Based on the novel Midnight Cowboy by James Leo Herlihy, this 1969 drama film tells the story of a young, dilettante Texan who travels to New York and tries to gain financial stability and fame as a hustler. Directed by John Schlesinger, the movie stars John Voight and Dustin Hoffman.
One of the most straightforward and comprehensive films on masculinity, Deliverance was directed by John Boorman and aired in 1972. The American thriller stars John Voight, Ned Beatty, Burt Reynolds and Ronny Cox and is based on the homonymous novel by James Dickey, published 2 years prior to the movie’s release. Garnering five Golden Globe nominations and three Academy Awards, Deliverance tells the story of four Atlanta businessmen who embark on a canoeing trip down a river in the American South.