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1.
The Expendables 3 (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates. (126 mins.)
Director: Patrick Hughes
 
2.
The Expendables 2 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat. (103 mins.)
Director: Simon West
“ Lets bring on Stephen Seagal, Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, and Clint Eastwood for the next one! ” - jefaud
 
3.
The Expendables (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A CIA operative hires a team of mercenaries to eliminate a Latin dictator and a renegade CIA agent. (103 mins.)
“ Stallone tried to make this the manliest movie ever, but Schwarzeneggers role was just too small. The sequel will be manlier with the addition of Chuck Norris, Jean Claude Van Damme and larger rolls for Schwarzenegger and Willis. ” - jefaud
 
4.
Predator (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior. (107 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ Arnold, Jesse, Carl, Sonny, Bill and others make this the manliest movie of all time. Look to the sequels for other manly movies. ” - jefaud
 
5.
First Blood (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Former Green Beret John Rambo is pursued into the mountains surrounding a small town by a tyrannical sheriff and his deputies, forcing him to survive using his combat skills. (93 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
“ Listed lower than Predator because John Rambo cries and Arnold doesn't in Predator. ” - jefaud
 
6.
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam. (96 mins.)
“ More mainstream than the original and doesn't really hold a candle to the original...but still manly. ” - jefaud
 
7.
Rambo III (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Colonel Trautman is captured by Soviets during a mission in Afghanistan so Rambo sets out to rescue him while taking on the invading Russian forces. (102 mins.)
Director: Peter MacDonald
“ One man takes on the whole Russian army. Man he's tough. ” - jefaud
 
8.
Rambo (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In Thailand, John Rambo joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit. (92 mins.)
“ One man takes on the whole Burman army...familiar...but still tough! ” - jefaud
 
9.
Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude. (130 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Clint Eastwood and military. It just doesn't get any manlier. Has anybody ever thought that Gran Torino was kind of like a sequel to Heartbreak Ridge? ” - jefaud
 
10.
Gran Torino (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino. (116 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ In a way, I kind of see this as a sequel to Heartbreak Ridge, although absolutely stands on it's own. ” - jefaud
 
11.
Braveheart (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England. (178 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
“ Nearly every war movie is manly, from any era. ” - jefaud
 
12.
RoboCop (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories. (102 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ Manly cyborg. Look to the sequels for more manly movies. ” - jefaud
 
13.
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Forced by the imminent foreclosure of their friend's bar, two lifelong buddies will decide to rob a bank's armoured car, not knowing that its cargo is not money but a new street drug. (98 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
“ Pretty tough stuff ” - jefaud
 
14.
Machete (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss. (105 mins.)
 
15.
Machete Kills (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space. (107 mins.)
 
16.
Men of War (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A former Special Ops soldier leads a group of mercenaries to an island in the South China Sea: their mission is obtain the rights to the unusual treasure that the island beholds. (102 mins.)
Director: Perry Lang
“ I just re-watched this. Very Manly. ” - jefaud
 
17.
Death Sentence (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family. (105 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ As a man, I get it. ” - jefaud
 
18.
Gladiator (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
When a Roman General is betrayed, and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge. (155 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Fighting to the death is manly. ” - jefaud
 
19.
Dirty Harry (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath. (102 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
“ All of the Dirty Harry Movies are manly. ” - jefaud
 
20.
Man on Fire (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In Mexico City, a former assassin swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect. (146 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
21.
Con Air (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control. (115 mins.)
Director: Simon West
“ Bad Guys! ” - jefaud
 
22.
Desperado (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner. (104 mins.)
“ In reality it's hard to hit a target when you are flicking your guns. ” - jefaud
 
23.
Major Payne (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A recently discharged Major, finds himself commanding a group of mismatched Cadets. (95 mins.)
Director: Nick Castle
“ Yup, a comedy. ” - jefaud
 
24.
Road House (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar. (114 mins.)
“ It's really hard for me to think of Patrick Swayze as manly, but this was a pretty fun movie in its day. Avoid the sequel like the plague! ” - jefaud
 
25.
Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A man named Mr. Smith delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen. (86 mins.)
Director: Michael Davis
“ Carrots? ” - jefaud
 
26.
Death Hunt (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1931 Canada, Yukon trapper Johnson has a feud with a dog owner who later retaliates by publicly accusing Johnson of murder and thus triggering a police manhunt in the wilderness. (97 mins.)
Director: Peter Hunt
“ Nearly all of Charles Bronsons movies are manly. ” - jefaud
 
27.
Universal Soldier (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Private Luc Deveraux and his sadistic sergeant, Andrew Scott, got killed in Vietnam. The army uses their bodies for a secret project - reanimating dead soldiers as deadly obedient cyborgs. However, their memories come back too. (102 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ Dolph Lundgren and Jean Claude Van Damme - any one of these guys movies are pretty manly. ” - jefaud
 
28.
Missing in Action (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Colonel Braddock launches a mission deep into the jungles of Vietnam to find the POW camp that he escaped from and free the Americans still held captive there. (101 mins.)
Director: Joseph Zito
“ Pick a Chuck Norris movie and you will have a manly movie. ” - jefaud
 
29.
Above the Law (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A former Special Operations Vietnam vet works as a Chicago cop, and uncovers C.I.A. wrongdoing. (99 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
“ This one started them all. A whole collection of manly Steven Seagal movies. ” - jefaud
 
30.
Mad Max (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang. (88 mins.)
Director: George Miller
“ Plus two manly sequels and one more rumored (for years) come on Fury Road. ” - jefaud
 
31.
The Terminator (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Arnie was a bad guy in this one. The sequels are pretty manly too. ” - jefaud
 
32.
Walking Tall (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A former U.S. soldier returns to his hometown to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which prompts him to clean house. (86 mins.)
Director: Kevin Bray
“ How can The Rock not be manly, especially playing the real life hero, Buford Pusser. The original Walking Tall series is manly, as well. ” - jefaud
 
33.
Casino Royale (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro but things are not what they seem. (144 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ Manliest Bond movie ever. ” - jefaud
 
34.
Taken (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris. (93 mins.)
Director: Pierre Morel
“ I never really cared for Liam Neeson before this movie, now I can't get enough. ” - jefaud
 
35.
A History of Violence (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core. (96 mins.)
“ Great follow up to Hidalgo. Viggo is manly. ” - jefaud
 
36.
Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young man visiting and helping his uncle in New York City finds himself forced to fight a street gang and the mob with his martial art skills. (104 mins.)
Director: Stanley Tong
“ I liked Jackie Chan before, but this movie made me a follower. ” - jefaud
 
37.
48 Hrs. (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer. (96 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
“ Nick Nolte & Eddie Murphy plus a sequel. ” - jefaud
 
38.
The A-Team (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A group of Iraq War veterans looks to clear their name with the U.S. military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed. (117 mins.)
Director: Joe Carnahan
“ Remake of TV's manly show. ” - jefaud
 
39.
Shooter (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to find the real killer and the reason he was set up. (124 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
“ Great movie. ” - jefaud
 
40.
Commando (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter. (90 mins.)
Director: Mark L. Lester
“ One man army. ” - jefaud
 
41.
Surviving the Game (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A homeless man is hired as a survival guide for a group of wealthy businessmen on a hunting trip in the mountains, unaware that they are killers who hunt humans for sport, and that he is their new prey. (96 mins.)
“ Man hunting man. ” - jefaud
 
42.
The Hunted (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
An FBI deep-woods tracker captures a trained assassin who has made a sport of hunting humans. (94 mins.)
“ Tommy Lee Jones is pretty manly in The Fugitive and U.S. Marshall's too. ” - jefaud
 
43.
13 Hours (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos. (144 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
“ Intense from beginning to end. Thanks for your help, Hillary. ” - jefaud
 
44.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue. (116 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Almost too manly. ” - jefaud
 
45.
Platoon (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young recruit in Viet Nam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. (120 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ War is never pretty. ” - jefaud
 
46.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same. (153 mins.)
“ Let's kill us some Nazi's! ” - jefaud
 
47.
Faster (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An ex-con gets on a series of apparently unrelated killings. He gets tracked by a veteran cop with secrets of his own and an egocentric hit man. (98 mins.)
 
48.
The Rock (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco. (136 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
“ Alcatraz is manly. ” - jefaud
 
49.
The Rundown (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A tough aspiring chef is hired to bring home a mobster's son from the Amazon but becomes involved in the fight against an oppressive town operator and the search for a legendary treasure. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
“ Is this manly? ” - jefaud
 
50.
Last Man Standing (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town. (101 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
“ I love this movie. ” - jefaud
 
51.
Collateral Damage (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
After his family is killed by a terrorist act, a firefighter goes in search of the one responsible. (108 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
“ Can Schwarzengger not be manly?..I guess cheating on your wife is pretty "un-manly" ” - jefaud
 
52.
Bloodsport (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur. (92 mins.)
Director: Newt Arnold
“ I don't remember, did Van Damme have that lump on his forehead back in '88? ” - jefaud
 
53.
Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
This movie features a character who is a descendant of the character played by Steve McQueen in the television series of the same name... (106 mins.)
Director: Gary Sherman
“ classic ” - jefaud
 
54.
Drive Angry (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A vengeful father escapes from hell and chases after the men who killed his daughter and kidnapped his granddaughter. (104 mins.)
Director: Patrick Lussier
“ Nick at his manliest. ” - jefaud
 
55.
No Escape (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A soldier convicted for murdering his commanding officer is dumped and left to die on a prison island inhabited by two camps of convicts. (118 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ Prisoners trapped on an island. ” - jefaud
 
56.
Tango & Cash (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Two cops are framed and must clear their names. (104 mins.)
“ Complete over the top action! ” - jefaud
 
57.
xXx (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An extreme sports athlete, Xander Cage, is recruited by the government on a special mission. (124 mins.)
Director: Rob Cohen
“ I just had to add a Vin Diesel movie to the list. ” - jefaud
 
58.
Crank (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops. (88 mins.)
Director: Neveldine, Taylor
“ Keep up that adrenaline! ” - jefaud
 
59.
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
“ Probably my favorite of all JCVD movies. ” - jefaud
 
60.
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers. (150 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ Did you know that they made a sequel to this starring Heather Thomas? ” - jefaud
 
61.
From Paris with Love (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In Paris, a young employee in the office of the US Ambassador hooks up with an American spy looking to stop a terrorist attack in the city. (92 mins.)
Director: Pierre Morel
“ My boss told me that I have to add this to my list. ” - jefaud
 
62.
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Disgraced Secret Service agent (and former presidential guard) Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers. (119 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
“ Best Action movie of 2013! ” - jefaud
 
63.
2 Guns (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two hardened criminals get into trouble with the US border patrol after meeting with a Mexican drug lord, and then revelations start to unfold. (109 mins.)
“ Great buddy movie. ” - jefaud
 
64.
White House Down (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders. (131 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ Great effort, but Olympus has Fallen is better. ” - jefaud
 
65.
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
 
66.
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem. (127 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
“ Last but definitely not least...Any One that can take a beating like that and keep His cool has got my respect. ” - jefaud