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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    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
    100
  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
    88
  5. 5
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    Dirty Harry More
    86
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    Rambo franchise More
    77
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    Lethal Weapon franchise More
    77
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    Léon: The Professional More
    77
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    Braveheart More
    75
  10. 10
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    Star Wars franchise More
    73
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    Jason Bourne

    Jason Bourne franchise More
    71
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    Mad Max franchise More
    69
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    Escape from New York, Escape from L.A. More
    66
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    Philip Marlowe

    The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye More
    65
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    True Grit More
    62
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    Meet the Spartans, 300, The 300 Spartans More
    60
    added by: wiabux
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    Fight Club More
    59
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    Evil Dead franchise More
    55
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    Taken franchise More
    55
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    Commando More
    53
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    Conan the Barbarian, Red Sonja, Conan the Barbarian More
    53
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    Sam Spade

    The Maltese Falcon More
    53
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    Rocky franchise More
    49
    added by: Bootsdad
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    Bronson More
    48
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    To Kill a Mockingbird More
    45
    added by: RawnToler
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    Sin City More
    44
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    Scarface More
    44
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    Rush Hour franchise More
    44
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    Big Trouble in Little China More
    44
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    The Patriot More
    42
    added by: gamedemon24
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    "Crocodile" Dundee, "Crocodile" Dundee II, Crocodile ... More
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    For a Few Dollars More More
    39
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    Dutch

    Predator More
    39
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    Lawrence of Arabia More
    39
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    Inglourious Basterds More
    37
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    Under Seige More
    37
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    No Country for Old Men More
    36
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    Swan

    35
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    Maximus Decimus Meridius

    Gladiator More
    34
    added by: wiabux
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    Once Upon a Time in the West More
    34
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    The Sum of All Fears, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger More
    34
    added by: wiabux
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    Inglourious Basterds More
    33
  43. 47
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    Black Dynamite More
    29
  44. 48
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    Death Wish More
    29
  45. 49
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    Cobra More
    29
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    Pulp Fiction More
    28
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    George Nada

    They Live More
    26
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    Jack Sparrow

    Deepak More
    23
    added by: dpandey653
    Pirates of the Caribbean film series
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    Ellen Ripley

    Alien, Alien 3, Alien Resurrection More
    21
    added by: schuechen
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