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The Best Movies For Single Guys  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite films that feature men who are single for most if not all of the movie.

The movies on this single guys movie list show all sides of the struggle. They're a mix of romantic comedies, serious dramas, and even some science fiction. But they're all dedicated to depicting men going through their lives on their own and all the challenges and rewards that entails.

It can be tough to be single. Paying rent on your own, finding dates to weddings, not to mention navigating the strange and dizzying world of dating apps. But being single has its good sides. You're able to travel on a whim, make your own decisions, and you get to meet exciting new people. As you see all those couples struggling through their Valentine's Day, forcing themselves to be romantic, it can feel pretty good to be single.

So vote for the top single guys movies and don't forget to add anything that's missing!

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Big Daddy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart, Steve Buscemi
Big Daddy is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Adam Sandler. The film was produced by Robert Simonds and released on June 25, 1999, by Columbia Pictures where it ...more
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Up in the Air is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
George Clooney, Anna Kendrick, Zach Galifianakis
Up in the Air is a 2009 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and co-written by Reitman and Sheldon Turner. It is a film adaptation of the 2001 novel of the same name, written by ...more
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Taken is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace
Taken is a 2008 French action thriller film directed by Pierre Morel. A former CIA operative (Liam Neeson) sets about tracking down his teenage daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) and her best friend ...more
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Once is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Darren Healy
Once is a 2007 Irish musical film written and directed by John Carney. Set in Dublin, Ireland, the naturalistic drama stars musicians Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. ...more
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Swingers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
Heather Graham, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau filmography
This film is a 1996 comedy-drama film about the lives of single, unemployed actors living on the 'eastside' of Hollywood, California during the 1990s swing revival. Written by Jon Favreau and ...more
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitt... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
Sean Penn, Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a 2013 romantic adventure comedy-drama cult film directed by, produced by, and starring Ben Stiller. Gore Verbinski served as executive producer. This is the ...more
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Logan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant
Logan is a 2017 American superhero drama film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine. It is the 10th installment in the X-Men film series and the third and final Wolverine solo film ...more
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The Pursuit of Happyness is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith
The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 American biographical drama film based on Chris Gardner's nearly one-year struggle with homelessness. Directed by Gabriele Muccino, the film features Will ...more
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Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre
Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's unproduced stage play Everybody Comes to Rick's. The film stars ...more
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Moon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
Kevin Spacey, Mary Tyler Moore, Kaya Scodelario
Moon is a 2009 British science fiction drama film co-written and directed by Duncan Jones. The film follows Sam Bell, a man who experiences a personal crisis as he nears the end of a three-year ...more
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Birdman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton
Birdman or, commonly referred to as Birdman, is a 2014 American black comedy-drama film co-written, produced, and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. It stars Michael ...more
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I Am Legend is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson
I Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith. It is the third feature film adaptation of Richard Matheson's ...more
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Forgetting Sarah Marshall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand
Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a 2008 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nicholas Stoller and starring Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Russell Brand. The film, which was ...more
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A Single Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
Julianne Moore, Jon Hamm, Ginnifer Goodwin
A Single Man is a 2009 American drama film based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwood. It is directed by Tom Ford in his directorial debut and stars Colin Firth, who was ...more
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Her is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde, Amy Adams
Her is a 2013 American romantic science fiction comedy-drama film written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze. The film's musical score was composed by Arcade Fire, with the cinematography ...more
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The Lobster is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden
The Lobster is a 2015 science fiction romantic comedy-drama film directed by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos in his English-language debut. Its script was awarded the ARTE International Prize ...more
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The Station Agent is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
Michelle Williams, Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson
The Station Agent is a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Thomas McCarthy. McCarthy's script about a man who seeks solitude in an abandoned train station in the Newfoundland ...more
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The Lonely Guy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
Steve Martin, Andy Garcia, Loni Anderson
The Lonely Guy is a 1984 romantic comedy film, directed by Arthur Hiller and starring Steve Martin. The screenplay is credited to Ed. Weinberger and Stan Daniels as well as Neil Simon, and is ...more
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Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Hugh Keays-Byrne
Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 action film directed by George Miller. In a post apocalyptic desert wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce commodities, Max Rockatansky (Max Hardy) joins ...more
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Lost in Translation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Anna Faris
Lost in Translation is a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola. It stars Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris, and Fumihiro Hayashi. The ...more
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Lars and the Real Girl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson
Lars and the Real Girl is a 2007 comedy-drama film directed by Craig Gillespie. A sweet but socially awkward young man (Ryan Gosling) develops a romantic yet platonic relationship with a doll.
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Broken Flowers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
Sharon Stone, Bill Murray, Jessica Lange
Broken Flowers is a 2005 French-American comedy-drama film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch and produced by Jon Kilik and Stacey Smith. The film focuses on an aging "Don Juan" who ...more