Movies

Primitive Conditions and Prehistoric Life
Apocalypto
Black Robe
Cast Away
Grizzly Man
Into the Wild
Quest for Fire
Ten Canoes
The Edge
The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat)
The Last of the Mohicans
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Valhalla Rising

Mating in History (pre-1900)
An Ideal Husband
Angels and Insects
Dangerous Beauty
Dangerous Liaisons
Elizabeth
Emma
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Quills
Raise the Red Lantern
Sense and Sensibility
Shakespeare in Love
The Age of Innocence
The Piano
The Young Victoria

Mating in Recent History (1900s)
A Good Woman
Almost Famous
An Education
Atonement
Bonnie and Clyde
Chocolat
Dazed and Confused
Easy Virtue
Frida
Rambling Rose
She’s Gotta Have It
The Ice Storm
The Thomas Crown Affair
The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Mating in Modern North America
50 First Dates
(500) Days of Summer
All the Real Girls
American Beauty
Bedazzled
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Groundhog Day
Hitch
Juno
Knocked Up
Sex, lies, and videotape
Sideways
The Good Girl
The 40 Year Old Virgin
The Proposal
Wedding Crashers
Y tu mama tambien

Mating in Modern Britain
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Closer
Damage
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Happy-Go-Lucky
Love Actually
Match Point
Once
Notting Hill
Sliding Doors
Wild Target
Young Adam

Mating in Modern Europe
Amelie
Before Sunrise
Before Sunset
Before Midnight
I am Love
Sex and Lucia
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Mating in Modern Asia
Lost in Translation

Mating in the Future
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Avatar
Children of Men
Demolition Man
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Gattaca
Idiocracy
In Time
Solaris
Surrogates
The Matrix

Sex Research
A Dangerous Method
Kinsey
Orgasm, Inc.

Female-female competition and sexual rivalry
Black Swan
Bridesmaids
Cracks
Friends with Money
In Her Shoes
Legally Blonde
Mean Girls
Miss Congeniality
My Best Friend’s Wedding
The Devil Wears Prada

Male-male competition and violence
300
American History X
Braveheart
Drive
Fight Club
Gangs of New York
Gladiator
Hotel Rwanda
Lord of War
Natural Born Killers
Platoon
The Wrestler
The Hurt Locker
Troy

Classic romantic comedies that women love and that guys should understand
An Officer and a Gentleman
Enchanted
Gone with the Wind
Sleepless in Seattle
The Princess Bride
You’ve Got Mail

Self-defense, mixed martial arts, etc.
CNBC: Ultimate Fighting
Warrior

Aging like a Man insights
Broken Flowers
Gran Torino
In the Line of Fire
It’s Complicated
Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud
Solitary Man
Something’s Gotta Give
Starting Out in the Evening
The Straight Story
The World’s Fastest Indian
Up in the Air
Venus

Comedy and Humor Insights
I am Comic
The Aristocrats

Consumerism insights
Love and Other Drugs
Thank You For Smoking
The Insider
The Joneses
The September Issue
What Women Want

Cooking and food insights
Big Night
Bottle Shock
El Bulli: Cooking in progress
Food, Inc.
King Corn
Our Daily Bread

Creativity, skill-building, & ambition insights
8 Mile
32 Short Films about Glenn Gould
Amadeus
Hustle & Flow
It Might Get Loud
Music and Lyrics
The Muse

Dangerous women insights
Birthday Girl: sociopath
Disclosure: sociopath
Fatal Attraction borderline personality disorder
He loves me, he loves me not: female stalker
House of Sand and Fog
Miss Julie: borderline personality disorder
Rachel Getting Married
Safe: female obsessive-compulsive disorder
Side Effects: female sociopath
The Last Seduction
To Die For : female sociopath

Drug insights
A Scanner Darkly
Degenerate Art (marijuana)
DMT: The spirit molecule (DMT)
Drugstore Cowboy (prescription drugs)
Leaving Las Vegas (alcohol)
Permanent Midnight (heroin)
Requiem for a Dream (heroin)
Saving Grace (marijuana)
The Big Lebowski (marijuana)
The Boost (cocaine)
The Electric Daisy Carnival Experience (Ecstasy)
Transpotting (heroin)
Weeds TV series (marijuana)
Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf? (alcohol)

Fatherhood insights
About a Boy
Life as a House
Parenthood
The Kids are All Right
The Switch

Female vulnerability insights – what women worry about
13 going on 30
Black Snake Moan
Breast Men
Death and the Maiden
Dogville
Enough
Freaky Friday
Irreversible
Kalifornia
Million Dollar Baby
Monster
Panic Room
Personal Velocity
Sleeping with the Enemy
Sucker Punch
The Accused
The brave one
The Silence of the Lambs
Things you can tell just by looking at her
Thirteen
What’s love got to do with it

Finance insights
Arbitrage
Boiler Room
Casino Jack
Duplicity
Glengarry Glen Ross
Margin Call
Maxed Out (documentary)
Startup.com (documentary)
Swimming with Sharks
The Corporation (documentary)
Wall Street

Gender and sex differences insights
Boys don’t Cry
Normal
Transamerica

Intelligence insights
Adaptation
Good Will Hunting
Henry Fool
Limitless
Quiz Show
Sherlock British TV series
The Invention of Lying
The Luzhin Defense

Marriage & divorce insights
Husbands and Wives
Intolerable Cruelty
The Family Man
The Runaway Bride
The Squid and the Whale

Mental health insights
A Beautiful Mind
American Psycho: psychopathy
As Good as it Gets
Pollock
Rain Man: autism
Silver Linings Playbook: mating with bipolar disorder
The Beaver: depression
The King’s Speech: stuttering

Porn insights
Boogie Nights
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist, and Rebel (documentary)
The People vs. Larry Flynt
Thinking XXX (porn star interview documentary)

Prostitution & sex worker insights
American Gigolo (gigolo)
Bernie (semi-gigolo)
Butterfield 8
Exotica
Klute
Lars and the Real Girl
My Own Private Idaho (hustlers)
Nathalie
The Man from Elysian Fields (gigolo)

Power, dominance, and submission insights
A History of Violence
Interview
Secretary

Sexual orientation insights
(A)sexual
Beginners
Brokeback Mountain
Chasing Amy
Kissing Jessica Stein
L.I.E.
Notes on a Scandal: lesbian schoolteachers
A Single Man
The L word TV series: lesbians
The Opposite of Sex

Social media and online dating insights
The social network

Sports insights
Chariots of Fire (running)
Jerry Maguire (sports agents)
Moneyball (baseball)
Pulling John (arm wrestling)
Man on Wire (tightrope walking)
Raging Bull (boxing)
The Fighter (boxing)
Win win (wrestling)

Stand-up comedians insightful about mating
Aziz Ansari: Dangerously delicious
Mike Birbiglia: What I should have said
Bill Burr: You people are all the same; Let it go; Why do I do this?
Louis C.K.: Chewed Up; Hilarious; Live at the Beacon Theater,
Bryan Callen: Man Class
Whitney Cummings: Money shot
Rob Delaney: Live at the Bowery Ballroom
Bill Engball: Here’s your sign
Craig Ferguson: I’m here to help
Jim Gaffigan: King Baby
Janeane Garofalo: Live in Seattle
Gary Gulman: In this economy?
Kevin Hart: I’m a grown little man
Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional; I swear to God
Anjelah Johnson: That’s how we do it
Moshe Kasher: Live in Oakland
Lisa Lampanelli: Take it like a man
Norm MacDonald: Me doing stand-up
Eddie Murphy: Raw
Patton Oswalt: My weakness is strong
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker
Joe Rogan: Live; Talking monkeys in space
Doug Stanhope: No refunds; Burning the bridge
Christopher Titus: Love is Evol
Daniel Tosh: Completely Serious; Happy Thoughts

Classics every guy should watch, just because
Apocalypse Now
Blade Runner
Blue Velvet
Breaking Bad TV series
Casino
Goodfellas
Heat
Inglourious Basterds
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
Mars Attacks!
No Country for Old Men
Point Break
Pulp Fiction
Robocop
Saving Private Ryan
Scarface
Sin City
The Departed
The Dirty Dozen
The Fifth Element
The Godfather
The Shawshank Redemption
The Usual Suspects
The Wild Bunch
Wargames

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