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The Greatest Movies For Guys

Updated September 30, 2020 146.8k votes 7.8k voters 294.1k views480 items

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These are the best guy movies of all time, ranked by fans and critics. This list includes some of the greatest cool guy movies ever to hit the big screen - those whose quotable lines all guys seem to know, manly characters, masculine themes that guys love. They aren't just action movies either - the best  manly 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 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 male 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 to watch. 

Check out more lists like a list of movies with tough guys without superpowers, movies where the villain wins, and the films most likely to make men cry

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    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly2
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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach

    Released1966

    Directed bySergio Leone

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  • Saving Private Ryan3
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    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon

    Released1998

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • First Blood4
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    First Blood

    Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy

    Released1982

    Directed byTed Kotcheff

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  • Tombstone5
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    Tombstone

    Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell

    Released1993

    Directed byKevin Jarre, George P. Cosmatos

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    Lethal Weapon

    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey

    Released1987

    Directed byRichard Donner

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  • Predator7
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    Predator

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day8
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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong

    Released1991

    Directed byJames Cameron

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  • The Magnificent Seven9
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    The Magnificent Seven

    Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson

    Released1960

    Directed byJohn Sturges

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  • The Terminator10
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton

    Released1984

    Directed byJames Cameron

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  • The Matrix11
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    The Matrix

    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving

    Released1999

    Directed byAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

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  • Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark12
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    Released1981

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • The Godfather13
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    The Godfather

    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando

    Released1972

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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  • Full Metal Jacket14
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    Full Metal Jacket

    Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

    Released1987

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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    The Godfather Part II

    Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

    Released1974

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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    For a Few Dollars More

    Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef

    Released1965

    Directed bySergio Leone

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  • Cool Hand Luke17
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    Cool Hand Luke

    Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper

    Released1967

    Directed byStuart Rosenberg

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  • Apollo 1318
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    Apollo 13

    Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard

    Released1995

    Directed byRon Howard

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  • The Great Escape19
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    The Great Escape

    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough

    Released1963

    Directed byJohn Sturges

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    Enter the Dragon

    Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan

    Released1973

    Directed byRobert Clouse

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  • Blade Runner21
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    Blade Runner

    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah

    Released1982

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • Braveheart22
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    Braveheart

    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau

    Released1995

    Directed byMel Gibson

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    Apocalypse Now

    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford

    Released1979

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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    The Outlaw Josey Wales

    Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke

    Released1976

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    The Untouchables

    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery

    Released1987

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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