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NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« on: January 01, 2015, 08:37:34 PM »
OK, so I'm trying to pull together an excuse for "guys night out" for my married buddies. My idea is "the Testosterone Film Festival".  It will rotate from one man cave to the next, and the host can choose, but the requirement is that it must be an iconic guy movie. Doesn't mean it has to be mindless explosions. Basically, if you had a 13 year old son and wanted to set some role models, you could give him a list and he'd pretty much get it. The following are obvious examples. Just for fun- what would you all select? I'm running a bit dry finding modern actors/movies that fit the bill- so help me there.

The Magnificent Seven                 Yul Brynner, McQueen, Bronson, James Coburn, Eli Wallach  -Faggedaboutit!
The Great Escape                         extra points if you can whistle the theme song
Bridge on the River Kwai              ...speaking of whistling
Cool Hand Luke                            the egg eating scene is unforgetable
Scarface                                       "I only got two things- my word and my balls. ..and I don't break 'em for nobody"
Animal House                               "Seven years of college down the drain"
Goodfellas                                     "You're saying I'm funny? Funny like a clowwn?"
Alien                                              controversial, but Sigourney Weaver is pretty damn tough
Strangelove                                   "There'll be no fighting in the War Room!"
Road Warrior                                  "Ya wanna get outta here? Ya talk to me"

   

     
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2015, 08:45:56 PM »
Scarface
Borat
Saving private Ryan
Gran Torino

Oh... And Borat is offensive unless you like retarded old English humor. Just warning...
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2015, 09:28:15 PM »

Dead Man
On Any Sunday
Grand Prix
Caddyshack
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2015, 09:37:08 PM »
Dead Man-  Johnny Depp?  The one who wears make up and minces about as a gay pirate in P of the Caribbean?
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2015, 09:42:48 PM »
 Yessir, Thats the guy. Totally remarkable character in this one,also great soundtrack by Neil Young.

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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2015, 10:15:47 PM »
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2015, 10:50:47 PM »
The Wild Bunch
Where Eagles Dare
The Dirty Dozen
Heat
Ronin
Public Enemies
High Road to China
A shot in the dark
North by Northwest
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2015, 10:52:33 PM »
Blue Velvet:      "Where's my Bourbon?..."  "Pabst Blue Ribbon!"  "Mommy!"

It's my favorite movie of all time, but I'm demented.
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2015, 10:59:27 PM »
Cycles South , a small budget movie shot around 1970 , kind of a documentary about three friends on a road trip . Probably still available on Youtube .

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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2015, 11:23:44 PM »
Rush (the F1 movie)
Beyond the Lighted Stage (Rush the band documentary)
I Love You, Man
Salt
The John Ford/John Wayne cavalry trilogy (Fort Apache, Rio Grande, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon)
Any Sean Connery Bond movie
Firefly
The American President
The Grapes of Wrath
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2015, 12:25:18 AM »
I like the British Historical based Epics like the very well done Hornblower Series

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and also the Sharpe's Rifles Series....

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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2015, 07:03:46 AM »
Shawshank Redemption
Bullit
Love with the Proper Stranger
Papillon
The Thomas Crown Affair
The Getaway
The Sandpebbles
LeMans.......of course.
Easy Rider
The Godfather I&II. Not III
The Usual Suspects
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Swingers
Platoon
Full Metal Jacket
Dirty Harry
The French Connection
12 Angry Men
Braveheart
The Limey
The Bourne Identity
The Road
Trainspotting
Snatch
American Gangster
The Deer Hunter
Fight Club
Uncle Buck
Lock,Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Hud
On the Waterfront
Save the Tiger
The Fortune Cookie
The Out of Towners
The Odd Couple
The Apartment
Some Like it Hot
Chinatown
The Thin Blue Line
Miller's Crossing
Straw Dogs
Shakes the Clown
Bad Santa
The Shining
Blade Runner
Glengarry Glen Ross
No Country for Old Men
Kill Bill-I
Boogie Nights
Gladiator
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Raging Bull
Gangs of NY
Serpico
Stalag 17
Mash
Pulp Fiction
Apocalypse Now
Diner
Wedding Crashers
Road Warrior
Reservoir Dogs
The Searchers
Taxi Driver
Glory
Robo Cop
Old School
Blazing Saddles
The Maltese Falcon
The Big Lebowski-No list cannot have The Big L

PS. The Interview-Stupid,laugh out funny guy movie.
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2015, 07:11:53 AM »
"Outlaw Josey Wales"
"Play Dirty" (Gritty WWII desert movie with Michael Caine)
"Unforgiven"
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2015, 07:38:42 AM »
Lots of good suggestions. Right off the top of my head:

Von Ryan's Express

John Henry
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2015, 08:43:48 AM »
Secondhand Lions
Lonesome Dove
True Grit Wayne
True Grit Bridges

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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2015, 08:47:26 AM »
Now we're talking. Blackcat- thx. You are a natural and would be selected as a visiting lecturer should you find yourself in the area (I had almost all of yours on my list)

Lannis- Good call. Josey Wales features .36 Colts in supporting roles. I always liked the looks of them.
Unforgiven- Undeniably in the top 5 Westerns of all time. 
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2015, 09:19:48 AM »
Time rider. a very good motorcycle western. The  T V version is easy to find but the original version is maybe impossible to find, and the ending is much better.  One of the best over looked movies out there. Flash Back is another great movie that was never advertised much.

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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2015, 09:31:19 AM »
Time rider. a very good motorcycle western.

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of Monkee's fame.
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2015, 09:42:21 AM »
How about Harold & Maude..  You can have those manly men blubbering like a pack of little girls in no time!


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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2015, 10:06:34 AM »
The Ballad of Cable Hogue

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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2015, 10:10:09 AM »
The Motorcycle Diaries (tale of Che Gruevera)
The Long Way Around (bikers from London across Europe/Asia/AK/USA and home  Ewan McGregor and Charley....superb

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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2015, 10:26:29 AM »
I don't think these have been mentioned yet:

The Hunter - Steve McQueen's last film.

Kelly's Heroes

Stripes

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

The Blues Brothers

Die Hard

Repo Man

Gone in 60 Seconds (the original)

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

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Then again, when I was watching Predator I didn't think two members of its cast would become governors, either. So you never know.

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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2015, 10:36:04 AM »
Yentl
Steel Magnolias
Fried Green Tomatoes
How to Lose a Guy in Seven Days
When Harry Met Sally
The Notebook
Beaches

What? You guys don't celebrate diversity?

Anyway... I liked 'In Bruges' as a Guy Movie, the only Colin Farrell movie that isn't awful.
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« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2015, 10:48:12 AM »
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2015, 10:49:57 AM »
Cycles South , a small budget movie shot around 1970 , kind of a documentary about three friends on a road trip . Probably still available on Youtube .

  Dusty

That was on Netflix last year.  Good flick.

Add to the list

"Last Man Standing"  Bruce Willis travels through depression era Texas to lay low for a while.  Instead he lands in the middle of an Irish / Italian gang war.  If you're a fan of Willis and Colt 1911s, this is the flick for you.  

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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2015, 10:53:29 AM »
I can watch outlaw Josie Wales or Kelly's heroes any time. I think I'll watch Kelly tonight!
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2015, 11:01:00 AM »

Anyway... I liked 'In Bruges' as a Guy Movie, the only Colin Farrell movie that isn't awful.

Good film. Have to visit someday.

If a film has Brendan Gleeson in the cast I almost always try to see it.

28 Days Later. Always scares the shit out of me.
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2015, 11:11:36 AM »
Yentl
Steel Magnolias
Fried Green Tomatoes
How to Lose a Guy in Seven Days
When Harry Met Sally
The Notebook
Beaches

Clearly, you would be relegated to the "apron of shame" and would be forced to serve the rest of the men beer and snacks that evening.
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2015, 11:14:17 AM »

28 Days Later. Always scares the shit out of me.

Excellent call. That and "28 hours" were both GREAT.  Danny Boyle is a gifted director. Good example of how you don't need a huge bugdet and explosions to make a good movie.
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2015, 12:37:06 PM »
A great war movie, "Das Boot".
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