Earlier, we made a list of the best women’s films .Now is the time for men’s movies!What makes a movie a men’s film? Strength is an essential ingredient. Actually, there are two types of male films. In the first battle the hero fights a lonely fight, usually for a fair purpose. The second kind is the “men on a mission” movie. Anyway: violence, tough decisions and sacrifice make the man. The ten male films in which testosterone spreads from the screen.
10 The Killer
In the eighties, John Woo made name with some of the most original action films that would greatly affect Western men’s films. Often he used the charismatic Chow Yun-Fat in the lead. In the bromance The Killer (1989), Yun-Fat plays a killer who blows a singer by accident. He decides to commit another homicide to pay her operation. Meanwhile, an inspector is fascinated by the killer. It is the beginning of an unusual friendship.
9 Enter the Dragon
Kungfufilms are made for men. Someone is wronged and can then rip off every opponent with his martial arts so that victory can prevail. Kungfu is unthinkable without Enter the Dragon (1973) Bruce Lee’s last movie. Lee plays a Shaolin master who is invited to a tournament on an island. The organizer is an international criminal with sadistic tears, and Lee is asked to collaborate undercover in an investigation. Once started, Lee evaded iconically of anyone crossing his path.
8 Dirty Harry
Clint Eastwood has been responsible for many male films in his long career as an actor and director.Quiet, silent and persistent fighting Clint usually for the good cause. Similarly, in controversial Dirty Harry (1971) in which he plays the inspector Harry Callahan. Callahan retains his own methods and when it is necessary, he breaks up police regulations without any effort. In addition, this rebel runs around with a Magnum .44, the most powerful handgun in the world. He will need to stop a sadistic serial killer.
7 The Thing
In this original mix of science fiction and horror, a group of male researchers on Antarctica is disturbed by a helicopter chasing a dog. They decide to pick up the dog. The dog, however, turns out to be an alien being for thousands of years in the ice. It can take the form of every living creature, leaving no one else to trust. Only the tough MacReady (Kurt Russell) seems to keep the head cool. Or has not he just been taken over by The Thing for a long time?
6 Food Max
The first Mad Max film from 1979 is the grim introduction of a series of classic male films. The young Mel Gibson plays the title role of a police officer in the near future when fuels have become scarce and gangs make the roads unsafe. During a getaway Max’s wife and son is killed by a gang. Max is turning through and just looks at revenge, using a rush-free car with a V8 engine.
5 Reservoir Dogs
The group of men in the debut film of Quentin Tarantino have no higher goal in mind. Stuck in a pack, we see them walking in slow motion during the introduction through the image, heading for a diamond robbery that completely fails. The survivors attack one by one in a warehouse. One of them is injured while the others try to figure out why the robbery failed. In addition, the macho’s sometimes fly well in the hair. Reservoir Dogs (1992), in addition to violence, would make typical human talks a solid ingredient of the action film.
4 Taxi Driver
This masterpiece of Martin Scorcese from 1976 gives a very own turn to the men’s film. As a viewer, we follow wanderings of the lonely Travis Bickle who tries to get around as a taxi driver in New York. Bickle needs to change something to the world he finds dirty and decadent. Slowly, Bickle undergoes an outer transformation and is fascinated by a young prostitute who he wants to rescue in one way or another. Robert De Niro created a very intense man lying in the knot with himself. Often imitated but never matched.
The duo Michael Bay (director) and Jerry Bruckheimer (producer) were responsible for a new series of men’s movies full of explosive explosions and great adventures in the 1990s. With Armageddon (1998) they are at the cutting edge of their ability. A meteorite will crash on Earth and destroy life. A group of tough technicians, including Bruce Willis, are asked to land on the meteorite and stop them with a buried nuclear explosion. Owen Wilson, Michael Clarke Duncan, Steve Buscemi, Will Paton and Ben Affleck run hard in slow motion toward their impossible mission.
Scarface (1983) has been a popular men’s film from the beginning. The way in which the Cuban refugee Tony Montana (Al Pacino) works up in America as a drug baron speaks to every generation again. Tony does what he wants. He uses coarse language, has lacquer on the law, and who thwarts him, he has no problems in the way. In addition, he has a great arsenal of cool uneliners who obviously love the man’s film lover.
1 The Great Escape
In 1943 the Nazis were sitting behind escaped prisoners of war. They decide to build a prison from which escape is impossible. When a specialist in escapees (Richard Attenborough) arrives in jail, he begins to set up an ambitious plan. The prisoners will dig three tunnels at the same time. The captured works are well fed up with all sorts of details to make the nerve-escaping escape. There are some classical actors between James Coburn, Charles Bronson and, of course, Steve McQueen. The latter probably makes the ultimate man movie moment when he tries to escape German soldiers by the end.McQueen wanted to do the famous double jump over barbed wire himself, but this was not the insurance.