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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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1,191 448
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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2
1,109 397
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

3
1,020 479
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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1,175 420
Batman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Batman Batman Forever, American Splendor, Movie 43

5
918 359
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
1,011 250
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
934 372
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
836 354
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
632 378
Ellen Ripley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Ellen Ripley Alien, Aliens, Alien³

10
614 319
Harry Callahan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Harry Callahan Sudden Impact, Magnum Force, The Dead Pool

11
563 342
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
737 233
Terminator is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Terminator Terminator Salvation

13
480 215
Maximus Decimus Meridius is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes

14
586 281
King Leonidas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes

15
484 324
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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545 319
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

17
539 209
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

18
499 222
William Wallace is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
William Wallace Braveheart

19
275 214
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
489 260
Blade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Blade Blade: Trinity, Blade II, Blade

21
443 300
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
389 253
The Transporter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
The Transporter Transporter 2, Transporter 3, The Transporter

23
457 247
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
371 292
Léon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Léon Léon: The Professional

25
413 240
Dutch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Dutch Predator

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377 91
Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Deadpool X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Hulk Vs, Deadpool

27
342 295
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
315 184
Captain Jack Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 28 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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321 170
Bryan Mills is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
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371 268
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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328 288
Tyler Durden is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Tyler Durden Fight Club

32
403 117
Joker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Joker Batman, The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, The Dark Knight

33
309 258
Ash Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Ash Williams Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II, The Evil Dead

34
321 148
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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325 181
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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265 316
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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303 74
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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260 110
Dirty Harry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
Dirty Harry Rockers

39
291 137
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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327 136
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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267 262
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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274 133
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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192 237
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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197 303
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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171 154
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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160 169
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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170 162
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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318 161
Riddick is listed (or ranked) 48 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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163 147
Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
wiabux added Tony Montana Scarface

50
153 42
Yoda is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes
co_chris2307 added Yoda Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace