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. 74 -

    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 40 top lists Check
  2. 75 -

    The Godfather

    1972, in 39 top lists Check
  3. 30 -

    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
  4. 56 -

    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 36 top lists Check
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    Ladri di biciclette

    1948 — a.k.a. Bicycle Thieves, in 35 top lists Check
  6. 64 -

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    1975, in 33 top lists Check
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    Shichinin no samurai

    1954 — a.k.a. Seven Samurai, in 33 top lists Check
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    Double Indemnity

    1944, in 32 top lists Check
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    Schindler's List

    1993, in 32 top lists Check
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    Chinatown

    1974, in 29 top lists Check
  11. 76 -

    The Godfather: Part II

    1974, in 29 top lists Check
  12. 100 -

    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 29 top lists Check
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    12 Angry Men

    1957, in 28 top lists Check
  14. 95 -

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1957, in 28 top lists Check
  15. 57 -

    On the Waterfront

    1954, in 28 top lists Check
  16. 86 -

    Saving Private Ryan

    1998, in 27 top lists Check
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    The Apartment

    1960, in 26 top lists Check
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    The Maltese Falcon

    1941, in 25 top lists Check
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    The Searchers

    1956, in 25 top lists Check
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    The Best Years of Our Lives

    1946, in 24 top lists Check
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    Gladiator

    2000, in 24 top lists Check
  22. 87 -

    American Beauty

    1999, in 23 top lists Check
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    Ben-Hur

    1959, in 23 top lists Check
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    Unforgiven

    1992, in 22 top lists Check
  25. 37 -

    The Grapes of Wrath

    1940, in 21 top lists Check
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    The Shawshank Redemption

    1994, in 21 top lists Check
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    All the President's Men

    1976, in 20 top lists Check
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    Braveheart

    1995, in 20 top lists Check
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    Rocky

    1976, in 19 top lists Check
  30. 91 -

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    1962, in 19 top lists Check
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    Shane

    1953, in 18 top lists Check
  32. 51 -

    Spartacus

    1960, in 18 top lists Check
  33. 97 -

    Fight Club

    1999, in 17 top lists Check
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    In the Heat of the Night

    1967, in 17 top lists Check
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    Rebel Without a Cause

    1955, in 16 top lists Check
  36. 67 -

    The Sting

    1973, in 16 top lists Check
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    All Quiet on the Western Front

    1930, in 15 top lists Check
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    Das Boot

    1981, in 15 top lists Check
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    Gandhi

    1982, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Great Escape

    1963, in 15 top lists Check
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    A Streetcar Named Desire

    1951, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Hustler

    1961, in 14 top lists Check
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    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    1939, in 14 top lists Check
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    Chariots of Fire

    1981, in 13 top lists Check
  45. 89 -

    From Here to Eternity

    1953, in 13 top lists Check
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    Patton

    1970, in 13 top lists Check
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    Cool Hand Luke

    1967, in 12 top lists Check
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    Dead Poets Society

    1989, in 12 top lists Check
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    Enter the Dragon

    1973, in 11 top lists Check
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    The Right Stuff

    1983, in 11 top lists Check
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