Top Ten Most Badass Movie Characters

Sorry Jack Bauer, but this is badass MOVIE characters.

The Top Ten

1 John Rambo - Rambo Series John Rambo - Rambo Series John James Rambo is a fictional character in the Rambo saga. He first appeared in the 1972 novel First Blood by David Morrell, but later became more famous as the protagonist of the film series, in which he was played by Sylvester Stallone.

Real MAN from the 80's. I miss that era. John Rambo isn't Badass, he's the biggest Badass character on screen. Iconic personality! - Alexandr

How on Earth can anyone challenge the Legendary Caliber of John Rambo!?
He deserves the #1 Spot in this List.

N. B: Sylvester Stallone is God! - Nirmal1991USA

most freaking badass guy ever - Razor79

Rambo is the definition of "badass"

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2 The Terminator - Terminator The Terminator - Terminator The Terminator is a fictional autonomous robot from the Terminator franchise portrayed by both Arnold Schwarzenegger and numerous actor stand-ins digitally overlayed with Schwarzenegger's likeness.

You can shoot him in the face with a shotgun and he won't flinch. Then he'll break your arms while reciting outdated 90's catchphrases. That's the definition of badass.

The most badass character ever made... Just awesome.
Especially in the judgement day...
Just awesome awesome awesome.

Talk To The Hand.

He’ll kill you in 20million different ways and you can’t run you’ll already dead

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3 Tony Montana - Scarface Tony Montana - Scarface Antonio Raimundo "Tony" Montana is a fictional character and the villain protagonist of the 1983 film Scarface.

Most Badass Moment: Say hello to my little friend... - aman28


I'm Tony Montana! You mess with me, you ' with the best!

Say hello to my little friend!


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4 Darth Vader - Star Wars Darth Vader - Star Wars Darth Vader was the original dark lord for Star Wars. Darth Vader ruled with both fear and aggression. Originally Anakin Skywalker a young Jedi who was then seduced by the dark side of the force by Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious. Vader had his limbs cut off by his jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi leaving more.

I'm pretty sure if he didn't get burned by lava, he would be way stronger than what he already is. But he still is strong enough to take on anyone from this list. He should be 1st.

Darth Vader is The real definition of BADASS!
He is very stronger, Dark, Evil, smart!...

He kills who he wants, when ever he wants, even his master (s)

Lets face it, he’d curb stomp everyone on the list

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5 The Joker - Dark Knight The Joker - Dark Knight The Joker is a fictional super villain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940) published by DC Comics . Credit for the Joker's creation is disputed; Kane and Robinson claimed responsibility for the Joker's design, more.

I Am The Joker and one day I'm going to kill a lot of people and you would have wished that you had helped me

Most Badass Moment: Why So Serious?

No plans, no skills, just do things...

He is so cool! - Ananya

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6 John McClane - Die Hard Series John McClane - Die Hard Series John McClane is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Die Hard film series. He is portrayed by Bruce Willis.

"yippee ki yay motherf*****" BADASS SEAL OF APPROVAL!

Most Badass Moment: Shooting a guy through his own bullet wound. - aman28

Overrated, overrated character, overrated movies, everything about this is just overrated - matt1

Man..I thought I wouldn't see him here, glad he is - Ananya

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7 Tyler Durden - Fight Club Tyler Durden - Fight Club

I think the coolest thing about Tyler is that he was this big buff hot guy in the narrators mind that was created to embody all the things he wanted to be. But in creating Tyler, the nerdy little narrator inadvertently becomes Tyler and does all this crazy badass stuff, with his (proverbial) eyes closed. - xxdeadxeyesxx

Most Badass Moment: Beating the crap out of the narrator after he tried to shoot him. - aman28

Tyler Durden is by far the coolest, intelligent and badass movie character of all time. He should be at the number 1 spot.

"I want you to punch me as hard as you can"

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8 King Leonidas - 300

Badass quote: you should eat your breakfast when it's still hottie, for tonight we'll dine in hell"

"THIS IS SPARTA"- king leonidas kicks a persian into a pit to fall to his death - reaperam

Maximus from Gladiator is way more "badass."


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9 Dirty Harry - Dirty Harry

"go ahead make my day! "

"Do you lucky fell lucky, do you punk! "

Alice from resident evil beating THE ALMIGHTY DIRTY HARRY?!?! That's a really bad joke!

"Your going to look awfully silly with that knife sticking up your ass. "

You guys r hardcore dick sucker, you think milla jovovich is more badass than clint eastwood. Well, go ahead make my day. you just blow my head clean off

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10 Anton Chigurh - No Country For Old Men Anton Chigurh - No Country For Old Men

Most Badass Moment: Strangling the cop who freshly arrested him with a very disturbing look on his face. - aman28

Anton Chigurh is the epitome of an haunting reality.

It has to be the first

The Newcomers

? John Constantine - Constantine
? Max DeCosta - Elysium

The Contenders

11 Ellen Ripley - Alien Series Ellen Ripley - Alien Series Ellen Louise Ripley is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Alien film series played by American actress Sigourney Weaver.

Yes, my vote goes to this "Lady" - Alexandr

Most Badass Moment: Fighting the Queen Alien in a hydrolic suit - aman28

Bad to the ass


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12 Deadpool Deadpool Deadpool is a fictional antihero created by Marvel who appears in their comics. Deadpool's first appearance was in New Mutants #98 by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza in February of 1991. His powers include self-healing and super strength. He is regarded as one of the funniest characters in comics due more.

This guy sure is a badass running fool

Merc with a mouth

He can't die. 'enough said.

13 Batman - The Dark Knight Trilogy
14 Jimmy Conway - Goodfellas Jimmy Conway - Goodfellas

Big ole boss

15 Maximus Decimus Meridius - Gladiator

Most Badass moment: Fighting a friggin TIGER (and winning). - aman28

What he did in life echoed in eternity.

16 The Predator - Predator Series
17 Boba Fett- Star Wars Boba Fett- Star Wars Boba Fett is a fictional character in the Star Wars series. In The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, he is a bounty hunter hired by Darth Vader and also employed by Jabba the Hutt.

Badass bounty hunter with jet packs, what's not to love?!

number 1

18 Jules Winnfield - Pulp Fiction Jules Winnfield - Pulp Fiction

"Ezekiel 25:17. "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children."

What ain't no country I ever heard of, They speak English in What?!

this guy actually made me read the bible. now THATs badass!

He never gets old - Ananya

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19 Katniss Everdeen - The Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen - The Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen is a fictional character and the protagonist of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. She is portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence in the film adaptation franchise.

Defeats a horde of Careers led by Cato using Tracker Jackers, killing Glimmer in the process

Tough, assertive and best of all, sympathetic.

20 James Bond - Skyfall

He's badass in every movie not only Skyfall!.

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Top Remixes (15)

1. Tony Montana - Scarface
2. Darth Vader - Star Wars
3. The Terminator - Terminator
1. John Rambo - Rambo Series
2. John McClane - Die Hard Series
3. Ellen Ripley - Alien Series
1. Darth Vader - Star Wars
2. Jason Bourne - Bourne Series
3. Deadpool

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