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Top Ten Movies Every Guy Needs to See

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1.  V for Vendetta (2005)


A true masterpiece that would certainly evoke the rebel in any of us.  The highly developed, convincing, and inspiring character of V almost had me taking to the streets and hatching my own plot to overthrow the government.

2.  True Romance (1993)

Written by Quentin Tarantino, this pedal-to-the-metal action film is full of Tarantino’s witty and humorous dialogue that we have come to love, which has garnered him two Academy Awards (Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained).

3. Mindhunters (2004) (Recommendation by Brian B. of Marengo, IL)

Starring Val Kilmer and Christian Slater, Mindhunters is a cerebral movie about FBI profilers on a training exercise in an isolated location. I like it a lot because it is unpredictable, the pacing is incredible, the characters are interesting, and the soundtrack is modern and fits the film well. It contains elements of horror, drama, and action rolled into one.

4.  Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

A personal favorite of mine. This film was adapted from the stage musical. Starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell, this musical comedy offers elements that will keep today’s sophisticated film viewers entertained. It also features the ever popular song “Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend,” whose theme Madonna borrowed for her video “Material Girl.”

5.  Shawshank Redemption (1994)


A compelling story of friendship that is told in a clever manner. From the depths of despair, we witness the formation of a bond between two men emerge in the most unlikely of places. In a word, this is a story of hope.

6.  Ben-Hur (1954)

A true epic film, Ben-Hur won 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. When childhood friends’ political views clash, betrayal steps forward and Ben-Hur is condemned to life as a slave. Through good fortune, he rises up and sets forth for revenge. Making the story much more interesting is the parallel of the unfolding of the story of Jesus and the few interactions the two had during the film.

7.  Gladiator  (2000)


Don’t roll your eyes! If you didn’t see this one coming, that’s on you. The power and glory of Rome are displayed in this vivid and stunning epic.

8.  Wedding Crashers (2005)

The laugh out loud comedy that, once again, paired Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. A romantic comedy about two guys who—you guessed it—crash wedding parties and find love along the way. This is the film that taught us that you can’t take back a gift.

9.  Goodfellas (1990)

Liotta, De Niro, Pesci, gangsters doing gangster stuff. Seriously, do I really need to say any more? If you haven’t seen it, see it!

10. Training Day (2001)

When I chose this film, I didn’t just plan it today, I had been planning on it all week. Denzel Washington is larger than King Kong in this role that earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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