So gentlemen, what the manliest movie you've ever seen (also the manliest scenes) and what makes them manly to you?
The movie that comes to mind for me right now is a movie called Sin Nombre. It's a spanish language film about a gang member who tries to escape his gang and help this young woman he meets get to America. It's ultimately a tale of sacrifice.
Kickin' pigs, pokin' whores and killin' injuns. Yup, that's the life.
I really like The Razors Edge. Changes my thinking about the world around me every time I watch it.
Also Revolver by Guy Ritchie. Love the idea and premise of the movie.
Oh and now that I think about it the ONG BAK moveis! talk about kicking some ass!!
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Give this a watch if you havent seen it. Also take into acount that this scene is all ONE shot!
Can't do just one. In no particular order:
They Were Expendable - courage in the face of defeat. How do you behave when you know that you're going to lose? My favorite scene is the old boatyard owner, sitting in front of his shop with a bottle of whiskey, a 1903 Springfield, and a Smith and Wesson revolver. He knows that the Japanese will get him, but they will pay.
Bullitt - Steve McQueen defined cool for my generation. Women loved him and he had a great set of wheels.
We Were Soldiers - Nobody gets left behind. A true leader is the first in and the last out.
The Quiet Man - One of the Duke's greatest. A stranger in a strange land who "is a better man than you'll ever realize".
I add my vote for Band of Brothers - the story of men who were the finest light infantry in the world. These guys saved Western Civilization from the very real evil of the Nazis. If you don't think so watch the concentration camp episode again and understand that reality was much worse than you see in the series. My dad drove a Dodge Powerwagon ambulance across Europe at Uncle Sam's expense and said that no movie or newsreel could convey the smell of the dead that hung over Germany. Freedom was a Sherman tank and a Garand rifle.
Saving Private Ryan.
Gran Torino is definitely a manly film.
Rambo: First Blood... Small minded idiots challenge his manliness so he opens a big can of whoop-ass with a giant knife.
Rambo, yes. Gran Torino, definitely!
The Book of Eli. I watched it again on TNT last night.
Wonderful film, hard to get better than that!
I thought that film was bullshit....
Soilers: he is blind.... dumbest damn thing ever.... and why do all these post apocalyptic people have $900 sunglasses?
He is blind, but the power of God is what led him. That is the whole point of the film.