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Top Five: Manliest Movies Of 2014

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5) The Salvation

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The first of two European productions on this list is this old school, nasty mean western.  This revenge ’em up is an efficient movie, with no gassy or pointless dialogue.  But its main selling point is its coldness, with Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s villain in particular being one of the most convincing western villains I’ve seen in a while.  Men, women and children and even the elderly and not safe in this movie, largely down to the leading killer, played flatly yet effectively by Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Even Eric fucking Cantona is one of Morgan’s henchmen.  Eric ‘kung fu’ Cantona!  Eva Green brings her hotness too, but doesn’t bring down the tone with silly woman nagging – her tongue has been cut out (we must make comprises somewhere).  It’s a pity this movie flew under the radar, so if you missed it, there is no better time to check it out. 

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  • Frenchie Pred the Imdb Legend

    Sabotage eats Salvation for breakfast.

  • ASFan

    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

      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

      • ASFan

        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

          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…but..like 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

        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

          *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

        • ASFan

          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

      7/10.

  • TheOldMcClane

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

  • Mucho Macho

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

  • Mucho Macho

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

  • Mucho Macho

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

  • N.m. Ash

    And how the Raid 2 was missed is beyond me.

    • The Night Rider

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

      • N.m. Ash

        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.

      • Jason Hobbs

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

  • Jason Hobbs

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

  • Jim Kelly

    What about Raid 2 ? And french manly Colt 45 ?

    • Jacob Phillips

      Raid 2 just didn’t cut it.

  • Goro

    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.

  • Goro

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

  • French Predator

    2014 was prolific in good flicks :

    -fury
    -sabotage (watch the fucking real ending !)
    -the salvation (negan in a western)
    -night crawler (paxton ! great ending !)
    -killers (gritty korean)
    -john wick
    -the guest (small budget but great)
    -sin city 2 (fucking underrated, powers booth !)

    watch these fucking movies folks.

    • Mucho Macho

      The Guest is a very cool movie.
      Good pick..good list

  • ChrisWhite

    Cold in July is actually set in the late 80’s.

    • ColonelBobi

      And is also a great book for those that haven’t read it.

  • ColonelBobi

    Seen and enjoyed the top 3 but not caught the others. Generation War sounds very appealing to me. Gonna look it up, thanks Night.