Sometimes, you just can’t beat a good “guy movie.” You don’t have to be a guy to enjoy these films, but you must be able to manage testosterone-fuelled action which will no doubt contain fighting, guns, mobsters, car chases, explosions, and (female) nudity. This could be a description of almost any action film, but great “guy movies” are much more than this. The truly great ones will tap into the male psyche and explore masculine themes which will have impacted every guy watching the film.
So get your beer, bong, and pizza ready, these are the 22 of the most beloved guy movies of all-time. Enjoy!
22. Pacific Rim (2013)
There are very few things more masculine than explosions (we’re not sure why that is, mind you), so it makes sense to start this list off with a bang (ugh…we’re sorry). Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim (2013) provides plenty of explosions as it pits massive, human-controlled robots called Jaegers against giant alien monsters called Kaiju, who often rise from a dimensional rift in the ocean to wreak havoc on humanity. That’s about as complicated as it gets, but that’s alright for a movie like Pacific Rim; it knows what it is, and something is refreshing about that honesty, you know? Yeah, the dialogue is pretty painful at times and the acting is decidedly woody, but it’s got Idris Elba doing his best Bill Pullman from Independence Day and it has MONSTERS FIGHTING ROBOTS. Yeah, we hope that sticks out when you look at the paragraph because that’s all we need to say about this flick anyway.