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Top 10 Films Every Man Should Watch

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You may already be a movie buff and seen every classic going, however if you need something to do this weekend have a scroll through our 'man's movie list' to find some gems that you might not have seen for a while. This list of films isn't about super heroes or sci-fi films its about crime, violence and how to be a real man. Think Al Pacino and Sylvester Stallone, these movies are the ultimate 'man' films. 

Raging Bull

This is the story of a middleweight boxer as he rises through ranks to earn the middleweight crown. There is a love story when the lead falls in love with a girl fom the Bronx. The inability to express his feelings enters into the ring and eventually takes over his life causing him to lose everything. 

Actors: Martin Scorsese & Robert De Niro 

Godfather 1&2

Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, this mob drama focuses on the powerful Italian-American crime family Don Vito Corleone. When Don's youngest son, Michael, reluctantly joins the Mafia he becomes involved in the inevitable cycle of violence and betrayal. 

Actors: Marlon Brand & Al Pacino

Gladiator

Commodus takes power and strips rank from Maximus, one of the favoured generals of his predecessor and father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Maximus is then relegated to fighting to the death in the gladiator arenas. 

Actors: Joaquin Pheonix & Russel Crowe

The Fight Club

The movies is based around a depressed man suffering from insomnia who meets a soap salesman named Tyler and soon finds himself living in  his squalid house after his house is destroyed. They begin an underground club with strict rules and fight other men who are also fed up with their mundane lives. The friendship begins to crack when Marla, a fellow support group crasher, attracts Tyler's attention.

Actors: Edward Norton, Brad Pitt & Helena Bonham Carter

Rocky

Rocky Balboa is a small time boxer that gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. The film then carries on into a saga of three other films. 

Actors: Sylvestor Stallone & Carl Weathers

Crazy Stupid Love

This is a funny and wise modern comedy about relationships and dating. Cal Weaver is living the American Dream with his wife and kids until he finds out his wife has been unfaithful and she wants a divorce. Over 40 and suddenly single, Cal takes himself to a bar where he meets Jacob Palmer, a self-styled player that takes Cal under his wing and teaches him how to be a hit with the ladies.

Actors: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling & Julianne Moore. 

The 25th Hour

Monty Brogan is a convicted drug dealer about to start a seven-year prison sentence, and his final hours of freedom are devoted to being with his closest friends and trying to prepare his girlfriend for his extended absence. 

Actors: Edward Nortoon, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Rosario Dawson

Pulp Fiction

Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield are hitmen with a passion for philosophical discussion. In this ultra-hip, multi-strand crime movie, their story is interwoven with those of their boss and his wife, a struggling boxer, a master fixer and a nervous pair of armed robbers. It's a busy story line but a classic film packed full of iconic actors.

Actors: John Travolta, Sammuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis & Ving Rhames

Boyhood

Richard Linklater spends 12 years filming the same boy growing up and makes a brilliantly understated drama out of it. The film captures family meals, road trips, birthday parties, graduations and other important milestones. This is an incredibly heart warming film and remind you of your entire childhood.

Actors: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke & Lorelei Linklater

Dr. No

In the film that launched the James Bond saga, Agent 007 battles mysterious Dr. No a scientific genius set on destroying the U.S. space programme. As the countdown to the disaster begins, Bond must venture to Jamaica where he encounters beautiful Honey Ryder, to confront a devious villain in his island headquarters. 

Actors: Sean Connery & Ursula Andress

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