Your essential watch list.

Here's an essential list of films every dude needs to watch at least once. They're not necessarily the best movies of all time---simply the coolest. Whether that's the main character, the story, or just simply the STYLE---each and every one of these movies has a whole lot working for it.

1.) Ocean's 11

Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.

2.) True Romance

Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.

3.) Drive

A mysterious Hollywood stuntman, mechanic and getaway driver lands himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor.

4.) Out Of Sight

A career bank robber breaks out of jail and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a US Marshall he has kidnapped.

5.) Blow-Up

A mod London photographer seems to find something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.

6.) The Empire Strikes Back

After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.

7.) True Lies

Harry Tasker is a secret agent for the United States Government. For years, he has kept his job from his wife, but is forced to reveal his identity and try to stop nuclear terrorists when he and his wife are kidnapped by them.

8.) North By Northwest

A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

9.) Heat

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.

10.) Rush

The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

11.) The Big Lebowski

"Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

12.) No Country For Old Men

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

13.) Casino Royale

Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem.

14.) The Talented Mr. Ripley

In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy, named Dickie Greenleaf. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.

15.) Reservoir Dogs

After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

16.) LA Confidential

As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

17.) Get Carter

When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate.

18.) Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

19.) Easy Rider

Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.

20.) The Endless Summer

The crown jewel to ten years of Bruce Brown surfing documentaries. Brown follows two young surfers around the world in search of the perfect wave, and ends up finding quite a few in addition to some colorful local characters.

21.) Star Trek

The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

22.) Top Gun

As students at the Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young flyer learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

23.) Goodfellas

Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.

24.) Cool Hand Luke

A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison.

25.) Bullitt

An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection.