Best Characters Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit  

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List Rules Only movie characters that can fight tough without any special help.

In the age of the superhero movies, it's easy to forget sometimes that there are tough guys who don't need to hide behind superpowers or a super suit. For every superhero Superman, Batman or even Robocop, we have a James Bond, Han Solo, Jason Bourne and John McClane willing to chase bad guys. These tough guys need to rely only their brains, brawn and the occasional weapon or two to foil the plots of bad guys. Some of the most legendary action heroes are just regular guys, military personnel or cops that get caught up in a tough situation and fight their way out of it.

Sometimes that can mean rescuing a group of hostages or even family members or femme fatale. Other times that could be defending someone's honor or even protecting his country from the threat of total annihilation. While having a super powers or super suit would make things infinitely easier for these tough dudes, what makes them so endearing to audiences is that some of the men on this list could be any of us, depending on how we react in a particular situation.

Vote for your favorite movie tough guy on this Ultimate List. These are some of the biggest, baddest guys in the history of tough guy films and are played by some of the most prominent action stars. So pick who you think toughest of these movie tough guys. Famous tough guys with touch names for guys! They're all listed here!

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John McClane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
John McClane Die Hard franchise

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Indiana Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Indiana Jones Indiana Jones franchise

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James Bond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
James Bond James Bond franchise

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Man with No Name is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Man with No Name The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

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Harry Callahan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Harry Callahan Dirty Harry

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Han Solo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Han Solo Star Wars franchise

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John Rambo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
John Rambo Rambo franchise

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Martin Riggs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Martin Riggs Lethal Weapon franchise

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Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Jason Bourne Jason Bourne franchise

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William Wallace is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
William Wallace Braveheart

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Léon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Léon Léon: The Professional

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King Leonidas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
wiabux added King Leonidas Meet the Spartans, 300, The 300 Spartans

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Max Rockatansky is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Max Rockatansky Mad Max franchise

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Rocky Balboa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Bootsdad added Rocky Balboa Rocky franchise

These Disney Princess Were Absolutely Terrible Role Models

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Bryan Mills is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Bryan Mills Taken franchise

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Snake Plissken is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Snake Plissken Escape from New York, Escape from L.A.

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Rooster Cogburn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Rooster Cogburn True Grit

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Maximus Decimus Meridius is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
wiabux added Maximus Decimus Meridius Gladiator

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Tyler Durden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Tyler Durden Fight Club

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Captain Jack Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
dpandey653 added Captain Jack Sparrow Deepak - Pirates of the Caribbean film series

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James T. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
James T. Kirk Star Trek franchise

Real People With Super Powers Straight Out Of Comics

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Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
wiabux added Tony Montana Scarface

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Ash is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Ash Evil Dead franchise

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Conan the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Conan the Barbarian Conan the Barbarian, Red Sonja, Conan the Barbarian

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John Matrix is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
John Matrix Commando

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Philip Marlowe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Philip Marlowe The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye

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Frank Martin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
doremifasola added Frank Martin The Transporter, Transporter 2, Transporter 3

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Atticus Finch is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
RawnToler added Atticus Finch To Kill a Mockingbird

The Greatest Super Power Beat Down Episodes

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Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Maryjane added Aragorn The Lord of the Rings, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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Charles Bronson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Charles Bronson Bronson

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Chief Inspector Lee is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Chief Inspector Lee Rush Hour franchise

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Sam Spade is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Sam Spade The Maltese Falcon

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Jack Burton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Jack Burton Big Trouble in Little China

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Marv is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Marv Sin City

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Benjamin Martin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
gamedemon24 added Benjamin Martin The Patriot

The Scariest Clown Movies in Film History

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Michael Corleone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
ShayMelech added Michael Corleone The Godfather Saga, The Godfather Part II, The Godfather Part III

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Michael
wiabux added Michael "Crocodile" Dundee "Crocodile" Dundee, "Crocodile" Dundee II, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles

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Casey Ryback is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Casey Ryback Under Seige

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Dutch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Dutch Predator

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Jack Ryan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
wiabux added Jack Ryan The Sum of All Fears, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger

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Lee is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added Lee Enter the Dragon

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John Shaft is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
John Shaft Shaft

Which 'My Hero Academia' Character Are You According To Your Zodiac Sign?

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Xander Cage is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
doremifasola added Xander Cage xXx, XXX: The Return of Xander Cage - xXx

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Vito Corleone is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
RobLein added Vito Corleone The Godfather Saga, The Godfather, The Godfather Saga

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El Mariachi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
doremifasola added El Mariachi Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, El Mariachi - Desperado, Once Upon A Time In Mexico

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Anton Chigurh is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Anton Chigurh No Country for Old Men

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Col. Douglas Mortimer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Col. Douglas Mortimer For a Few Dollars More

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Jules Winnfield is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Jules Winnfield Pulp Fiction

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Harmonica is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
Harmonica Once Upon a Time in the West

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T. E. Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Movie Tough Guys Without Super Powers or a Super Suit
T. E. Lawrence Lawrence of Arabia