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. 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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    the people's #1
    Die Hard 2, A Good Day to Die Hard, Die Hard

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    - 224

    most listed
    GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough

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    - 187


    Batman Forever, American Splendor, Movie 43

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  4. 4
    + 620
    - 193


    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Disaster Movie, Indiana Jones and ...

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  5. 5
    + 515
    - 182


    Ultimate Fights, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo

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    + 521
    - 179


    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, The Star Wars Holiday ...

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    - 130

    added by JohnnyTLMC
    The Wolverine, X2, X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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    + 394
    - 151


    Sudden Impact, Magnum Force, The Dead Pool

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    + 360
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Alien, Aliens, Alien³

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  10. 10
    + 439
    - 188


    The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Identity

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    + 314
    - 183


    Lethal Weapon 2, Lethal Weapon 3, Lethal Weapon

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    - 127

    ranked low on reranks
    Terminator Salvation

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  13. 13
    + 213
    - 86


    Gladiator

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  14. 14
    + 295
    - 138


    300

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  15. 15
    + 281
    - 180

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    John Carpenter's Escape from L.A., Escape from New York

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  16. 16
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    - 182


    The Terminator, Terminator Salvation, Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  17. 17
    + 313
    - 106


    A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good

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  18. 18
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    - 108


    Braveheart

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  19. 19
    + 260
    - 123


    Rocky V, Rocky IV, Rocky II

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  20. 20
    + 227
    - 155


    Léon: The Professional

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  21. 21
    + 268
    - 155


    Blade: Trinity, Blade II, Blade

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  22. 22
    + 123
    - 87


    Mad Max, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

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  23. 23
    + 213
    - 137


    Transporter 2, Transporter 3, The Transporter

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    + 244
    - 177


    Sex and the Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Animatrix

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    + 249
    - 135

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    Predator

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    + 195
    - 159


    Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Mission: Impossible II, Mission: ...

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    + 205
    - 147


    Fight Club

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    + 182
    - 131


    Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II, The Evil Dead

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    + 206
    - 153


    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

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    - 79

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

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    + 171
    - 182

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek, Star Trek 2

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    + 143
    - 81

    added by wiabux
    Taken, Taken 2

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    + 109
    - 51

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead ...

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    + 118
    - 115

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    True Grit, Rooster Cogburn

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    + 133
    - 43

    ranked low on reranks
    Ultimate Avengers, Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, The Invincible Iron ...

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    + 114
    - 26

    ranked low on reranks
    Batman, The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, The Dark Knight

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    + 111
    - 29


    Rockers

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  38. 38
    + 116
    - 49


    Captain America, Captain America II: Death Too Soon, Captain America

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    + 119
    - 59

    added by JohnnyTLMC
    Punisher: War Zone, The Punisher

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    + 72
    - 48


    Django Unchained, Django, One Damned Day at Dawn… Django Meets Sartana!

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    + 117
    - 46


    Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, Almighty Thor

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  42. 42
    + 148
    - 141


    Man of Steel, Superman, Superman II

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    + 120
    - 185

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Matrix Reloaded, The Animatrix, The Matrix

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    + 72
    - 62

    added by wiabux
    The Crow

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  45. 45
    + 65
    - 74


    Resident Evil: Retribution, Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Extinction

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    + 161
    - 86

    ranked low on reranks
    The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury, Untitled Chronicles of Riddick ...

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    + 112
    - 118

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Desperado

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  48. 48
    + 93
    - 126

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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    + 117
    - 63

    ranked low on reranks & added by JohnnyTLMC
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star ...

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    - 56

    added by wiabux
    Red Sonja, Conan the Barbarian, Conan the Barbarian

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