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The Best Movies For Single Guys

Updated April 25, 2019 151 votes 24 voters 2.0k views22 items

List RulesVote 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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    Up in the Air is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
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    Up in the Air

    George Clooney, Anna Kendrick

    Released2009

    Directed byJason Reitman

    Up in the Air is a 2009 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and co-written by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Secret Life of Walter Mitt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
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    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    Sean Penn, Ben Stiller

    Released2013

    Directed byBen Stiller

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a 2013 romantic adventure comedy-drama cult film directed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 3
    Taken is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
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    Taken

    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen

    Released2008

    Directed byPierre Morel

    Taken is a 2008 French action thriller film directed by Pierre Morel. A former CIA operative... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 4
    Once is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
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    Once

    Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová

    Released2006

    Directed byJohn Carney

    Once is a 2007 Irish musical film written and directed by John Carney. Set in Dublin, Ireland,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 5
    Moon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
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    Moon

    Kevin Spacey, Mary Tyler Moore

    Released2009

    Directed byDuncan Jones

    Moon is a 2009 British science fiction drama film co-written and directed by Duncan Jones. The... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 6
    Swingers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
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    Swingers

    Heather Graham, Vince Vaughn

    Released1996

    Directed byDoug Liman

    This film is a 1996 comedy-drama film about the lives of single, unemployed actors living on... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 7
    Big Daddy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
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    Big Daddy

    Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart

    Released1999

    Directed byDennis Dugan

    Big Daddy is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Adam Sandler.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 8
    Broken Flowers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
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    Broken Flowers

    Sharon Stone, Bill Murray

    Released2005

    Directed byJim Jarmusch

    Broken Flowers is a 2005 French-American comedy-drama film written and directed by Jim... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 9
    Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
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    Casablanca

    Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart

    Released1942

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and based on... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 10
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
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    Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell

    Released2008

    Directed byNicholas Stoller

    Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a 2008 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nicholas... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    I Am Legend is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
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    I Am Legend

    Will Smith, Emma Thompson

    Released2007

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

    I Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Lars and the Real Girl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
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    Lars and the Real Girl

    Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer

    Released2007

    Directed byCraig Gillespie

    Lars and the Real Girl is a 2007 comedy-drama film directed by Craig Gillespie. A sweet but... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 13
    Lost in Translation is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
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    Lost in Translation

    Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray

    Released2003

    Directed bySofia Coppola

    Lost in Translation is a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Sofia... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 14
    Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
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    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron

    Released2015

    Directed byGeorge Miller

    Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 action film directed by George Miller. In a post apocalyptic... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Lonely Guy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
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    The Lonely Guy

    Steve Martin, Andy Garcia

    Released1984

    Directed byArthur Hiller

    The Lonely Guy is a 1984 romantic comedy film, directed by Arthur Hiller and starring Steve... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Pursuit of Happyness is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
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    The Pursuit of Happyness

    Will Smith, Thandie Newton

    Released2006

    Directed byGabriele Muccino

    The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 American biographical drama film based on Chris Gardner's... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Station Agent is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
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    The Station Agent

    Michelle Williams, Peter Dinklage

    Released2003

    Directed byThomas McCarthy

    The Station Agent is a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Thomas... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    A Single Man is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
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    A Single Man

    Julianne Moore, Jon Hamm

    Released2009

    Directed byTom Ford

    A Single Man is a 2009 American drama film based on the novel of the same name by Christopher... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Birdman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
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    Birdman

    Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

    Released2014

    Directed byAlejandro González Iñárritu

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), commonly referred to as Birdman, is a 2014... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Her is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
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    Her

    Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde

    Released2013

    Directed bySpike Jonze

    Her is a 2013 American romantic science fiction comedy-drama film written, directed, and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Lobster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
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    The Lobster

    Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz

    Released2015

    Directed byYorgos Lanthimos

    The Lobster is a 2015 science fiction romantic comedy-drama film directed by Greek director... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Logan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies For Single Guys
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    Logan

    Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart

    Directed byJames Mangold

    Logan is a 2017 American superhero drama film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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