Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit Fictional Characters
Ultimate List
19  reranks 7,240 votes 531 voters 22,347 views more info

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
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
  • 19 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
Score
  1. 1
    Up 263
    Down 51

    the people's #1
    John McClane

    Die Hard franchise More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 254
    Down 59

    most listed
    Indiana Jones

    The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the ... More
    99
  3. 3
    Up 245
    Down 58
    James Bond franchise More
    94
  4. 4
    Up 164
    Down 37
    The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly More
    88
  5. 5
    Up 145
    Down 41
    Dirty Harry More
    85
  6. 6
    Up 113
    Down 47
    Lethal Weapon franchise More
    77
  7. 7
    Up 186
    Down 66
    Rambo franchise More
    77
  8. 8
    Up 119
    Down 59

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Léon

    Léon: The Professional More
    76
  9. 9
    Up 149
    Down 66
    Braveheart More
    75
  10. 10
    Up 176
    Down 66
    Star Wars franchise More
    72
  11. 11
    Up 206
    Down 68

    ranked low on reranks
    Jason Bourne

    Jason Bourne franchise More
    71
  12. 12
    Up 111
    Down 50
    Mad Max franchise More
    69
  13. 13
    Up 106
    Down 67
    Escape from New York, Escape from L.A. More
    66
  14. 14
    Up 51
    Down 66

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Philip Marlowe

    The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye More
    64
  15. 15
    Up 101
    Down 51
    True Grit More
    62
  16. 16
    Up 75
    Down 45
    Meet the Spartans, 300, The 300 Spartans More
    59
    added by: wiabux
  17. 17
    Up 108
    Down 98
    Fight Club More
    58
  18. 18
    Up 77
    Down 37
    Taken franchise More
    56
  19. 19
    Up 93
    Down 69
    Evil Dead franchise More
    55
  20. 20
    Up 85
    Down 66
    Commando More
    53
  21. 21
    Up 67
    Down 51
    Conan the Barbarian, Red Sonja, Conan the Barbarian More
    53
  22. 22
    Up 46
    Down 67

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sam Spade

    The Maltese Falcon More
    52
  23. 23
    Up 91
    Down 48
    Rocky franchise More
    50
    added by: Bootsdad
  24. 24
    Up 65
    Down 39
    Bronson More
    48
  25. 25
    Up 1
    Down 0
    Star Trek franchise More
    46
  26. 26
    Up 28
    Down 39
    To Kill a Mockingbird More
    45
    added by: RawnToler
  27. 27
    Up 67
    Down 73
    Sin City More
    45
  28. 28
    Up 0
    Down 0
    Hard Boiled More
    44
  29. 29
    Up 47
    Down 51
    Scarface More
    44
    added by: wiabux
  30. 30
    Up 51
    Down 41
    Rush Hour franchise More
    43
  31. 31
    Up 55
    Down 60
    Big Trouble in Little China More
    43
  32. 32
    Up 27
    Down 16
    The Patriot More
    43
    added by: gamedemon24
  33. 33
    Up 47
    Down 32
    "Crocodile" Dundee, "Crocodile" Dundee II, Crocodile ... More
    41
    added by: wiabux
  34. 34
    Up 0
    Down 0
    Shaft More
    39
  35. 35
    Up 62
    Down 42

    ranked low on reranks
    Dutch

    Predator More
    39
  36. 36
    Up 34
    Down 36
    For a Few Dollars More More
    39
  37. 37
    Up 37
    Down 66
    Lawrence of Arabia More
    39
  38. 38
    Up 45
    Down 61
    Under Seige More
    36
  39. 39
    Up 32
    Down 43
    Inglourious Basterds More
    36
  40. 40
    Up 47
    Down 65
    No Country for Old Men More
    35
  41. 41
    Up 30
    Down 41
    Once Upon a Time in the West More
    34
  42. 42
    Up 28
    Down 57

    Swan

    34
  43. 43
    Up 29
    Down 27
    The Sum of All Fears, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger More
    34
    added by: wiabux
  44. 44
    Up 59
    Down 23

    ranked low on reranks
    Maximus Decimus Meridius

    Gladiator More
    34
    added by: wiabux
  45. 46
    Up 28
    Down 45
    Inglourious Basterds More
    32
  46. 47
    Up 15
    Down 37
    Death Wish More
    30
  47. 48
    Up 21
    Down 53
    Cobra More
    29
  48. 49
    Up 22
    Down 44
    Black Dynamite More
    29
  49. 50
    Up 21
    Down 38
    Pulp Fiction More
    29
  50. 51
    Up 16
    Down 56

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    George Nada

    They Live More
    25
  51. 55 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS

items 1 - 50 of 54

think you can do better?

Rerank This List
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists