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The Greatest Movies For Guys

Updated September 30, 2020 167.9k votes 8.4k voters 300.0k 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 Gump1
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    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Saving Private Ryan

    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon

    Released1998

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • Apollo 133
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    Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard

    Released1995

    Directed byRon Howard

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  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly4
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    Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach

    Released1966

    Directed bySergio Leone

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  • For a Few Dollars More5
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    Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef

    Released1965

    Directed bySergio Leone

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    Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

    Released1987

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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  • The Great Escape7
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    The Great Escape

    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough

    Released1963

    Directed byJohn Sturges

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  • The Outlaw Josey Wales8
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    The Outlaw Josey Wales

    Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke

    Released1976

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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  • The Bridge on the River Kwai9
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    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Alec Guinness, William Holden

    Released1957

    Directed byDavid Lean

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    Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender

    Released2006

    Directed byZack Snyder

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  • Tombstone11
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    Tombstone

    Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell

    Released1993

    Directed byKevin Jarre, George P. Cosmatos

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  • Predator12
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    Predator

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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  • Blazing Saddles13
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    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • Braveheart14
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    Braveheart

    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau

    Released1995

    Directed byMel Gibson

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  • The Godfather15
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    The Godfather

    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando

    Released1972

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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    Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins

    Released1959

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

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  • Blade Runner17
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    Blade Runner

    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah

    Released1982

    Directed byRidley Scott

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    Pale Rider

    Clint Eastwood, Chris Penn

    Released1985

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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  • Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark19
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    Released1981

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  • Dirty Harry20
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    Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel

    Released1971

    Directed byDon Siegel

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  • Apocalypse Now21
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    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford

    Released1979

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    High Plains Drifter

    Clint Eastwood, Geoffrey Lewis

    Released1973

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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    John Wayne, Natalie Wood

    Released1956

    Directed byJohn Ford

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    John Wayne, Dean Martin

    Released1959

    Directed byHoward Hawks

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    Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole

    Released1962

    Directed byDavid Lean

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