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    Any favorites? I'm not talking about sex-starved movies where men chase women throughout the whole movie but films that stress a man's responsibilities toward himself, family, etc..
    "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
    -Maya Angelou

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    Re: Favorite Films That Exemplify Manhood

    Originally posted by WriteByNight View Post
    Any favorites? I'm not talking about sex-starved movies where men chase women throughout the whole movie but films that stress a man's responsibilities toward himself, family, etc..
    THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS

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        Predator.
        Looking to take the "Bono" off my screenname.

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          Check out tons of westerns and war movies past and present (moreso past).

          This theme was more popular back in the Golden Age of films when most families stuck together through thick and thin and fewer single parent households existed. Most entertainment today is geared toward the single lifestyle.
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            City Slickers.

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              How has no one mentioned BRAVEHEART yet?
              QUESTICLES -- It's about balls on a mission.

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                Lots of ways to interpret the original post. Thousands of westerns and war movies...take your pick of hero-types.

                In terms of theme where a person passes to a position of more responsibility you have films like ARTHUR and HAPPY GILMORE which are quite different but in general have the theme of "time to grow up." I could see JERRY MAGUIRE in this category.

                You've also got themes of docile persons that get fed up... FALLING DOWN, DEATH WISH, KARATE KID.


                Some others that might have the arc or theme being saught:

                MR. MOM, FATHER GOOSE, SHANE, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

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                  BLACK SHEEP (Not the Chris Farley vehicle, but the New Zealand horror comedy)

                  Beneath all the mutant sheep and gore, there's a great tale of a guy overcoming his fears and becoming a man.

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                    Falling Down... nothing will stop that man seeing his kid for her birthday!
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                    Last edited by Southern_land; 05-13-2011, 08:30 AM.
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                      Man on Fire. Denzel was on a mission. I'm shocked more people didn't like this movie.

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                        Apocalypto

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                          Aliens.

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                            Not the greatest movie, but I think FATHER OF THE BRIDE fits the bill.

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                              Shane
                              "People spend so much time focusing on rescuing the princess, they forget how much fun it is to fight the dragon."
                              - Simon Pegg & Nick Frost, DAVE

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