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Frank4short - on 23 Feb 2013
There's been drink taken, hence the superlatives.

So folks, manly men, butch women, what's the best man film?
Kimono - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Frank4short:
is that 'man' in a bad way or a good way?

if good, then for me its Sideways
Tom V - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Frank4short:

"Southern Comfort".
Neil Pratt - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Tom V:

Predator
Lethal Weapon
Deliverance
alanlgm - on 23 Feb 2013
ID. A good bit of old fashioned thuggery
ollieollie - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Frank4short: ditch has got it, predator
Sebastian Fontleroy - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Frank4short:

Brokeback Mountain.
Pursued by a bear - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Frank4short: You can choose almost anything with Clint Eastwood in it. The ridiculous but always entertaining Eiger Sanction, perhaps?

T.
sbc_10 - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Frank4short:

The Dirty Dozen.
Pinged - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Pursued by a bear:

The Outlaw Josey Wales. Not just best man film ever but best film ever
Jon Stewart - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Ditch_Jockey:
> (In reply to Tom V)
>
> Predator
> Lethal Weapon

OK, two dreadful films that appeal to teenage boys, and...

> Deliverance

a materpiece, one of the greatest thrillers ever made.

What an odd combination.
In reply to Frank4short: There's a couple of cool Russian films called Brother and Brother 2 which fit the bill.
In reply to Pursued by a bear: Which film was he Gunny Highway in?
sbc_10 - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Submit to Gravity:

Heartbreak Ridge
Blue Straggler - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Tom V:
> (In reply to Frank4short)
>
> "Southern Comfort".

Good call. Could almost say "any Walter Hill film". ALMOST. There's stuff like Brewster's Millions muddying those waters though!
ThunderCat - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to alanlgm:
> ID. A good bit of old fashioned thuggery

Or something that sounds quite similar if your choice is Deliverance.

Tom V - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to ThunderCat:

like it.

(Not the activity, you understand)
MonkeyPuzzle - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Frank4short:

I watched Ted the other night and laughed like a demented person all the way through.
LaMentalist on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Frank4short:

Full Metal Jacket ?
In reply to Frank4short: despicable me
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Pero - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Frank4short: Thinking of films with no main female character:

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Breaker Morant
Midnight Cowboy
Paths of Glory (Kubrick again, with apologies to Blue Straggler!)
Scott of the Antarctic
Seven Samurai
The Thin Red Line
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Withnail and I
Blue Straggler - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Pero:

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 :-)

etc.

Lack of a main female character doesn't automatically make a film a "bloke" film though.
risby - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Frank4short: bridesmaids

It made me cry
bouldery bits - on 24 Feb 2013
In reply to Frank4short:

Apocalypse now.
Clarence - on 24 Feb 2013
In reply to Tom V:
> (In reply to Frank4short)
>
> "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
First Blood
Daithi O Murchu - on 24 Feb 2013
In reply to Clarence:

> Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

Was actually called Shogun Assassin wasn't it?


> Full Metal Jacket
> First Blood

hard to argue with those two

id add The Dear hunter

and Zombie Strippers

and Das Boot




Daithi O Murchu - on 24 Feb 2013
In reply to Daithi O Murchu:



and Stalag 17
Clarence - on 24 Feb 2013
In reply to Daithi O Murchu:

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.
Steve John B - on 24 Feb 2013
In reply to Frank4short:
> what's the best man film?

Play Misty For Me ;-)
Tom V - on 24 Feb 2013
In reply to Clarence:
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
almost sane - on 24 Feb 2013
In reply to Frank4short:

Different types of ManFilm:

Casino Royale.
Straight Story.
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)

Blue Straggler - on 24 Feb 2013
In reply to Tom V:

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 :-) )
Blue Straggler - on 24 Feb 2013
In reply to Tom V:
> (In reply to Clarence)
> 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
BMrider - on 24 Feb 2013
In reply to almost sane: the Dude abides!
Blue Straggler - on 24 Feb 2013
In reply to Frank4short:
The California Dolls (aka "All The Marbles")
Tom V - on 24 Feb 2013
In reply to Blue Straggler:

Got me there.
Blue Straggler - on 24 Feb 2013
In reply to Tom V:

Sudden Death, 1995. Powers Boothe is the head bad guy.
Blue Straggler - on 24 Feb 2013
In reply to Tom V:

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" :-)
blurty - on 24 Feb 2013
In reply to Frank4short:

Kick ass
Blue Straggler - on 24 Feb 2013
In reply to blurty:

How is that a "man film"?
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graeme jackson - on 27 Feb 2013
In reply to Frank4short:
lots of classics in the list so far. I'm going to add...

the fast and the Furious
Motown - on 27 Feb 2013
In reply to Frank4short: Caddyshack.
galpinos - on 27 Feb 2013
In reply to Frank4short:

Drive
pauldr - on 27 Feb 2013
In reply to Frank4short:

The Rocky films
Rambo films
The Expendables 1 & 2
Predator
Terminator
Conan the barbarian
ripper - on 27 Feb 2013
In reply to Frank4short:

Enter the Dragon
The Wild Bunch
Debbie Does Dallas
benallan on 27 Feb 2013
In reply to Frank4short:

Hard Target
The Warriors
Point Break
K2
Die Hard
Highlander

Stone Monkey
ripper - on 27 Feb 2013
In reply to Frank4short: Any of the Peter Sellers Clouseau films - in my limited experience, for some reason women just don't seem to find them as stupidly funny as I do...
Flinticus - on 28 Feb 2013
In reply to Clarence:
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.
Clarence - on 28 Feb 2013
In reply to Flinticus:
> (In reply to Clarence)
> ... 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.
beardy mike - on 28 Feb 2013
In reply to Frank4short: The Matrix. More one liners and quotes than you can rehash in a lifetime. And thats all us blokes are after isn't it.

Either that or the Bridges of Madison County.
mgco3 - on 07 Mar 2013
In reply to Frank4short:

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"
gg4419 - on 07 Mar 2013
The Usual Suspects?
Scrump - on 07 Mar 2013
In reply to Frank4short:
Roadhouse. Thread over.
Sam Simpson - on 07 Mar 2013
In reply to Ditch_Jockey: predator
adam11 - on 08 Mar 2013
Secondhand Lions. Michael Caine at his best.
gavin82 - on 08 Mar 2013
In reply to Frank4short: Has to be 'Once Were Warriors' with Jake the Muss...
tim000 - on 08 Mar 2013
In reply to MonkeyPuzzle:
> (In reply to Frank4short)
>
> I watched Ted the other night and laughed like a demented person all the way through.

beat me to it . very funny.
Blue Straggler - on 08 Mar 2013
In reply to adam11:

Have you seen "Shiner"? (more Caine)
Blue Straggler - on 08 Mar 2013
In reply to mike kann:
> (In reply to Frank4short) The Matrix. More one liners and quotes than you can rehash in a lifetime.

Really? What are the "classic" one-liners and quotes from The Matrix? I can think of:
"There is no spoon";
"Show me"

and that's it. Some classic SCENES are reliant on some good lines of dialogue but there's very little that's standalone
Tom V - on 09 Mar 2013
In reply to adam11:

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.
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Paul035 - on 09 Mar 2013
In reply to Frank4short:

Cool Hand Look

Best film of all time for me. Women generally just don't get it thus the nomination in this category
Paul035 - on 09 Mar 2013
In reply to Paul035:

Look??

Look??!!!

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
Tom V - on 09 Mar 2013
In reply to Paul035:

I suppose it's possible that some women don't "get" the car washing scene.

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