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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 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!

Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit Fictional Characters
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    Die Hard franchise

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

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    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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    Star Wars franchise

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    Lethal Weapon franchise

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    Braveheart

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    Léon: The Professional

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    Mad Max franchise

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    Meet the Spartans, 300, The 300 Spartans

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    Taken franchise

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    Rocky franchise

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    Escape from New York, Escape from L.A.

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    True Grit

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    Fight Club

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    Scarface

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    The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye

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    Gladiator

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    Conan the Barbarian, Red Sonja, Conan the Barbarian

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    Evil Dead franchise

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    Star Trek franchise

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    Bronson

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    Commando

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    The Maltese Falcon

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    The Patriot

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    To Kill a Mockingbird

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    The Transporter, Transporter 2, Transporter 3 The Transporter franchise

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    "Crocodile" Dundee, "Crocodile" Dundee II, Crocodile ...

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    Sin City

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    The Godfather Saga, The Godfather Part II, The Godfather Part III

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    Rush Hour franchise

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    Predator

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    Shaft

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    Deepak Pirates of the Caribbean film series

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    Big Trouble in Little China

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

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    Under Seige

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    For a Few Dollars More

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    No Country for Old Men

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    Inglourious Basterds

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

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    Once Upon a Time in the West

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    The Godfather Saga, The Godfather, The Godfather Saga

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    Pulp Fiction

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    xXx, XXX: The Return of Xander Cage xXx

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    Hitman

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