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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      GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough More
      94
    3. 3
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      Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Disaster Movie, Indiana Jones and ... More
      94
    4. 4
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      Batman Forever, American Splendor, Movie 43 More
      86
    5. 5
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      Sudden Impact, Magnum Force, The Dead Pool More
      83
    6. 6
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      Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, The Star Wars Holiday ... More
      83
    7. 7
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      Ultimate Fights, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo More
      82
    8. 8
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      The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Identity More
      75
    9. 9
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      John Carpenter's Escape from L.A., Escape from New York More
      75
    10. 10
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      Ellen Ripley

      Alien, Aliens, Alien³ More
      73
    11. 11
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      Lethal Weapon 2, Lethal Weapon 3, Lethal Weapon More
      72
    12. 12
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      Gladiator More
      70
    13. 13
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      The Wolverine, X2, X-Men Origins: Wolverine More
      68
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    14. 14
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      Mad Max 4: Fury Road More
      68
    15. 15
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      A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the ... More
      67
    16. 16
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      Terminator Salvation More
      65
    17. 17
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      The Terminator, Terminator Salvation, Terminator 2: Judgment Day More
      64
    18. 18
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      Braveheart More
      62
    19. 19
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      300 More
      62
    20. 20
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      The Bride

      61
    21. 21
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      Léon: The Professional More
      60
    22. 22
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      Blade: Trinity, Blade II, Blade More
      58
    23. 23
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      Rocky V, Rocky IV, Rocky II More
      57
    24. 24
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      Predator More
      56
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      James T. Kirk

      Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek, Star Trek 2 More
      56
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      Neo

      Sex and the Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Animatrix More
      54
    27. 27
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      Transporter 2, Transporter 3, The Transporter More
      54
    28. 28
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      Fight Club More
      50
    29. 29
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      Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider More
      50
    30. 30
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      Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II, The Evil Dead More
      49
    31. 31
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      True Grit, Rooster Cogburn More
      47
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      Apocalypse Now More
      47
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    33. 33
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      Resident Evil: Afterlife More
      46
    34. 34
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      Trinity

      The Matrix Reloaded, The Animatrix, The Matrix More
      46
    35. 35
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      Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Mission: Impossible II, Mission: ... More
      45
    36. 36
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      The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury, Untitled Chronicles of Riddick ... More
      44
    37. 37
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      Atticus Finch

      To Kill a Mockingbird More
      44
    38. 38
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      The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear, The Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final ... More
      44
    39. 39
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      Taken, Taken 2 More
      43
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      Rick Blaine

      Casablanca More
      43
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      El Mariachi

      Desperado More
      42
    42. 42
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      Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Underworld, Underworld: Awakening More
      42
    43. 43
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      Big Trouble in Little China More
      40
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      Spartacus, Spartacus More
      40
    45. 45
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      Terminator

      The Terminator, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator 2: Judgment ... More
      39
    46. 46
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      38
    47. 47
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      Shaft More
      38
    48. 48
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      Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star ... More
      38
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    49. 49
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      The French Connection More
      38
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      Sex and the Matrix, The Matrix, The Matrix Revolutions More
      38
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