A CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF FILMS WITH ALPHA MALE CHARACTERS

I mention the actors whose characters have to be watched, plus commentaries about their roles or about the film. The actors mentioned have a good game towards women, an alpha male psychology and they have power over other men and society.

  • 1934 – It Happened one Night
  • Clark Gable
  • 1939 – Gone with the Wind
  • Clark Gable
  • 1942 – Casablanca
  • Humphrey Bogart
  • 1944 – Tall in the Saddle
  • John Wayne
  • 1944 – To Have and Have Not
  • Humphrey Bogart
  • 1945 – Frontier Gal
  • Rod Cameron
  • 1947 – Brute Force
  • Burt Lancaster
  • 1951 – A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Marlon Brando
  • 1953 – The Wild One
  • Marlon Brando
  • 1953 – Mogambo
  • Clark Gable
  • 1953 – From Here to Eternity
  • Burt Lancaster
  • 1954 – Désirée
  • Marlon Brando
  • 1954 – River of No Return
  • Robert Mitchum
  • 1954 – Apache
  • Burt Lancaster
  • 1954 – Johnny Guitar
  • Sterling Hayden
  • 1954 – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  • Howard Keel and all his sons from the film
  • 1955 – Man with the Gun
  • Robert Mitchum
  • 1955 – Rebel Without a Cause
  • James Dean
  • 1955 – Man Without a Star
  • Kirk Douglas
  • 1957 – Legend of the Lost
  • John Wayne
  • 1958 – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Paul Newman
  • 1958 – Cowboy
  • Glenn Ford
  • 1958 – The Long, Hot Summer
  • Paul Newman
  • 1960 – The Magnificent Seven
  • Yul Brynner
  • Steve McQueen
  • 1961 – The Hustler
  • Paul Newman
  • 1961 – One-Eyed Jacks
  • Marlon Brando
  • 1962 – Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Marlon Brando
  • 1962 – Sweet Bird of Youth
  • Paul Newman
  • 1962 – Dr No
  • Sean Connery
  • 1963 – McLintock!
  • John Wayne
  • 1963 – From Russia with Love
  • Sean Connery
  • 1963 – The Great Escape
  • Steve McQueen
  • 1963 – Hud
  • Paul Newman
  • 1963 – Kings of the Sun
  • Yul Brynner
  • 1964 – Goldfinger
  • Sean Connery
  • 1964 – A Fistful of Dollars (Per un pugno di dollari)
  • Clint Eastwood
  • 1965 – Thunderball
  • Sean Connery
  • 1965 – For a Few Dollars More (Per qualche dollaro in più)
  • Clint Eastwood
  • 1966 – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo)
  • Clint Eastwood
  • 1966 – Django
  • Franco Nero
  • 1966 – Navajo Joe
  • Burt Reynolds
  • 1966 – Return of the Magnificent Seven
  • Yul Brynner
  • 1967 – Cool Hand Luke
  • Paul Newman
  • 1968 – The Thomas Crown Afair
  • Steve McQueen
  • 1968 – Once Upon a Time in the West
  • Charles Bronson
  • 1968 – Bullitt
  • Steve McQueen
  • 1968 – Hang ‘Em High
  • Clint Eastwood
  • 1968 – Where Eagles Dare
  • Richard Burton
  • 1969 – Sam Whiskey
  • Burt Reynolds
  • 1971 – Diamonds Are Forever
  • Sean Connery
  • 1978 – Grease
  • John Travolta
  • 1982 – An Officer and a Gentleman
  • Richard Gere
  • 1983 – Scarface
  • Al Pacino
  • 1983 – Rumble Fish
  • Mickey Rourke
  • 1983 – Never Say Never Again
  • Sean Connery
  • 1983 – Lone Wolf McQuade
  • Chuck Norris
  • 1985 – Pale Rider
  • Clint Eastwood
  • 1985 – Commando
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • 1985 – Rambo: First Blood Part II
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • 1985 – The Breakfast Club
  • Judd Nelson
  • 1986 – Top Gun
  • Tom Cruise
  • 1986 – Nine ½ Weeks
  • Mickey Rourke
  • 1986 – Cobra
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • 1986 – No Mercy
  • Richard Gere
  • 1986 – Crocodile Dundee
  • Paul Hogan
  • 1986 – Raw Deal
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • 1987 – Dirty Dancing
  • Patrick Swayze
  • 1987 – Can’t Buy Me Love
  • Patrick Dempsey, after he changes himself
  • 1987 – Predator
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • 1988 – Die Hard
  • Bruce Willis
  • 1988 – Crocodile Dundee II
  • Paul Hogan
  • 1988 – Red Scorpion
  • Dolph Lundgren
  • 1988 – Action Jackson
  • Carl Weathers
  • 1989 – Wild Orchid
  • Mickey Rourke
  • 1989 – Road House
  • Patrick Swayze
  • 1989 – The Punisher
  • Dolph Lundgren
  • 1991 – Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
  • Mickey Rourke
  • 1991 – Double Impact
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme, the rage brother (Alex)
  • 1991 – The Last Boy Scout
  • Bruce Willis
  • 1991 – Showdown in Little Tokyo
  • Dolph Lundgren
  • 1991 – Stone Cold
  • Brian Bosworth
  • 1992 – Lethal Weapon 3
  • Mel Gibson
  • 1992 – Boomerang
  • Eddie Murphy
  • 1992 – The Bodyguard
  • Kevin Costner
  • 1992 – Under Siege
  • Steven Seagal
  • 1993 – Demolition Man
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • 1993 – Joshua Tree
  • Dolph Lundgren
  • 1993 – Hard Target
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme
  • 1993 – Rising Sun
  • Sean Connery
  • 1993 – Tombstone
  • Kurt Russell
  • 1993 – Groundhog Day
  • Bill Murray, from the malicious and immature beta man to the responsible and mature alpha man
  • 1994 – The Specialist
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • 1994 – Maverick
  • Mel Gibson
  • 1994 – The Cowboy Way
  • Woody Harreldson
  • 1994 – Street Fighter
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme
  • 1995 – Die Hard with a Vengeance
  • Bruce Willis
  • 1995 – Judge Dredd
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • 1995 – GoldenEye
  • Pierce Brosnan
  • 1995 – Waterworld
  • Kevin Costner
  • 1995 – Desperado
  • Antonio Banderas
  • 1995 – Gunfighter’s Moon
  • Lance Henriksen
  • 1995 – Money Train
  • Wesley Snipes
  • 1996 – Swingers
  • Vince Vaughn
  • 1996 – Last Man Standing
  • Bruce Willis
  • 1996 – Escape from L.A.
  • Kurt Russell
  • 1997 – Fall
  • Eric Schaeffer
  • 1997 – LA Confidential
  • Russell Crowe
  • 1997 – Tomorrow Never Dies
  • Pierce Brosnan
  • 1998 – Ronin
  • Robert De Niro
  • 1998 – Armageddon
  • Bruce Willis
  • 1998 – The Mask of Zorro
  • Anthony Hopkins
  • Antonio Banderas, after the training
  • 1998 – Logan’s War: Bound by Honor
  • Eddie Cibrian
  • 1999 – Fight Club
  • Brad Pitt
  • 1999 – Magnolia
  • Tom Cruise, just his body language and gestures, his character and the rest of the movie are not important; Cruise’s character was inspired by Ross Jeffries
  • 1999 – The World Is Not Enough
  • Pierce Brosnan
  • 1999 – Inferno (Desert Heat)
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme
  • 1999 – Payback
  • Mel Gibson
  • 1999 – The Thomas Crown Affair
  • Pierce Brosnan
  • the original from 1968 is better than this remake
  • 1999 – The 13th Warrior
  • Vladimir Kulich, in the role of Buliwyf
  • 1999 – Beowulf
  • Christopher Lambert
  • 2000 – Gladiator
  • Russell Crowe
  • 2000 – Get Carter
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • 2000 – The Whole Nine Yards
  • Bruce Willis
  • 2000 – Shaft
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • 2000 – The Tao of Steve
  • Donald Logue
  • 2001 – Knockaround Guys
  • Vin Diesel
  • 2001 – The Fast and the Furious
  • Vin Diesel, in all the sequels
  • 2001 – Ocean’s Eleven
  • George Clooney
  • Brad Pitt
  • 2001 – Swordfish
  • John Travolta
  • 2002 – Die Another Day
  • Pierce Brosnan
  • 2002 – The Transporter
  • Jason Statham
  • 2002 – XXX
  • Vin Diesel
  • 2002 – Roger Dodger
  • 2002 – Reign of Fire
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • 2002 – Deuces Wild
  • Stephen Dorff
  • 2003 – A Man Apart
  • Vin Diesel
  • 2004 – The Libertine
  • Johnny Depp
  • 2004 – Alfie
  • Jude Law
  • 2004 – The Punisher
  • Thomas Jane
  • 2004 – The Chronicles of Riddick
  • Vin Diesel
  • 2004 – Walking Tall
  • Dwayne Johnson
  • 2004 – The Girl Next Door
  • Timothy Olyphant
  • 2005 – Hitch
  • Will Smith
  • just the first half of the film, the second half is full of politically correct clichés
  • 2005 – Just Friends
  • Ryan Reynolds
  • 2005 – Coach Carter
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • 2006 – Casino Royale
  • Daniel Craig
  • 2006 – 300
  • Gerard Butler
  • 2006 – The Holiday
  • Jude Law
  • 2008 – Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • Javier Bardem
  • 2008 – Taken
  • Liam Neeson
  • 2009 – Spread
  • Ashton Kutcher
  • 2009 – The Ugly Truth
  • Gerard Butler
  • ignore the conformist happy end
  • 2010 – Let the Game Begin
  • 2010 – The Expendables
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Mickey Rourke in the scene with Cheyenne
  • 2010 – Knight and Day
  • Tom Cruise
  • 2011 – Crazy, Stupid, Love
  • Ryan Gosling
  • some parts of it have politically correct clichés, ignore them
  • 2012 – Red Dawn
  • Chris Hemsworth
  • 2013 – Riddick
  • Vin Diesel
  • 2014 – The Prince
  • Jason Patric

TV SERIES

  • 1958-61 – Wanted Dead or Alive
  • 94 episodes
  • Steve McQueen
  • 1992-1997 – Renegade
  • 110 episodes
  • Lorenzo Lamas
  • 1993-94 – Corazón Salvaje
  • 80 episodes, Mexican soap opera
  • Eduardo Palomo
  • 1993-2001 – Walker, Texas Ranger
  • 198 episodes
  • Chuck Norris
  • 2004-2006 – Two and a Half Men
  • season 1, episode 23 ”Just Like Buffalo”
  • season 3, episodes: 8 ”That Voodoo That I Do Do”, 10 ”Something Salted and Twisted”, 22 ”Just Once With Aunt Sophie”
  • Charlie Sheen in the first four seasons
  • Sean Penn in episode 1 from season 2 ”Back Off, Mary Poppins”
  • 2009 – The Mentalist
  • season 1, episode 14 ”Crimson Casanova”
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