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

he will light your ass on fire - monster

2 The Terminator - Terminator The Terminator - Terminator The Terminator (Known as the T-800, or Cyberdyne Systems Model 101) is the titular fictional autonomous cyborg from the Terminator franchise portrayed by both Arnold Schwarzenegger and numerous actor stand-ins digitally overlayed with Schwarzenegger's likeness. more.

Asta lavista baby

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 Then he'll break your arms while reciting outdated 90's catchphrases.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.

Badass, and the accent.

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

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!

He is the most badass character ever. I always tell thr truth, even when I lie.

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.

He should be 1st. The most popular badass character. He kicks ass everyone in 5 movies.

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)

5 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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6 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?

I don't even have to say anything. He's the Joker.

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

7 Tyler Durden - Fight Club Tyler Durden - Fight Club

The things you own end up owning you - JazzPunk

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.

8 King Leonidas - 300

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

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

Maximus from Gladiator is way more "badass."

The real one though. - MoldySock

9 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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10 The Man With No Name - Dollar Trilogy

He is not in top position because so many people haven't seen dollars it and tell us

Long after the "Dollars" series had ended, Eastwood admitted that Blondie/The Man With No Name was not human, but was in fact, The Angel of Death, which is finally revealed in Pale Rider.

The Man with No Name is immortal with his poncho, hat, boots and 1851 conversion.

As much distaste as I have for Blondie, I admit he's pretty powerful.

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The Contenders

11 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. "

Most Badass Moment: Do you feel lucky punk? Well do ya? - aman28

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12 Batman - The Dark Knight Trilogy
13 Anton Chigurh - No Country For Old Men Anton Chigurh - No Country For Old Men

He gets my vote and no country for old men is a really good movie.

It has to be the first

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.

14 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.

Needs to be number 1 - DarkBoi-X

Pikachu! - TriggerTrashKid

This guy sure is a badass running fool

Merc with a mouth

15 Jimmy Conway - Goodfellas Jimmy Conway - Goodfellas

Big ole boss

16 The Predator - Predator Series
17 Maximus Decimus Meridius - Gladiator

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

What he did in life echoed in eternity.

18 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

19 James Bond - Skyfall

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

20 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.

How the F-Ing hell is she not nr 1!

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

Tough, assertive and best of all, sympathetic.

21 Wolverine - X Men 2: X Men United Wolverine - X Men 2: X Men United Wolverine is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly associated with the X-Men. His powers and abilities include a healing factor and his signature adamantium claws and adamantium skeleton.

Seriously no comments he is indestructible

22 Ash Williams - Evil Dead Ash Williams - Evil Dead Ashley James "Ash" Williams is a fictional character and the protagonist of The Evil Dead franchise. Created by Sam Raimi, he is portrayed by Bruce Campbell and is the only character to appear in each entry of the series, including an after-credits scene appearance for the remake-continuation film.


Swallow This! *Boom*

This is my BOOMSTICKIt's a twelve-gauge, double-barreled Remington. S-Mart's top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That's right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about $109.95. It's got a walnut stock, cobalt-blue steel, and a hair trigger. That's right... Shop smart: shop S-Mart... You got that?

He has a chainsaw for a hand! Can't get more baddass than that! Boomstick!

23 Jules Winnfield - Pulp Fiction Jules Winnfield - Pulp Fiction

Definitely one of the most of iconic characters in history

"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!

24 Riddick - Pitch Black

"You keep what you kill" Richard B. Riddick - reaperam

You're not afraid of the dark are you?

25 The Avengers - Black Widow The Avengers - Black Widow Natalia Alianovna Romanoff, most known as Natasha Romanoff or the Black Widow, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. She is one of the most talented spies and assassins in the entire world and is a founding member of the Avengers. The character was created more.
26 John Connor - The Terminator series John Connor - The Terminator series John Connor is a fictional character of the Terminator franchise. Created by writer and director James Cameron, the character is first referred to in the 1984 film The Terminator and first appears in its 1991 sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day initially portrayed by Michael Edwards and then by teenage more.
27 Darth Maul - Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Darth Maul - Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Darth Maul is a fictional character in the science fiction franchise Star Wars. Trained as Darth Sidious's first apprentice, he serves as a Sith Lord and a master of wielding a double-bladed lightsaber. Darth Maul first appeared in Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace, and has also appeared in The more.
28 Neo - Matrix Series Neo - Matrix Series Neo is the main protagonist of the Matrix franchise created by the Wachowskis and portrayed by Keanu Reeves.

Most Badass Moment: Dodging a ton of bullets

What's Neo doing? He's doing that superman thing again..

Or stopping bullets in mid air, twice.

Fight like baddass

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29 Aragorn - The Lord of the Rings Aragorn - The Lord of the Rings Aragorn II, the son of Arathorn II and Gilraen, is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium and is one of the main protagonists of The Lord of the Rings. He was a great ranger and warrior, and as Isildur's heir he bore the shards of Narsil, reforged and renamed Andúril, in the War more.

This guy is too badass

How! Does! Legolas! Score! Higher? Does Legolas ever UTTERLY WRECK 5 Nazgûl in one go and get out without a scratch? (Granted... the badassery ratios are skewed between the books and the movies, but still)

30 Han Solo - Star Wars Han Solo - Star Wars Han Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed in films by Harrison Ford. In the original film trilogy, Han and his co-pilot, Chewbacca, become involved in the Rebel Alliance which opposes the Galactic Empire.

Han for the win

31 Max DeCosta - Elysium
32 Jason Bourne - Bourne Series
33 RoboCop - RoboCop Series RoboCop - RoboCop Series RoboCop is a fictional Detroit robotically enhanced police officer designated as OCP Crime Prevention Unit 001 in the film series of the same name.
34 Alice - Resident Evil Series

Aw! Come on, Alice really rocks better than rambo, deffinitely deserves a number 2 man. Whoa I just can't help my jaws rom dropping when I see those slick fight and kill moves. Really man tats awesome.

I wonder why she is underrated😐 - Ananya

35 Sarah Connor - Terminator Sarah Connor - Terminator
36 Luke Skywalker - Star Wars Luke Skywalker - Star Wars Luke Skywalker is a fictional character appearing as the central protagonist of the original film trilogy, and as a supporting character in the sequel trilogy of the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas.
37 Captain America - Avengers
38 Indiana Jones - Indiana Jones Indiana Jones - Indiana Jones Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr., often shortened to "Indy", is the title character of the Indiana Jones franchise.
39 John Wick - John Wick

You have mistreated John Wick, Sarah Connor, Indiana Jones, and Blondie, Shame on all of you

Should be top 5

So underrated

Jhon wick should be #1

40 Bane - The Dark Knight Rises Bane - The Dark Knight Rises Bane is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman.

He's buff, he wears a mask and he... He's just bulky and badass. Remember, this was the guy who nearly snapped Batman's back into half... And the guy who casually crushed one of his henchman's throat because he failed.

41 Vito Corleone - The Godfather Vito Corleone - The Godfather Vito Andolini Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather and in Francis Ford Coppola's film series based on the novel, where he was portrayed by Marlon Brando in The Godfather and, as a young man, by Robert De Niro in The Godfather Part II.
42 Harry Callahan - Dirty Harry Harry Callahan - Dirty Harry
43 Tommy DeVito - Goodfellas Tommy DeVito - Goodfellas

Most Badass Moment: Funny how? How I am I funny? Am I a clown to you? - aman28

44 The Bride - Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2

Most Badass Moment: Killing 88 Yakuza Gang Members by herself

Come on! It is a sexy girl killing everybody...

45 John Constantine - Constantine
46 Martin Riggs - Lethal Weapon Series

This guy was awesome in all lethal weapons especially the first one taking that shock treatment like nothing

47 Catherine Tramell - Basic Instinct Series Catherine Tramell - Basic Instinct Series
48 Dallas Winston - The Outsiders
49 Tony Stark - Iron Man / The Avengers

Complete badass suit

50 Snake Plissken - Escape From New York Snake Plissken - Escape From New York

The man is 100% pure testosterone, and ass-kicking machine with some of the most intense quotes in movie history.

He's clearly the Most Badass man on the Planet. Why else would they choose him for the job...

'Call me Snake.'

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Top Remixes (19)

1. John Rambo - Rambo Series
2. John McClane - Die Hard Series
3. Ellen Ripley - Alien Series
1. Tony Montana - Scarface
2. Darth Vader - Star Wars
3. The Terminator - Terminator
1. Boba Fett- Star Wars
2. Jimmy Conway - Goodfellas
3. John Connor - The Terminator series

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