films The Most Hardcore 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. For action heroes, 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 retaining a clear enough head to have a snappy bon mot for the occasion . . . that's all that matters. Truly badass movie characters are the ones that can do all of the above. This is a list of the best, most ass-kicking movie heroes ever created. Vote for your favorite movie heroes, add any names you see missing, and if you really want to impact the ranks, add your own list! 

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John McClane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
John McClane Die Hard 2, A Good Day to Die Hard Die Hard

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Indiana Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Indiana Jones Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Disaster Movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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James Bond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
James Bond GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies The World Is Not Enough

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Batman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Batman Batman Forever, American Splendor Movie 43

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John Rambo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
John Rambo Ultimate Fights, Rambo: First Blood Part II Rambo

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Han Solo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Han Solo Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, The Star Wars Holiday Special Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

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Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Wolverine The Wolverine, X2 X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Jason Bourne The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Supremacy The Bourne Identity

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Harry Callahan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Harry Callahan Sudden Impact, Magnum Force The Dead Pool

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Ellen Ripley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Ellen Ripley Alien, Aliens Alien³

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Martin Riggs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Martin Riggs Lethal Weapon 2, Lethal Weapon 3 Lethal Weapon

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Terminator is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Terminator Terminator Salvation

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Maximus Decimus Meridius is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes

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King Leonidas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes

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Snake Plissken is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Snake Plissken John Carpenter's Escape from L.A., Escape from New York

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Sarah Connor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Sarah Connor The Terminator, Terminator Salvation Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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Man with No Name is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Man with No Name A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More The Good

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William Wallace is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
William Wallace Braveheart

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Max Rockatansky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Max Rockatansky Mad Max, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

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Blade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Blade Blade: Trinity, Blade II Blade

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Rocky Balboa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Rocky Balboa Rocky V, Rocky IV Rocky II

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Léon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Léon Léon: The Professional

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Neo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Neo Sex and the Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded The Animatrix

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The Transporter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
The Transporter Transporter 2, Transporter 3 The Transporter

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Dutch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Dutch Predator

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Ethan Hunt is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Ethan Hunt Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Mission: Impossible II Mission: Impossible

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Tyler Durden is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Tyler Durden Fight Club

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Lara Croft is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Lara Croft Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

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Ash Williams is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Ash Williams Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II The Evil Dead

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Jack Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Jack Sparrow Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Deadpool X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Hulk Vs Deadpool

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Terminator is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Terminator The Terminator, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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Bryan Mills is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Bryan Mills Taken, Taken 2

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Joker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Joker Batman, The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest The Dark Knight

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James T. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
James T. Kirk Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek Star Trek 2

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Captain America is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Captain America Captain America, Captain America II: Death Too Soon Captain America

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Dirty Harry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Dirty Harry Rockers

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Punisher is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Punisher Punisher: War Zone, The Punisher

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Rooster Cogburn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Rooster Cogburn True Grit, Rooster Cogburn

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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Iron Man Ultimate Avengers, Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow The Invincible Iron Man

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Trinity is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Trinity The Matrix Reloaded, The Animatrix The Matrix

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Superman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Superman Man of Steel, Superman Superman II

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Eric Draven is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Eric Draven The Crow

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Thor is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Thor Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2 Almighty Thor

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Django is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Django Django Unchained, Django One Damned Day at Dawn… Django Meets Sartana!

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Riddick is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Riddick The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury, Untitled Chronicles of Riddick Sequel The Chronicles of Riddick

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Alice is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Alice Resident Evil: Retribution, Resident Evil Resident Evil: Extinction

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Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Darth Vader Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi The Benchwarmers

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El Mariachi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
El Mariachi Desperado

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Nikita is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes