Inspired by this article, I present my own list of movies for men.
In some cases, there is a particular theme or even line or lines that appealed to me. In other cases, the entire film is friendly to the masculine ethos.
I present this list in the spirit of an hommage to the Manosphere itself, from which I have learned a great deal, and to which I hope I have, in some small measure, made a contribution.
In no particular order:
1. A Most Violent Year
A depiction of a man’s struggle in a man’s world. His wife is supportive and genuinely helpful.
2. True Lies
An entertaining film which seems to appeal to both men’s and women’s fantasies of what a marriage should be. A rare example of a movie in which a wife is put in her place, for a change.
3. Overboard (1987)
A silly film of the kind sometimes called a “romp”. Goldie Hawn is the spoilt “rich bitch” in this version, who loses her memory and ends up humbly taking care of the hunky but low-class man and his children.
4. Blade Runner
A surprisingly anti-feminist film from a director with a feminist reputation, as I discuss here.
5. Iron Man 2
One of the films in a successful franchise, which provides an unapologetically masculine and competent character in Tony Stark.
That is a start at least, with five movies. If I think of more, I shall add them. In any case, I have watched my share of films over the years, and these are a few that stand out as presenting men in a positive way.