10 Inspiring Classic Movies that All Men Must Watch

Wondering which classic movie you might have missed? We compiled the list of the Top 10 Best Classic Movies that All Men Must Watch. Some of the most inspiring and earth shaking movies that changed the world.

1. Braveheart

Every man has the inner instinct for survival. The lead character in this movie was a Scotsman named William Wallace. After the King demands to sleep with his wife on their wedding night. The hero of the story played by actor Mel Gibson takes action into his own hands. He faced a lot of struggles to save the honor of his family. His bravery later on was needed to free Scotland from the English oppressors. Braveheart is one of the greatest movie heroes to ever grace the big screen. It portrays master story telling of the life of a peasant and how he defied a powerful empire in history. This film is all about the triumph of the Spirit. Anyone who wants to feel the surge of honor in their veins, should watch this classic movie.

Malcolm Wallace: I know you can fight, but it’s our wits that make us men.

2. The Pursuit of Happiness

This film solidified the Hollywood A-list status of Will Smith. It has given the actor depth and strength of character. If you are looking for a film that will inspire you to defeat the odds and to do better in life no matter what the challenge is then this is the film for you. It depicts the greatest aspects of a man who wants to fulfill his responsibilities as a father. The tenacity and the perseverance to win in life’s battles, are only some of the highlights of this film. If you are looking for a film that will encourage you to do better and keep pursuing the hardest parts of your dream then you have found the right movie.

You got a dream. You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period ~Chris Garnder

3. The Matrix

Keanu Reeves remain immensely popular for a good reason. The Matrix literally changed the game and introduced a new kind of genre. It is still one of the most memorable, and most refreshing film concept up to date. It has opened the eyes of humanity to the many possibilities and diverse world’s. The many forms of existence and is the one film that challenged the status quo when it comes to film making. Neo opened so many portals and doors for all humans and this film is more than just a movie. It has inspired countless of books and encouraged film makers to increase the mental awareness of every human being watching it. The Matrix Trilogy is more than just a movie, it has become a part of our human core and moral fiber and way of being.

You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes. ~Morpheus

4. The Truman Show

The Truman show made it to this list because it is the kind of movie that allows you to think. It contains so many secrets and challenges the human mind and very existence. Jim Carrey plays the character of someone living in an eerie world, it is a subtle allusion to the modern American condition. The life of a seemingly normal and average man who has become a victim of a giant Hollywood scheme, wherein the main character discovers that he is actually a mere part of a 24/7 television series that is being broadcasted all over the world.

We accept the reality of the world with which we’re presented. It’s as simple as that. ~Christof

5. The Notebook

Every men should watch a film that would touch their soft spot. After all the macho idea is too cliche. The Notebook is considered one of the best romantic films of all times for a good reason. It also depicts the story of a young impoverished man named Noah played by Ryan Gosling who falls deeply in love with a young rich girl named Allie. Odds were against them due to the societal structure.The movie proves to be timeless, heartwarming and portrays an undying love and everyone whether male or female should watch it.

“It’s not going to be easy. It’s going to be really hard. And we’re going to have to work on this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me.”

6. Fight Club

Still one of the best films that Brad Pitt ever starred in. This film does not fall into the cliche category, instead it begins to challenge your mind and concept of love and life, as well as the concept of pain and violence in the mind of humans. Fight Club is a slap, a commentary against consumerism, and begs the question is there something more to life?

“This is your life and its ending one moment at a time.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, 
Fight Club

7. Inception

Futuristic and incredibly mind boggling. A film that is said to be ahead of its time and a masterpiece from Leonardo Di Caprio himself. Explore the power of dreams and where it may take you. Dream within a dream, imagine, and open your mind to something more than the world you are living in.

” An Idea is Like a Virus”- Inception

8. Castaway

Tom Hanks plays a FedEx employee who got stranded on an uninhabited island after a plane accident in the South Pacific. The film depicts his attempts to survive on the island and how he dealt with feelings of isolation. The film was a critical and commercial success leading to the nomination of Tom Hanks for Best Actor in a leading role in the 73rd Academy Awards.

“We live and we die by time, and we must not commit the sin of turning our back on time.”- Chuck Noland

9. School of Rock

The story of a lazy good for nothing guy who was able to turn his life around when he suddenly became the music teacher. Dewey Finn played by Jack Black managed to unleash the creative talent of his students. It is one of his best work.

10. The Little Prince

No matter how old you are, you are going to appreciate this movie. It is a clever film adaptation that inspires the youth to hold on to their sense of wonder and curiosity, to never lose your creativity no matter what. To hold on to what is true and innocent.

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”  – The Little Prince

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