Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit

19k votes 1.4k voters 49k views 110 items tags f p @

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 tough guy films and are played by some of the most prominent action stars. So pick who you think toughest of these movie tough guys. Famous tough guys with touch names for guys! They're all listed here!
Collection Photo: user uploaded image
  • 35 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • 2 See list ranked by
Z
G Options B Comments & Embed 2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 643
    - 162

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Die Hard franchise

    ;
  2. 2
    + 593
    - 159


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

    ;
  3. 3
    + 545
    - 178


    James Bond franchise

    ;
  4. 4
    + 422
    - 119


    The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

    ;
  5. 5
    + 350
    - 128


    Dirty Harry

    ;
  6. 6
    + 442
    - 143


    Rambo franchise

    ;
  7. 7
    + 428
    - 157


    Star Wars franchise

    ;
  8. 8
    + 471
    - 149


    Jason Bourne franchise

    ;
  9. 9
    + 292
    - 150


    Lethal Weapon franchise

    ;
  10. 10
    + 354
    - 144


    Braveheart

    ;
  11. 11
    + 256
    - 165


    Léon: The Professional

    ;
  12. 12
    + 258
    - 123


    Mad Max franchise

    ;
  13. 13
    + 235
    - 127

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

    ;
  14. 14
    + 271
    - 118

    added by Bootsdad
    Rocky franchise

    ;
  15. 15
    + 220
    - 107


    Taken franchise

    ;
  16. 16
    + 208
    - 130


    True Grit

    ;
  17. 17
    + 215
    - 152


    Escape from New York, Escape from L.A.

    ;
  18. 18
    + 219
    - 198


    Fight Club

    ;
  19. 19
    + 170
    - 135

    added by wiabux
    Scarface

    ;
  20. 20
    + 210
    - 73

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Gladiator

    ;
  21. 21
    + 88
    - 84

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Star Trek franchise

    ;
  22. 22
    + 96
    - 163

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

    ;
  23. 23
    + 169
    - 149


    Evil Dead franchise

    ;
  24. 24
    + 168
    - 117


    Conan the Barbarian, Red Sonja, Conan the Barbarian

    ;
  25. 25
    + 137
    - 74

    ranked low on reranks & added by dpandey653
    Deepak Pirates of the Caribbean film series

    ;
  26. 26
    + 175
    - 129


    Commando

    ;
  27. 27
    + 150
    - 110


    Bronson

    ;
  28. 28
    + 86
    - 149

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Maltese Falcon

    ;
  29. 29
    + 94
    - 125

    often listed & added by RawnToler
    To Kill a Mockingbird

    ;
  30. 30
    + 114
    - 77

    added by mainpleine
    The Transporter, Transporter 2, Transporter 3 The Transporter franchise

    ;
  31. 31
    + 110
    - 81

    added by gamedemon24
    The Patriot

    ;
  32. 32
    + 137
    - 150


    Sin City

    ;
  33. 33
    + 62
    - 40

    added by ShayMelech
    The Godfather Saga, The Godfather Part II, The Godfather Part III

    ;
  34. 34
    + 112
    - 133


    Big Trouble in Little China

    ;
  35. 35
    + 121
    - 97

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

    ;
  36. 36
    + 90
    - 84

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

    ;
  37. 37
    + 110
    - 101


    Rush Hour franchise

    ;
  38. 38
    + 159
    - 90

    ranked low on reranks
    Predator

    ;
  39. 39
    + 93
    - 124

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Under Seige

    ;
  40. 40
    + 55
    - 67

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Shaft

    ;
  41. 41
    + 60
    - 38

    added by mainpleine
    xXx, XXX: The Return of Xander Cage xXx

    ;
  42. 42
    + 38
    - 16
    Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit

    added by Maryjane
    Aragorn

  43. 43
    + 73
    - 85


    For a Few Dollars More

    ;
  44. 44
    + 48
    - 28

    added by RobLein
    The Godfather Saga, The Godfather, The Godfather Saga

    ;
  45. 45
    + 78
    - 87


    Pulp Fiction

    ;
  46. 46
    + 95
    - 130


    No Country for Old Men

    ;
  47. 47
    + 53
    - 38

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

    ;
  48. 48
    + 48
    - 19

    ranked low on reranks & added by CapoAssKickerMikey95
    Enter the Dragon

    ;
  49. 49
    + 67
    - 95

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Once Upon a Time in the West

    ;
  50. 50
    + 39
    - 25

    added by slaft
    Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV

    ;
111 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >