Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Top 10 Man Flicks Of The Modern Era

I was going to include this as part of a New Year's Top-10 Of All Time List, but after seeing someone else try the same thing and mention Top Gun, I nearly gave an involuntary technicolor yawn. Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer standing toe-to-toe in nothing but towels had me wondering who was going to be begging for tongue first, but here's a genuine Top 10 Man Movies Of All Time list:

In no particular order mind you...

The Godfather
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
The Alamo (Wayne's version)
Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
The Day The Earth Stood Still
Die Hard (if for nothing else than to give Bruce Willis a nod for being a manly actor in an age of pouting boys)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (had to be a comedy somewhere that made men laugh because Adam Sandler doesn't count and never will)
The Magnificent Seven
Rocky I

Include your own, go right ahead. Just no chick-flicks disguised as testosterone epics, (like Top-Gun) please.


BobG said...

I'd have to add "The Wild Bunch" in there, also "The Longest Day".

Fits said...

Great selections.

badanov said...

Tears of the Sun
The Horse Soldiers

Fits said...

And the hits just keep on comin!

Fits said...

Oh and before I forget, Bob; I wanted to include The Longest Day, but Richard Burton ruined it for me with his horrific acting. The single role the man could handle was that of an obstreperous drunk, but our gals adored him for his accent.

Bah_humbug said...

Dirty Harry
Full Metal Jacket
How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Fits said...

Full Metal Jacket was the all-time best half-movie about my Marine Corps. I knew every single character in Goodfellas, and aside from the physical characteristics, Jimmy Conway (real name Collins if memory serves) for example was frickin huge, and Tommy went for a ride and was never seen again, stuff like that. Bullitt was an absolute car-guy masterpiece.

Bah_humbug said...

A few more:
Blazing Saddles
The Jerk

Fits said...

Seriously; we'd need to extend the list to the Top-100.

Crotalus (Dont Tread on Me) said...

The Outlaw Josey Wales. Best Western ever.

Fits said...

Clint surrounded himself with terrific character actors for Josie. Hardly a misstep at all from start to finish. "Unforgiven" wasn't half bad either.