55 Movies Every Man Needs to See

There are some movies every man needs to watch at some point in his life and this is my list. I admit, I haven’t seen all of them but I have every intention to.

  1. Casablanca
  2. Full Metal Jacket 
  3. The Godfather 
  4. Scarface 
  5. Saving Private Ryan 
  6. Mad Max
  7. Lawrence of Arabia 
  8. Ben-Hur
  9. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  10. A Clockwork Orange 
  11. 2001: A Space Odyssey 
  12. Star Wars (the original trilogy)
  13. Star Trek 2 through 4
  14. Back to the Future 
  15. Captains Courageous 
  16. Schindler’s List 
  17. Ghostbusters 
  18. The Matrix 
  19. Passchendaele
  20. Logan’s Run
  21. Police Academy 
  22. American Beauty 
  23. City Slickers 
  24. Sin City 
  25. Die Hard
  26. Lethal Weapon 
  27. Father of the Bride 
  28. Stand By Me
  29. Soylent Green
  30. Planet of the Apes (original)
  31. Jurassic Park
  32. Kelly’s Heroes
  33. It’s a Wonderful Life
  34. Hotel Rwanda
  35. Jaws
  36. Dead Poets Society 
  37. The Princess Bride
  38. Secondhand Lions
  39. Rudy
  40. Men of Honor
  41. Hamburger Hill
  42. The Hunt for Red October 
  43. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  44. Das Boot
  45. The Pianist 
  46. King Kong (1933 or 2005)
  47. The Producers
  48. The Blues Brothers 
  49. A Few Good Men
  50. Gladiator 
  51. Jaws
  52. All Quiet on the Western Front
  53. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
  54. Home Alone
  55. Fargo

There are a number of reasons films made this list; some are brilliant filmmakimg, some can help make us better men, some can give us insights we may never have found otherwise, but some are just ridiculously fun. I’ll leave you with a couple of thoughts;

“Love is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.”


“If that plane takes off and you’re not on it you’ll regret it. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.”


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