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Top Five: Manliest Movies Of 2014

4) Generation War


If you’re like me and have always wanted a German ‘Band of Brothers’, then this is probably the closest you’re ever going to get to it.  Of course, if you’re going to cover German operations in WW2 for your big show, then there’d be no point in going the tired old route of the Western Front, which was more or less an annoyance to the German forces.  There, only 15 divisions served from 1944 onwards, many of them tired old men and scared young boys.  By contrast 400 divisions faced off on the Eastern Front, where 88% of all German casualties occurred amidst probably the closest to hell on earth humanity has witnessed.

Aside from one problem of romantic subplot/s, this series more or less does it justice.  It’s a big budget 270 minute feature and, probably best of all, the battle scenes are fuckin’ stupendous!  That means no shaking cameras or brain-melting editing.  Like the old days, like Saving Private Ryan but without even Spielberg’s shaking. Better than Stalingrad (’93) and miles ahead of the ridiculously overrated and chokingly flatulent Come and See (’85).

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  1. Jay Beezy

    January 17, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    I guess it was a long shot for Edge of Tomorrow to make the list. Didn’t pay much attention to the other movies held in high regard here this year outside of John Wick and Fury.

    If you had reviewed Edge of Tomorrow, what would you have given it?

    • Mucho Macho

      January 18, 2015 at 9:26 pm

      Edge of Tomorrow was cool.
      i thought it was awesome.
      at least it was cool to see something different.
      I have always been a Cruise fan..he got a lot of bad press for what i thought was really not that important shit.
      he always tries hard..which u cant say for every A lister in Hollywood

      • Jay Beezy

        January 19, 2015 at 4:25 am

        Pajiba once did a post on how Tom Cruise is actually a pretty boring person and how a star’s personality has an effect on his/her movie’s box office. Cruise was on the Nerdist with Chris Hardwick and Pajiba mentioned how the Nerdist is able to get their star guests to divulge more personal details, but Cruise seemed to continue to promote himself as a Hollywood star.

        I don’t really care about his personal life. When it comes to his movies, as a performer, he’s got balls of steel. So that earns a great deal of respect.

        • Mucho Macho

          January 19, 2015 at 4:42 am

          I always felt he got waayyy too much shit for jumping on Oprah’s couch.
          I know we men play it cool..but let’s be honest..we get some pussy , we do a victory jump..hahaha.
          Anyways, he makes mostly good movies. U see him hanging from planes like he is doing for M.I. #5 or hanging from a Skyscraper in #4.
          He puts in the work. I dont think Tom Cruise is the type of guy who would do a DTV movie for a few dollars for a few hours. He clearly still gives a fuck about his career.
          i am a fan of his.
          one more thing..i don’t know squad about scientology, & yes what i’ve heard is cooky… i’ve always said..why is it okay to trash some religions or politics , but for others they run u out of town.
          just sayin

      • The Night Rider

        January 19, 2015 at 4:57 pm

        Major props to Cruise for his practical and ballsy stunt work in a lot of his movies, even though they could easily have CGI’ed a lot of it.

        • Mucho Macho

          January 20, 2015 at 1:50 am

          *Agreed. I would never do half the shit he does. Man enough to admit that. I’ll be all like:” hang a dummy from the plane!” My movie would look like Super Dave!
          *i actually liked Jack Reacher a lot.
          think is a bit underrated .
          Brian Bosworth would have been great ( cause he looks like he is described in the books) but u know that never was going to happen.
          But Cruise was good. He is reliable.
          i think the movie was entertaining with the great Duvall of course

        • Jay Beezy

          January 24, 2015 at 5:12 pm

          Can’t wait to see how that plane scene in MI5 plays out onscreen. Does anyone know if they shot that in IMAX like they did Ghost Protocol and that Burj Khalifa scene?

    • The Night Rider

      January 19, 2015 at 4:56 pm


  2. TheOldMcClane

    January 18, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Interesting list. I still need to see a few of those.

  3. Mucho Macho

    January 18, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Wait ..what..?!?!
    No Selma….
    U racist motha fucka’s!!!

  4. Mucho Macho

    January 18, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    I bet Ex3 & the RoboCop remake were #7 & #6 respectively

  5. Mucho Macho

    January 18, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    I have only seen John Wick on the list.
    Damn..gotta go man up!

  6. N.m. Ash

    January 19, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    And how the Raid 2 was missed is beyond me.

    • The Night Rider

      January 19, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      The action frustrated me and the dramatic elements bored me and overstayed their welcome. The first movie shits all over it.

      • N.m. Ash

        January 20, 2015 at 6:04 am

        I understand the drama complaint, but you must be smoking some fierce shit if you were frustrated by the action. I don’t even know what that means, but it sounds ridiculous.

        The first movie was FULL of the drama you can’t stand, so I don’t get the hate.

      • GXFR4LIFE

        January 21, 2015 at 2:40 pm

        U need to stop watching action movies then cause u aren’t very bright


    January 21, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    How the hell is the raid 2 not on this list . good call on cold in July

  8. Jim Kelly

    January 28, 2015 at 9:54 am

    What about Raid 2 ? And french manly Colt 45 ?

  9. Goro

    February 2, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    I don’t really understand choice of John Wick. The story of the movie is plain dumb. Keanu Reeves is acting the same like in all his movies: same talk, same gestures, same look all the time. The movie is very unrealistic. I did not see much of a blood or gore either. It looks like it was toned down a lot. The movie is without heart. Some people make comparison to Taken. I just rewatched Taken and it is sooo much better.

  10. Goro

    February 6, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Actually the manliest movie of 2014 was Equalizer. Beautiful direction, excellent play by Denzel, brutal movie