Masculinity Movies movie selection

You're a man. You watch movies. Yet, you may be missing out on the full experience of the movies you watch. Do you want to leave the cinema inspired, wanting to make the most of your life? Do you want to stay inspired? Then you've come to the right place.

Join me in uncovering the archetypal path of growth that awaits in the world of movies. Watching movies will never be the same again. It's a promise.

The Lover ArchetypeMay 1, 2014

Introducing the Lover Archetype

Gandalf

Finally, the Lover has arrived. He took his time. The Lover's journey through life prioritizes flow over structure, sensual delight over getting shit done. This talk is the last in the series on the KWML archetypes and will take you into realms of addiction, sexuality and the yearning to be One with God.

Meet the Lover!

The other archetypes

Article favouriteSeptember 16, 2009

King, Warrior, Magician, Lover – archetypes of the mature Masculine

Now updated with practices at the end. One of the most popular articles on Masculinity-Movies.com is about the KWML archetypes outlined in Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette's book. Dive into the murky waters of your subconscious and discover that there are men who sleep inside you who are the stuff of legends. Now, your work is to wake them up. This article is a good starting place for that long road towards maturity.

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Controversial article!September 22, 2013

Hollywood as a lens to the American shadow

Hollywood makes a ridiculous amount of movies with presi-dential kidnappings, burning government buildings and invasion threats. What can taking a closer look at Hollywood through the eyes of depth psychology reveal?

Hollywood and shadow »

Latest editorial movie reviewJun 19, 2018

The Wisdom of Mad Men

In-depth review

Reassigned to a mental institution after the prison system tires of his disobedience, McMurphy hopes to while away his sentence in a less taxing environment. Instead, he finds himself engaged in a battle of wits with the pitiless Nurse Ratched – who rules her patients with a cold-blooded zeal. Earning the respect and admiration of his downtrodden counterparts, McMurphy lights a fire in their hearts and stirs them to action– ensuring that none of their lives will ever be the same again.

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Latest user reviewAugust 19, 2014

Saving Private Ryan

User review

Saving private Ryan is a movie about II World War where an american group is ordered to find and get one soldier back home from the terrain of France, since this one soldier's all four brothers had been killed in combat. It is a interesting journey to look on the relationships between the men, and how the archetypal energies show up in this movie, switching side by side. Ultimately this movie is about courage. It is about making your dreams real.

Random user reviewMarch 29, 2014

The Matrix

User review

The Matrix is a movie about infinity, hero's journey and energy flows. The main character Neo is a 30-year-old hacker living a lonely life. His days are filled with tasks that don't resonate with his own core. Tired of his life he's fallen asleep with his music on. Suddenly his computer starts to talk to him. Neo listens. The journey starts.

Welcome to the TribeMarch 7, 2016

Men: The era of the lone wolf is over. It's time to connect!

I'm guessing you're tired of bullshit and superficial conversation. I am too. So I created the Tribe for you.

Why would you want to join The Tribe? I don't know what is true for you, but what is true for me is that my life has seen dramatic improvements as the depth and intensity in my relating with close male friends (Brothers) has increased.

And now I crave that sort of depth in all areas of my life. Once I tasted the soul nutrients of Brotherhood, superficial connections became uninteresting.

If you too want depth and no-bullshit connections with men, join our Facebook group (which replaces our community platform as of March 2016). Welcome!

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Movie review from the archivesSeptember 25, 2010

American Beauty

User review

American Beauty introduces us to Lester Burnham, a self-proclaimed sedated man, and his journey towards self-liberation in a world where everything is façade. The movie is a magnificent description of what a journey out of a safe, but ultimately soul-sucking life of pretense might look like and it deserves every award it got. Lester's path towards self-liberation teaches us many valuable lessons about the Lover and Wild Man archetypes and reminds us of how, in our efforts to hide our wounds and vulnerable secrets, we lose track of how infinitely blessed we actually are.