Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit Fictional Characters
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Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit

List Criteria: Only movie characters that can fight tough without any special help.

In the age of the superhero movies, it's easy to forget sometimes that there are tough guys who don't need to hide behind superpowers or a super suit. For every superhero Superman, Batman or even Robocop, we have a James Bond, Han Solo, Jason Bourne and John McClane willing to chase bad guys. These tough guys need to rely only their brains, brawn and the occasional weapon or two to foil the plots of bad guys. Some of the most legendary action heroes are just regular guys, military personnel or cops that get caught up in a tough situation and fight their way out of it.

Sometimes that can mean rescuing a group of hostages or even family members or femme fatale. Other times that could be defending someone's honor or even protecting his country from the threat of total annihilation. While having a super powers or super suit would make things infinitely easier for these tough dudes, what makes them so endearing to audiences is that some of the men on this list could be any of us, depending on how we react in a particular situation.

Vote for your favorite movie tough guy on this Ultimate List. These are some of the biggest, baddest guys in the history of movies are some of the most prominent action stars. So pick who you think toughest of these movie tough guys
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    the people's #1
    John McClane

    Die Hard franchise More
    100
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    most listed
    Indiana Jones

    The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the ... More
    99
  3. 3
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    James Bond franchise More
    94
  4. 4
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    The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly More
    87
  5. 5
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    Dirty Harry More
    84
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    Rambo franchise More
    78
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    often listed
    Martin Riggs

    Lethal Weapon franchise More
    76
  8. 8
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    Léon: The Professional More
    76
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    Jason Bourne franchise More
    75
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    Star Wars franchise More
    75
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    Braveheart More
    73
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    Mad Max franchise More
    70
  13. 13
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    Escape from New York, Escape from L.A. More
    67
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    Philip Marlowe

    The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye More
    64
  15. 15
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    True Grit More
    64
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    Meet the Spartans, 300, The 300 Spartans More
    63
    added by: wiabux
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    Fight Club More
    60
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    Evil Dead franchise More
    59
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    Taken franchise More
    59
  20. 21
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    Commando More
    57
  21. 22
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    Conan the Barbarian, Red Sonja, Conan the Barbarian More
    56
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    Rocky franchise More
    53
    added by: Bootsdad
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    Bronson More
    53
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    often listed
    Sam Spade

    The Maltese Falcon More
    52
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    Atticus Finch

    To Kill a Mockingbird More
    49
    added by: RawnToler
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    Predator More
    49
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    "Crocodile" Dundee, "Crocodile" Dundee II, Crocodile ... More
    48
    added by: wiabux
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    Sin City More
    48
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    Chief Inspector Lee

    Rush Hour franchise More
    48
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    Scarface More
    48
    added by: wiabux
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    Big Trouble in Little China More
    46
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    The Patriot More
    46
    added by: gamedemon24
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    T. E. Lawrence

    Lawrence of Arabia More
    42
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    The Sum of All Fears, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger More
    41
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    Col. Douglas Mortimer

    For a Few Dollars More More
    41
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    No Country for Old Men More
    39
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    Inglourious Basterds More
    38
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    Maximus Decimus Meridius

    Gladiator More
    38
    added by: wiabux
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    Under Seige More
    38
  40. 44
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    Swan

    37
  41. 45
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    Once Upon a Time in the West More
    36
  42. 46
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    Pulp Fiction More
    33
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    Inglourious Basterds More
    33
  44. 48
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    Deepak More
    32
    added by: dpandey653
    Pirates of the Caribbean film series
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    often listed
    Paul Benjamin

    Death Wish More
    31
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    Black Dynamite More
    30
  47. 51
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    Cobra More
    30
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    Alien, Alien 3, Alien Resurrection More
    30
    added by: schuechen
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    26
    added by: davidminyard
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    They Live More
    25
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