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on 25 May 2011 07:51

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My Top "Manly" Movies of my life time

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Battle: Los Angeles

A Marine Staff Sergeant who has just had his retirement approved goes back into the line of duty in order to assist a 2nd Lieutenant and his platoon as they fight to reclaim the city of Los Angeles from alien invaders.

Only really recent movie to make my list. Most don't because they have yet to stand the test of time. Why this one you ask? Well, I believe it will become a instant clasic. The only reason it is not higher on my list is I have only seen it once, but it's impact was made. The first real war type movie I have been able to enjoy since returning from Iraq, I will watch this movie several more times.



Fav scene: For right now, when SSG. Michael Nantz is confronted about his past, and how he responds to his Marines being able to quote from memory every Marine that was with him that day.

Fav quote: I am sure this will change as I watch the movie more, but the one that sticks in my head.

Shit, I'd rather be in Afghanistan

Thats says it all.....
People who added this item 651  Average listal rating (444 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.8 
30. Battle Los Angeles (2011)
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The Outlaw Josey Wales

A Missouri farmer joins the Confederate Army after his family is murdered by Kansas red boots. Refusing to surrender at the end of the war he makes his way west running from his past. He winds up on the run from the very Union soldiers who murdered his family.

The first of a few Clint Eastwood movies to make my list. I have seen this movie several times and have yet to get tired of watching it. Classic movie that draws you in. I am debating of moving this one up on my list, just a great movie.



Fav Scene: Hell, several fight scenes through out the movie, as well as when Josey goes to meet with Ten bears.

Fav quote: Again, several best I could do is slim the list to two.

Jamie: I wish we had time to bury them fellas.
Josey Wales: To hell with them fellas. Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms.

Bounty hunter #1: You're wanted, Wales.
Josey Wales: Reckon I'm right popular. You a bounty hunter?
Bounty hunter #1: A man's got to do something for a living these days.
Josey Wales: Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
People who added this item 478  Average listal rating (310 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.9 
29. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
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The Terminator

cyborg is sent from the future on a deadly mission. He has to kill Sarah Connor, a young woman whose life will have a great significance in years to come. Sarah has only one protector - Kyle Reese - also sent from the future. The Terminator uses his exceptional intelligence and strength to find Sarah, but is there any way to stop the seemingly indestructible cyborg?

I consider this the David and Goliath effect. You can’t help but pull for the little guy. Throw in some action, some asskicking, and you got yourself a guy movie.



People who added this item 4648  Average listal rating (3175 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 8.1 
28. The Terminator (1984)
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Lord of the Flies

After a plane crash in the ocean, a group of military students reach an island. Ralph organizes the boys, assigning responsibilities for each one. When the rebel Jack Merridew neglects the fire camp and they lose the chance to be seen by a helicopter, the group split under the leadership of Jack. While Ralph rationalizes the procedures, Jack returns to the primitivism, using the fear for the unknown (in a metaphor to the religion) to control the other boys, and hunting and chasing pigs, stealing the possession of Ralph's group and even killing people.

I chilling and truly disturbing insight into the nature of man (or boy in this case), no movie has ever gotten this angry.



Fav scene: In the last scene, the officer, embarrassed by the state of the children and the primitive nature for violence, turns to look at the cruiser from which his party has landed – a symbol of his own adult war.

Fav quote: His name is not shitbrain, It's Piggy!
People who added this item 308  Average listal rating (161 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.4 
27. Lord of the Flies (1990)
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The Dirty Dozen

A Major with an attitude problem and a history of getting things done is told to interview military prisoners with death sentences or long terms for a dangerous mission; To parachute behind enemy lines and cause havoc for the German Generals at a rest house on the eve of D-Day.

One of those movies I grew up watching, with the underdog, chance at redemption storyline. A group that started so diverse being able to come togather as a team.



Fav scene: The pshyc evals

Fav quote: Oh, the gentleman from the South had a question about the dining arrangements. He and his comrades are discussing place settings now.


People who added this item 511  Average listal rating (349 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
26. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
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Die Hard

New York City Detective John McClane has just arrived in Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his wife. Unfortunatly, it is not going to be a Merry Christmas for everyone. A group of terrorists, led by Hans Gruber is holding everyone in the Nakatomi Plaza building hostage. With no way of anyone getting in or out, it's up to McClane to stop them all. All 12!

The classic underdog story, 1 vs 12, fighting against the odds.



Fav scene: The fight between Officer John McClane and Karl

Fav quote: Marco: [chasing McClane to the end of a conference room table] You are dog now! No more table! Where are you going, pal? Next time you have a chance to kill someone, don't hesitate.
John McClane: [McClane shoots Marco through the table] Thanks for the advice.
People who added this item 3719  Average listal rating (2521 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.3 
25. Die Hard (1988)
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Braveheart

William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce.

OK, even though I have always like this movie, it has jump and made this list simply because I found out through research that my Clan (family) fought along side both William Wallace and Robert De Bruce.



Fav Scene: The end, when the two English men are talking trash about Robert De Bruce thinking of him as a coward, then the surprises as the Scotts attack them.

Fav Quote: Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM!
People who added this item 4322  Average listal rating (2880 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.4 
24. Braveheart (1995)
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Conan the Barbarian

The epic tale of child sold into slavery who grows into a man who seeks revenge against the warlord who massacred his tribe.

This is just a good old smash em and slash em movie. Makes tou want to flex you muscles and join the fight.



Fav Scene:When Conan KO's the camel....

Fav quote: There comes a time, thief, when the jewels cease to sparkle, when the gold loses its luster, when the throne room becomes a prison, and all that is left is a father's love for his child.


People who added this item 1169  Average listal rating (794 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.9 
23. Conan the Barbarian (1982)
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Pathfinder

A Viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their savior in a fight against the Norsemen.

This movie was a late addition to the list, while not a bad movie; it is not the greatest either. It makes the list more on storyline; it is an interesting theory about the Vikings being in North America before Columbus. The theory itself has begun to gain traction in the scientific community as well.



Fav scene: When Ghost out smarts the vickings on the cliff.

Fav quote: Starfire: There are two wolves fighting in each man's heart. One is Love, the other is Hate.
Ghost: Which one wins?
Starfire: The one you feed the most.
People who added this item 317  Average listal rating (208 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.4 
22. Pathfinder (2007)
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Patton

The World War II story of the controversial American General, General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side plots also speak of Patton's numerous faults such his temper and habit towards insubordination. Faults which would, eventually, lead to his being relieved as Occupation Commander of Germany.

Base on the life events of Patton. This is a movie that I have been watching almost my entire life. Patton is one of those men you hate one second, admire the next.



Fav scene: Several......

Fav quote: Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
People who added this item 572  Average listal rating (353 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
21. Patton (1970)
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Platoon

A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. Chris has two non-commissioned officers, the ill-tempered and indestructible Staff Sergeant Robert Barnes and the more pleasant and cooperative Sergeant Elias Grodin. A line is drawn between the two NCOs and a number of men in the platoon when an illegal killing occurs during a village raid.

I saw this movie as a young teenager, at the time I could not fully graps the story line. Years later, I begain to identify and understand the story behind the story. This movie goes deep into the darkside of man.



Fav scene: The last firefight

Fav quote: Somebody once wrote: "Hell is the impossibility of reason." That's what this place feels like. Hell.
People who added this item 2269  Average listal rating (1407 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.2 
20. Platoon (1986)
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Pale Rider

A gold mining camp in the California foothills is besieged by a neighboring landowner intent on stealing their claims.A mysterious preacher protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land.

What can I say, it is Clint Eastwood. Every boy at some time wants to be a cowboy and a hero. It is inspiring fighting for the little guy.



Fav scene: to easy, the "Nothing like a good piece of hickory"

Fav Quote: Well, if you're waitin' for a woman to make up her mind, you may have a a long wait.
People who added this item 417  Average listal rating (288 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.3 
19. Pale Rider (1985)
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Enemy at the Gates

In World War II, the fall of Stalingrad will mean the collapse of the whole country. The Germans and Russians are fighting over every block, leaving only ruins behind. The Russian sniper Vassili Zaitsev stalks the Germans, taking them out one by one, thus hurting the morale of the German troops.The German send in their best sniper in response, and the cat and mouse game begins!

Based on true events during WWII, we get a glimps of a war with in a war. Every boy wants to be a hero, maybe not a war hero, but a hero all the same. This story inspires that a nobody can endeed become that hero.



Fav scene:[whispering to boy aiming rifle] I am a stone. I do not move. Very slowly, I put snow in my mouth. Then he won't see my breath. I take my time. I let him come closer. I have only one bullet. I aim at his eye. Very gently, my finger presses on the trigger. I do not tremble. I have no fear. I'm a big boy now. Ready Vassili? Now, Vassili, fire!

Fav quote: He isn't dead, and do you know why? Because I haven't killed him yet.
People who added this item 1272  Average listal rating (837 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.6 
18. Enemy at the Gates (2001)
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I Am Legend

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone. Mutant victims of the plague -- The Infected -- lurk in the shadows... watching Neville's every move... waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But he knows he is outnumbered... and quickly running out of time.

Will Smith is one of my favorite actors, and some people I have talked to hated this movie and rave about Independence Day, I am the exact opposite. I am legion gives us a hero, who in the end, to save others, pay the ultimate price. Beside, what man cannot root for a guy thaat had to kill his best friend? I absolutely enjoyed this movie.



Fav Scene:[after his outburst scares Anna and Ethan] It's just... I was saving that bacon!


Fav Quote: In 2009, a deadly virus burned through our civilization, pushing humankind to the edge of extinction. Dr. Robert Neville dedicated his life to the discovery of a cure and the restoration of humanity. On September 9th, 2012, at approximately 8:49 P.M., he discovered that cure. And at 8:52, he gave his life to defend it. We are his legacy. This is his legend. Light up the darkness.
People who added this item 3867  Average listal rating (2566 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.2 
17. I Am Legend (2007)
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Enemy Mine

A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way.

This is one of the movies that captured my imagination as a kid. Lizard like aleins, fighting in space, cool stuff back then.



Fav scene: The argument leading to the Mickey Mouse insult.
Davidge: You know something, Jerry? Your great Shismar ain't shit!
Jerry: [angry] Earthman, your Mickey Mouse is one big stupid dope!

fav Qoute: Davidge: Where would you be without me, huh?
Jerry: Back home.
People who added this item 280  Average listal rating (196 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.9 
16. Enemy Mine (1985)
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Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity is the story of a man whose wounded body is discovered by fishermen who nurse him back to health. He can remember nothing and begins to try to rebuild his memory based on clues such as the Swiss bank account, the number of which, is implanted in his hip. He soon realizes that he is being hunted and takes off with Marie on a search to find out who he is and why he is being hunted.

A good movie, it makes the list simply because of the nostalgia brought on, a super secrete assassin, kicking ass at will, who’s kid in us wouldn’t think that is cool.



Fav scene: The consulate fight sequence

Fav quote: How could I forget about you? You're the only person I know
People who added this item 3847  Average listal rating (2611 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.9 
15. The Bourne Identity (2002)
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Opening with the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, members of the 2nd Ranger Battalion under Cpt. Miller fight ashore to secure a beachhead. Amidst the fighting, two brothers are killed in action. Earlier in New Guinea, a third brother is KIA. Their mother, Mrs. Ryan, is to receive all three of the grave telegrams on the same day. The United States Army Chief of Staff, George C. Marshall, is given an opportunity to alleviate some of her grief when he learns of a fourth brother, Private James Ryan, and decides to send out 8 men (Cpt. Miller and select members from 2nd Rangers) to find him and bring him back home to his mother

Once again a true story, this was, in my opinion, one of the best all around war movies ever. Tom Hanks was superb in this film. Just a great movie as you would taken through every facet of war.



fav scene:Private Jackson: Sir... I have an opinion on this matter.
Captain Miller: Well, by all means, share it with the squad.
Private Jackson: Well, from my way of thinking, sir, this entire mission is a serious misallocation of valuable military resources.
Captain Miller: Yeah. Go on.
Private Jackson: Well, it seems to me, sir, that God gave me a special gift, made me a fine instrument of warfare.
Captain Miller: Reiben, pay attention. Now, this is the way to gripe. Continue, Jackson.
Private Jackson: Well, what I mean by that, sir, is... if you was to put me and this here sniper rifle anywhere up to and including one mile of Adolf Hitler with a clear line of sight, sir... pack your bags, fellas, war's over. Amen.
Private Reiben: Oh, that's brilliant, bumpkin. Hey, so, Captain, what about you? I mean, you don't gripe at all?
Captain Miller: I don't gripe to *you*, Reiben. I'm a captain. There's a chain of command. Gripes go up, not down. Always up. You gripe to me, I gripe to my superior officer, so on, so on, and so on. I don't gripe to you. I don't gripe in front of you. You should know that as a Ranger.
Private Reiben: I'm sorry, sir, but uh... let's say you weren't a captain, or maybe I was a major. What would you say then?
Captain Miller: Well, in that case... I'd say, "This is an excellent mission, sir, with an extremely valuable objective, sir, worthy of my best efforts, sir. Moreover... I feel heartfelt sorrow for the mother of Private James Ryan and am willing to lay down my life and the lives of my men - especially you, Reiben - to ease her suffering."
Mellish: [chuckles] He's good.
Private Caparzo: I love him.

Fav quote: James, earn this... earn it

People who added this item 5336  Average listal rating (3555 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.6 
14. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
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Unforgiven

A couple of cowboys cut up a whore. Unsatisfied with Bill's justice, the prostitutes put a bounty on the cowboys. The bounty attracts a young gun billing himself as 'The Schofield Kid', and aging killer William Munny. Munny reformed for his young wife, and has been raising crops and two children in peace. But his wife is gone. Farm life is hard. And Munny is no good at it. So he calls his old partner Ned, saddles his ornery nag, and rides off to kill one more time, blurring the lines between heroism and villainy, man and myth.

Do I really need to explain? What liitle boy didn't want to be a cowboy? It was only when William Munny picked up the whiskey bottle did we get the tough cowboy we waited the whole movie to see.



Fav Scene: Will Munny: Who's the fellow owns this shithole?
[pause]
Will Munny: You, fat man. Speak up.
Skinny Dubois: Uh, I... I own this establishment. I bought the place from Greeley for a thousand dollars.
[Will levels the shotgun, and speaks to someone standing behind Skinny]
Will Munny: You better clear outta there.
Man: Yes, sir.
[scampers out of the way]
Little Bill Daggett: Just hold it right there. Hold it...!
[Will shoots Skinny. Screaming, the women scatter upstairs]
Little Bill Daggett: Well, sir, you are a cowardly son of a bitch! You just shot an unarmed man!
Will Munny: Well, he should have armed himself if he's going to decorate his saloon with my friend.

Fav quote: That's right. I've killed women and children. I've killed just about everything that walks or crawled at one time or another. And I'm here to kill you, Little Bill, for what you did to Ned.
People who added this item 1751  Average listal rating (1130 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
13. Unforgiven (1992)
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Gladiator

Maximus is a powerful Roman general, loved by the people and the aging Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Before his death, the Emperor chooses Maximus to be his heir over his own son, Commodus, and a power struggle leaves Maximus and his family condemned to death. The powerful general is unable to save his family, and his loss of will allows him to get captured and put into the Gladiator games until he dies. The only desire that fuels him now is the chance to rise to the top so that he will be able to look into the eyes of the man who will feel his revenge.

A General, leader of men, a warrior... I got sucked in when the men run the boy down on horseback. I was ready for revenge. How it was achieved, made the movie.



Fav scene: Commodus: Your fame is well deserved, Spaniard. I don't think there's ever been a gladiator to match you. As for this young man, he insists you are Hector reborn. Or was it Hercules? Why doesn't the hero reveal himself and tell us all your real name? You do have a name.
Maximus: My name is Gladiator.
[turns away from Commodus]
Commodus: How dare you show your back to me! Slave, you will remove your helmet and tell me your name.
Maximus: [removes helmet and turns around to face Commodus] My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.


Fav quote: I knew a man once who said, "Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back."
People who added this item 5940  Average listal rating (4112 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.5 
12. Gladiator (2000)
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Pitch Black

The space transport vessel "Hunter-Gratzner" crashes on a desert planet, there are only 10 survivors, pilot Carolyn Fry (Who has assumed command after the ship's captain is killed), bounty hunter William J. Johns, religious man Abu Al-Walid, Antiques dealer Paris P. Ogilvie, runaway teenager Jack, settlers John 'Zeke' Ezekiel and his lover Sharon 'Shazza' Montgomery and Richard B. Riddick, a dangerous escaped convict. Marooned, the survivors find the barren and hot desert with no food or water while worrying about Riddick, the survivors finds themselves being hunted by the planet's flesh eating alien inhabits, when the planet is engulfed in darkness, which happens every 22 years, as they come out on to the surface to hunt and eat all signs of life. Fry and the survivors find Riddick is their best chance of survival

Richard B. Riddick escaped convict…murder….. Vin Diesel does an excellent portraying himself as the ultimate bad ass, yet he shows he has just enough goodness in him to be a hero. Most guys wish they could sound as cool and tough as Riddick.



Fav scene: Johns: How's it look?
Riddick: Looks clear.
[Johns steps forward, and a creature flies out towards them. They duck and it flies into the night]
Johns: You said it was clear!
Riddick: I said it *looked* clear.
Johns: Well, how does it look now?
Riddick: Looks clear.

Fav Quote: Imam: Because you do not believe in God does not mean God does not believe in - .
Riddick: Think someone could spend half their life in a slam with a horse bit in their mouth and not believe? Think he could start out in some liquor store trash bin with an umbilical cord wrapped around his neck and not believe? Got it all wrong, holy man. I absolutely believe in God... And I absolutely hate the fucker.
People who added this item 1244  Average listal rating (847 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.1 
11. Pitch Black (2000)
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The Usual Suspects

Following a truck hijack in New York, five conmen are arrested and brought together for questioning. As none of them is guilty, they plan a revenge operation against the police. The operation goes well, but then the influence of a legendary mastermind criminal called Keyser Söze is felt. It becomes clear that each one of them has wronged Söze at some point and must pay back now. The payback job leaves 27 men dead in a boat explosion, but the real question arises now: Who actually is Keyser Söze?

Great movie, so many plot twists it is resembles a twizzler! If you have any hope of understanding why this movie is on this list, you have to see it. Be prepared though, you can’t miss any part of it or you will be lost. If you have seen it, you know what I mean.



Fav scene: When US Customs Dave Kujan figures it all out.

Fav quote: Dave Kujan: Do you believe in him, Verbal?
Verbal: Keaton always said, "I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of him." Well I believe in God, and the only thing that scares me is Keyser Soze.
People who added this item 3184  Average listal rating (2082 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.7 
10. The Usual Suspects (1995)
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Blood in Blood out: Bound by Honor

Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", and the story focuses on how a violent crime and the influence of narcotics alter their lives. Miklo is incarcerated and sent to San Quentin, where he makes a "home" for himself. Cruz becomes an exceptional artist, but a heroin addiction overcomes him with tragic results. Paco becomes a cop and an enemy to his "carnal", Miklo.

True story's often make the best stories, this one is no exception. It deeply engages the bond of blood, loyalties, and vengeance. Makes you think, what would I do? A must see, it is a compelling story with a few twists and turns all the way to the end.



Fav scene: As the celebrations for The Day of the Dead explode through East L.A., enforcers for La Onda and the B.G.A. sweep through the walls of San Quentin, brutally slaughtering the leaders of the Aryan Vanguard. After the killings are done, the leader of the B.G.A. suggests that if they continue their alliance, they can rule San Quentin. Miklo announces a change of plans and his men promptly exterminate the Black Guerrilla Army as well.

Fav quote: Miklo: I may be white from the outside, but I'm brown on the inside, TO THE BONE.
People who added this item 99  Average listal rating (62 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
9. Blood In, Blood Out: Bound by Honor (1993)
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300

King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. enough said!

Just a hardcore asskicking movie, who didn't want to be a Spartin after watching this movie.



Fav scene: The 300's last stand

Fav quote: Give them nothing! But take from them everything!


People who added this item 4675  Average listal rating (3238 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.8 
8. 300 (2006)
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Walking Tall

Former U.S. Army Special Forces, Sergeant Chris Vaughn (The Rock) returns to his hometown seeking for a job in the local mill only to find it overrun by crime and corruption, when his nephew Pete has an OD with amphetamines sold by the security men of the casino which prompts him to clean house.

Who wouldn't want to be a bad ass like that. Based on a true story in the 70's I sure hollowood did their fair share of over dramatizing the story. None the less, awsome flick



Fav scene: When he distroyes the casino and it security staff

Fav quote: Sheriff Stan Watkins: You won the election. Congratulations. But we do have a tradition of professional courtesy up here. And I can personally vouch for each and every one of these men. They're good deputies.
Chris Vaughn: You're all fired.
People who added this item 482  Average listal rating (325 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.2 
7. Walking Tall (2004)
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Shooter

marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.

I wish I could shoot like that, I am a good shot, always quilified expert, but man oh man.



Fav Scene: When Swagger shot the mans hand off from range with the shotgun ducttapped and pointed at the womans head.

Fav quote: Mr. Rate: That's how a conspiracy works. Them boys on the Grassy Knoll they were dead within three hours, buried in the damned desert, unmarked graves out past Terlingua.
Nick Memphis: You know this for a fact?
Mr. Rate: Still got the shovel...
People who added this item 1175  Average listal rating (820 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
6. Shooter (2007)
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Gran Torino

Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood)is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy an old man, who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors, a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth.

Clint Eastwood personifies the mucho male role. Gran Torino is one of his best roles in my opinion. I can only hope to seem half as tough as he does at his age.



Fav scene: When Walt Kowalski force the 3 gang bangers on the corner to back down.

Fav Qoute: Duke: What you lookin' at old man?
Walt Kowalski: Ever notice how you come across somebody once in a while you shouldn't have fucked with? That's me.



People who added this item 2627  Average listal rating (1750 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
5. Gran Torino (2008)
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Man on Fire

John Creasy (Denzel Washington), is a burned-out ex-CIA operative/assassin, who has given up on life. Creasy's friend and former CIA colleague, Rayburn, brings him to Mexico City to be a bodyguard for industrialist Samuel Ramos, his wife Lisa and their nine-year-old daughter Pita. Creasy is not interested in being a bodyguard, especially to a youngster, reluctantly he accepts the assignment. Creasy barely tolerates the precocious child and her pestering questions about him and his life. But slowly, she chips away at his seemingly impenetrable exterior, his defenses drop, and he opens up to her giving him a new focus on life. Creasy's new-found purpose is shattered when Pita is kidnapped, to bad for them Creasy is on the case.
One of the top movies ever, great story and my favorite Denzel movie by far, easily capturing that inner boy who always wanted to grow up to be secrete agent CIA type.



Fav Scene: When Creasy gives Ramos his bullet, to let fate decide.

Fav quote: A man can be an artist... in anything, food, whatever. It depends on how good he is at it. Creasey's art is death. He's about to paint his masterpiece.
People who added this item 1685  Average listal rating (1132 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
4. Man on Fire (2004)
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Black Hawk Down

Somalia on October 3, 1993 nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers, were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord. This lead to a large and drawn-out firefight between the Rangers and hundreds of Somali gunmen, leading to the destruction of two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters. This true story is heart wrenching and yet inspiring. It captures the true essence of the comradely of the Armed Forces.
I was so angered by this movie and the actions of the indigenous people, I was ready to go fight them myself.



av scene: I Ranger is told he cannot go on the rescue mission because of his cast, so he pulls out his knife and cuts it off.

Fav qoute: When I go home people'll ask me, "Hey Hoot, why do you do it man? What, you some kinda war junkie?" You know what I'll say? I won't say a goddamn word. Why? They won't understand. They won't understand why we do it. They won't understand that it's about the men next to you, and that's it. That's all it is.
People who added this item 2270  Average listal rating (1511 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
3. Black Hawk Down (2001)
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Boondock Saints

Two Irish brothers accidentally killed mafia thugs. They turned themselves in and were released as heroes. They then see it as a calling by God and started knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays the detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he was to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing. Love it or hate it. Truth be told this movie is just a fun action movie with a good plot, great characters, and very good direction. Compare it to whatever you want, but you can do that with any movie out there. If you haven't had the chance to catch this flick, go out and rent it! it's one of those movies that shouldn't be missed.

Who wouldn't want to be the person not affraid to stand up to the bad guys.



Fav Scene: When the cat got shot

Fav Qoute: And I am reminded, on this holy day, of the sad story of Kitty Genovese. As you all may remember, a long time ago, almost thirty years ago, this poor soul cried out for help time and time again, but no person answered her calls. Though many saw, no one so much as called the police. They all just watched as Kitty was being stabbed to death in broad daylight. They watched as her assailant walked away. Now, we must all fear evil men. But there is another kind of evil which we must fear most, and that is the indifference of good men.
People who added this item 1364  Average listal rating (891 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
2. The Boondock Saints (1999)
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Full Metal Jacket

This movie is really divided into two-segments. The first half follows a group of recruits during boot camp under the command of the punishing Sgt. Hartman (R. Lee Ermey). The second half shows one of those recruits, Joker, covering the war as a correspondent for Stars and Stripes, focusing on the Tet offensive. R. Lee Ermey really made this movie; being a former Marine Drill Instructor he played his role to perfection. A must see movie.
I saw this movie and knew I wanted to be a Marine, after H.S. I did join the Corps. I lived it and I have to say, I appreciated the movie more then ever after boot camp.



Fav Scene: The first half of the movie to be honest.

Fav Qoute: Who said that? Who the fuck said that? Who's the slimy little communist shit, twinkle-toed cocksucker down here who just signed his own death warrant? Nobody, huh? The fairy fucking godmother said it. Out-fucking-standing! I will PT you all until you fucking die! I'll PT you until your assholes are sucking buttermilk!
People who added this item 3449  Average listal rating (2217 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
1. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
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A discussion at my work place prompted me to make this list, My Top “Manly” movies of my life time. I stuck to I grew up watching until now. Several that should be on this list are not because I had to draw the line somewhere or the list could easily go on and on.

As for the movies I did choose, I picked the ones that pumped you up, got you involved, sparked your imagination, or laterally getting inside your head. All men still have that little kid inside them; longing to be the hero.

So, without further a-do, My top “Manly” movie list

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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Nov 26 4:07
this is a great friggin list... but where is The Godfather, Casino and Good Fellas? The Good the Bad the Ugly?
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 6 4:11
ok

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