Are you a real man? THE LITMUS TEST (Top 20 real man movies)

Sure, all men love DIE HARD, PREDATOR, COMMANDO, T2, THE ROAD WARRIOR, and ROBOCOP. But REAL MEN love the following movies. You consider yourself a real man? Well, let's check the list and let's see how you do...
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1.
Cockfighter (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Southern action drama film about cockfighting. (83 mins.)
Director: Monte Hellman
“ if you don't already love warren oates (or monte hellman) then you have no business reading this list. leave! ” - mickeyshamrock
 
2.
Thief (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Becoming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the mafia, who have other plans for him. (122 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
“ same goes for jimmy caan and (pre-1992) michael mann ” - mickeyshamrock
 
3.
Blue Collar (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Three workers, Zeke (Richard Pryor), Jerry (Harvey Keitel) and Smokey (Yaphet Kotto), are working... (114 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
“ if paul schrader makes a classic American film and no one goes to see it, is it still a classic? yes ” - mickeyshamrock
 
4.
52 Pick-Up (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A secret fling between a man and his mistress leads to blackmail and murder. (110 mins.)
“ Frankenheimer directs the best film adaption of an Elmore Leonard book. real man overload ” - mickeyshamrock
 
5.
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians, and proves to be a match for their warriors in one-on-one combat on the early frontier. (108 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
“ sydney pollack (hippie) and robert redford (hippie) make a movie about a civil war deserter and it's #5 on the real man litmus test?? absolutely. it could easily be #1 based on the theme song alone. this movie goes so far beyond real man status it's mind boggling ” - mickeyshamrock
 
6.
Flight of Black Angel (1991 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A US Air Force pilot steals a nuclear bomb and sets off on what he believes is a divine mission against an American city. (115 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Mostow
“ if you've stuck with me this far then you can trust me that this tv movie rules ” - mickeyshamrock
 
7.
Chopper (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison. His book, "From the Inside", upon which the film is based, was a best-seller. (94 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
“ i've probably seen this movie (based on a true story) 200 times. i love it. it's an unmitigated real man-fest. what happened to Eric Bana? he's never really lived up to the real man potential he showed in this. PS - if you love CHOPPER you love BRONSON (fact) ” - mickeyshamrock
 
8.
Rolling Thunder (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Major Charles Rane comes back from the war and is given a number of gifts from his hometown because he is a war hero... (95 mins.)
Director: John Flynn
“ killer movie. has one of the best real man/bad ass/tough guy moments of all time ” - mickeyshamrock
 
9.
Fortress (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An Australian school teacher and her students are kidnapped. She and the children fight for their lives and try to escape from their captors. (85 mins.)
Director: Arch Nicholson
“ i saw this tv movie when it was originally released and i was so scared i cried. hey, i was 8. i've never cried since. true story. ” - mickeyshamrock
 
10.
Stone Cold (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A tough Alabama cop is blackmailed by the FBI into going undercover in a violent Mississippi biker gang. (92 mins.)
Director: Craig R. Baxley
“ 3 easy tips to be a real man: drink beer, watch STONE COLD, hold the door for ladies. it's not that hard fellas ” - mickeyshamrock
 
11.
Attack (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In 1945, an American Infantry company sets up an artillery observation post but tensions between captain Cooney and lieutenant Costa run high. (107 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ my dad (a Marine) made me watch this movie when i was 6 years old. he also made me make my bed with hospital corners. i loved the movie then and i love it even more now. still hate hospital corners though ” - mickeyshamrock
 
12.
Dead Bang (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A cop is gunned down on Xmas eve. Jerry Beck, the homicide cop given the job of hunting the killer,... (102 mins.)
“ Frankenheimer makes the list again (as he should) with a severely underrated, violent, action classic starring my main man detective james crockett ” - mickeyshamrock
 
13.
War Party (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A group of re-enactors attempt to stage a hundred year anniversary battle between US Cavalry and Blackfeet Indians... (97 mins.)
Director: Franc Roddam
“ i literally whip this movie out every time dudes are over at my house. it's so awesome everyone flips and says "thank you for showing that movie to me". you think i'm joking? i haven't joked a day in my life. fyi - you do not lose real man points if you haven't seen this movie because i know it's hard to find. however, you will lose huge real man points if you don't actively attempt to seek this movie out immediately after reading this. i'm watching you ” - mickeyshamrock
 
14.
The Brotherhood of Justice (1986 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A group of high school students, led by a rich boy Derek, is sick of shool violence and decides to become... (97 mins.)
“ another tv movie? yup. and keanu's in it?? yuuup. so is kiefer sutherland, billy zane, and uber babe lori loughlin. based on a true story, this is one of the best "average dude(s) take justice into their own hands and then become the exact thing they were fighting against" movies ” - mickeyshamrock
 
15.
Out for Justice (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Brooklyn cop Gino Felino is about to go outside and play catch with his son Tony when he receives a... (91 mins.)
Director: John Flynn
“ remember what i was saying earlier about warren oates and james caan? same goes for steven seagal (and john flynn) ” - mickeyshamrock
 
16.
All the Right Moves (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A high school footballer desperate for a scholarship and his headstrong coach clash in a dying Pennsylvania steel town. (91 mins.)
Director: Michael Chapman
“ best football movie ever. hands down. ” - mickeyshamrock
 
17.
An Innocent Man (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house... (113 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
“ tom selleck in arguably (aka non-arguably) the best prison movie ever? yuuup ” - mickeyshamrock
 
18.
Hard Target (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A woman hires a drifter as her guide through New Orleans in search of her father, who has gone missing. They discover a deadly game of cat and mouse behind his disappearance in the process. (97 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ sure, every man has seen HARD BOILED and THE KILLER - but have you seen the 116 min director's cut of HARD TARGET? how about the 128 min, Arnold Vosloo gets shot 16 times, workprint version? no? well then, you're not a real man ” - mickeyshamrock
 
19.
Out of the Blue (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young girl whose father is an ex-convict and whose mother is a junkie finds it difficult to conform and tries to find comfort in a quirky combination of Elvis and the punk scene. (94 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
“ Dennis Hopper is one of my top 10 favorite actors/people of all time. i know a lot of people love him but everyone seems to have either not seen, or completely forgotten about, this movie that plays like a punk rock companion piece to EASY RIDER ” - mickeyshamrock
 
20.
The Last Detail (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way. (104 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
“ this movie is an incredible gut punch to even the toughest real man movie fan on the planet. this is the epitome of "they don't make 'em like this anymore" filmmaking ” - mickeyshamrock
 
21.
The Border (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A corrupted border agent decides to clean up his act when an impoverished woman's baby is put up for sale on the black market. (108 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
“ Wait, mickeyshamrock you said this was a top 20 list? yeah well i'm a real man! i do what i want! this movie rules. easily one of nicholson's best performances. more relevant now then when it was released ” - mickeyshamrock