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The Greatest Movies For Guys

Updated September 30, 2020 167.8k votes 8.4k voters 299.9k 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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    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon

    Released1998

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    Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard

    Released1995

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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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    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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    Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke

    Released1976

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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  • The Great Escape8
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    The Great Escape

    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough

    Released1963

    Directed byJohn Sturges

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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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  • Blazing Saddles11
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    Blazing Saddles

    Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • Predator12
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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  • Braveheart13
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    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau

    Released1995

    Directed byMel Gibson

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  • Tombstone14
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    Tombstone

    Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell

    Released1993

    Directed byKevin Jarre, George P. Cosmatos

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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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  • Blade Runner16
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    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah

    Released1982

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark17
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    Released1981

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • Ben-Hur18
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    Ben-Hur

    Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins

    Released1959

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

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  • Dirty Harry19
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    Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel

    Released1971

    Directed byDon Siegel

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    Clint Eastwood, Chris Penn

    Released1985

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  • Apocalypse Now21
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    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford

    Released1979

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  • Rio Bravo22
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    John Wayne, Dean Martin

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    Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole

    Released1962

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    John Wayne, Natalie Wood

    Released1956

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    Clint Eastwood, Mario Van Peebles

    Released1986

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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