It can be really hard for guys going to the movies these days. From crappy remakes to coma-inducing rom-coms, no dude is safe when it comes to hitting theaters with their best homies and/or special lady friend. Luckily for us all, 2010 supplied some of the most testosterone-fueled features out of any year in recent memory.
Source: Paramount Pictures
10. Black Swan
Source: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Even though this is a film about a metamorphosing ballerina, the now-notorious sex scene between Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis is enough reason to lay down some serious cash to see these two go at it on the big screen. Black Swan is literally every guy’s fantasy when it comes to a movie. Not only does it have two of Hollywood’s sexiest stars locking lips, it’s literally one of the few films that you could talk your girlfriend into seeing without her giving you s**t for being a pervert. It’s a win-win, y’all.
9. The Social Network
Source: Columbia Pictures
Seeing as most everyone uses Facebook there’s probably no doubt that almost all of you have seen The Social Network. Directed by the always amazing David Fincher, Social Network tells the in-depth story of how Facebook was founded. It features an ensemble cast with Jesse Eisenberg, Brenda Song, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield, and Armie Hammer and was adapted from Ben Mezrich's 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal. I don’t think I need to convince you that this was hands down one of the best releases of the year nor why Jesse Eisenberg totally deserved his recent Golden Globe nomination. Also, if you haven’t seen this yet, what the hell are you still doing here?
8. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Source: Universal Pictures
For video game fans and comic book geeks alike, it doesn’t really get any better than Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Michael Cera stars as Scott Pilgrim, a bass player who meets the girl of his dreams, but must defeat her seven evil ex-boyfriends who are coming to kill him. In my opinion, the trailers for this film really didn’t do it justice. Your average "dude" may not have any interest in seeing this, but I honestly believe that it's one of the best romantic comedies since Annie Hall. Like Black Swan, it’s one of the few films you could take your girl to without wanting to blow your head off halfway through it. If you are one of those guys that have been fighting this film off based on the geeky premise, just do yourself a favor and go watch it with your lady. She’ll thank you for it.
7. 127 Hours
Source: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Nothing is manlier than a story about a guy who had to amputate his lower right arm with an extremely dull knife. Starring James Franco, 127 Hours is based on the true tale of Aron Ralston, the American mountain climber who cut off his own arm to free himself after being trapped by a boulder in Robbers Roost, Utah for nearly five days in May 2003. This is movie-making at its finest and a guy’s cinematic dream. Not only does 127 Hours deliver dudes a harrowing story like no other, it’s also one of the most inspiring films ever made due to its non-fictional premise. The strength of the human spirit is no joke, guys.
6. Hot Tub Time Machine
With the perfect combination of boobs, booze, and bros, Hot Tub Time Machine has everything a guy could ever want in a movie. When three guys find a hot tub that doubles as a time machine they get sent back 20 years and rediscover the awesomeness of the '80s. In-deed. First and foremost, this is Rob Corddry’s movie. I can’t even begin to tell you all of the raw s**t that comes out his mouth throughout the film, but I assure you it’s f***ing epic on every level. John Cusack, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke also do a great job trying to deal with being back in the ‘80s. Hot Tub isn’t for everyone, but it’s surely perfect for a couple of bros looking for a soon-to-be cult classic.