questionswhat is the greatest "guy movie" ever made?

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Love spaceballs, but for me one of the greatest guy movies is Die Hard. Fun, witty, and above all, violent :)

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Huge fan of Heat, probably my number 1. More recently I like The Town, almost as good firefights, but has more love in it. That was kind of a plus, my wife like it too.

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Ham beat me to the Die Hard vote, comedy wise I would go with Animal House... Bachelor Party with Tom Hanks is an underrated guy movie....

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The Outlaw Josey Wales. Great dialogue, gunfights, Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Will Sampson.

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In our house, it seems to be Tombstone, a few John Wayne movies, The Great Escape and The Godfather One & Two.

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Like brotherhood movie I would say Saving Private Ryan. Like "Guy Movie" I would say Animal House.

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#1 Scarface
#2 Apocalypse Now
#3 Old Yeller

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The Hangover. 'Nuff said.

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I always seemed to find him watching Spy Game or Jeremiah Johnson.

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Bachelor Party with Tom Hanks

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Apparently my previous answer wasn't well received, so how about "Caddyshack"?

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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@captainsuperdawg: YES, the only problem is it feels sooo long sometimes

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The Expendables- it's recent, but full of awesome manly goodness.

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@okham: There are only three Christmas movies in the guy library: A Christmas Story, Scrooged, and Die Hard. :)

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Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

"My old man told me, before he left this sh*tty world, never chase buses or women, you'll always be left behind."

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A Few Good Men (per the hubby)...but he also watches Temors every time it's on cable, as well as Blazing Saddles

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Are you kidding me people? Commando! Arnold Schwarzenegger and Alyssa Milan?! Granted, she's like 12 years old, but still.

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The Indiana Jones Series or Tomb Raider, or perhaps Striptease with Demi Moore ;)

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I know many females who like all of the answers listed, all of them have an appealing point of view for women. A true "guy movie" wouldn't have the distraction of females.

I say John Carpenter's 1982 The Thing, an all-male cast with minimum cheese.

Either that or Patton.

Both are completely devoid of romantic interests.

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Can't believe no one's said 300 yet. This is by far my favorite "guy" movie, and definitely one my favorites, out of everything.

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Dirty Dozen and/or Kelly's Heroes
If you want to go more on the lighter side...
Blazing Saddles and/or Young Frankenstein
Case closed.

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I'm a big fan of the Crank movies, and they are definitely "guy" movies.

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Does The Avengers count as a guy movie?

I'm pretty sure it is...

If not then,

Star Trek
Star Wars
Indiana Jones
Mission Impossible
Sucker Punch
Takers
etc. etc. etc.

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Depending on your patience level:
Seven Samurai
Blazing Saddles

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Doctor Strangelove, hands down classic. Peter Sellers at his finest - playing, what, five roles? And George C. Scott in the war room playing his only comedic role (I think). I'd have to put John Carpenter's first flick 'Dark Star' (break out the beer, snacks and the pipe - suspend all belief systems, kick back and prepare to laugh urass off) high on the list also.

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118799/

While not technically a "guy movie", If the definition of a man is someone who will go through hell to protect his family, then the most "manly" character I have ever seen in film is Guido in Life is Beautiful.

In fact, I think it should be required viewing for every man in the world. What's great about the movie, is that the hero is, frankly, a scrawny little wimp. However, in the end, he proves himself to be more of a man than most of us could ever be.

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While a lot of the movies on this list so far are very deserving, there's one that I note as being peculiarly absent.

Under Siege

Steven Seagal while he could still be taken (at least somewhat) seriously
Tommy Lee Jones taking his usual hard-ass role and spiking it with some crazy
Gary Busey being unhinged
Erika Eleniak's breasts

Put that all together with pretty good movie making by the crew and you've got a really well rounded action movie.

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@johnnyangel16: You forgot another of the greatest: Lethal Weapon :)

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Wow... No one has mentioned the guilty pleasures of a good 'ole fashioned revenge movie...

Rambo...

Even better... Charles Bronson's "Death Wish"

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Gran Torino and you might as well add his The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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Pulp Fiction
Fight Club
Boondock Saints

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I'm going to throw Sucker Punk in the mix.
Not the best story, but it's a fanboy wet dream.
Solid music, sexy ladies, lots of action. Gunfights, planes, robots, Nazi zombies. Hell, I'm getting a semi thinking about it.

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Great list...
Here are two more...

Shooter
Big Trouble in Little China

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A few thoughts:

Dirty Harry
Patton

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@tbgolladay: Josey Wales, Pale Rider, hell, just about any of Eastwood's westerns. Unforgiven especially though, IMHO.

@johnnyangel16: No love for "Upon A Midnight Clear?"

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Make that "A Midnight Clear." Too late to edit my last comment.

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In no order;
Caddyshack, The Shawshank Redemption, Animal House, Orgasm-O, Horton Hears a Who.