Guys have a thing for certain types of movies. We love action, suspense, laughter and anything that gets our adrenaline going. We love fights, explosions, and beautiful women in our films. I believe the reason we love these movies is because we wish our lives were like that.
Every guy has his own favorite movies, but I have compiled a list that I’m sure EVERY GUY can agree on with at least one film.
20. Full Metal Jacket
This movie follows a platoon through basic training and the Vietnam War. It is one of Stanley Kubrick’s best films and a must see for every military nut.
19. The Rock
A bunch of veteran soldiers take over Alcatraz and prepare to shoot deadly weapons into the U.S. unless their demands are met. The only men who can save the day? Nicholas Cage and Sean Connery.
18. Saving Private Ryan
A great film about WWII in which a platoon of soldiers are sent across enemy lines to recover a soldier to send him back home. I think this is perhaps Tom Hanks’ best performance ever, with a strong cast, great storyline, and astounding director.
17. Lethal Weapon
Mel Gibson and Danny Glover team up to solve crime, bringing a combination of badassery and hilarity. You can’t go wrong here.
Rambo….Guns. Gore. Big knife. Sylvester Stallone.
15. All Bond Films
It’s James Bond, guys. Come on. Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, and Roger Moore. Even Daniel Craig or Timothy Dalton. These men all represent what every man wishes he could be. Smooth, classy, and lethal. I think that deep down, every guy wants to be Bond. Admit it: every time you put on a suit, you feel like James Bond.
14. A Knight’s Tale
I really love this film about a man born in the lower class rising up to be a knight.Heath Ledger as a knight? OK…. No, hear me out. It’s got action with some comedic elements and a bit of romance, and is probably the only movie on this list your girlfriend will really enjoy, too.
13. The Bourne Trilogy
Matt Damon DELIVERS a double dose of adrenaline as Jason Bourne, a secret agent with amnesia. Who ever thought Matt Damon could be that awesome?
12. The Patriot
Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger team up as father and son during the American Revolution, leading a small militia against the British using guerilla tactics. All around great film.
11. Die Hard
Bruce Willis. You knew this would be on the list. You knew it. Suck it up, Nancy.
Clint Eastwood’s cowboys are always played a certain way. The good guy who’s not so good. But totally worth it. In this one, Eastwood picks up his guns as a contract killer.
Inception is a film about the power of your mind. Leonardo DiCaprio leads a team inside of a man’s dreams to plant an idea, running into trouble along the way. DiCaprio drives this film home, absolutely blowing your mind. Christopher Nolan is box office gold. Just don’t let them invade your dreams.
My personal favorite director-Ridley Scott. A Roman general is reduced to a gladiator, and fights for the good of Rome. Russell Crowe was perfect for this great movie.
This is Sparta. I shouldn’t have to say anything else, but I will. Gerard Butler is THE MAN, leading 300 Spartans against the Persian empire. Everyone can find something in this film. Also, Lena Headey is absolutely gorgeous.
6. Fight Club
Edward Norton and Brad Pitt literally blow you away in this film about a fighting club they create. It’s the quintessential film for men everywhere. You cannot go wrong with this film.
Mel Gibson starred in and directed this film. William Wallace leads his countrymen against the British for freedom. Don’t you dare suggest that he’s compensating with that sword. You will be decapitated.
4. The Departed
Martin Scorsese hit gold with this film, not to mention one of the greatest casts ever. You know you want to watch some shady cops in Boston. Way too many great actors in this one.
3. Pulp Fiction
Quentin Tarantino’s best film. It’s a great movie….if you can keep up with the plot….it tends to jump around quite a bit. Another great cast. Besides, you know you love Samuel L. Jackson with an afro, spewing verses from the Bible, gun in hand.
2. Boondock Saints I and II
Two Irish brothers take on the mob, doing God’s will. My all time favorite movie. If you don’t love this film, just shoot yourself. Don’t forget the pennies over your eyes.
1.The Godfather Trilogy
This is the classic guy movie. Decades later, guys will still quote this movie. And you know you have a secret ambition to join the Mafia. It’s a must-see for every male in the world.
I hope you enjoyed my list, and let me know how I did.