June 16, 2010

How manly is ChemGuy via the Manly Movie List?

Here's what we've got: Top 100 Great Movies Every Guy Must See.

Let's start by sorting into two categories:  movies I've seen and movies I've not seen.

I've seen #1-5,7-15, 17, 18, 21-27, 29-31, 33, 36, 37, 39, 40, 43-45, 47, 49-53, 55-58, 61-67, 70, 71, 73-78, 80, 83, 86, 88, 89, 91, 92, 94-97, 100.

Haven't seen...
  • #6 - Once Upon a Time in America - immediately on my list to see
  • #16 - Backdraft - never interested me
  • #19 - Once Upon a Time in the West - another Eastwood western, all down with it
  • #20 - The Cowboys - never heard of it
  • #28 - Carlito's Way
  • #32 - Transformers - don't wanna
  • #34 - In the Line of Fire - old guy Eastwood interests me way less
  • #36 - Miller's Crossing - slept through it once
  • #38 - Starship Troopers - isn't this supposed to be awful?
  • #41 - Armageddon - isn't this supposed to be awful?
  • #42 - Old School - having not seen this is like a badge of honor at this point
  • #46 - Dawn of the Dead
  • #48 - The Wrestler - it's Arnofsky, I'll get to it soon enough
  • #54 - The Hurt Locker
  • #59 - The Evil Dead
  • #60 - Army of Darkness
  • #68 - Glory - really?  The Civil War bores me.
  • #69 - Last of the Mohicans
  • #72 - Midnight Run
  • #79 - Cinderella Man
  • #81 - A Knight's Tale - isn't this supposed to be awful?
  • #82 - American Wedding
  • #84 - Halloween
  • #85 - An American Werewolf in London
  • #86 - Hard Times - never heard of it
  • #87 - Death Wish - one of the old man's favorite trash choices
  • #90 - The Patriot
  • #93 - Manhunter
  • #98 - Man on Fire
  • #99 - Rolling Thunder - this isn't the Bob Dylan documentary, right?
And how the heck is Fight Club not on this list?  Unforgiven? And why aren't there more films from before 1960? (The Searchers is the only one.)


Kyle said...

What a bizarre list. There are the obvious omissions you mention, plus the baffling inclusion of sequels without their predecessors. I particularly love that they skipped over the first two American Pie movies and went straight to American Wedding.

And you really haven't seen all of Miller's Crossing? I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you to turn in your Coen Brothers Fan Club badge.

calencoriel said...

Glory is really good.

The Patriot is meh.

coachsullivan said...

My thoughts on your list of haven't seen:

Backdraft - Saw it once, mildly entertaining, if I never saw it again it wouldn't break my heart

Transformers - Like you, had no interest, youngest brother loaned it out and convinced me to watch. If you have a big screen with a good sound system, it's quite impressive visually. The story, better actually than what I would have expected. Special effects are amazing.

In The Line Of Fire - Do not pass on this one. Malkovich is at his all-time creepiest, Eastwood with an intriguing backstory that haunts him, only thing I could have done without is Renee Russo as his love interest.

Armaggedon - Guilty pleasure.

The Wrestler - So devestatingly painful to watch, glad I did but I couldn't force myself to do it again. Wrenching.

Glory - You absolutely HAVE to see. Denzel Washington's performance might be the best supporting actor role in history. Morgan Freeman is outstanding and probably should have gotten a nomination as well. Very good dramatic turns by Matthew Broderick and Carey Elwes. I've actually shown this to basketball teams of mine for reasons I can share with you next time we talk.

Last Of The Mohicans - Daniel Day Lewis is quite the badass, but mostly I yawned. Meg, however, goes weak in the knees over it. So there's that.

American Wedding - Brutal. The first one is all you need to see out of this series.

Halloween - Classic. Very little gore to speak of but the use of shadows and effective music make it as suspenseful as they come.

American Werewolf In London - One of my favorites. Can be seriously graphic at times, but probably as good a blend of dark humor and horror as exists in a flick.

The Patriot - Braveheart set in the 1770's. The bad guy is truly bad and it's the first solid role I can remember Heath Ledger in. Otherwise, if you missed it, you probably wouldn't lose any sleep.

Manhunter - Since I can't see anyone but Anthony Hopkins in that role, it lost something for me. I probably prefer the remake (Red Dragon) a little bit more. Still pretty effective.

Katydid said...

"Once Upon a Time in America" is fantastic - make sure to get the longest version you can find.

I can't believe you've never seen the zombiefied glory of "Evil Dead," "Army of Darkness," and "Dawn of the Dead."

joey said...

starship troopers is cheesy as all get out but it sweats testosterone. it's actually quite inconvenient, as the DVD player tends to short out then.

joey said...

and a knights tale --> BEST heath ledger movie ever released while he was still alive

again though, it is awesome in the completely over the top manner

cmorin said...

I feel like The Patriot and A Knights Tale are included because they play every other Saturday afternoon on TBS. And as guy, you have wasted multiple Saturday afternoons doing nothing and consequently have seen these movies at least 5 times. (I am definitely guilty of this and I like both movies even though they aren't the best)

P.S. I love Carlito's Way and Daniel Day Lewis is a badass in Last of the Mohicans

DanEcht said...

The Wrestler is amazing, but I agree; couldn't watch it again. Tears me up.

A Knight's Tale is amusing. Good fun had by all.

And seriously, watch some zombie movies. They're hilarious.

PHSChemGuy said...

Kyle - I've actually seen Miller's Crossing, but I was dating The Girl at the time, and I don't remember the movie.

Calen - I've always heard good things about Glory, especially from the guy who teaches next to me.

Sully - Really, Line of Fire is worth it? And I have no idea why American Wedding is here instead of Pie.

Katydid - America very much intrigues me. I'll get the zombie trilogy taken care of before the summer's over. Promise.

Joey - that would tend to screw up a DVD player.

CMorin - My guilty pleasure along those lines is Roadhouse. I'm actually a little surprised that wasn't on the list.

DanEcht - The Wrestler is one I've been wanting to see.