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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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1,126 418
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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1,051 371
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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975 456
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

4
1,119 393
Batman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Batman Batman Forever, American Splendor, Movie 43

5
874 329
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

6
939 243
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Wolverine The Wolverine, X2, X-Men Origins: Wolverine

7
888 349
Han Solo is listed (or ranked) 7 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

8
783 331
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

9
595 303
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

10
598 362
Ellen Ripley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Ellen Ripley Alien, Aliens, Alien³

11
539 323
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

12
700 218
Terminator is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Terminator Terminator Salvation

13
452 199
Maximus Decimus Meridius is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes

14
554 264
King Leonidas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes

15
464 308
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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517 307
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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519 196
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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472 214
William Wallace is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
William Wallace Braveheart

19
265 197
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

20
460 251
Blade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Blade Blade: Trinity, Blade II, Blade

21
421 289
Neo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Neo Sex and the Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Animatrix

22
369 239
Frank Martin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Frank Martin Transporter 2, Transporter 3, The Transporter

23
442 232
Rocky Balboa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Rocky Balboa Rocky V, Rocky IV, Rocky II

24
358 274
Léon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Léon Léon: The Professional

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402 225
Dutch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Dutch Predator

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336 81
Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Deadpool X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Hulk Vs, Deadpool

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328 282
Ethan Hunt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Ethan Hunt Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Mission: Impossible II, Mission: Impossible

28
302 160
Bryan Mills is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
wiabux added Bryan Mills Taken, Taken 2

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282 174
Captain Jack Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Captain 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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353 254
Lara Croft is listed (or ranked) 30 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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317 274
Tyler Durden is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Tyler Durden Fight Club

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300 241
Ash Williams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Ash Williams Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II, The Evil Dead

33
366 113
Joker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Joker Batman, The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, The Dark Knight

34
298 139
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 34 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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313 173
Terminator is listed (or ranked) 35 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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256 301
James T. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 36 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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278 65
John Wick is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
ImaadShahrukh added John Wick John Wick

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246 103
Dirty Harry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Dirty Harry Rockers

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270 131
Punisher is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Punisher Punisher: War Zone, The Punisher

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313 128
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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253 252
Superman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Superman Man of Steel, Superman, Superman II

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257 128
Thor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Thor Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, Almighty Thor

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185 227
Rooster Cogburn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Rooster Cogburn True Grit, Rooster Cogburn

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187 293
Trinity is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Trinity The Matrix Reloaded, The Animatrix, The Matrix

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163 144
Eric Draven is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
wiabux added Eric Draven The Crow

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148 157
Alice is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Alice Resident Evil: Retribution, Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Extinction

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163 148
Django is listed (or ranked) 47 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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155 139
Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
wiabux added Tony Montana Scarface

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301 154
Riddick is listed (or ranked) 49 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

50
217 104
Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 50 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