22. American Gigolo
Year Released: 1980
Directed By: Paul Schrader
Starring: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo, Nina van Pallandt
The style in this film preceded nearly every trend in men's suiting and sportswear for the two decades that followed it's release, and owes it all to the genius of Armani. One of many great films inspired by Italian style, it features the buttonless belted trench, a Cucinelli-esque DB, and what was at the time a more modern suit silhouette with low slung lapels, padded shoulders, and pleated pants. While much of the fashion has since gone out of style, the chambray shirt, quarter zip pullover, and overall luxurious take on business casual have lingered as mainstays of business professionals who lived through that era.