The Top 10 Movies for Dudes of 2010

December 21, 2010

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

Source: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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.

 

Recent Features

The 12 (Mostly Terrible) Games of Christmas

The Top 10 Best New Year's Eve Songs

The Top 10 Reasons We'll Miss Larry King

The Top Eight Sexist Video Games

 

 

5. The Fighter

Source: Paramount Pictures

The Fighter hasn’t been in theaters for all that long, but it's already become one of the most beloved films of the year. How could it not be? It’s about one of boxing’s true warriors of the sport. F*** Rocky, "Irish" Micky Ward is the real deal, people. For those of you dudes that don’t know, the David O. Russell feature stars Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale and tells the true story of the unbelievably tough pro boxer "Irish" Micky Ward (Wahlberg) and his older brother Dickie Eklund (Bale). Boxing fans worldwide are sure to be elated by this release because it successfully gives Micky his due on the largest stage possible.

 

4. The Expendables

Source: Lionsgate

The Expendables didn’t reinvent the wheel in terms of filmmaking, but it did deliver everything action fans were salivating for. Sylvester Stallone returned once more with a fresh group of mercenaries and set out to create the all-star game of action movies. In the film, Sly’s crew of Jason Statham, Jet Li, and Randy Couture are hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator. As if that weren't enough, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, and even The Governator also make appearances. The Expendables is filled to the brim with balls-to-the-wall visuals and is a must-see for anyone reading this list.  

 

3. Inception

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures

Easily one of the finest films of the year, Inception saw The Dark Knight mastermind Christopher Nolan put together a mind-blowing sci-fi story that traveled far into the intimate and infinite world of dreams. Leonardo DiCaprio plays a skilled thief who snatches valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state. This movie is a rare breed these days. Not only did Inception live up to the hype, it surpassed it and satisfied almost everyone that took the plunge into Nolan’s world of false memories and introspective illusions.

 

2. Iron Man 2

Source: Paramount Pictures

Iron Man 2 is a blockbuster in its purest form. It’s got the perfect hero, an all-star cast, and it killed at the box office. Robert Downey Jr. returned to his classic shenanigans as Tony Stark with Mr. Favreau doing another brilliant job behind the camera. The new editions to the cast were also quite amazing. Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Don Cheadle, and Scarlett all brought their A-game and helped the film take in over $621 million worldwide. Not a bad day at the office. It’s a shame Favreau won’t be back for part 3, but at least we have two great films to satisfy all of our action needs. 

 

1. Kick-Ass

Source: Universal Pictures

I know it sounds nuts, but as far as "movies for guys" go, Kick-Ass is easily the most thoroughly satisfying movie of the year. It has everything a guy could ever want in a film. When high school student and comic book lover Dave Lizewski decides that he's going to become a superhero, he hooks up with a group of equally insane, if better trained, vigilantes. Instant gold if you ask me. At a time when audiences were being bombarded with endless strings of sh***y comic book blockbusters, Kick-Ass came along and put everyone on notice with one of the most unique action/adventure films seen in a very long time. Seeing a ten-year-old vigilante tearing goons limb from limb ain’t bad either. 

 

Recent Features

The 12 (Mostly Terrible) Games of Christmas

The Top 10 Best New Year's Eve Songs

The Top 10 Reasons We'll Miss Larry King

The Top Eight Sexist Video Games

 

 

Loading...