Hard Boiled is definitely in my top five choices. The best point to prove the villain’s lack of redeeming qualities: [spoiler]
One of the good guys and an honorable bad guy are fighting in the hospital. In the midst of it, they come across a group of nurses and patients, and decide to let them go before picking up the fight. The main villain comes in, looks at them, says “What’s all this?”, grabs a machine gun, and mows them all down. Wonderful
Also, John Woo’s The Killer is a VERY macho movie. If you thought the body count in Hard Boiled was big (which it was), the chapel scene in this movie is GARGANTUAN!
Yojimbo is another really good samurai type film. No guns, but hell, what are guns compared to people street fighting and cuting one another down with swords. The “hero” of the film is a samurai for hire who plays two rival gangs against one another and eventually slaughteres EVERYONE IN THE VILLAGE minus two people who helped him out (or was it one? I can’t remember)
For more updated and American movies, you gotta admit, Rambo is high on the list. Exploding arrow to the gut of the main baddy…gotta love it.
For even more updated, you have to admit, Fight Club is probably the best. The whole movie’s about what it is to be a man, and the number of scenes of people just beating the crap out of each other with their bare hands…brutal. There’s kidnapping, there’s explosions, there’s not much gun fire, but a guy shoots himself in the face, blows out his jawbone, and continues to just stand around and talk to people! That’s fucking macho! I ask you, how much more macho could this movie be?