Top 15 Badass Male Characters In Film

Movies have always given audiences a hero to root for, either through tragedy or sheer awesomeness.  What are the qualifications for making this list? They have to have the drive to overcome a lot of adversity, has personality, and kick all kinds of butt.

This is a list of 15 of the most badass male characters in movies.  Some of these are one hit wonders whereas others have been in series and even through reboots. These characters aren’t in any particular order.

15. Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman)

Film(s): Underworld (2003), Underworld: Evolution (2006)


14. Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell)

Film(s): Evil Dead (1981), Evil Dead 2 (1987), The Army of Darkness (1992)


13. Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy)

Film(s): Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Beverly Hills Cop 2 (1987), Beverly Hills Cop 3 (1994)


12. Legolas (Orlando Bloom)

Film(s): The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (2014)


11. Han Solo (Harrison Ford)

Film(s): Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977), Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983), Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)


10. The Man With No Name (Clint Eastwood)

Film(s): A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)


9. James Bond (Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig)

Film(s): 007 Film Series


8. Django (Jamie Foxx)

Film(s): Django Unchained (2012)


7. John McClane (Bruce Willis)

Film(s): Die Hard (1988), Die Hard 2 (1990), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Live Free or Die Hard (2007), A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)


6. Neo (Keanu Reeves)

Film(s): The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Matrix Revolutions (2003)


5. Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell)

Film(s): Escape from New York (1981), Escape from L.A. (1996)


4. Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.)

Film(s): Sherlock Holmes (2009), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)


3. Bruce Wayne/Batman (Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christine Bale, Ben Affleck)

Film(s): Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Batman Forever (1995), Batman & Robin (1997), Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), DC Extended Universe


2. Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliff)

Film(s): Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)


 1. Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans)

Film(s): Marvel Cinematic Universe


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