masculinity in crisis

a sort of work-in-progress reference list for myself but also just uhhh...a list of films that meaningfully question, deconstruct or (sometimes not even intentionally?) expose the contradictions of hegemonic masculinity

  • Rumble Fish
  • Kings of the Road
  • I Vitelloni
  • Falling Down
  • In a Lonely Place
  • The Incredible Shrinking Man
  • Peeping Tom
  • High Noon
  • Man of the West
  • Buffalo '66
  • Double Indemnity
  • Vertigo
  • Pusher II: With Blood on My Hands
  • I Stand Alone
  • Deadlock
  • 8½
  • The Wrestler
  • Fight Club
  • M. Butterfly
  • Western
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Lighthouse
  • The Deer Hunter
  • Série noire
  • The Servant
  • Lost Highway
  • Scarface
  • Deep End
  • This Is England
  • Deliverance
  • A Serious Man
  • Shame
  • Burning
  • La Collectionneuse
  • Beau Travail
  • Blue Velvet