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
    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
    88
  5. 5
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    Dirty Harry More
    85
  6. 6
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    Lethal Weapon franchise More
    78
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    Rambo franchise More
    78
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    Léon: The Professional More
    76
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    Braveheart More
    75
  10. 10
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    Star Wars franchise More
    72
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    Jason Bourne

    Jason Bourne franchise More
    71
  12. 12
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    Mad Max franchise More
    69
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    Escape from New York, Escape from L.A. More
    65
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Philip Marlowe

    The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye More
    64
  15. 15
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    True Grit More
    62
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    Meet the Spartans, 300, The 300 Spartans More
    59
    added by: wiabux
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    Fight Club More
    58
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    Taken franchise More
    55
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    Evil Dead franchise More
    54
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    Commando More
    53
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    Conan the Barbarian, Red Sonja, Conan the Barbarian More
    52
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    Sam Spade

    The Maltese Falcon More
    51
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    Rocky franchise More
    49
    added by: Bootsdad
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    Bronson More
    48
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    Star Trek franchise More
    46
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    To Kill a Mockingbird More
    44
    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
    43
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    Big Trouble in Little China More
    43
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    Hard Boiled More
    43
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    The Patriot More
    42
    added by: gamedemon24
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    "Crocodile" Dundee, "Crocodile" Dundee II, Crocodile ... More
    40
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    T. E. Lawrence

    Lawrence of Arabia More
    39
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    Shaft More
    38
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    For a Few Dollars More More
    38
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    Dutch

    Predator More
    38
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    Under Seige More
    36
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    Inglourious Basterds More
    36
  40. 40
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    No Country for Old Men More
    35
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    Once Upon a Time in the West More
    34
  42. 42
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    Swan

    34
  43. 43
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    The Sum of All Fears, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger More
    34
    added by: wiabux
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    Maximus Decimus Meridius

    Gladiator More
    33
    added by: wiabux
  45. 46
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    Inglourious Basterds More
    32
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    Death Wish More
    29
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    Cobra More
    29
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    Black Dynamite More
    29
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    Pulp Fiction More
    29
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    George Nada

    They Live More
    25
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