Favorite movies with awesome good-guys?

We've been seeing the flawed good guy for a while. It's really in. But do you remember any good movies where you could whole-heartedly root for a good character? I want to watch a movie with my dad, and he HATES when guys cheat on their wives, lie, or act without honor.

So what are your favorite movie good guys of all time?

Examples: Braveheart, Cinderella Man, Men of Honor, Lord of the Rings, Man in the Iron Mask, The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, Life is Beautiful, Unbreakable, Back to the Future, Gladiator, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Die Hard, Gone Baby Gone, Hotel Rwanda, Pride and Prejudice, The Green Mile, Dan in Real Life, 12 Angry Men, Casablanca.

10 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975)

    IMDB synopsis:

    Doc Savage (Ron Ely and his fellow adventurers~William (Bill) Lucking as Col. John 'Renny' Renwick, Michael Miller as Lt. Col. Andrew Blodgett 'Monk' Mayfair, Eldon Quick as William Harper 'Johnny' Littlejohn and Darrell Zwerling as Brig. Gen. Theodore Marley 'Ham' Brooks~are sucked into the mystery of Doc's father disappearing in the wilds of South America. The maniacal Captain Seas tries to thwart them at every turn as they travel to the country of Hidalgo to investigate Doc's father's death and to uncover a vast horde of Incan gold.

    Flash Gordon (1980)

    Flash (Sam J. Jones) is a football hero who is skyjacked aboard Dr. Zarkov's (Chaim Topol) rocketship, along with beautiful Dale Arden (Melody Anderson). The threesome are drawn to the planet Mongo, controlled by Ming the Merciless (Max von Sydow). Ming has been testing the Earth with unnatural disasters and, deeming it a threat to his rule, plans to destroy it. Flash must avoid the amorous attentions of Ming's daughter (Ornella Muti) and unite the warring kingdoms of Mongo to rescue Dale and save our world.

    The Rocketeer

    IMDB synopsis:

    Straight from the pages of a pulp comic from a past era, "the Rocketeer" recreates 1930s Hollywood, complete with gangsters, Nazi spies, and the growth of the Age of Aviation. Young pilot Cliff Secord (Bill Campbell) stumbles on a top secret rocket-pack and, with the help of his mechanic and mentor, Peevee (Alan Arkin), he attempts to save his girl (Jennifer Connelly, who later married Campbell) and stop the Nazis as The Rocketeer.

    The Phantom (1996)

    IMDB synopsis: **SPOILERS**

    The Phantom is a superhero who fights for what is right in the African jungle. The Ghost who Walks is said to have survived for 400 years. Little does anyone know that the Phantom lives on because each grooms his son to take over the mantle. Unique to most superheroes, he uses guns yet makes every effort to not kill anyone he apprehends. He resides in the Skull Cave and has the loyalty of many natives, receiving much assistance from them. In this adventure, Xander Drax (Treat Williams) attempts to procure three mystical skulls that give dark powers to the one who possesses them, while The Phantom acts to thwart his efforts.

    Here are other heroic heroes:

    Superman~The Movie and Superman II-IV~all with Christopher Reeve as one of the greatest heroes

    The Last Starfighter~Lance Guest and Dan O'Herlihy

    The Adventures of Robin Hood~Errol Flynn

    The 13th Warrior~Antonio Banderas

    Indiana Jones trilogy~Harrison Ford

    The Shadow (1994)~Alec Baldwin

    Heaven Can Wait~Warren Beatty

    To Hell and Back~Audie Murphy

    Meet John Doe~Gary Cooper

    Dick Tracy~Warren Beatty

    Hidalgo~Viggo Mortensen

    Then, there are rogues who become heroic:

    Sergeant York

    The Left Hand of God

    The Magnificent Seven

    Star Wars: Episodes IV-VI

    The Man Who Would Be King

  • 1 decade ago

    John Wayne and anything he did, especially the "Quiet Man", with Maureen O'Hara, Thomas Crown Affair with Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo also Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond in Sabrina the films are fun and very much iconic to the heroic set of the older man.

  • 1 decade ago

    Indiana Jones Harrison ford ,tom cruise days of thunder, Jerry McGuire, harry potter , a few good men, green mile ,big ,radio flyer little mermaid, beauty and the beast, over the hedge, and snow white, pretty woman, just to name a few....

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Bourne series.

    Boondocks Saints



    The 300 Spartans (the original, not the new version. Although the new version is fine)


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  • amodio
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    The Last Samurai, the Patriot, and The Mummy are good ones.

  • 1 decade ago

    Edward Scissorhands - he's proably one of the most sympathetic characters ever. You can really empathize with him.

  • RD
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    My favorite movie of all time is Braveheart ...so I would have to say William Wallace .....greatest movie ever !!!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Gladiator, because at the end he was reunited with his wife and son, it was what he always wanted

  • 1 decade ago

    I Am Legend

    Pursuit of Happyness

  • 1 decade ago

    hammy the wammy

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