March 23, 2010 11:41 AM Subscribe
What books and movies have helped you define what it means to be a man?
posted by jasondigitized to human relations (100 answers total) 69 users marked this as a favorite
Answers to this question do not state that 'being a man' is bullsh*t. When I am done, I want to say "Being a man is awesome!". I want to read about climbing mountains, wrestling bears, and fighting ninjas........on the way home from the bar. I want read about tackling fatherhood, self-doubt, mid-life crises, and having prostate cancer. If you have ever read 'Wind, Sand and Stars', or watched Peter Fonda in Twelve Angry Men, you know what I am talking about. If Netflix or Amazon had a category for this question it would be called 'Kick-Ass Dudes who don't need to kick your ass'.
I realize that women are awesome too, but for the most part, I want things told from or towards the male perspective. Please do not turn this question into anything more than it is: I am a guy who wants to watch and read about awesome men, doing awesome stuff, which will in turn inspire me to be a little bit more of an awesome father, husband and colleague.