Top 20 | Man Movies

The classic movie Cool Hand Luke was on this morning which got me thinking of my favorite “man movies” of all time. After much thought and a trip through my movie collection the list is born. Below are my picks in no particular order.

Das Boot – 1981

The Bridge on the River Kwai – 1957

The Great Escape – 1963

Cool Hand Luke – 1967

The Bourne Identity / Supremacy / Ultimatum – 2002/2004/2007

Casino – 1995

North by Northwest – 1959

Full Metal Jacket – 1987

The Godfather – 1972

American Psycho – 2000

The Hunt for Red October – 1990

Wall Street – 1987

Ben Hur – 1959

O Brother, Where Art Thou? – 2000

The Graduate – 1967

Deer Hunter – 1978

M*A*S*H – 1970

Goodfellas – 1990

The French Connection – 1971

Goldfinger – 1964

Comments on “Top 20 | Man Movies

    o.p. on July 5, 2008 12:27 AM:

    No place for Bullitt? I would’ve gone for Thunderball over Goldfinger too,, but other than that I agree with the rest.

    P.S. Why does everyone love lists so much?

    jered on July 5, 2008 11:31 AM:

    i agree with and was very impressed that you had all three bourne movies in the mix. i really hope they do one more.

    Dan M. on July 5, 2008 1:39 PM:

    A great line-up, although the absence of any Tarantino film makes it incomplete in my opinion.

    fa on July 5, 2008 6:40 PM:

    cannot believe you forgot scarface

    mobinttechno on July 5, 2008 6:43 PM:

    Sorry to say this , but a list with out scarface, natural born killers or fight club is missing something.

    Emi on July 6, 2008 1:36 AM:

    Bullitt should be on this list. It’s an essential film for any man, or any woman who loves them.

    Steve McQueen is one undying flame for moi. So handsome, and so cool.

    Emi on July 6, 2008 1:37 AM:

    Other than that, great list. Some of my favorite films.

    Michael Williams on July 6, 2008 1:59 AM:

    I agree with Scarface being included. That was an oversight on my part — it gets honorary inclusion. In regards to Bullitt…it isn’t really one of my favorites which is why I excluded it. Plus, The Great Escape is a terrific movie and it represents Mr. McQueen (who gets much respect) here on ACL.

    A Continuous Lean

    Michael Daddino on July 6, 2008 1:40 PM:

    I am a huge silent movie fan, so I want to add 1926’s The Black Pirate and 1927’s The General because they have Douglas Fairbanks and Buster Keaton doing absolutely insane things that none of us ever had or will ever have the stamina to do–that is, unless Jackie Chan reads this blog.

    damnthatlion on July 7, 2008 7:06 AM:

    Heat? Gotta have Heat

    damnthatlion on July 7, 2008 7:07 AM:

    And without Dr. Strangelove, this list means nothing

    Paul Pincus on July 8, 2008 12:45 PM:

    The Great Escape.

    Tony on February 10, 2009 3:40 PM:

    Great List! Still I felt there were some things missing.

    Glengarry Glen Ross, anyone?

    And wheres the Clint Eastwood selection?

    A “man movie” list without some Mamet and Clint seems incomplete to me.

    lifemanship on March 26, 2009 3:34 PM:

    i applaud you for omitting scarface.

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