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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    12 Angry Men

    1957, in 28 top lists Check
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    The African Queen

    1951, in 10 top lists Check
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    All Quiet on the Western Front

    1930, in 17 top lists Check
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    All the President's Men

    1976, in 20 top lists Check
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    American Beauty

    1999, in 22 top lists Check
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    The Apartment

    1960, in 26 top lists Check
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    Apollo 13

    1995, in 5 top lists Check
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    Ben-Hur

    1959, in 23 top lists Check
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    The Best Years of Our Lives

    1946, in 27 top lists Check
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    The Bourne Identity

    2002, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Bourne Supremacy

    2004, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Bourne Ultimatum

    2007, in 8 top lists Check
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    Braveheart

    1995, in 18 top lists Check
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    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1957, in 29 top lists Check
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    Bull Durham

    1988, in 6 top lists Check
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    Bullitt

    1968, in 7 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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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    1969, in 22 top lists Check
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    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
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    Chariots of Fire

    1981, in 12 top lists Check
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    Chinatown

    1974, in 28 top lists Check
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    Cinderella Man

    2005, in 2 top lists Check
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    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 36 top lists Check
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    Cool Hand Luke

    1967, in 12 top lists Check
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    Das Boot

    1981, in 15 top lists Check
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    Dead Poets Society

    1989, in 9 top lists Check
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    Die Hard

    1988, in 16 top lists Check
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    Dirty Harry

    1971, in 14 top lists Check
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    Double Indemnity

    1944, in 32 top lists Check
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    Dr. No

    1962, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Endless Summer

    1966, in 2 top lists Check
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    Enter the Dragon

    1973, in 11 top lists Check
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    Field of Dreams

    1989, in 7 top lists Check
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    Fight Club

    1999, in 16 top lists Check
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    First Blood

    1982, in 3 top lists Check
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    The French Connection

    1971, in 19 top lists Check
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    From Here to Eternity

    1953, in 12 top lists Check
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    Gandhi

    1982, in 15 top lists Check
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    Gangs of New York

    2002, in 4 top lists Check
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    Gentleman's Agreement

    1947, in 4 top lists Check
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    Ghost Busters

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

    2000, in 23 top lists Check
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    Glory

    1989, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Godfather

    1972, in 38 top lists Check
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    The Godfather: Part II

    1974, in 27 top lists Check
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    The Grapes of Wrath

    1940, in 22 top lists Check
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    The Great Escape

    1963, in 14 top lists Check
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    Groundhog Day

    1993, in 19 top lists Check
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    High Noon

    1952, in 17 top lists Check
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    Hoosiers

    1986 — a.k.a. Best Shot, in 3 top lists Check
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