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The Greatest Movies For Guys

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Apollo 13 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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    Apollo 13

    Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard

    Released1995

    Directed byRon Howard

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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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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 Ryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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    Saving Private Ryan

    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon

    Released1998

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 5
    The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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    The Terminator

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Paxton

    Released1984

    Directed byJames Cameron

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    The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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    The Matrix

    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving

    Released1999

    Directed byAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

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    Full Metal Jacket is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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    Full Metal Jacket

    Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

    Released1987

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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  • 8
    The Magnificent Seven is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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    The Magnificent Seven

    Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson

    Released1960

    Directed byJohn Sturges

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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong

    Released1991

    Directed byJames Cameron

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  • 10
    First Blood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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    First Blood

    Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy

    Released1982

    Directed byTed Kotcheff

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  • 11
    Predator is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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    Predator

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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    Conan the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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    Conan the Barbarian

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones

    Released1982

    Directed byJohn Milius

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    We Were Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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    We Were Soldiers

    Mel Gibson, Lyndon B. Johnson

    Released2002

    Directed byRandall Wallace

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  • 14
    The Great Escape is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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    The Great Escape

    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough

    Released1963

    Directed byJohn Sturges

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    The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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    The Fugitive

    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford

    Released1993

    Directed byAndrew Davis

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  • 16
    Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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    Apocalypse Now

    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford

    Released1979

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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    Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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    Star Wars

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

    Released1977

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

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    The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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    The Untouchables

    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery

    Released1987

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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    For a Few Dollars More is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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    For a Few Dollars More

    Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef

    Released1965

    Directed bySergio Leone

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    Star Wars Episode V: The Empir is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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    Released1980

    Directed byIrvin Kershner

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    Indiana Jones and the Raiders  is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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    Released1981

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 22
    Enter the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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    Enter the Dragon

    Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan

    Released1973

    Directed byRobert Clouse

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen

    Released2002

    Directed byPeter Jackson

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    The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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    The Godfather

    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando

    Released1972

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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    Heat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Movies For Guys
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    Heat

    Natalie Portman, Al Pacino

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Mann

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