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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  1. 1 -

    The Great Escape

    1963, in 14 top lists Check
  2. 9 -

    The Last of the Mohicans

    1992, in 7 top lists Check
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    North by Northwest

    1959, in 26 top lists Check
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    Das Boot

    1981, in 15 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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    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

    1983, in 16 top lists Check
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    The Iron Giant

    1999, in 10 top lists Check
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    The Right Stuff

    1983, in 12 top lists Check
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    True Grit

    1969, in 2 top lists Check
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    Spartacus

    1960, in 18 top lists Check
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    Apollo 13

    1995, in 5 top lists Check
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    The African Queen

    1951, in 10 top lists Check
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    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 40 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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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    2003, in 25 top lists Check
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    The Searchers

    1956, in 25 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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    Old Yeller

    1957, in 1 top list Check
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    Dr. No

    1962, in 5 top lists Check
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    Jeremiah Johnson

    1972, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1957, in 29 top lists Check
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    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    1981, in 26 top lists Check
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    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    1989, in 13 top lists Check
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    Ben-Hur

    1959, in 23 top lists Check
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Last updated on Dec 28, 2011; source