Best Macho Movies Scenes from Hollywood of all time

Hello bruv’s!

So today I have curated my favorite movie scenes from Hollywood, which I keep watching over and over again. Sorry ladies, most scenes are kind of gangsta or thug life type, but even so, chances are that you may enjoy them too. I can’t rank them as all these short masterpieces are in a league of their own. So here is my list of most iconic guy movie scenes, in no particular order.

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Bard Pitt going up against Bruce Lee in the Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Bruce Lee here is loud mouthed character who’s boasting about his martial art skills and how he can easily take down the legendary boxer Muhammad Ali (a.k.a Cassius clay), until he confronts Brad Pitt who plays the body guard for a Hollywood star (played by Leonardo Di Caprio) in the movie. A lot of people have criticized this scene and consider it in bad taste as disrespects the legendry Bruce Lee, as he would have never disrespected Muhammad Ali (or Cassius Clay), however according to an interview with Quentin Tarentino, he differed on the same.

Chris Pratt (Star Lord) feeling uneasy in front of Chris Hemsworth (Thor) in Avengers: Infinity War

The Avengers movies have not only made superheroes relatable, but also re-defined the relationships and interaction between superheroes. This is one of the few epic scenes where Star Lord becomes insecure in the presence of a much more macho and handsome superhero, Thor, as his friends and girlfriend start admiring him. This is one my most favorite hilarious scenes of all time and shows that superheroes can have inferiority complex, too. This scene, in my opinion, has redefined comedy in the superhero genre.

The final showdown in “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is the spaghetti western, that changed the face of Hollywood western movies and made Clint Eastwood and the badass hero. This is a long scene, mostly involving stares and close up shots. Before the spaghetti western movies, it was John Wayne who was an ideal cowboy starring in movies in the 1950s like Eldorado, True Grit, Red River, etc. where he was a moral man and wouldn’t shoot his enemy from behind. In comparison Clint Eastwood who plays the not-so-ethical cowboy, who values his life more than his moral code. This character redefined Hollywood western movie cinema forever.

Do watch this movie, when you have ample time on your hands. You will truly appreciate this 1966 movie, once you watch the other movies of this era, and understand how transformative it was.

Showdown at the House of Blue Leaves in Kill Bill Vol. 1

Quentin Tarantino is one of the most iconic directors of our times. Kill Bill movies are some of his best ever directed movies in my view. Kill Bill movies are a superb blend of American Western and Japanese marshal art genre. This climax scene from Kill Bill Vol. 1 is one of the bloodiest that you will ever see, and is truly amazing to see the bride’s revenge. YouTube has an age restriction on this, so watch out.

Good Will Hunting

This is my favorite Matt Damon movie ever. It’s got a great plot, with some great acting talents like the late Robin Williams and Ben Affleck in supporting roles. This is a two part scene, and you just won’t get tired watching it over and over again, provided you get the joke.

‘My Boy’s Wicked Smart’

This is the build-up and the insult party that you have come for, where Matt Damon who works as janitor in Harvard comes to rescue his friend Ben Affleck who’s trying to woo an intellectual college girl.

How You Like Them Apples?

This is the after-party, where Will Hunting (Matt Damon) rubs salt on the wounds of a deserving smart-a** who’s trying to again show off his pseudo intellect somewhere else.

GoodFellas Tommy DeVito “Funny How?”

Goodfellas, according to me is the greatest movie of all time, way better than Godfather. I believe, this movie is Martin Scorsese’s finest. Starring Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro in the lead, gangsters don’t get more relatable and violent than this.

Before Goodfellas, the Hollowood gangster was defined by the Fancis Ford Coppola’s Godfather movies where the mafia was portrayed as sophisticated and suave. Goodfellas goes into the psyche of gangsters and explains their operations in the most simplistic ways one can imagine.

Based on a true story of Henry Hill (an Irish-Italian mobster) from the book “Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family” by Nicholas Pileggi, Goodfellas is one of the most rewatchable movies. This movie is truly a piece of art, and this scene is just a tribute. Do watch this movie if you haven’t. It’s my No.1 in this list.

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Leonardo Di Caprio meets Mark Wahlberg (as Sergeant Dignam) for the first time in Martin Scorsese’s The Departed

The Departed is another one of my favorite Martin Scorsese movies. It has a star studded cast – actors who can really act. This movie scene made me fall in love with Mark Wahlberg. The Departed is a classic in the making, with actors like Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead and supported by great actors. The movie Departed (2006) is inspired from Hong Kong movie Internal Affairs (2002), however both these movies have completely different characters of their own.

Batman vs. Bane – The Dark Knight Rises Full Fight

This scene from the final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman made me fall in love with Batman’s nemesis Bane played by Tom Hardy. The way Bane beats down Batman is impeccable and his dialogues are mesmerizing. A hero is nothing unless he faces a mighty villain who has a strong purpose, which can’t be shaken.

Going off topic, some my best movie villains of all time are:

  1. Thanos from the Avengers franchise
  2. Buddy a.k.a. Syndrome from The Incredibles
  3. Captain Russel from the Hindi movie Lagaan
  4. Prof. James Moriarty from Sherlock Holmes

Gladiator Barbarian Horde Battle Scene

Gladiator has the most modern epic movie action scene that has redefined Roman history and crowned Russel Crowe’s image for life. The success of this movie led a series of epic movies like Troy, 300, etc. The scene that gave Roman gladiators a new life, after it was brought back by the legendry actor Charlton Heston in the 1959 classic Ben-Hur. Gladiator is one of the most well paced movies, and is a treat to watch on big screens.

Dirty Harry Do You Feel Lucky Punk?

After the success of Dollar Trilogy of spaghetti western movies, Clint Eastwood refined the cop as the cool Dirty Harry who wouldn’t mind taking the law in his own hands, and cleaning it up. I can safely say the Amitabh Bachchan’s iconic character in the 1973 Bollywood movie Zanjeer was inspired by Dirty Harry. This movie scene dialogue is one of the best macho dialogues ever spoken by the coolest badass cop ever, the legendary Clint Eastwood a.k.a Dirty Harry. It has made its way into countless movies and become a part of pop culture.

Sherlock Holmes in The Game of Shadows Chess Scene Finale

The Game of Shadows in my opinon, is the one of the best takes on Shelock Holmes by director Guy Ritchie. The showdown between Sherlock Holmes and his nemesis Prof. Moriarty is one of its kind, especially if you are a chess lover. This is a three-part scene, but I’m just putting the final act below. Do watch the movie, it’s got great cinematography and a great villain (Prof. Moriarty) played by James Harris.

A Few Good Men (1992) – Did you order Code Red?

This one of the best modern courtroom drama scenes that you will ever come across. Starring Tom Cruise as the maverick lawyer and Jack Nicholson, this movie one of the best ever performances by Tom Cruise. The Hindi movie Shaurya (2008) takes its inspiration form A Few Good Men, and from this scene too.

Gran Torino

The is a modern reprise of no-nonsense Dirty Harry, where Clint Eastwood plays a grumpy old man, teaching the spoilt youth who’s the boss. Gran Tornio is one my best Clint Eastwood movies. Clint Eastwood is just not a great actor, but a legendary film maker as well. Some of his best directed movies which I can personally recommend are Million Dollar Baby (2004), Invictus (2009), American Sniper (2014), Sully (2016), Richard Jewell (2019) and Grand Torino (2008).

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