Manly Movies

You bring the crowns and heads of conquered kings to my city steps. You insult my queen. You threaten my people with slavery and death! Oh, I’ve chosen my words carefully, Persian. Perhaps you should have done the same!

The quote does not do the scene justice. I’m sure you’ve seen it. He tries. He attempts politeness. Even at the point of turning to violence, he turns to his woman for advice before acting.

We’ve been there.

“Madman! You’re a madman! No man, Persian or Greek, no man threatens a messenger!”

He turns. Maybe he is wrong. Maybe the offense of suggesting he submit himself and his people to slavery has made him irrational. He turns. Confers with his queen. She agree.

“Only Spartan women give birth to real men.”

At one time this was our Marine Corps. In a lot of ways it still is. Some ways, not so much.

What is the manliest movie you’ve seen?

Also, Lena Headey is hot.


“Come back with your shield, or on it.”

(I have a weakness for warrior women. Aeryn Sun is my hero.)



  1. “At one time this was our Marine Corps”

    it’s still our Army.

    The National Guard has corporals that take on terrorists unarmed.

  2. I’m not a man but I hate chick flicks so I’ll weigh in anyway.. Casa Blanca or James Bond movies with Sean Connery. or Star Wars….well I think that runs the gamut 🙂

  3. It’s hard to top 300, especially since the best lines were all really said.
    Then we shall fight in the shade.
    Come and take them.
    Are two of the baddest ass lines of all times.

    I would add Battleground. It shows manly men of the 101st airborne being all manly and shit.
    Nuts! is a great line.
    At the end when the sergeant gets them to march, while his frost-bitten feet are wrapped in rags, to show the soldiers moving in they are real soldiers is pretty bad ass.

    The first year of the Spartacus series on Starz is all about manly men doing many things. The episode of the Pits is extremely manly, as is the aptly titled finale; “Kill them all”
    Hey, Captain Oveur agrees.

  4. Patton, because the man was relentless and convicted. Also The Patriot, because American men are (should be) gentlemen, but if you try to take their freedom –
    They will drag you to the gates of hell, light your ass on fire, ring the doorbell and be home in time for dinner.

  5. Manliest movie I’ve ever seen? Hm… The Longest Day comes to mind. Some others, as well, but most have been said 🙂

  6. As far as recent movies are concerned, I really liked “Shoot ‘Em Up,” starring Clive Owen and Paul Giamatti. Not only is this movie a good series of lessons in “Now this is what you D’ONT DO with a gun”, but Clive demonstrates that the carrot is mightier than the gun – when he takes a carrot and rams it into the bad guy’s mouth so fast it sticks out of the back of said bad guy’s head. And then says, “EAT YOUR VEGETABLES” in a low, growling voice.
    That’s hardcore manly, right there.
    Then there’s Paul Giamatti, who deals with an incompetent henchman by shooting the guy right in the ass. Not to mention, as Paul watches Clive fast rope down to the ground floor as the badguy henchmen are all running upstairs: “My God, do we really suck that bad? Or is this guy really THAT GOOD?! Come on, boys!!”
    This movie is equal parts testosterone poisoning and howling laugh-fest, that is even better to watch when you have some good alcohol handy. It is Manly.
    Clive: “You know what I hate? A pussy with a gun.”

  7. Manliest movie ever? Popeye. It didn’t matter that Olive was as sexy as a condom made of used needles, with all the wit and charm of an Obama speech, that was HIS woman and God help you if you messed with her. He’d not only fuck up your shit, your whole city would be leveled.

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