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The Best Movies for Men

Updated June 21, 2020 15.6k votes 768 voters 31.4k views306 items
The films on this list of the best movies for men have been ranked by the community as the best films guys will love. From explosions, to the mafia, to car chases, movies for men are usually intense and full of drama. What are the best movies for men?
 
This list has the best movies for men, many of which have been top box office hits and have received many awards. The best movies for men often have intensely dramatic themes with plenty of action, girls, and often a lot of violence. Many of the films on this list are action films, or dark dramas.
 
The best men’s movies on this list include classics like Dirty Harry, The Godfather, Scarface, Die Hard, The Terminator, Mad Max 2, and The Wild Bunch. Vote up the best, most manly movies guys love, or add a guy movie you think is great but isn't already on the list.
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  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly1
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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach

    Released1966

    Directed bySergio Leone

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by...  more
  • The Godfather2
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    The Godfather

    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando

    Released1972

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the...  more

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  • Gladiator3
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    Gladiator

    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2000

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott,...  more

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  • Scarface4
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    Scarface

    Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released1983

    Directed byBrian De Palma

    Scarface is a 1983 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma, and a remake of the...  more
  • Dirty Harry5
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    Dirty Harry

    Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel

    Released1971

    Directed byDon Siegel

    Dirty Harry is a 1971 American action film produced and directed by Don Siegel, the first in...  more

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  • Goodfellas6
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    Goodfellas

    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1990

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a film adaptation...  more

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  • No Country for Old Men7
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    No Country for Old Men

    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones

    Released2007

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    No Country for Old Men is a 2007 American neo-western neo-noir thriller film directed by Joel...  more
  • Apocalypse Now8
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    Apocalypse Now

    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford

    Released1979

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic adventure war film set during the Vietnam War. Produced...  more

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  • Fight Club9
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    Fight Club

    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto

    Released1999

    Directed byDavid Fincher

    Fight Club is a 1999 film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The...  more

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  • Die Hard10
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    Die Hard

    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

    Die Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de...  more

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  • Gran Torino11
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    Gran Torino

    Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker

    Released2008

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Gran Torino is a 2008 American drama film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, who also...  more

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  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day12
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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong

    Released1991

    Directed byJames Cameron

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a 1991 American science fiction action thriller film written,...  more

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  • Platoon13
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    Platoon

    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen

    Released1986

    Directed byOliver Stone

    Platoon is a 1986 American war film written and directed by Oliver Stone and starring Tom...  more
  • The Great Escape14
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    The Great Escape

    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough

    Released1963

    Directed byJohn Sturges

    The Great Escape is a 1963 American WWII epic film based on an escape by British and...  more
  • Rocky15
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    Rocky

    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier

    Released1976

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen. A small-time boxer...  more
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales16
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    The Outlaw Josey Wales

    Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke

    Released1976

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    The Outlaw Josey Wales is a 1976 American revisionist Western film. It was directed by and...  more

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  • Saving Private Ryan17
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    Saving Private Ryan

    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon

    Released1998

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic drama war film directed by Steven Spielberg. Set...  more
  • A Fistful of Dollars18
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    A Fistful of Dollars

    Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté

    Released1964

    Directed bySergio Leone

    A Fistful of Dollars, titled on-screen as Fistful of Dollars, is a 1964 spaghetti western film...  more
  • For a Few Dollars More19
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    For a Few Dollars More

    Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef

    Released1965

    Directed bySergio Leone

    For a Few Dollars More is a 1965 Italian spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone and...  more
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai20
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    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Alec Guinness, William Holden

    Released1957

    Directed byDavid Lean

    The Bridge on the River Kwai is a 1957 WWII epic film directed by David Lean, based on the...  more

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  • The Longest Day21
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    The Longest Day

    Sean Connery, John Wayne

    Released1962

    Directed byDarryl F. Zanuck, Ken Annakin, Bernhard Wicki, Andrew Marton, Gerd Oswald

    The Longest Day is a 1962 film based on the 1959 history book The Longest Day by Cornelius...  more

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  • Full Metal Jacket22
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    Full Metal Jacket

    Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

    Released1987

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 film directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by...  more
  • Unforgiven23
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    Unforgiven

    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman

    Released1992

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Unforgiven is a 1992 American Western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood with a...  more
  • Cool Hand Luke24
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    Cool Hand Luke

    Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper

    Released1967

    Directed byStuart Rosenberg

    Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American prison drama film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, starring...  more
  • The Dirty Dozen25
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    The Dirty Dozen

    Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland

    Released1967

    Directed byRobert Aldrich

    The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 film directed by Robert Aldrich, released by MGM, and starring Lee...  more