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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    Die Hard franchise

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    most listed The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the ...

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    the people's #1 James Bond franchise

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    The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

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    Dirty Harry

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    Rambo franchise

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    Jason Bourne franchise

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    Lethal Weapon franchise

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    Braveheart

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    Star Wars franchise

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    Léon: The Professional

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    Mad Max franchise

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    added by wiabux Meet the Spartans, 300, The 300 Spartans

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    Taken franchise

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    Escape from New York, Escape from L.A.

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    True Grit

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye

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    Fight Club

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    added by Bootsdad Rocky franchise

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    Conan the Barbarian, Red Sonja, The Legend of Conan

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Maltese Falcon

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    Commando

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    Evil Dead franchise

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    added by wiabux Scarface

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    added by RawnToler To Kill a Mockingbird

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    Star Trek franchise

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    ranked low on reranks Bronson

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    Sin City

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Gladiator

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    added by gamedemon24 The Patriot

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    added by wiabux "Crocodile" Dundee, "Crocodile" Dundee II, Crocodile ...

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    Rush Hour franchise

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    added by wiabux The Sum of All Fears, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger

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    Big Trouble in Little China

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    Predator

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    ranked low on reranks & added by schuechen Alien, Alien 3, Alien Resurrection

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    Under Seige

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    Inglourious Basterds

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    No Country for Old Men

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    For a Few Dollars More

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    Lawrence of Arabia

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    often listed Hard Boiled

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    new! & added by ShayMelech The Godfather Saga, The Godfather Part II, The Godfather Part III

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    Inglourious Basterds

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    Once Upon a Time in the West

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    added by JakeGuest The Fury of Achilles, The Trojan Horse, Iphigenia

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    added by mainpleine El Mariachi Desperado, Once Upon A Time In Mexico

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Swan

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    Pulp Fiction

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