/ BEST man film EVER!
So folks, manly men, butch women, what's the best man film?
is that 'man' in a bad way or a good way?
if good, then for me its Sideways
The Dirty Dozen.
The Outlaw Josey Wales. Not just best man film ever but best film ever
> Lethal Weapon
OK, two dreadful films that appeal to teenage boys, and...
a materpiece, one of the greatest thrillers ever made.
What an odd combination.
> "Southern Comfort".
Good call. Could almost say "any Walter Hill film". ALMOST. There's stuff like Brewster's Millions muddying those waters though!
Or something that sounds quite similar if your choice is Deliverance.
(Not the activity, you understand)
I watched Ted the other night and laughed like a demented person all the way through.
Full Metal Jacket ?
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Paths of Glory (Kubrick again, with apologies to Blue Straggler!)
Scott of the Antarctic
The Thin Red Line
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Withnail and I
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
All versions of The Bounty
The Bedford Incident (I THINK this might a very rare case of no female characters, no pictures of women (on posters etc), no voices of women over the phone, AND not even any conversational reference to a woman. I might have to watch it again just to check :-)
Lack of a main female character doesn't automatically make a film a "bloke" film though.
It made me cry
> "Southern Comfort".
Yup, watched it again last night, I had forgotten how good that film really was. The Ry Cooder soundtrack is awesome and I actually jumped up and shouted "get some you dick!" when Stuckey fell into the swamp. It was a tad embarrassing when everyone started staring at me. I also find it odd that Powers Booth looks more like David Carradine than Keith does.
My goto "man" films are
Cross of Iron
Enter the Dragon
Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance
Full Metal Jacket
Was actually called Shogun Assassin wasn't it?
> First Blood
hard to argue with those two
id add The Dear hunter
and Zombie Strippers
and Das Boot
and Stalag 17
Shogun Assassin was bodged together out of the first two films, Sword of Vengeance and Babycart at the River Styx. Shogun Assassin has a higher deaths per minute rate but Sword of Vengeance and Babycart at the River Styx have a better story.
Play Misty For Me ;-)
Powers Booth - anything he does is worth watching, from the current Trashville to the brilliant Curly Bill in Tombstone and Cy Tolliver in Deadwood
Top ropers might be interested in A Breed Apart with Powers, Rutger Hauer and Kathleen Turner, wherein their art is practised while rescuing rare birds from a villainous Donald Pleasence
Different types of ManFilm:
Casablanca (the ultimate bromance, with a Nazi villain played by a Jew who had escaped from the Holocaust, filmed whilst the Holocaust was happening)
The Big Sleep
The Big Lebowski
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Eli Wallach had all the best lines)
A Breed Apart! An odd film indeed! And seemingly very rare - over the years I've idly pondered "has someone put this out on budget DVD yet" and it seems not. Saw it in about 1990. I think I missed the end.
I like to call him "Glowers Booth"
And yes, his presence in a film or TV series is always welcomed.
As is that of his daughter (she plays a minor red-headed whore in Deadwood - working for Cy, in fact - must have been fun on set :-) )
> Powers Booth - anything he does is worth watching
This statement has just caused me to find a clip of Jean-Claude van Damme fighing a woman who is wearing a giant penguin costume
The California Dolls (aka "All The Marbles")
Got me there.
Sudden Death, 1995. Powers Boothe is the head bad guy.
PS when Powers and Rutger turned up in Sin City, I may have been the only person in the cinema to utter "finally reunited, decades after A Breed Apart" :-)
How is that a "man film"?
lots of classics in the list so far. I'm going to add...
the fast and the Furious
The Rocky films
The Expendables 1 & 2
Conan the barbarian
Enter the Dragon
The Wild Bunch
Debbie Does Dallas
Good list, especially Lone Wolf, my most watched movie, though I'd leave out Enter the Dragon.
I'd put in Sin City
and as previously mentioned, Apocalypse Now.
> ... though I'd leave out Enter the Dragon.
Thinking about it, I might leave that out myself and replace it with Takeshi Kitano's new version of Zatoichi.
Either that or the Bridges of Madison County.
It has to be True Grit ( the REAL one with John Wayne not the silly remake with Jeff Bridges)
"I mean to kill you in one minute, Ned. Or see you hanged in Fort Smith at Judge Parker's convenience. Which'll it be?"
"I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man"
"Fill your hands, you son of a bitch!"
Classic with a Capital "C"
Roadhouse. Thread over.
> I watched Ted the other night and laughed like a demented person all the way through.
beat me to it . very funny.
Have you seen "Shiner"? (more Caine)
Really? What are the "classic" one-liners and quotes from The Matrix? I can think of:
"There is no spoon";
and that's it. Some classic SCENES are reliant on some good lines of dialogue but there's very little that's standalone
Can't agree there. I nominate "The Man Who Would Be King" as best Caine film and a top end man film.
The central idea of the film is that the two mates, Peachy and Daniel, will have nothing to do with women during their quest. I don't think a woman speaks a line in the film apart from Roxanne screaming at Daniel during the wedding.
They just don't make films like this any more.
Cool Hand Look
Best film of all time for me. Women generally just don't get it thus the nomination in this category
WTF is that??
My favourite film, seen it loads of times, and I can't even spell the title!!!!
Obviously I meant Cool Hand Louk
I suppose it's possible that some women don't "get" the car washing scene.
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