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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #60 on: January 02, 2015, 10:12:21 PM »
  How come nobody has mentioned "Apocalypse Now"?
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #61 on: January 02, 2015, 10:13:06 PM »
I thought about this some more:

Worlds Fastest Indian (this is as close to a girl movie as one can get)
American Beauty
Warrior
Swimming With Sharks
Office Space
Big Fish
Field of Dreams
Bull Durham
Adaptation
Dust to Glory
Terminator and Terminator 2 (the rest are optional)
Any of the "Vacation" movies
Fight Club
Shawshank Redemption
Better off Dead


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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #62 on: January 02, 2015, 10:25:00 PM »


Over 2 hours of non-stop, kick-ass action + a killer musical score.
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #63 on: January 03, 2015, 01:29:59 AM »
Payback....Good Gibson machismo movie!  ;-T
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #63 on: January 03, 2015, 01:29:59 AM »

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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #64 on: January 03, 2015, 05:30:24 AM »
Tom, thanks for The Blue Max. A great one for sure.

The Edge  (Anthony Hopkins)
The Ghost in the Darkness
Three Days of the Condor

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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #65 on: January 03, 2015, 06:38:26 AM »
Guy movies are by definition movies that women just cannot relate to. With that in mind, here are two of my favorite "road movies".

Vanishing Point


Two Lane Blacktop (no story, no dialogue, great mood!)


Sexy Beast (no, not porn, :-) but a great British gangster movie)



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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #66 on: January 03, 2015, 08:30:25 AM »
Sexy Beast is a great movie.

Layer Cake with Daniel Craig,Tom Hardy, Colm Meaney is another British gangster film.

Two Lane Blacktop is my favorite of those minimalist race car movies. Especially Warren Oats in his GTO.

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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #67 on: January 03, 2015, 09:01:13 AM »
The Gangs of New York

O Brother, Where Art Thou

There Will Be Blood

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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #68 on: January 03, 2015, 09:23:05 AM »

Afterwards there needs to be some Team America and/or Idiocracy.


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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #69 on: January 03, 2015, 09:37:38 AM »
Braveheart
Blacula
Apocaylpto
Jason and the Argonauts
Zombie Strippers
Best Bar in America
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #70 on: January 03, 2015, 09:55:25 AM »
Two of the greatest satires ever made. Well done.

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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #71 on: January 03, 2015, 10:23:55 AM »
BD, Great thread. Thanks.

Went to see Imitation Game yesterday. Very good.
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #72 on: January 03, 2015, 10:56:59 AM »
Two excellent movies with train themes:

The Train  (Burt Lancaster)
Runaway Train (Jon Voight)
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #73 on: January 03, 2015, 11:28:34 AM »
Two excellent movies with train themes:

The Train  (Burt Lancaster)
Runaway Train (Jon Voight)

The Taking of Pelham One,Two,Three with Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw & Martin Balsam
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #74 on: January 03, 2015, 11:31:42 AM »

Three Days of the Condor

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Great, great, movie.  Here's a few more:



This was voted one of the greatest British movies of all time, warning: not for children:

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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #75 on: January 03, 2015, 11:34:20 AM »
Exciting and nicely subversive.



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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #76 on: January 03, 2015, 11:47:57 AM »
Little Fauss and Big Halsey.

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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #77 on: January 03, 2015, 07:52:58 PM »
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #78 on: January 03, 2015, 08:06:58 PM »
Maybe not a favorite of Americans, but some of the best flying scenes ever filmed. Tora-Tora-Tora.
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #79 on: January 03, 2015, 08:10:43 PM »
Maybe not a favorite of Americans, but some of the best flying scenes ever filmed. Tora-Tora-Tora.
+1, Great flick.

Also, Patton.
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #80 on: January 04, 2015, 01:53:44 AM »
The Hill

Sean C in one of his better ones...

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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #81 on: January 04, 2015, 04:39:27 AM »
The Hill

Sean C in one of his better ones...


Great choice! Haven't seen that in years and just had to order it now from Amazon! :-)


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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #82 on: January 04, 2015, 07:35:21 AM »
  How come nobody has mentioned "Apocalypse Now"?


Apocalypse Now deserves to be mentioned, and I add Lawrence of Arabia. 

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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #83 on: January 04, 2015, 07:40:32 AM »

Apocalypse Now deserves to be mentioned, and I add Lawrence of Arabia. 

Fitting for this site, since Lawrence died riding his Vincent cycle.

"In May 1935 Lawrence was riding the Brough back home from Bovington in Dorset to his nearby cottage at Clouds Hill. Suddenly he came upon two errand boys on bicycles, swerved to avoid them and pitched over the handlebars onto the road. His head struck the ground and he sustained terrible injuries, which would claim his life six days later. The motorcycle was only slightly damaged in the accident and was returned to the factory to be repaired by George Brough."

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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #84 on: January 04, 2015, 07:54:17 AM »
"In May 1935 Lawrence was riding the Brough back home from Bovington in Dorset to his nearby cottage at Clouds Hill. Suddenly he came upon two errand boys on bicycles, swerved to avoid them and pitched over the handlebars onto the road. His head struck the ground and he sustained terrible injuries, which would claim his life six days later. The motorcycle was only slightly damaged in the accident and was returned to the factory to be repaired by George Brough."

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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #85 on: January 04, 2015, 09:05:10 AM »
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #86 on: January 04, 2015, 09:45:10 AM »
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #87 on: January 04, 2015, 09:50:58 AM »
I don't see anything political in Tora, Tora, Tora. By any measure, the attack on Pearl Harbor was a brilliant military operation.

Patton, however, i take personal offense with. Given the context (Vietnam), the film definitely was slanted to make him appear like a bellicose, meglomaniacal bully. In fact, Patton was the most experienced, and certainly the most well read leader the Allies had on the Western Front. Depite his bluster, his method of fast attack and encirclement saved many more lives (on both sides) than the more conservative meatgrinder tactics of Bradley. Ask anyone who served under Patton and they absolutely knew it and would follow him anywhere. The Germans certainly took stock of this and considered him the only really serious professional soldier fielded by the Americans. Nevertheless, history has decided to demonize the "warlike" attitude of Patton. The movie has gon a long way to disparaging his legacy.
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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #88 on: January 04, 2015, 10:54:18 AM »
A little more off the beaten track.

"The Last Run."  George C Scott and a supercharged BMW

"Soldiers in the Rain"  Gleason and McQueen

"Zatoichi meets Yojimbo"  Katsu and Mifuni  well all the Zatoichi or Mifuni movies for that point, Takeshi Kintano is also pretty good

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Re: NGC Recommendations for Great Guy movies
« Reply #89 on: January 04, 2015, 12:59:48 PM »
Guy movies can be characterized by some basic themes.

Planes, trains and automobiles:               



Trucks:



POW:



War:



And of course Bogy, Duke, and Eastwood to name a few:

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