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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    All Quiet on the Western Front

    1930, in 17 top lists Check
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    Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

    1936, in 10 top lists Check
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    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    1939, in 16 top lists Check
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    The Grapes of Wrath

    1940, in 22 top lists Check
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    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 36 top lists Check
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    The Maltese Falcon

    1941, in 26 top lists Check
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    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
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    The Pride of the Yankees

    1942, in 4 top lists Check
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    Double Indemnity

    1944, in 32 top lists Check
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    The Best Years of Our Lives

    1946, in 27 top lists Check
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    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 29 top lists Check
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    Gentleman's Agreement

    1947, in 4 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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    The African Queen

    1951, in 10 top lists Check
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    A Streetcar Named Desire

    1951, in 15 top lists Check
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    High Noon

    1952, in 17 top lists Check
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    From Here to Eternity

    1953, in 12 top lists Check
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    Shane

    1953, in 18 top lists Check
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    On the Waterfront

    1954, in 30 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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    Rebel Without a Cause

    1955, in 16 top lists Check
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    The Searchers

    1956, in 25 top lists Check
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    12 Angry Men

    1957, in 28 top lists Check
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    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1957, in 29 top lists Check
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    Old Yeller

    1957, in 1 top list Check
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    Vertigo

    1958, in 42 top lists Check
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    Ben-Hur

    1959, in 23 top lists Check
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    North by Northwest

    1959, in 26 top lists Check
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    The Apartment

    1960, in 26 top lists Check
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    Spartacus

    1960, in 18 top lists Check
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    The Hustler

    1961, in 14 top lists Check
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    A Raisin in the Sun

    1961, in 3 top lists Check
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    Dr. No

    1962, in 5 top lists Check
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    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 40 top lists Check
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    The Longest Day

    1962, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Manchurian Candidate

    1962, in 14 top lists Check
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    To Kill a Mockingbird

    1962, in 19 top lists Check
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    The Great Escape

    1963, in 14 top lists Check
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    Zulu

    1964, in 8 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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    The Endless Summer

    1966, in 2 top lists Check
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    Cool Hand Luke

    1967, in 12 top lists Check
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    In the Heat of the Night

    1967, in 17 top lists Check
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    Bullitt

    1968, in 7 top lists Check
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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    1969, in 22 top lists Check
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    True Grit

    1969, in 2 top lists Check
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    Patton

    1970, in 13 top lists Check
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    Dirty Harry

    1971, in 14 top lists Check
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    The French Connection

    1971, in 19 top lists Check
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    The Godfather

    1972, in 38 top lists Check
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