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Nine Great (Forgotten) Guy Movies
This article is dedicated to the website (that shall not be named, nor linked to) that listed the 10 best guy movies of all time, all of which were released after year 1995. Apparently, before the late 1990s, guys had to suffer through an unending dreck of chick flicks and animated eye-candy from Disney.
Or so the ignoramuses of this top ten list must have thought. Personally, it just lends credence to my theory that any moron can do a top ten list, and that any drooling moron can do a top ten on any movie genre, and still have a remote chance of being taken seriously.
This is of course bait that is too irresistible to pass up, so without further ado, here is a list of 10 really great guy flicks that you probably have not seen or have seen a long time ago but forgotten. Now the next time you want to rent a movie, you will be faced with this dilemna: Watch Keenu Reeves in "Matrix Reloaded" for the 5th time, or any one of these gems (providing you can find them in your local Blockbuster video store).
Nine Great (Forgotten) Guy Movies
The First Five
1. Magnum Force (Dirty Harry) starring Clint Eastwood.
See Dirty Harry battle fascist rogue cops. But wait, I thought Dirty Harry was a fascist rogue cop. Brilliant! (1973)
2. The Wild Bunch starring William Holden, directed by Sam Peckinpah.
How did Sam Peckinpah get a reputation as a director of the most violent films of the sixties and seventies? He made this film, a guy-instropective bookend by two of the most violent gunplays scene in any genre, let alone the Western (1969).
3. Three Days of the Condor starring Robert Redford.
No other movie so captures the paranoia of the seventies, of living in the shadow of the Vietnam War and a corrupt American presidency. Hard to imagine in the 2000s... er.. wait (1975).
4. The Running Man starring Arnold Schwarzneggar
The forgotten Schwarneggar film. Deeply satirical look at American society that was ahead of its time. Should be studied in film schools. But hey, don't let that ruin it for you, Arnie kicks a lot of butt in this film too. (1987)
5. The Right Stuff
One of the best special effects movies ever made without the help of CGI. And an unbelievable performance by Sam Shepard as Chuck Yeager, who had a set of balls so big he probably needed a wheelbarrow to carry them around. (1983)
The Wild Bunch
Another Fabulous Four
6. True Romance starring Christian Slater
You've seen Pulp Fiction how many times? And Reservoir Dogs? How about this Tarantino flick with an ending that beats both. And as an added bonus you get to watch Christian Slater back when he knew how to act. (1993)
7. Gunga Din
Gunga Din?? Gunga Din??!! Hey I said this was a list of forgotten films. Ask your grandfather what he thought of Raiders of the Lost Ark and there's a good chance he will say it reminds him of Gunga Din - only not as good. (1939).
8. The Adventures of Buckeroo Banzai across the 8th Dimension.
John Lithgrow. Best. Villain. Ever. (1984)
9. The Civll War by Ken Burns.
Ladies (if any females are reading this hub) try this at home. Ask your boyfriend/husband if they would rather watch 10 hours of the Playboy channel or 10 hours of Ken Burns' masterpiece. Nine of ten men will pick the Civil War miniseries. And the tenth is a very confused gay man. (1990)