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"male role-model" movies

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  • SonosSonos Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Bullit. Stevee McQueen was a lot cooler than any of today's action heroes.

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  • QuirkQuirk Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon

    Kurt Russel - Tombstone, my favourite western i think and full of manliness

  • ShamusShamus Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Raere wrote: »
    There's an obscure-ish movie that I saw a few years ago that's about a typical average guy being a role-model to a younger boy About a Boy
    is the name. I dunno.
    Big fan of this movie, though I'm not sure it fills the testosterone junkie requirement.

    How about El, from Desperado?

  • LiveWireLiveWire Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Raere wrote: »
    There's an obscure-ish movie that I saw a few years ago that's about a typical average guy being a role-model to a younger boy. About a Boy is the name. I dunno.

    I wrote a 10page college paper on it. Fantastic movie (as good as the book) though probably not what the OP would be looking for. Its really more about how the man (manchild, really) and boy are role models for each other. You should see it anyway because its just that goddamn fantastic.

    Terminator 2 is what you want. I mean, the former Mr. Universe blowing shit up to protect a future (male) world leader, interspersed with monologues by Sarah Connor about how the Terminator was "the ultimate father". You can't get any more dead on to what you asked for.

  • PhilodoxPhilodox Registered User
    edited June 2007
    300 - King Leonidas

    If you want a stereotypical manly role model, it doesn't get any better than that.

    That's a Freudian mansex if I ever cocked one.
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  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot WRIGGLY OMG WRIGGLYRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Sin City. Three very different men, but they are all quite manly. In a way.

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  • JWFokkerJWFokker Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Rhino wrote: »
    I heard that "The Unforgiven" with Client Eastwood is just a fucking classic.

    but I can't confirm that personally, it's from a third party source.
    Third party source is usually reliable.

    As someone who has seen nearly all of Clint Eastwood's westerns, I have to say "The Unforgiven" was considerably overhyped. It's a decent movie, but nothing special. Pale Rider, High Plains Drifter and the Fistful trilogy were much better. I think it just got it's reputation because it was the first "classic style" western in years and it was Clint's last. Aside from Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman being in it, it's got nothing special going for it. If you want to see Clint Eastwood's best, Pale Rider and High Plains Drifter are the ones you want to watch.
    Sonos wrote: »
    Bullit. Stevee McQueen was a lot cooler than any of today's action heroes.

    Steve McQueen was cool for the time, but when I watched the much lauded Bullitt, I was underwhelmed. It may be one of the grand-daddies of the genre, but just like Wolf 3D is to Half-Life 2, it's been done much better since. Die Hard perfected the rogue cop character and Ronin perfected the car chase. Unfortunately for Bullitt, it was a noteworthy film for it's editing and sound, and not so much it's storyline or acting (which were both pretty bland). The style of film editing and use of sound have been refined to the point that Bullitt seems flat by comparison and really shows it's age. Other better films like Heat outclass Bullitt in pretty much every way, and it just doesn't stand the test of time.

  • JWFokkerJWFokker Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Oh, and because no one has mentioned them yet that I noticed, for masculine stereotypes you can't go wrong with Mad Max and Deadwood.

    In particular, The Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome develop Max's character into a loner badass, though of course, he always reluctantly does the right thing in the end, otherwise he'd just be a selfish asshole.

    As for Deadwood, between Al Swearengen, Seth Bullock, Dan Dority and George Hearst, there's no shortage of badasses, though Hearst is portrayed as a genuinely cold hearted bastard and is really the villain of the third season. Swearengen is the baddest motherfucker on the show, but there's no way you can't like him in spite of being a mean sonofabitch most of the time. While Bullock is the "good guy" in the camp, his barely contained rage and the frequency with which he succumbs to resorting to violence makes him pretty badass as well. Dan Dority is just a badass because he kills other guys with ease.

  • virgilsammsvirgilsamms Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Yojimbo - Akira Kurosawa

  • FirstComradeStalinFirstComradeStalin Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Quirk wrote: »
    Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon


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    He is all man.

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  • SonosSonos Registered User
    edited June 2007
    hells yeh bruce lee all the way. all the rest are little girls.

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  • RazzleDazzRazzleDazz Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Robert Deniro in Ronin

  • ShintoShinto __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2007
    Shane.

    Cool Hand Luke.

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

  • TiemlerTiemler Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Good Night and Good Luck
    Spoiler:

  • BelketreBelketre Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    John Wayne, and pretty much every movie he was in.

    Charles Bronson as well.

  • SliverSliver Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Shinto wrote: »
    Shane.

    Cool Hand Luke.


    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

    edit: I agree with shane and cool hand look, but I have no idea who or what was perticularly memorable in a masculine sense about OFOCN.

  • SonosSonos Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Tiemler wrote: »
    Good Night and Good Luck
    Spoiler:

    least masculine movie possibly of all times. bore fest.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Road House?
    I seem to remember a generous amount of testosterone fueled brawls, as well as some nice titties. I think there may have been some plot too, but who knows?
    Seems to have all that is required for a man movie.

    Plus, it's got the voice actor for Starscream in it. Can you get more manly? I think not.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Well for quirky male who knows everything you can't go wrong with Zero Effect.

    You could pick up episodes of the Venture Brothers for Brock Sampson kicking everything alives ass.

    24 has the all american bad ass in Jack Bauer

    And for shame no one mentioned Inspector Tequila from Hardboiled, or the titular Killer from John Woo's The Killer.

    The Warriors has a lot of cliche testorone in it.

    The Rundown, walking tall, the scorpion king, for some Dwayne The Rock Johnson awesomeness.

    And the Mummy films.

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