Although everyone may have a different interpretation of a “guy movie”, the Fine Arts Division has many helpful references to search for films by subject, such as:
The Encyclopedia of Westerns by Herb Fagen
Encyclopedia of Film Noir by Geoff Mayer and Brian McDonnell
War Movies: the Belle & Blade Guide to Classic War Videos by Gary Freitas
With these, we can assist with finding many titles in the library catalog. Certain actors have appeared in classic “guy movies, such as Steve McQueen (The Great Escape, The Getaway), Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven, Dirty Harry), and John Wayne (The Searchers, Red River). Some film directors are noted for “guy movies” such as Sam Peckinpah (The Wild Bunch, Cross of Iron) or Martin Scorsese (Raging Bull, Goodfellas). These and many others can also easily be found in the library’s online catalog. Please call 214-670-1643 for further assistance from Fine Arts staff.