Quintessential Guy Movies

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These are the essential movies in my 40-something white guy world.  I will watch these movies, at least for a few minutes, every time they’re on.

  1. The Godfather I & II. “Michael Rizzi, do you renounce Satan?”  Of course.
  2. The Matrix.  “You hear that, Mr Anderson?  It is the sound of inevitability.  It is the sound of your death.”  That was a great movie.  I wonder why they didn’t make any sequels?
  3. Pulp Fiction.  “If I am curt with you it is because time is of the essence.”  And: “If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions.”  Samuel L Jackson has enough great lines in that single movie to make an entire career.  “I’m tryin’, Ringo; I’m trying’ REAL HARD to be the shepherd.”
  4. Gladiator.  Maximus’s line when he reveals himself to Commodius: “… Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife – and I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.”
  5. Animal House.  “Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life.”
  6. The Princess Bride.  “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” And: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
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