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The Best Of: 90's Movies For Guys

Updated on February 12, 2015


Every decade has great movies. The Nineties were no different. This article will lay out forty-four great movies that every guys should see. On to the List!

Pulp Fiction (1994)

One great manly quote: "Did you ever hear the philosophy that once a man admits that he's wrong, he is immediately forgiven for all wrongdoings?" -Vincent Vega

Shawshank Redemption (1994)

One great manly quote: "Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." - Andy DuFresne

Fight Club (1999)

Two great manly quotes: “It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.” - Tyler Durden

"The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club." - Tyler Durden (These rules apply to anything that happens in Vegas)

Good Will Hunting (1997)

One great manly quote: "You're not perfect, sport, and let me save you the suspense: this girl you've met, she's not perfect either. But the question is whether or not you're perfect for each other." - Sean McGuire

Rudy (1993)

One great manly quote: "I wish God would put your heart in some of my players bodies." - Ara Parseghian

American History X (1998)

One great manly quote: "Hate is baggage. Life's too short to be pissed off all the time. It's just not worth it." - Danny Vinyard

Scent of a Woman (1992)

One great quote: "As I came in here, I heard those words, 'Cradle of Leadership'....Makers of men, Creators of leaders. Be careful what kind of leaders you're producing here. I don't know if Charlie's silence here today is right or wrong. I'm not a judge or jury, but I can tell you this: He won't sell anybody out to buy his future! And that, my friends, is called integrity. That's called courage. Now that's the stuff leaders should be made of." - Lt. Col. Frank Slade

Clear and Present Danger (1994)

One great manly quote: "How dare you, sir!" - Jack Ryan

The Fugitive (1993)

One great manly quote: "So he showed up not dead yet. Let that be a lesson to you, boys and girls. Don't ever argue with the big dog, because the big dog is always right." - Deputy Marshall Samuel Gerard

American Beauty (1999)

One great manly quote: "It's a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself. Makes you wonder what else you can do that you've forgotten about." - Lester Burnham

The Usual Suspects (1995)

One great manly quote: "A man can convince anyone he's somebody else, but never himself." - Verbal

Tombstone (1993)

One great manly quote: "Yes, but there's just something about him. Something around the eyes, I don't know, reminds me of... me. No. I'm sure of it, I hate him." - Doc Holliday

The Hunt for Red October (1990)

One great manly quote: "When he reached the New World, Cortez burned his ships. As a result his men were well motivated." - Captain Ramius

Se7en (1995)

One great manly quote: "Wanting people to listen, you can't just tap them on the shoulder anymore. You have to hit them with a sledgehammer, and then you'll notice you've got their strict attention." - John Doe

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

One great quote: "Quid pro quo. I tell you things, you tell me things. Not about this case, though . About yourself. Quid pro quo. Yes or no?" - Doctor Hannibal Lecter

Goodfellas (1990)

One great quote: "I know there are women, like my best friends, who would have gotten out of there the minute their boyfriends gave them a gun to hide. But I didn't. I gotta admit the truth, it turned me on." - Karen Hill

Braveheart (1995)

Two great manly quotes: "I know you can fight, but it's our wits that make us men." - Malcolm Wallace

"Every man dies. Not every man really lives." - William Wallace

A Few Good Men (1992)

One great manly quote: "Walk softly and carry an armored tank division, I always say." - Col. Jessup

The Rock (1996)

One great manly quote: "Your "best"! Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and fuck the prom queen." - John Mason

Groundhog Day (1993)

One great manly sequence:

Phil Connors: "Who is your perfect guy?"

Rita: "Well, first of all, he's too humble to know he's perfect."

Phil Connors: "That's me!"

The Negotiator (1998)

One great manly quote: "I once talked a guy out of blowing up the Sears Tower but I can't talk my wife out of the bedroom or my kid off the phone." - Chris Sabian

Forrest Gump (1994)

One great quote: "Life's a box of chocolates, Forrest. You never know what you're gonna get." - Mrs. Gump

The Professional (1994)

One great manly quote: "The rifle is the first weapon you learn how to use, because it lets you keep your distance from the client. The closer you get to being a pro, the closer you can get to the client. The knife, for example, is the last thing you learn." - Leon

Alive (1993)

One great quote: "Do you know what it is that we've lived this long the way we have? Seventy days? It's impossible. It's impossible and we did it. I'm proud to be a man on a day like this. Alive. That I lived to see it, and see it in such a place. Take it in. I love you, man. It's beautiful. It's God. And it'll carry us over every stone, I swear." - Nando

The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

One great manly quote: "Someday I think you and I are going to have a serious disagreement." - Hawkeye

L.A. Confidential (1997)

One great quote: "Some men get the world. Others get ex-hookers and a trip to Arizona." - Lynn Bracken

The Big Lebowski (1997)

One great manly quote: "Yeah, well. The Dude abides." - The Dude

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

One great manly quote: "What I mean by that, sir, is if you was to put me and this here sniper rifle anywhere up to and including one mile from Adolf Hitler... with a clean line of sight... Pack your bags, fellas. War's over. Amen." - Prvt. Jackson

Ronin (1998)

One great sequence:

Sam - "Whenever there is any doubt, there is no doubt. That's the first thing they teach you."

Vincent - "Who taught you?"

Sam - "I don't remember. That's the second thing they teach you."

Universal Soldier (1992)

One manly quote: "Nice necklace. I got one just like it made out of noses." - Local

In the Line of Fire (1993)

One great manly quote: "Think, Frank. Think. The same government that trained me to kill trained you to protect. Yet now you want to kill me while up on that roof I protected you. They're gonna write books about us, Frank." - Mitch Leary

Apollo 13 (1995)

One great manly quote: "With all due respect, sir, I believe this is gonna be our finest hour." - Gene Kranz

Patriot Games (1992)

One great manly quote: "I'll go home and call the TV stations. Give them what they want. Let them take their cameras into my daughter's hospital room - put it on the evening news. i don't give a shit whether you did it or not and neither will anyone else but I will put such a strangle hold on your gun money that you'll be out in the street throwing rocks! I will fucking destroy you! I will make it my mission in life." - Jack Ryan

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

One manly quote: "Eddie, you keep talking like a bitch, I'm gonna slap you like a bitch." - Mr. Blonde

Backdraft (1991)

One great manly quote: "You go, we go." Lt. Steven McCaffrey

The Saint (1997)

One great sequence:

Emma Russell- "Who are you?"

Simon Templar - "Nobody has a clue. Least of all me."

School Ties (1992)

One great manly quote: "No sir. You're never going to forget this happened, because I'm going to stay here. And every time you see me, you'll remember that it happened. You used me for football. I'll use you to get into Harvard." - David Greene

Mystery Alaska (1999)

One great manly quote: "I play hockey and I fornicate, cause those are the two most fun things to do in cold weather." - Skank Marden

Gattaca (1997)

One great manly quote: "You want to know how I did it? This is how I did it, Anton: I never saved anything for the swim back." - Vincent

Aspen Extreme (1993)

One great sequence:

Dexter Rutecki - "These guys are good, Teej."

T.J. Burke- "Yeah, but they're not from Detroit."

Navy Seals (1990)

One great manly quote: "You gotta stick it out there and not be afraid to get it cut off, that's what I always say." - Hawkins

The Jackal (1997)

One great manly quote: "The entire government wants me dead, mister, yet here I am." - Declan Mulqueen

Basic Instinct (1992)

One great manly quote: "Let me ask you something, Roxy, man to man. I think she's the fuck of the century. What do you think?" - Nick Curran

Sniper (1993)

One great manly quote: "Don't take a piss. Bugs will swarm right up through your dick. Good night." - Thomas Beckett


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      CJ Kelly 

      3 years ago from Auburn, WA

      Lots of great ones. But I hated American Beauty. I know that goes against the majority. My favs Goodfellas, and Private Ryan. Apollo 13 was great too. I would have thrown in The Last Seduction with Linda Fiorentino. Peter Berg is also in it. Total guy movie. Kind of a forgotten classic. Voted up and shared.


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