The Best Guy Movies of All Time

By on November 29, 2011


We’ve all spent countless hours rummaging through our movie collections, searching IMDb and watching trailers looking for a good flick to watch, whether alone or with your girl.  Here are some ēgō favorites and recommendations that can possibly make your search way more easier;  Sit back and enjoy!


Epic Films

 These films are picked by ēgō because they embody will power, strength, and honor. These are the type of films that allow the viewer to escape reality and give an adrenalin rush.

First-rate of this genre: Gladiator (2000)

Most Memorable Quote: ‘I knew a man who once said…death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back!’

ēgō recommendations:

Braveheart (1995)

Batman Begins (The dark knight Trilogy) (2005)

300 (2006)

Ip Man (2008)


Lucid Films

 These films are picked by ēgō because they make the viewer think and analyze the fine details of the film. These usually embed some sort of hype even long after it has been created. Everyone usually has some sort of out of the box perception, which allows a freedom of thought and expression.

First-rate of this genre: Fight Club (1999)

Most Memorable Quote: The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club!’

ēgō recommendations:

Memento (2000)

Inception (2010)

The Prestige (2006)


Bravado Films

 These type of films are powerful in presence. They are usually high intense crime dramas that keep the viewer on the edge of their seat captivated by the illusion of actually fitting into that type of role and fantasizing of being that character with bravado.

First-rate of this genre: Heat (1995)

Most Memorable Quote: ‘Don’t let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner!’

ēgō recommendations:

Snatch (2000)

Pulp fiction (1994)

Goodfellas (1990)


Chill-out Films

These type of films are reflection pieces that even at the ultimate worst one must keep their faith and believe in their abilities.

First-rate of this genre: The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Most Memorable Quote:‘Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying!’

ēgō recommendations:

The Curious Case of Benjamin button (2008)

The Motorcycle Diaries (The early life of El Ché) (2004)

Vanilla Sky (2001)


Feel Good Films

 These films are just out right funny. They make us feel good in times of need when we need a laugh. Life is too serious and every now and then we need to just sit down and watch something to feel good.

First-rate of this genre: Eddie Murphy – Raw (stand-up) (1987)

Most Memorable Quote‘What have you done for me *lately*, Eddie?’

ēgō recommendations:

The other guys (2010)

The Hangover (2009)

The Big Lebowski (1998)


Iconic Films

 These films are the game changers. These aren’t just powerful inspiration films but they also give a nostalgic feeling of a time that we all wish we could experience.  An era that could never fade away.

First-rate of this genre: Scarface (1983)

Most Memorable Quote: ‘Say hello to my little friend!’

ēgō recommendations:

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

Modern Times (1936)

Casablanca (1942)



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