Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Ultimate GUY Movie List

What are the top five essential ultimate GUY movies? I mean: the movies that, if you're male and you don't like them, you have to forfeit your Man card. What are they?

Here's my list.

1. The Godfather I and II; okay, that's cheating. But it wasn't personal, it was business.

2. Animal House; the funniest movie ever made; Caddyshack is a distant second. Best line (of many): "Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life."

3. Gladiator: "My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next." 'Nuff said.

4. The Shawshank Redemption: the best "buddy" movie ever made.

5. Pulp Fiction: Samuel L. Jackson's monologue is transcendent:

"There's a passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17: 'The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.' "

"I been sayin' that @#$% for years. And if you ever heard it, it meant your @#$%. I never really questioned what it meant. I thought it was just a cold-blooded thing to say to a @#$% before you popped a cap in his @#$%. But I saw some @#$% this mornin' made me think twice. Now I'm thinkin': it could mean you're the evil man. And I'm the righteous man. And Mr. 9mm here, he's the shepherd protecting my righteous @#$% in the valley of darkness."

"Or it could be you're the righteous man and I'm the shepherd and it's the world that's evil and selfish. I'd like that. But that @#$% ain't the truth. The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be a shepherd."

Honorable mention: Magnolia, 28 Days Later, The Usual Suspects, Dr. Strangelove, The Good the Bad & the Ugly, Alien, Fight Club, the whole LOTR thing, etc.



Blogger Jerimy said...

No Braveheart!?

Gladiator would never had been made if Gibson hadn't opened up the doors for the epic film to be in vogue again! Och, no I'm dissapointed Dr. Stepp.
What could be more manly then to say (as the writer states)
"Every movie has a message, and the message of most movies is that the guy with the bluest eyes, the cutest dimples, the biggest biceps, and the greenest money is the one who prevails.

This movie says if your faithful to your heart, even if they cut it out of you... you prevail."
-Randall Wallace

What's more manly then that?

12:44 AM  
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What? No Die Hard (1 or 2 is the best)? No The Rock? Come on, man!

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