Entertainment

The Greatest Movies for Guys  

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
133.3k votes 6.4k voters 269k views 547 items

List Rules Upvote and add only the best movies for guys.

The best guy movies of all time, ranked by fans and critics. This list includes some of the greatest guy movies ever to hit the big screen - those whose quotable lines all guys seem to know, manly characters, masculine themes that guys love. The best man movies are as diverse as the men who love them. Comedies old and new - from Animal House to The Hangover - fall into the category of movies dudes love, as do newer bromance movies like Superbad and I Love You Man. This list includes war movies like Saving Private Ryan and cult favorite guy films like A Clockwork Orange and Trainspotting, which are just as popular as good sports films like Major League, The Natural, and The Blind Side.

Vote on the movies for guys you love most to move them up the list, or hit "rerank" to personalize your own list of guy flicks. 

Check out more lists like a list of movies with tough guys without superpowers, movies when the villain wins, and the films most likely to make men cry
list ordered by
1
Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci
Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a film adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. ...more

More Goodfellas

#64 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetimefeaturing 15 Behind-The-Scenes Stories From The Making Of 'Goodfellas'listed on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

2
Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel
Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic drama war film set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II. Directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat, the film is notable for ...more

More Saving Private Ryan

#1 of 382 The Best War Movies Everfeaturing 17 Surprising Facts You Probably Didn't Know About 'Saving Private Ryan'listed on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

3
The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall
The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel by Mario Puzo. The aging patriarch (Marlon Brando) of an organized crime dynasty transfers ...more

More The Godfather

#51 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetimefeaturing 20 Fun Facts About the Godfather Trilogylisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

4
Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson
Braveheart is a 1995 epic historical medieval war drama film directed by and starring Mel Gibson. Gibson portrays William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First ...more

More Braveheart

#12 of 382 The Best War Movies Ever #58 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetimelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

5
Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen
Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, ...more

More Gladiator

#17 of 382 The Best War Movies Everfeaturing Gladiator Might Be One of The Most Historically Inaccurate Movies Everlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

6
Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia
Die Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de Souza and Jeb Stuart. It is based on the 1979 novel Nothing Lasts Forever, by Roderick Thorp. Die ...more

More Die Hard

#19 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #10 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing Behind The Scenes Of Alan Rickman's Defining Role: Hans Gruber

7
Terminator 2: Judgment D... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a 1991 American science fiction action thriller film written, produced and directed by James Cameron. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert ...more

More Terminator 2: Judgment Day

#143 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #9 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

8
The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton, Linda Hamilton
The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction/horror action film directed by James Cameron, written by Cameron and the film's producer Gale Anne Hurd. Schwarzenegger plays the Terminator, a ...more

More The Terminator

#15 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #45 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing 56 Things You Didn't Know About the Terminator Movies

9
The Shawshank Redemption... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins
The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Adapted from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and ...more

More The Shawshank Redemption

#11 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #14 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing The Best 'Shawshank Redemption' Quotes Will Set You Free

10
The Good, the Bad and th... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. The screenplay was written by Age ...more

More The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

#129 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #45 of 382 The Best War Movies Ever #172 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

11
Rocky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith
Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen. A small-time boxer (Sylvester Stallone) gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion (Carl Weathers) in ...more

More Rocky

#29 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #10 of 93 The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

12
Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter
Fight Club is a 1999 film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The film was directed by David Fincher, and stars Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter. Norton ...more

More Fight Club

#8 of 257 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #44 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing 20 Surprising Facts You Didn't Know About Fight Club

13
Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman
Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The lives of two mob hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta), a boxer (Bruce Willis), a gangster's wife (Uma ...more

More Pulp Fiction

#37 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetimefeaturing Genius Fan Theories About What's In The Briefcase In 'Pulp Fiction'listed on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

14
Full Metal Jacket is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey, Adam Baldwin
Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 film directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by Kubrick, Michael Herr, and Gustav Hasford was based on Hasford's novel The Short-Timers. The film ...more

More Full Metal Jacket

#4 of 382 The Best War Movies Ever #70 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #131 of 304 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

15
Dirty Harry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, Andrew Robinson
Dirty Harry is a 1971 American action film produced and directed by Don Siegel, the first in the Dirty Harry series. Clint Eastwood plays the title role, in his first outing as San Francisco ...more

More Dirty Harry

#339 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #18 of 307 The Best Movies for Men #63 of 125 Movies That Should Never Be Remade

16
Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill
Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The first release in the Star Wars franchise, it stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter ...more

More Star Wars

#6 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetimefeaturing The Best Blasters in the 'Star Wars' Saga, Rankedlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

17
Indiana Jones and the Ra... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen
Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. The screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan was from a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. It was produced by ...more

More Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

#26 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Moviesfeaturing 12 Stories That Prove The Making Of 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark' Was An Adventure Behind The Scenes Toolisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

18
Tombstone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell, Charlton Heston
Tombstone is a 1993 American western film directed by George P. Cosmatos, written by Kevin Jarre and starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer, with Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael ...more

More Tombstone

#84 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #10 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #70 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

19
Predator is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers
Predator is a 1987 American science fiction action film directed by John McTiernan and was distributed by 20th Century Fox. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill ...more

More Predator

#140 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #68 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetimefeaturing Somehow, Making Predator Was WAY More Insane Than The Actual Movie

20
The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger
The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character, Batman. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and ...more

More The Dark Knight

#181 of 571 Things That Are Not As Cool As People Think They Arefeaturing Gaping Plot Holes You Won't Be Able To Unsee In The Dark Knightlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

21
Scarface is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Scarface is a 1983 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone. A remake of the 1932 film of the same name, Scarface tells the story of Cuban refugee Tony ...more

More Scarface

#719 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #125 of 410 The Best Rainy Day Movies #80 of 710 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

22
Lethal Weapon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover
Lethal Weapon is a 1987 American buddy cop action film directed by Richard Donner, starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as a mismatched pair of L.A.P.D. detectives and stars Mitchell Ryan and ...more

More Lethal Weapon

#42 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #67 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing Surprising Facts Most People Don't Know About 'Lethal Weapon'

23
The Lord of the Rings: T... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 epic fantasy drama film directed by Peter Jackson based on the second and third volumes of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It is ...more

More The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

#7 of 59 Every Movie Coming To Netflix In January 2020 #9 of 93 The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

24
The Lord of the Rings: T... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson based on the first volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It is the first ...more

More The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

#49 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #91 of 710 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Starslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

25
First Blood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Movies for Guys
Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, David Caruso
First Blood is a 1982 American psychological thriller and action film directed by Ted Kotcheff, co-written by and starring Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, a troubled and misunderstood veteran. ...more

More First Blood

#199 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #61 of 307 The Best Movies for Men #168 of 347 The Best Movies Based On Books