100 Must See Movies: The Essential Men’s Movie Library

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"And for better and for worse, film has had a huge impact on masculinity in the 20th Century. Movies have produced archetypes of manliness that many men judge themselves against today. To view how male characters of cinema have been portrayed over the decades, is to see clearly the ways in which our perception of masculinity has changed and continues to change."

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    Fight Club

    1999, in 16 top lists Check
  2. 49 -

    The Shawshank Redemption

    1994, in 21 top lists Check
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    The Godfather

    1972, in 38 top lists Check
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    2003, in 25 top lists Check
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    2001, in 26 top lists Check
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    2002, in 22 top lists Check
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    American Beauty

    1999, in 22 top lists Check
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    Star Wars

    1977 — a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, in 36 top lists Check
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    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    1980, in 23 top lists Check
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    1975, in 33 top lists Check
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    12 Angry Men

    1957, in 28 top lists Check
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    The Godfather: Part II

    1974, in 27 top lists Check
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    Schindler's List

    1993, in 31 top lists Check
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    Gladiator

    2000, in 23 top lists Check
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    Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

    1966 — a.k.a. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, in 23 top lists Check
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    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    1981, in 26 top lists Check
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    Saving Private Ryan

    1998, in 27 top lists Check
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    Groundhog Day

    1993, in 19 top lists Check
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    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

    1983, in 16 top lists Check
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    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
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    Die Hard

    1988, in 16 top lists Check
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    Vertigo

    1958, in 42 top lists Check
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    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    1989, in 13 top lists Check
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    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 36 top lists Check
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    Braveheart

    1995, in 18 top lists Check
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    Dead Poets Society

    1989, in 9 top lists Check
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    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 29 top lists Check
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    Shichinin no samurai

    1954 — a.k.a. Seven Samurai, in 31 top lists Check
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    Ghost Busters

    1984 — a.k.a. Ghostbusters, in 13 top lists Check
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    Chinatown

    1974, in 28 top lists Check
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    North by Northwest

    1959, in 26 top lists Check
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    The Bourne Ultimatum

    2007, in 8 top lists Check
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    To Kill a Mockingbird

    1962, in 19 top lists Check
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    The Iron Giant

    1999, in 10 top lists Check
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    Rocky

    1976, in 19 top lists Check
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    The Bourne Identity

    2002, in 3 top lists Check
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    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 40 top lists Check
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    Unforgiven

    1992, in 21 top lists Check
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    The Apartment

    1960, in 26 top lists Check
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    Double Indemnity

    1944, in 32 top lists Check
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    Ladri di biciclette

    1948 — a.k.a. Bicycle Thieves, in 35 top lists Check
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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    1969, in 22 top lists Check
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    The Sting

    1973, in 15 top lists Check
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    Gangs of New York

    2002, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Bourne Supremacy

    2004, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Great Escape

    1963, in 14 top lists Check
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    Cool Hand Luke

    1967, in 12 top lists Check
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    The Maltese Falcon

    1941, in 26 top lists Check
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    Das Boot

    1981, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1957, in 29 top lists Check
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