Today is Best Friends Day! To celebrate, we’ll be featuring movies with BFFs all week. This first post is about best bros. Later in the week, we’ll have posts on best lady friends and best male/female buddies. We’re equal opportunity like that. Read More
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After all the gooey sweetness and romance of Valentine’s Day, I want to revel in masculinity for a bit, just to restore the balance. So I’ve been watching some of my favorite guy movies. I’m talking about movies where dudes fight, spit, grow sweet beards, shoot stuff, and generally behave like life is one big truck commercial.
So that you, too, can bro out, here are some of my favorite dude movies:
Dalton is all that is man. Exhibit A: “Pain don’t hurt.” Exhibit B: removing a guy’s larynx with his bare hands. I rest my case.
The premise is that a former dictator from Latin America kidnaps Alyssa Milano in order to coerce her Special Forces Badass father into helping him regain power. If her dad was Tony Danza, everything might have gone according to plan. But that kind of stuff isn’t going to fly with Arnie. Bonus points because Arnold could barely speak English when he made this movie.
I just found out last week that Rambo dies at the end of the book. In fact, the whole book is very different, with Rambo painted as a psycho killer instead of a misunderstood loner. This knowledge is really messing with my worldview.
You might think that a movie based on a mixture of gymnastics and martial arts isn’t all that manly, but you’d be completely wrong. It does feature ninjas, after all. This is one of the greatest stories ever told.
I go back and forth as to which movie I like more. I enjoy the idea of the Kumite and the fighting in Bloodsport, but I love Tong Po and the excessively 80s training montages from Kickboxer.
My favorite of the Rocky movies, because it has the best bad guy and is all about sticking it to the Commies.
I’m not going to lie — there’s a small part of me that wants the Russians to invade so I can become part of a guerilla force made up of reckless teens. Wolverines!
Over the Top
Not only is this a movie about arm wrestling, it’s a movie about arm wrestling starring Sylvester Stallone who plays a big rig driver. That’s such a manly concept, I bet the script had a mustache.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
I had to include a Western, and to me, this is the best one ever made.
It not only has Arnie in the cast, but also former pro wrestler/future governor Jesse “The Body” Ventura. And he has a gigantic Gatling gun and gives us the classic line, “I ain’t got time to bleed.” So many reasons that Predator belongs here.