Top 10 Most Badass Movie Characters

Sorry Jack Bauer, but this is badass MOVIE characters.
The Top Ten
1 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 '80s. I miss that era. John Rambo isn't just badass. He's the biggest badass character on screen. Iconic personality!

Most Badass Moment: Camouflaging himself in mud and then surprising and knifing some poor dude in the heart.

Damn, Stallone scares me to hell. Love him!

2 The Terminator (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

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 Then he'll break your arms while reciting outdated '90s catchphrases.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

The most badass character ever made. Just awesome. Especially in Judgment Day.

Just awesome, awesome, awesome.

He'll kill you in 20 million different ways, and you can't run. You're already dead.

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

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

Say hello to my little friend!

Most Badass Moment: Say hello to my little friend.

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

4 Darth Vader (Star Wars) Darth Vader is a Star Wars character and the main antagonist of the first three original Star Wars films and the main protagonist of the Star Wars prequel trilogy under his original name Anakin Skywalker. He had been trained as a Jedi but defected to the Sith lord and Galactic Chancellor Palpatine... read more

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

He should be first. The most popular badass character. He kicks ass in five movies.

He could chop anyone on this list in half in five seconds. He absolutely rules.

5 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.

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

Man, I thought I wouldn't see him here. I'm glad!

6 The Joker (Dark Knight Series) 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,... read more

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

No plans, no skills. Just does things.

There's another one of these here.

7 Tyler Durden (Fight Club) Tyler Durden is a character from the movie Fight Club. He doesn't actually exist as he is The Narrator's split personality. He was created by the perfect storm of the Narrator's insomnia-induced insanity and his frustration with a hollow life of wage-slavery and consumerism. He is the manifestation... read more

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

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

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

8 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.
9 King Leonidas (300)

This isn't even debatable. One hundred times more badass than anyone on this list.

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

"THIS IS SPARTA!" King Leonidas kicks a Persian into a pit to fall to his death.

10 Dirty Harry (Dirty Harry Series) Inspector Harold Francis Callahan, nicknamed Dirty Harry, is a fictional character and protagonist of the Dirty Harry film series.

Most Badass Moment: Do you feel lucky, punk? Well, do you?

"You're going to look awfully silly with that knife sticking up your ass."

The Contenders
11 Batman (The Dark Knight Trilogy)
12 Anton Chigurh (No Country for Old Men) Anton Chigurh is a fictional character and the main antagonist of Cormac McCarthy's 2005 novel, "No Country for Old Men." In the 2007 film adaptation of the same name, he is portrayed by Javier Bardem.

Most Badass Moment: Strangling the cop who had just arrested him, with a very disturbing look on his face.

He gets my vote, and No Country for Old Men is a really good movie.

Anton Chigurh is the epitome of a haunting reality.

13 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... read more
14 Jimmy Conway (Goodfellas) Jimmy Conway, portrayed by Robert De Niro, is a character in the film "Goodfellas." He is a charismatic and ruthless mobster who is skilled at orchestrating heists. Jimmy's charm and cunning make him a central figure in the criminal world depicted in the film. Robert De Niro's performance contributes... read more
15 The Predator (Predator Series) The Predator is a fictional extraterrestrial species featured in the Predator science-fiction franchise, characterized by its trophy hunting of other species for sport.

The Predator will never be killed. Try to fight this guy and you'll instantly die.

16 Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games Series) 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.

Tough, assertive, and best of all, sympathetic.

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

17 Maximus Decimus Meridius (Gladiator)

What he did in life echoes in eternity.

18 Dallas Winston (The Outsiders)
19 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.

Things you want in a supervillain: Epic suit. Check. Jet pack. Check. Awesome weapons. Check.

He is the most badass Star Wars character.

Badass bounty hunter with jet packs. What's not to love?

20 James Bond (James Bond Series)

He's badass in every movie, not just Skyfall.

21 Wolverine (X-Men Series) 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.
22 Clove (The Hunger Games Series) Clove Kentwell is a fictional character in the The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. She was portrayed by 19 year old Isabelle Fhurman in the film adaptation.
23 The Man With No Name (Dollar Trilogy)

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.

24 Ash Williams (Evil Dead Series) 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.

This is my boomstick. It'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?

25 Jules Winnfield (Pulp Fiction) 17 speech. Jules' conversations and actions showcase the film's blend of dark humor and existential themes. His portrayal is considered one of Samuel L. Jackson's most iconic roles.

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've ever heard of. Do they speak English in What?

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