For whatever reason (most likely the fact that viewing is easier than reading), films don’t seem to get the same kind of cultural respect as books do.
Which is a shame because excellent movies can be just as entertaining, mind-expanding, and life changing as good books. Scenes, characters, and quotes from the greatest movies stay with us long after we view them. Their ability to transport you to different times and exotic locations, to completely absorb you in the story, make movies one of the closest approximations of real magic we have in this world. And for better and for worse, film has had a huge impact on masculinity in the 20th Century.
Movies have produced archetypes of manliness that many men judge themselves against today. We didn’t want to make a list of movies that consisted solely of violence and gratuitous T and A that make up most guy movie lists. The Great Escape This group of Allied POWS fought the enemy the best way they could – by bustin’ out of prison. Dirty Harry. 10 Top 10. AFI defines “animated” as a genre in which the film’s images are primarily created by computer or hand and the characters are voiced by actors. more AFI defines “romantic comedy” as a genre in which the development of a romance leads to comic situations. more AFI defines “western” as a genre of films set in the American West that embodies the spirit, the struggle and the demise of the new frontier. more AFI defines “sports” as a genre of films with protagonists who play athletics or other games of competition. more AFI defines “mystery” as a genre that revolves around the solution of a crime. more AFI defines “fantasy” as a genre where live-action characters inhabit imagined settings and/or experience situations that transcend the rules of the natural world. more AFI defines “science fiction” as a genre that marries a scientific or technological premise with imaginative speculation.more AFI defines “epic” as a genre of large-scale films set in a cinematic interpretation of the past. more.
100 Must Read Books: The Man’s Essential Library. Written by: Jason Lankow, Ross Crooks, Joshua Ritchie, and Brett McKay Photo by the nonist There are the books you read, and then there are the books that change your life.
We can all look back on the books that have shaped our perspective on politics, religion, money, and love. Some will even become a source of inspiration for the rest of your life. From a seemingly infinite list of books of anecdotal or literal merit, we have narrowed down the top 100 books that have shaped the lives of individual men while also helping define broader cultural ideas of what it means to be a man.
Whether it be a book on adventure, war, or manners, there is so much to learn about life’s great questions from these gems. To see a list of just the titles and authors names for easy printing, click here. Amazon Listmania: The Essential Man’s Library Part I The Great Gatsby by F. Set on the East Coast in the roaring ’20s, this American novel is a classic. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli “So then I understood.