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Maxim's Greatest Guy Movies Ranked by Fans

Updated September 21, 2019 4.8k votes 251 voters 15.8k views

This is Maxim's list of the greatest "guy" movies of all time. What makes a movie a guy movie, by Maxim standards? The magazine pointed out that it's a difficult term to define specifically, but suggested "sophomoric humor, cartoon violence, mean-spirited putdowns and gratuitous nudity" and some of the standards of the genre.

But why let some random editors decide the best Dude Flicks ever. We're leaving it up to the men (and women!) of Ranker to make the final call. Your votes will determine the order of this list. (Here's the original Maxim Greatest Guy Movie rankings.)
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    48 Hrs.

    Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte
    48 Hrs. is a 1982 American action comedy film directed by Walter Hill, starring Nick Nolte and...  more

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    #7 of 13 13 Movies That Launched Their Own Genre#20 of 57 The Funniest Movies About Cops

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    High Plains Drifter

    Clint Eastwood, Geoffrey Lewis
    High Plains Drifter is a 1973 American film directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, written...  more

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    #14 of 400 The Best Western Movies Ever Made#39 of 552 The Best '70s Movies

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    This Is Spinal Tap

    Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher
    This Is Spinal Tap is an American 1984 rock music mockumentary written, scored by, and...  more

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    Dirty Harry

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

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    #63 of 152 Movies That Should Never Be Remade#4 of 45 The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood

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    The Outlaw Josey Wales

    Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke
    The Outlaw Josey Wales is a 1976 American revisionist Western film. It was directed by and...  more

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    #4 of 28 Civil War Movies List#87 of 111 The Best Native American Movies

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    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase
    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S....  more

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    Mean Streets

    Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese
    Mean Streets is a 1973 film directed by Martin Scorsese and co-written by Scorsese and Mardik...  more

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    #30 of 123 The Best Mafia Films Of All Time#26 of 28 28 Great Films That Didn't Win Oscars

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    The Dirty Dozen

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

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    #23 of 306 The Best Ensemble Movies#55 of 75 The Best Movies About Historical Battles

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    Dumb and Dumber

    Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels
    Dumb and Dumber is a 1994 American road buddy comedy film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff...  more

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    'Dumb And Dumber' Is Far Darker And Creepier Than You Remember#41 of 298 The Best Duos of All Time

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    The Deer Hunter

    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro
    The Deer Hunter is a 1978 American epic drama film co-written and directed by Michael Cimino...  more

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    Unbelievable Stories From Behind The Scenes Of 'The Deer Hunter'#46 of 1,184 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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    Platoon

    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen
    Platoon is a 1986 American war film written and directed by Oliver Stone and starring Tom...  more

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    #36 of 172 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made#123 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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    Diner

    Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon
    Diner is a 1982 American comedy-drama written and directed by Barry Levinson. The film is...  more

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    #254 of 305 The Funniest '80s Movies#61 of 126 The Greatest Directorial Debuts Of All Time

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    Risky Business

    Tom Cruise, Megan Mullally
    Risky Business is a 1983 American romantic comedy film written by Paul Brickman in his...  more

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    #473 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies#83 of 512 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

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    Thief

    Willie Nelson, James Caan
    This film is a 1981 neo-noir film written and directed by Michael Mann and based on the 1975...  more
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    The French Connection

    Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider
    The French Connection is a 1971 American dramatic thriller film directed by William Friedkin...  more

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    #17 of 46 Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes#35 of 92 The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies For Best Picture

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    Apocalypse Now

    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford
    Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic adventure war film set during the Vietnam War. Produced...  more

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    15 Stories From The Wild Life Of David Hackworth, Who Inspired Two 'Apocalypse Now' Characters#31 of 90 The Best Movies That Are Super Long

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    Fletch

    Chevy Chase, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Fletch is a 1985 comedy film about an investigative newspaper reporter, Irwin M. Fletcher. The...  more

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    #255 of 370 The Best Movies Based On Books#24 of 126 The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members

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    When We Were Kings

    George Foreman, B.B. King
    When We Were Kings is a 1996 documentary film directed by Leon Gast about the famous "Rumble...  more

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    #223 of 665 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked#14 of 377 The Greatest Documentaries of All Time

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    Cool Hand Luke

    Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper
    Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American prison drama film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, starring...  more

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    #23 of 54 The Best Movies Where the Bad Guy Wins#196 of 277 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    The Searchers

    John Wayne, Natalie Wood
    The Searchers is a 1956 American Technicolor VistaVision Western film directed by John Ford,...  more

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    #1 of 63 The Best Western Movies of the 1950s#9 of 20 Wild West Movies That Are Probably More Fun Than Going Out On A Friday Night

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    Breaking Away

    Dennis Quaid, Jackie Earle Haley
    Breaking Away is a 1979 American coming of age comedy-drama film that follows a group of four...  more

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    #39 of 141 The Best College Movies Ever#69 of 152 The Most Inspirational Sports Movies

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    Enter the Dragon

    Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan
    Enter the Dragon is a 1973 Hong Kong martial arts action film directed by Robert Clouse;...  more

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    #70 of 92 The Most Rewatchable Action Movies#8 of 57 The 25+ Best MMA Movies About Fighting

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    Runaway Train

    Jon Voight, Rebecca De Mornay
    Runaway Train is a 1985 American action-thriller film, directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. The...  more

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    #149 of 196 The Best Adventure Movies#21 of 46 The Best Train Movies

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    Easy Rider

    Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper
    Easy Rider is a 1969 American independent road drama film directed by Dennis Hopper. Wyatt...  more

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    #75 of 306 The Greatest Movie Themes#87 of 107 The Best Stoner Movies

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    The Great Escape

    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough
    The Great Escape is a 1963 American WWII epic film based on an escape by British and...  more

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    #182 of 246 The Best Rainy Day Movies#11 of 309 The Best Movies Based On True Stories