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. 47 -

    Vertigo

    1958, in 42 top lists Check
  2. 74 -

    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 40 top lists Check
  3. 75 -

    The Godfather

    1972, in 39 top lists Check
  4. 30 -

    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
  5. 56 -

    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 36 top lists Check
  6. 22 -

    Star Wars

    1977 — a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, in 36 top lists Check
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    Ladri di biciclette

    1948 — a.k.a. Bicycle Thieves, in 35 top lists Check
  8. 18 -

    Double Indemnity

    1944, in 33 top lists Check
  9. 64 -

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    1975, in 33 top lists Check
  10. 88 -

    Shichinin no samurai

    1954 — a.k.a. Seven Samurai, in 33 top lists Check
  11. 70 -

    Schindler's List

    1993, in 31 top lists Check
  12. 53 -

    Chinatown

    1974, in 29 top lists Check
  13. 100 -

    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 29 top lists Check
  14. 77 -

    12 Angry Men

    1957, in 28 top lists Check
  15. 95 -

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1957, in 28 top lists Check
  16. 76 -

    The Godfather: Part II

    1974, in 28 top lists Check
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    On the Waterfront

    1954, in 28 top lists Check
  18. 86 -

    Saving Private Ryan

    1998, in 27 top lists Check
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    The Apartment

    1960, in 26 top lists Check
  20. 78 -

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    2001, in 26 top lists Check
  21. 12 -

    North by Northwest

    1959, in 26 top lists Check
  22. 98 -

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    1981, in 26 top lists Check
  23. 39 -

    The Best Years of Our Lives

    1946, in 25 top lists Check
  24. 80 -

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    2003, in 25 top lists Check
  25. 20 -

    The Maltese Falcon

    1941, in 25 top lists Check
  26. 84 -

    The Searchers

    1956, in 25 top lists Check
  27. 104 -

    Ben-Hur

    1959, in 24 top lists Check
  28. 82 -

    Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

    1966 — a.k.a. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, in 24 top lists Check
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    Gladiator

    2000, in 23 top lists Check
  30. 23 -

    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    1980, in 23 top lists Check
  31. 87 -

    American Beauty

    1999, in 22 top lists Check
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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    1969, in 22 top lists Check
  33. 79 -

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    2002, in 22 top lists Check
  34. 37 -

    The Grapes of Wrath

    1940, in 21 top lists Check
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    The Shawshank Redemption

    1994, in 21 top lists Check
  36. 31 -

    Unforgiven

    1992, in 21 top lists Check
  37. 71 -

    All the President's Men

    1976, in 20 top lists Check
  38. 29 -

    The French Connection

    1971, in 20 top lists Check
  39. 61 -

    Rocky

    1976, in 19 top lists Check
  40. 91 -

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    1962, in 19 top lists Check
  41. 55 -

    Braveheart

    1995, in 18 top lists Check
  42. 105 -

    Groundhog Day

    1993, in 18 top lists Check
  43. 26 -

    High Noon

    1952, in 18 top lists Check
  44. 17 -

    Shane

    1953, in 18 top lists Check
  45. 51 -

    Spartacus

    1960, in 18 top lists Check
  46. 48 -

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    1930, in 17 top lists Check
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    Fight Club

    1999, in 17 top lists Check
  48. 16 -

    In the Heat of the Night

    1967, in 17 top lists Check
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    Die Hard

    1988, in 16 top lists Check
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    Rebel Without a Cause

    1955, in 16 top lists Check
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