "Saving Private Ryan" showed us that war movies can appeal to every human instinct as we sympathise with charactors. Steven Spielberg is regarded as one of the greats, and rightfully so. This film really changes lives, as viewers left theatres hugging each other and teens left the movie saying things like, "I never knew war was so horrible." I hope this movie makes all our heroes of the wars proud, or at least satisfied.

4.) Last of the Mohicans (1992) - Dir. by Michael Mann
An absolutely epic film which captures the pain, horror, and feel of the French and Indian War and slams it in your face. The battles are comparative and in cases beyond those seen in Gladiator, Braveheart, and Glory. What really makes this movie special is the director's exquisite portrayal of the classic novel. With a musical score that takes this movie from great to masterpiece, see this if you haven't already.

3.) Fight Club (1999) - Dir. by David Fincher
Explained many times, I'm sure you might know why this movie has such appeal. The dark side of the human syndrom is in a spotlight as we watch the decay of an average man, his friend, and the outcasts of society...with greusome rituals they perform. It's so much more complicated then the name, and I really would recommend this film to anybody. There is violence and some grotesque shots but there is such a great script philosisizing about what we all really are and who really is in control out there. Dark, funny, and it all rings so true.

2.) Seven (1995) - Dir. by David Fincher
As with Fight Club, the story is completely entrapturing and disturbing. See and feel this film, and try to understand the villain's point of view. Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey square off in a classic which details seven greusome murders, each with significance (made clear during the film). The camera effects and great lighting give a gloomy mood throughout. Fincher directs this action/mystery/horror film to his high standards. I found myself applauding at the end.

1.) Star Wars Epic (5 movies so far, 6 total when finished 1977-present) - Dir. by George Lucas
It's really easy to explain this series' appeal. Mystery, comedy, action, gloom, tragedy, and heroics are all packed into an entirely fictional and well-detailed galaxy. An epic series details the life storys of the Skywalkers from Anakin's childhood, to his descent into the darkness, and then it tells his children's stories. A span of 60 years will show you the Old Republic, it's demise, the rise of the evil Empire, the birth of the Rebellion against the Empire, and then the eventual triumph of the Rebellion against all odd. There are many charactors and sub-plots, and all of it ties togethor so believably that I'm willing to call creator George Lucas a genious. Bravo! Here's to


Overrated List (again, doesn't include older movies):

5.)Titanic - An expensive, long, and generally strong movie. It lacked the emotional appeal for me that it seemed to eminate to many. Great special effects though.

4.)Usual Suspects - Nothing all that complicated, Spacey is great as usual but the movie didn't do anything special for me. Also, what's with the nasty color scheme to everybody's clothes and the movie's interiors?

3.)Pulp Fiction - Uh..what did I miss? This movie is pretty much a simple story with random acts of indulgence, sodomization, and violence. An ok flick that consumed so much attention that it earned a standing much to high.

2.)Blair Witch Project - Wasn't scary, wasn't all that witty, actors weren't all that great. This is a descent movie, nothing more.
...and the most overrated movie I know of...

1.)SPIDER MAN - So many people love this movie that it broke most box office records. Shattered more like. How in the hell did a movie that was a solid 7/10 take over the world? How was it considered better than Star Wars: Episode 2, a movie which came out around the same time? I don't understand. I saw it once and I don't really even want to see it again.

BRM
02-16-2007, 01:40 PM
How in the world does Titanic make any "guy movie" list? Even on the overrated side? That's a chick flick if there ever was one.

beb30
02-16-2007, 01:41 PM
I have no idea i found it of this editors site.....i agree with you

beb30
02-16-2007, 01:41 PM
Pulp Fiction
Goodfellas
The Dirty Dozen
Caddy Shack
Godfather
Scarface
Usual Suspects
Rocky
Cool Hand Luke
Animal House
Taxi Driver
Godfather II
Dirty Harry
Braveheart
Jaws
The Longest Yard
Die Hard
Hoosiers
Terminator
Road Warrior
Full Metal Jacket
Reservoir Dogs
Trading Places
Se7en
Goldfinger
Raging Bull
The Fugitive
Gladiator
Blazing Saddles
Fight Club
Something About Mary
Enter the Dragon
Apocalypse Now
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Training Day
Slap Shot
A Bronx Tale
Platoon
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Swingers
Kill Bill
Midnight Run
The Shining
Boondock Saints
Casino
The Big Lebowski
Shaft
Boyz n’ the Hood
The Killers
Bullit
True Romance
Shawshank Redemption
National Lampoon’s Vacation
Untouchables
48 Hours
Lethal Weapon
Blues Brothers
Unforgiven
Wild Bunch
Kingpin
Carlito’s Way
Diner
Terminator 2
Spartacus
Saving Private Ryan
Wild Things
Bull Durham
Stripes
Get Shorty
French Connection
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Man Who Would be King
Naked Gun
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Magnificent Seven
Patton
Alien
Matrix
Kelly’s Heroes
Once Upon a Time in America
Bad Lieutenant
The Great Escape
Fletch
Silence of the Lambs
Hustler
Office Space
From Dusk til Dawn
The Sting
Field of Dreams
Rounders
Midway
Cape Fear (either version)
Old School
On the Waterfront
A Few Good Men
Clockwork Orange
Donnie Brasco
Predator
Witness
The Longest Day
Beverly Hills Cop
The Hunt for Red October
Ocean’s Eleven (either version)
The Last Detail
Deer Hunter
Aliens
The Searchers
The Cooler
Porky’s
Sixth Sense
Dr Strangelove
Pope of Greenwich Village
Tombstone
L.A. Confidential
From Russia With Love
Heat
Let it Ride
Airplane
No Way Out
Dazed and Confused
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
The Great Santini
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Maltese Falcon
Stand By Me
Body Heat
Christmas Story
Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead
Diggstown
Chinatown
Dog Day Afternoon
Fargo
Risky Business
Happy Gilmore
Mystery, Alaska
Hard Times
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Ronin
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Glengarry Glen Ross
This is Spinal Tap
White Heat
Basic Instinct
Tommy Boy
Marathon Man
Hollywood Knights
Blackhawk Down
The Guns of Navarone
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Wayne’s World
Dumb and Dumber

Redsfaithful
02-16-2007, 01:42 PM
The Godfather, Scarface, and Unforgiven

dabvu2498
02-16-2007, 01:44 PM
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Johnny Footstool
02-16-2007, 01:49 PM
"Fight Club" is pretty much the quintessential guy movie, and it's brilliant because it also works as a satire of guy movies.

Chip R
02-16-2007, 01:50 PM
I can't wait to read Puffy's entries on this thread....


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RedsBaron
02-16-2007, 01:56 PM
Just about every western ever made and every James Bond film is a "guy flick."

George Anderson
02-16-2007, 01:59 PM
Slapshot!! My favorite sports movie and I know NOTHING about hockey.

KittyDuran
02-16-2007, 02:42 PM
How could I forget Blazing Saddles? Classic movie.:thumbup: Love that movie!!!

Chip R
02-16-2007, 02:53 PM
:thumbup: Love that movie!!!


I'm sure your favorite part was the campfire scene.

"How bout some more beans, Mr. Taggert?"
"I'd say you had enough." :devil:

smallbattle
02-16-2007, 03:01 PM
Like that "The Dirty Dozen" made the list but what about "The Big Red One"

Sweetstop
02-16-2007, 04:20 PM
Just about every western ever made and every James Bond film is a "guy flick."


Bet you know women who like westerns (Stagecoach, Red River, Unforgiven, The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, etc., etc.) and Bond films...especially those w/ Mr. Connery, Mr. Brosnan and Mr. Craig..

:)

vaticanplum
02-16-2007, 05:04 PM
"Fight Club" is pretty much the quintessential guy movie, and it's brilliant because it also works as a satire of guy movies.

No, that movie to me is above all an insomniac's movie. It captured some aspects of it that nothing else ever has.

Great film all-around, but that little detail of it is what sticks with me.

Cyclone792
02-16-2007, 05:08 PM
The Big Lebowski
Boondock Saints
Caddyshack
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Four of my favorite movies, and they've all already been mentioned.

I like it.

KittyDuran
02-16-2007, 05:11 PM
I'm sure your favorite part was the campfire scene.

"How bout some more beans, Mr. Taggert?"
"I'd say you had enough." :devil:Nah... it's these two!



Hedley Lamarr: Meeting adjourned. Oh, I am sorry, sir I didn't mean to overstep my bounds, you say that.
Governor William J. Le Petomane: What?
Hedley Lamarr: Meeting is adjourned.
Governor William J. Le Petomane: It is?
Hedley Lamarr: No, you say that, governor.
Governor William J. Le Petomane: What?
Hedley Lamarr: Meeting is adjourned.
Governor William J. Le Petomane: It is?
Hedley Lamarr: Here, sir, play with this.
[Hands the governor a paddleball]

Hedley Lamarr: My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.
Taggart: God darnit, Mr. Lamarr, you use your tongue prettier than a twenty dollar *****.

Chip R
02-16-2007, 05:18 PM
Nah... it's these two!


Nah... it's these two!


Quote:
Hedley Lamarr: Meeting adjourned. Oh, I am sorry, sir I didn't mean to overstep my bounds, you say that.
Governor William J. Le Petomane: What?
Hedley Lamarr: Meeting is adjourned.
Governor William J. Le Petomane: It is?
Hedley Lamarr: No, you say that, governor.
Governor William J. Le Petomane: What?
Hedley Lamarr: Meeting is adjourned.
Governor William J. Le Petomane: It is?
Hedley Lamarr: Here, sir, play with this.
[Hands the governor a paddleball]

Hedley Lamarr: My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.
Taggart: God darnit, Mr. Lamarr, you use your tongue prettier than a twenty dollar *****.
Both winners. :laugh:

Heath
02-16-2007, 05:22 PM
Was there a Braveheart sighting?

Johnny Footstool
02-16-2007, 05:52 PM
No, that movie to me is above all an insomniac's movie. It captured some aspects of it that nothing else ever has.

Great film all-around, but that little detail of it is what sticks with me.

Really? I never thought of it like that. I focused more on the satire of the "sad-sack guy pulls together a band of misfits" aspects of the film. That, along with the wicked jabs at male ineffectuality and self-pity.

All those layers are what makes it so good.

Matt700wlw
02-16-2007, 05:55 PM
Boondock Saints

That old dude in that movie cracks me up....the guy with Tourette...

The disease itself isn't funny, but the things he says because of it, in the movie, is quite.



How about "Resevoir Dogs"

Bob Borkowski
02-16-2007, 09:12 PM
Deliverance

Jaycint
02-16-2007, 09:26 PM
Reservoir Dogs
Dawn of the Dead (78) , shocking coming from me, I know
Saw

HumnHilghtFreel
02-16-2007, 09:32 PM
On the newer side, I'm pretty sure the movie Crank was aimed directly at guys.

ochre
02-17-2007, 03:15 AM
Highlander (the stupid "sequels" prove that there can be [should have been] only one)

Airplane! (gratuitous "boob" scene locks it into guy movie territory)

M*A*S*H the movie. A war movie with a shower scene and football.

Caveat Emperor
02-17-2007, 03:44 AM
I think you'd be hard pressed to go wrong with any of the "Mafia" movies -- Godfather I & II, Scarface, Casino, Goodfellas, etc. I've yet to meet a guy that wouldn't put at least one of those movies in his top-20 all time.

The "sports comedies" also usually figure somewhere onto most guys lists -- Caddyshack, Major League, Kingpin, Slapshot, Bull Durham.

I think a lot of guys in my generation also have a "80s Nostalgia" thing, so you'll get a lot of mentions for The Goonies and The Karate Kid.

I wouldn't put any sci-fi or fantasy movies on the "guy flicks" list, other than possibly Terminator and Terminator II -- the social stereotype is that sci-fi/fantasy fans are nerds. Nerds and "Guy Flicks" don't match up.

On the action/drama front, it's hard to go wrong with any of the Die Hard movies, any Tarrantino flick (especially Pulp Fiction), or any martial-arts type film (even the Segal movies).

GAC
02-17-2007, 06:09 AM
Caddyshack is one of the best.

Just watched that again the other day. A classic!

"The last time I saw a mouth like that it had a hook in it."

Eastwood's Dirty Harry series

Willis' Die Hard movies

The Lethal Weapon movies

I love war flicks (current and old). Just bought the special DVD on Patton and Battle of the Bulge. Patton is the ultimate guy flick.

mth123
02-17-2007, 06:10 AM
Just about every western ever made and every James Bond film is a "guy flick."

Good call. Give me a tv station with non-stop Bond and John Wayne films, my computer with a working connection and enough supply of food and necessities and I could pretty much never leave home until baseball season starts.

GAC
02-17-2007, 06:11 AM
How in the world does Titanic make any "guy movie" list? Even on the overrated side? That's a chick flick if there ever was one.

After torturing myself watching that movie I kept saying to myself "SINK THE SHIP ALREADY!" :mooner:

GAC
02-17-2007, 06:13 AM
Good call. Give me a tv station with non-stop Bond and John Wayne films, my computer with a working connection and enough supply of food and necessities and I could pretty much never leave home until baseball season starts.

A man after my own heart. I have collected pretty much all of Eastwood and Wayne's classic westerns. Yet when they are on TV - just watched "A Fistful Of Dollars" for the zillionth time the other night - I gotta watch'em!

mth123
02-17-2007, 06:16 AM
A man after my own heart. I have collected pretty much all of Eastwood and Wayne's classic westerns. Yet when they are on TV - just watched "A Fistful Of Dollars" for the zillionth time the other night - I gotta watch'em!

For some reason, its more fun to watch them on TV than by popping in a video. Not sure why that is, but I'm the same way. I thought I was just nutty that way.

GAC
02-17-2007, 06:25 AM
For some reason, its more fun to watch them on TV than by popping in a video. Not sure why that is, but I'm the same way. I thought I was just nutty that way.

Me too. I think it has to do with laziness. At least on my part. I usually don't have the time to watch much TV during the week. So most of mine is during the weekends. And then I have a hard time getting the TV in the living room because my wife has it glued to the Lifetime Movie Network. :lol:

So I'll go lie on the bed and, as Seinfeld characterized it, "hunt" through the channels.

But to get off that nice, comfortable bed to slip in a DVD? Too much of an effort. ;)

RedsBaron
02-17-2007, 08:19 AM
A man after my own heart. I have collected pretty much all of Eastwood and Wayne's classic westerns. Yet when they are on TV - just watched "A Fistful Of Dollars" for the zillionth time the other night - I gotta watch'em!

A western some of my satellite channels has been repeatedly showing lately is "Tombstone," and everytime it comes on I start watching it. A great guy flick with plenty of action, good characters, a wonderful cast, and great lines.
"I'll be your huckleberry"
"You're a daisy if you do" (I've read that the real Doc Holiday said those lines)
"You ought to be in bed, Doc; why are you doing this?----Wyatt Earp is my friend.----Hell, I've got lots of friends.----I don't."
"There's no normal life Wyatt; there's just life."
"You tell 'em I'm coming and Hell's coming with me!"
"Are you going to draw that smokewagon or are you just going to stand there and bleed?"
"I don't think I'm going to let you arrest us today Behan."
"Maybe poker's not your game Ike. I know-let's have a spelling contest."
"Say when."

RedsBaron
02-17-2007, 08:21 AM
Bet you know women who like westerns (Stagecoach, Red River, Unforgiven, The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, etc., etc.) and Bond films...especially those w/ Mr. Connery, Mr. Brosnan and Mr. Craig..

:)

Gals can certainly like guy flicks---but the movies are still guy flicks!

GAC
02-17-2007, 09:38 AM
A western some of my satellite channels has been repeatedly showing lately is "Tombstone," and everytime it comes on I start watching it.

I know. Is that thing ever going to leave cable? Maybe they should start a Tombstone Channel as much as it's been on.

yet I still watch it, even though I have the DVD. ;)


A great guy flick with plenty of action, good characters, a wonderful cast, and great lines.

"I'll be your huckleberry"
"You're a daisy if you do" (I've read that the real Doc Holiday said those lines)
"You ought to be in bed, Doc; why are you doing this?----Wyatt Earp is my friend.----Hell, I've got lots of friends.----I don't."
"There's no normal life Wyatt; there's just life."
"You tell 'em I'm coming and Hell's coming with me!"
"Are you going to draw that smokewagon or are you just going to stand there and bleed?"
"I don't think I'm going to let you arrest us today Behan."
"Maybe poker's not your game Ike. I know-let's have a spelling contest."
"Say when."

I think Kilmer did one heck of a job as Doc, and I'm not a big fan of his.

Wyatt Earp: What makes a man like Ringo, Doc?
Doc Holliday: A man like Ringo has got a great big hole, right in the middle of himself. And he can never steal enough, or kill enough, or cause enough pain to fill it up. And so he walks the earth, forever seeking retribution...
Wyatt Earp: For what?
Doc Holliday: Being born.

Doc Holliday (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000174/): Make no mistake, it's not revenge he's after, it's the reckoning.

Doc Holliday: It appears my hypocrisy knows no bounds.

Texas Jack: Where's Wyatt?
Doc Holliday: Down by the creek, walking on water.

Doc Holliday: It's true, you are a good woman. Then again, you may be the antichrist.

GAC
02-17-2007, 09:43 AM
Gals can certainly like guy flicks---but the movies are still guy flicks!

I think gals like them fer different reasons though.

Reminds me of that Seinfeld episode when they were talking about if a guy can say a man is good looking. George can't make himself do it, so Elaine says that acknowledging it does not make a man a homosexual. George responds "It can't help" :lol:

Sweetstop
02-17-2007, 09:59 AM
I think gals like them fer different reasons though.



I probably like good classic westerns for the same reason you do, GAC. And on a Sat. morning an old "oater" feels like comfort food.:)

creek14
02-17-2007, 11:29 AM
Chick flicks pretty much make me :runaway: :barf: :runaway:

GAC
02-17-2007, 12:09 PM
Chick flicks pretty much make me :runaway: :barf: :runaway:

Knowing you - I'd say you a Dirty Harry kind of gal... "Go ahead, make my day" :lol:

Yachtzee
02-17-2007, 01:08 PM
I think you'd be hard pressed to go wrong with any of the "Mafia" movies -- Godfather I & II, Scarface, Casino, Goodfellas, etc. I've yet to meet a guy that wouldn't put at least one of those movies in his top-20 all time.

The "sports comedies" also usually figure somewhere onto most guys lists -- Caddyshack, Major League, Kingpin, Slapshot, Bull Durham.

I think a lot of guys in my generation also have a "80s Nostalgia" thing, so you'll get a lot of mentions for The Goonies and The Karate Kid.

I wouldn't put any sci-fi or fantasy movies on the "guy flicks" list, other than possibly Terminator and Terminator II -- the social stereotype is that sci-fi/fantasy fans are nerds. Nerds and "Guy Flicks" don't match up.

On the action/drama front, it's hard to go wrong with any of the Die Hard movies, any Tarrantino flick (especially Pulp Fiction), or any martial-arts type film (even the Segal movies).

What about "prison films?" Shawshank Redemption is the quintessential guy movie. Cool Hand Luke, Escape from Alcatraz, and some others are good guy flicks too, but I don't know a guy who doesn't like Shawshank. And of course for cheesecake factor, there are the "women in prison" films like Caged Heat and Reform School Girls (with the theme song by Wendy O. Williams).

BoxingRed
02-17-2007, 01:56 PM
I agree with many of the picks.
I would add Bloodsport, Van Dam's only great flick.

KittyDuran
02-17-2007, 02:01 PM
What about "prison films?" Shawshank Redemption is the quintessential guy movie. Cool Hand Luke, Escape from Alcatraz, and some others are good guy flicks too, but I don't know a guy who doesn't like Shawshank. And of course for cheesecake factor, there are the "women in prison" films like Caged Heat and Reform School Girls (with the theme song by Wendy O. Williams).How about "Women In Chains" (which actually has a plot, but is CAMPY) and "Chained Heat II" (which is only CAMPY and BAD)!

vaticanplum
02-17-2007, 02:02 PM
Really? I never thought of it like that. I focused more on the satire of the "sad-sack guy pulls together a band of misfits" aspects of the film. That, along with the wicked jabs at male ineffectuality and self-pity.

All those layers are what makes it so good.

Oh, totally, it's a great movie all-around, one of my favorites actually. But just that one aspect of it is completely unique to that film. Insomnia, really severe insomnia, is a bizarre state of mind and hard to capture simply because when fully awake, you can't grasp it, and when actually in that state, you can't communicate it. That movie actually did, with the weird cuts and flashes; I've never really seen anything else successfully do it. So that's just a little part of a great movie that stuck with me.

pedro
02-17-2007, 02:06 PM
Oh, totally, it's a great movie all-around, one of my favorites actually. But just that one aspect of it is completely unique to that film. Insomnia, really severe insomnia, is a bizarre state of mind and hard to capture simply because when fully awake, you can't grasp it, and when actually in that state, you can't communicate it. That movie actually did, with the weird cuts and flashes; I've never really seen anything else successfully do it. So that's just a little part of a great movie that stuck with me.

I always wonder how he drug himself up the ramp in the parking garage which was shown on the security cameras.

Caveat Emperor
02-17-2007, 04:10 PM
I always wonder how he drug himself up the ramp in the parking garage which was shown on the security cameras.

You're violating the first rule of Fight Club by asking. ;)

vaticanplum
02-17-2007, 05:34 PM
What about "prison films?" Shawshank Redemption is the quintessential guy movie.

Ok, I've been avoiding this because I suspect the can of worms regarding definition here is a bottomless one, but how in the world is Shawshank a guy movie? I can see excessively violent films, I can see female booty films or flatulence-centric films if I must give up a definition (even if I don't necessarily agree with it), but Shawshank is just a brilliant, complex and deeply philosophical film. Maybe the relationships are male-based, true, but their humanness trumps that, I think. To me that is pretty much a quintessential human movie, not a guy one.

HumnHilghtFreel
02-17-2007, 05:38 PM
Ok, I've been avoiding this because I suspect the can of worms regarding definition here is a bottomless one, but how in the world is Shawshank a guy movie? I can see excessively violent films, I can see female booty films or flatulence-centric films if I must give up a definition (even if I don't necessarily agree with it), but Shawshank is just a brilliant, complex and deeply philosophical film. Maybe the relationships are male-based, true, but their humanness trumps that, I think. To me that is pretty much a quintessential human movie, not a guy one.

I wouldn't call it a guy movie either. For prison based guy movies/shows, I'd refer to something like HBO's Oz.

Chip R
02-17-2007, 05:41 PM
Ok, I've been avoiding this because I suspect the can of worms regarding definition here is a bottomless one, but how in the world is Shawshank a guy movie? I can see excessively violent films, I can see female booty films or flatulence-centric films if I must give up a definition (even if I don't necessarily agree with it), but Shawshank is just a brilliant, complex and deeply philosophical film. Maybe the relationships are male-based, true, but their humanness trumps that, I think. To me that is pretty much a quintessential human movie, not a guy one.


Perhaps it's because there are hardly any female roles in the movie. Like Cool Hand Luke or Glengarry Glen Ross. Otherwise, I agree with you. And, boy, did that movie get screwed at Oscar time thanks to Forrest Gump.

Yachtzee
02-17-2007, 06:03 PM
Ok, I've been avoiding this because I suspect the can of worms regarding definition here is a bottomless one, but how in the world is Shawshank a guy movie? I can see excessively violent films, I can see female booty films or flatulence-centric films if I must give up a definition (even if I don't necessarily agree with it), but Shawshank is just a brilliant, complex and deeply philosophical film. Maybe the relationships are male-based, true, but their humanness trumps that, I think. To me that is pretty much a quintessential human movie, not a guy one.

Just because a movie may have some layers to it doesn't take it out of the "guy" movie classification for me. At it's core, Shawshank has the same theme as all war movies, prison movies and Rocky movies. It's about a guy put into a seemingly impossible to escape situation (prison) faced with seemingly all-powerful adversaries (Boggs, the Guards, the Warden) and using his own cunning and skill to overcome his situation and his adversaries without losing his mind. Any relationships or male bonding are really secondary to the main theme. The important goal of the movie wasn't that Andy and Red became friends. It was that Andy was able to escape prison without prison defeating him. That's one of the classic themes of a guy movie in my book. Contrast this with Bang the Drum Slowly or Brian's Song, both of which I find to be more "human" films or almost "chick" flicks because the focus on the movie is the "relationship." Even war movies and movies about team sports, where you have a group of guys working together, the movie is about the platoon or the team overcoming adversity, rather than some complex look at the relationships among the members of the team.

Of course, much of this is me trying to justify something that I really just feel. My real litmus test is my mother-in-law. She loves "chick flicks" (especially Jane Austin period pieces), does enjoy most "neutral" movies, and hates any kind of "guy" movie. So if she doesn't have time for a movie I like, I mark it down as a "guy" movie. Shawshank is one of them.

cincinnati chili
02-18-2007, 02:57 AM
Brokeback Mountain... Midnight Cowboy... My Own Private Idaho...

What? Oh, you said GUY movies.

GAC
02-18-2007, 05:44 AM
Ok, I've been avoiding this because I suspect the can of worms regarding definition here is a bottomless one, but how in the world is Shawshank a guy movie?

The prison laundry scenes with Andy. :mooner:

GAC
02-18-2007, 05:48 AM
Would The Descent be considered a Gal flick? ;)

TylerScottDavis
02-18-2007, 11:51 AM
I thought "The Departed" was pretty good and my wife declared it was a "guy film" about half way through.

GAC
02-18-2007, 09:28 PM
I didn't let my wife watch The Departed. The solution to various situations was to splatter the man's brains all over the back wall. I didn't want to put any ideas in her head. ;)