james-deanMovies have always influenced Men and Women’s style through out the years. Whether we like to admit it or not, it’s the truth. Women are getting more attention but if you really think about it, Men’s styles in the movies have a lot to be desired. Mention Casablanca for example. Instantly you’d think of Humphrey Bogart‘s charismatic character. James Dean pretty much revolutionized the Jeans and White T-shirt look on Rebel Without A Cause. Who could forget the dashing Mr. Cary Grant? You sure can’t dismiss the major influence of Steve McQueen and Sean Connery in the industry. How can anyone forget the iconic white polyester suit that John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever? 2 words, Reservoir Dogs, uh huh!

george-clooney-clayton As for the most recent ones, just think about the Ocean’s Eleven headlined by George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon. Sure they’re pulling another con but goshdarnnit, they’re going to look good doing it. Of course this is because the original Ocean’s Eleven were the best-dressed Men of their own generation. Let’s not forget the Urban style we see on our young ones. The suit-community might not agree with baggy pants, blings, colorful and long shirts but the point is, it has impacted the everyday styles of any Men, young and old in the streets of New York, California, or anywhere else for that matter. From suits, to military-inspired looks, to casual, to California surfer, to Urban looks, Movies have definitely touched the Men’s Styles.

Men’s Vogue selected the 50 Most Influential Films On Men Style and I compiled the list for you.

1. It Happened One Night (1934, Clark Gable)

2. Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

3. Casablanca (1942, Humphrey Bogart)

4. An American In pairs (1951, Gene Kelly)

5. Roman Holiday (1953, Gregory Peck)

6. Rebel Without A Cause (1955, James Dean)

7. To Catch A Thief (1955, Cary Grant)

8. L’Avventura (1960, Gabriele Ferzetti)

9. Plein Soliel (1960, Alain Delon)

10. La Notte (1961, Marcello Mastroianni)

11. Last Year at Marienbad (1961)

12. The Misfits (1961, Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift)

13. Lawrence of Arabia (1962, Peter O’ Toole)

14. Alfie (1966, Michael Caine)

15. Endless Summer (1966)

16. The Graduate (1967, Dustin Hoffman)

17. Bonnie & Clyde (1967)

18. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967, Sidney Poitier)

19. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

20. The Thomas Crown Affair (1968, Steve McQueen)

21. Easy Rider (1969, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Jack Nicholson)

22. Midnight Cowboy (1969, Jon Voight)

23. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969, Sean Connery)

24. MASH (1970)

25. Klute (1971, Donald Sutherland)

26. Play Misty for Me (1971, Clint Eastwood)

27. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972, Jean-Pierre Cassel)

28. Shampoo (1975, Warren Beaty)

29. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976, David Bowie)

30. Saturday Night Fever (1977, John Travolta)

31. The Deer Hunter (1978, Robert De Niro)

32. Hair (1979)

33. Mad Max (1979, Mel Gibson)

34. American Gigolo (1980, Richard Gere)

35. Chariots of Fire (1981, Ben Cross)

36. Blade Runner (1982, Harrison Ford)

37. Out of Africa (1985, Robert Redford)

38. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

39. Wall Street (1987, Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen)

40. Bull Durham (1988, Kevin Costner)

41. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

42. Singles (1992, Campbell Scott)

43. Trainspotting (1996, Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller)

44. The Matrix (1999, Keanu Reeves)

45. Royal Tenenbaums (2001, Ben Stiller, Ewan Wilson)

46. Dogtown and Z Boys (2002)

47. 2046 (2004, chow Mo Wan)

48. American Gangster (2007, Denzel Washington)

49. I Am Legend (2007, Will Smith)

50. Michael Clayton (2007, George Clooney)

Check out Men’s Vogue for the reasons why each movie made the list. Agree? Disagree? Feel free to add the movies you think has influenced your style. :)