The Most Badass Big Screen Action Heroes Film Characters

The Most Badass Big Screen Action Heroes

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There are certain things that make the best movie heroes completely badass - that swagger, that style and most of all, the ability to deliver in a pinch. A sense of humor is a nice touch, as are wardrobe sensibilities ( it takes serious panache to look good in a sweaty, blood & grease stained tank top )... but really, if your hero can beat the odds and save the day when under the gun, all while still retaining a clear enough head to have a snappy bon mot for the occasion ... that's what counts. This is a list of the best, most ass-kicking movie heroes ever created. Vote for your favorites, add any you see missing, and if you really want to impact the ranks, add your own list!
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    John McClane

    Die Hard 2, A Good Day to Die Hard, Die Hard More
    100
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    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Disaster Movie, Indiana Jones and ... More
    94
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    GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough More
    94
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    Batman Forever, American Splendor, Movie 43 More
    85
  5. 5
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    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, The Star Wars Holiday ... More
    85
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    Ultimate Fights, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo More
    82
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    Sudden Impact, Magnum Force, The Dead Pool More
    80
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    The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Identity More
    78
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    John Carpenter's Escape from L.A., Escape from New York More
    76
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    Lethal Weapon 2, Lethal Weapon 3, Lethal Weapon More
    73
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    Ellen Ripley

    Alien, Aliens, Alien³ More
    71
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    Gladiator More
    70
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    Mad Max 4: Fury Road More
    69
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    A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the ... More
    65
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    Terminator Salvation More
    64
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    The Terminator, Terminator Salvation, Terminator 2: Judgment Day More
    64
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    Braveheart More
    62
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    Léon: The Professional More
    61
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    Blade: Trinity, Blade II, Blade More
    60
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    300 More
    60
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    The Bride

    58
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    James T. Kirk

    Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek, Star Trek 2 More
    58
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    Predator More
    58
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    Rocky V, Rocky IV, Rocky II More
    57
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    Neo

    Sex and the Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Animatrix More
    55
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    Transporter 2, Transporter 3, The Transporter More
    54
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    Fight Club More
    54
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    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider More
    52
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    Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II, The Evil Dead More
    50
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    True Grit, Rooster Cogburn More
    50
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    Apocalypse Now More
    49
    added by: scots2008x
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    Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Mission: Impossible II, Mission: ... More
    48
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    The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury, Untitled Chronicles of Riddick ... More
    47
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    Atticus Finch

    To Kill a Mockingbird More
    46
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Trinity

    The Matrix Reloaded, The Animatrix, The Matrix More
    46
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    Alice

    Resident Evil: Afterlife More
    45
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    The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear, The Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final ... More
    45
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    Bryan Mills

    Taken, Taken 2 More
    45
    added by: wiabux
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    Rick Blaine

    Casablanca More
    45
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    Desperado More
    44
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    Big Trouble in Little China More
    42
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    Gerard Butler

    42
    added by: DennisNJ
    Olympus has Fallen
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    Spartacus, Spartacus More
    41
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    Terminator

    The Terminator, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator 2: Judgment ... More
    40
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    The French Connection More
    40
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    Shaft More
    40
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    Schindler's List More
    40
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    Man of Steel, Superman, Superman II More
    39
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    38
  50. 51
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    The Boondock Saints, Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day More
    37
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