The Most Badass Big Screen Action Heroes Film Characters
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The Most Badass Big Screen Action Heroes

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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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    John McClane

    Die Hard 2, A Good Day to Die Hard, Die Hard More
    100
  2. 2
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    Down 65
    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
    93
  4. 4
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    Batman Forever, American Splendor, Movie 43 More
    87
  5. 5
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    Sudden Impact, Magnum Force, The Dead Pool More
    84
  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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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ellen Ripley

    Alien, Aliens, Alien³ More
    74
  11. 11
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    Lethal Weapon 2, Lethal Weapon 3, Lethal Weapon More
    72
  12. 12
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    ranked low on reranks
    Man with No Name

    A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the ... More
    67
  13. 13
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    ranked low on reranks
    Wolverine

    The Wolverine, X2, X-Men Origins: Wolverine More
    67
    added by: JohnnyTLMC
  14. 14
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    Terminator Salvation More
    66
  15. 15
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    The Terminator, Terminator Salvation, Terminator 2: Judgment Day More
    65
  16. 16
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    Braveheart More
    63
  17. 17
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    300 More
    62
  18. 18
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    The Bride

    61
  19. 19
    Up 94
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    Léon: The Professional More
    59
  20. 20
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    Blade: Trinity, Blade II, Blade More
    58
  21. 21
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    Gladiator More
    56
  22. 22
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    Predator More
    55
  23. 23
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    Rocky V, Rocky IV, Rocky II More
    55
  24. 24
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Max Rockatansky

    Mad Max, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome More
    55
  25. 25
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    Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek, Star Trek 2 More
    55
  26. 26
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    ranked low on reranks
    Frank Martin

    Transporter 2, Transporter 3, The Transporter More
    53
  27. 27
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    Neo

    Sex and the Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Animatrix More
    53
  28. 28
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    Fight Club More
    48
  29. 29
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    Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II, The Evil Dead More
    48
  30. 30
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    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider More
    47
  31. 31
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    Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Mission: Impossible II, Mission: ... More
    45
  32. 32
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    Apocalypse Now More
    45
    added by: scots2008x
  33. 33
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Trinity

    The Matrix Reloaded, The Animatrix, The Matrix More
    45
  34. 34
    Up 40
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    True Grit, Rooster Cogburn More
    44
  35. 35
    Up 55
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    Desperado More
    43
  36. 36
    Up 59
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    The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear, The Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final ... More
    42
  37. 37
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    Resident Evil: Retribution, Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Extinction More
    40
  38. 38
    Up 37
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    39
  39. 39
    Up 53
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    Big Trouble in Little China More
    39
  40. 40
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    Down 24

    ranked low on reranks
    Terminator

    The Terminator, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator 2: Judgment ... More
    39
  41. 41
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    ranked low on reranks
    Spartacus

    Spartacus, Spartacus More
    39
  42. 42
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Rick Blaine

    Casablanca More
    38
  43. 43
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    The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury, Untitled Chronicles of Riddick ... More
    38
  44. 44
    Up 30
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    Taken, Taken 2 More
    37
    added by: wiabux
  45. 45
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    Shaft More
    37
  46. 46
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    ranked low on reranks
    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star ... More
    35
    added by: JohnnyTLMC
  47. 47
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    Senior Inspector Chan Kwok Wing

    Police Story 3: Super Cop, Police Story 4: First Strike, New Police Story ... More
    35
  48. 48
    Up 35
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    Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of All Fears More
    34
  49. 49
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    Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Underworld, Underworld: Awakening More
    34
  50. 50
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    Spider-Man, The Green Goblin's Last Stand, The Amazing Spider-Man More
    34
    added by: JohnnyTLMC
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