Greatest Action Movie Chracters

The Top Ten

1 James Bond (The James Bond Series) James Bond (The James Bond Series) Royal Navy Commander James Bond is a fictional character created by British journalist and novelist Ian Fleming in 1953. He is the protagonist of the James Bond series of novels, films, comics and video games.

How is this not number one. I am actually a little shocked he is not automatically one just for being James Bond. Daniel Craig is definitely the best bond.

In recent years, James Bond has evolved a lot from where he once stood. Bond will always be at the top of my list. - argon8

2 The Terminator (The Terminator Series) The Terminator (The Terminator Series) 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. ...read more.

I will be back

3 Will Turner (Pirates of the Caribbean) Will Turner (Pirates of the Caribbean) William "Will" Turner is a fictional character and main protagonist in the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films.

Will Turner is very strong and beautiful character that got me fascinated forever. He is loyal, brave, dashing and loving. I wish the things went more happy for him. Will Turner, you are the man of my dreams!

The reason, why I watched the first part - and the reason, why I'm a fan of the (first) "Pirates"-trilogy. Without Will Turner "Pirates" is not "Pirates"...

Amazing character very believably done by the actor (Orlando Bloom) - tem

I am having a hard time choosing between him and Johnny. Both are great performances in all three films! - Hans

4 John McClane (The Die Hard Series) John McClane (The Die Hard Series) John McClane is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Die Hard film series. He is portrayed by Bruce Willis.

I love his character and the way he just turns terrorists threats into humourous situations

THE BEST ACTION MOVIE CHARACTER OF ALL TIME.
Die Hard 1: 10/9,5
2: 10/10
3: 10/9
4: 10/8
5: 10/5

Retro

5 John Rambo (The Rambo Series) John Rambo (The 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.

This is my favorite action character because Stallone has done full justice to it regarding action.
Action couldn't have been better.
Also the unique style of Rambo, being tough, strong, meek and jerk all at the same time. Rambo is a true friend, soldier and a fighting machine.
He deserves the first position.

The first super cool hero in the action movie history

Bond or Rambo? Talk about tough decisions...

6 Neo (The Matrix Series) Neo (The Matrix Series) Neo is the main protagonist of the Matrix franchise created by the Wachowskis and portrayed by Keanu Reeves.

The first movie is still the greatest movie ever

7 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.

Come on people, its Han Solo! If you don't like him than vote for him anyway cause he is great and you can't argue with that.

Best in the in this list!

8 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.

This heroine made a huge impact in cinematography! She deserves to be in top 3.

The coolest female action character.

9 Max (The Mad Max Series)

Mad Max and Mad Max II are both masterpieces and this character is just awesome

10 Indiana Jones (The Indiana Jones Series) Indiana Jones (The Indiana Jones Series) Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr., often shortened to "Indy", is the title character of the Indiana Jones franchise.

The Contenders

11 Jason Bourne (The Bourne Series)

this is 1 of the best and most underrated character!

Are you kidding me this guy is so badass.

12 Harry Callahan (The Dirty Harry Series)
13 Captain Jack Sparrow (The Pirates of the Caribbean Series) Captain Jack Sparrow (The Pirates of the Caribbean Series) Captain Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. He is a pirate in the film series.

Really why do people love orlando bloom?
Johnny Depp is the star

GOAT

14 Legolas (Lord fo the Rings) Legolas (Lord fo the Rings) Legolas is a character in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. He is a Sindarin Elf of the Woodland Realm and one of nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring. He has been portrayed by Orlando Bloom in the live action movies.
15 Ethan Hunt (Mission Impossible) Ethan Hunt (Mission Impossible)

All time best, badass, smart

16 Alice (The Resident Evil Series)
17 Tony Stark/Iron Man (The Marvel Cinematic Universe) Tony Stark/Iron Man (The Marvel Cinematic Universe)

I love Tony Stark/IronMan
He has the best sense of humor and love his cool I'm sexy and I know it attitude. - Sa26

18 Tyler Durden (Fight Club) Tyler Durden (Fight Club)
19 Frank Martin (The Transporter)
20 Martin Riggs (The Lethal Weapon Series)
21 RoboCop (The RoboCop Series) RoboCop (The 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.
22 Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars) Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars) Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, played by Sir Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor.
23 The Wolverine (X-Men)
24 Beatrix Kiddo (Kill Bill) Beatrix Kiddo (Kill Bill)
25 Hit-Girl (Kick-Ass) Hit-Girl (Kick-Ass) Hit-Girl is a fictional character appearing in the Kick-Ass series, published by Marvel Comics under the company's imprint Icon Comics.

She is such a bad ass

26 Casey Ryback (Under Siege Series)
27 Ray Tango (Tango & Cash)
28 Xander Cage (xXx)

Vin Diesel is Action King

29 Riddick (The Riddick Series)
30 Liu Kang (Mortal Kombat Series) Liu Kang (Mortal Kombat Series) Liu Kang is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the Mortal Kombat fighting game series from Midway Games, introduced as one of the original seven player characters in the 1992 first game as a Shaolin monk who enters the Mortal Kombat tournament to save Earthrealm.
31 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.

My favourite action movie/horror movie character of all time.

32 Lord Shen (Kung Fu Panda 2)
33 Sarah Connor (Terminator 2: Judgment Day) Sarah Connor (Terminator 2: Judgment Day)
34 Aragorn (Lord of the Rings) Aragorn (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 ...read more.
35 Ting (Ong Bak Movies)
36 Castro Troy (Face/Off)
37 King Leonidas (300)
38 Leon (The Professional)
39 Gabriel Cash (Tango & Cash)
40 Chris Vaughn (Walking Tall)
41 Sonya Blade (Mortal Kombat Series) Sonya Blade (Mortal Kombat Series) Sonya Blade is a video game character from the Mortal Kombat series. Debuting in the original Mortal Kombat game from 1992, she was a late addition to the game as developers decided deep into the development cycle that the game needed a female character.
42 Kevin Chan (Police Story Series)
43 Anton Chigurh (No Country For Old Men)
44 Sherlock Holmes (Guy Ritchie Film Series)
45 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.
46 Barney Ross (The Expendables Series)

HE IS THE ONE!

47 Ant-Man (Ant-Man)
48 April O'Neil (TMNT 2014) April O'Neil (TMNT 2014) April O'Neil is a fictional character from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics. She is the first human ally of the Turtles: Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo.
49 Sam Brenner (Pixels)
50 Star Lord (Guardians of the Galaxy)
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Top Remixes (8)

1. Han Solo (Star Wars)
2. Harry Callahan (The Dirty Harry Series)
3. Max (The Mad Max Series)
Coatsy
1. Tony Stark/Iron Man (The Marvel Cinematic Universe)
2. James Bond (The James Bond Series)
3. Captain Jack Sparrow (The Pirates of the Caribbean Series)
Sa26
1. James Bond (The James Bond Series)
2. The Terminator (The Terminator Series)
3. Max (The Mad Max Series)
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