Tough guy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant tough guy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, surprise ending, serious, suspense, suspenseful and realistic films and TV shows about / with tough guy, gunfight, violence, chase, murder, fight, gun, revenge, fistfight and shot to death plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, China and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tough guy: The Transporter (2002), The Foreigner (2017), Venom (2018), Death Race (2008), The Fast and the Furious (2001), John Wick (2014), Punisher: War Zone (2008), Blade: The Series (2006), The Equalizer (1985), The Punisher (2004).

List of tough guy movies

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A spinoff of The Fate of the Furious, focusing on Johnson's US Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs forming an unlikely alliance with Statham's Deckard Shaw.
Style: buddy comedy, exciting, tense, buddy movie, psychotronic ...
Plot: tough guy, secret organization, martial arts, cia agent, cia, car chase, on the run, car, conspiracy, pursuit, government agent, corporation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ukraine, moscow russia, tower bridge london, los angeles, london
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 6.8
 281K
The Transporter (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Former Special Forces officer, Frank Martin will deliver anything to anyone for the right price, and his no-questions-asked policy puts him in high demand. But when he realizes his latest cargo is alive, it sets in motion a dangerous chain of ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, lone hero, car chase, tough guy, chases and races, chase, one against many, fist fighting, danger, tough heroes, ex military, transportation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, south of france, marseille ...
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 7.0
 96K
The Foreigner (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA, India
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Quan is a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love – his teenage daughter – dies in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. His relentless search ...
Style: suspense, exciting, harsh, surprise ending
Plot: revenge, tough guy, one against many, obsession, bomb, terrorism, justice, death of daughter, betrayal, redemption, terrorist, dark past ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ireland, london, big ben london, america, usa ...
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 6.7
 345K
Venom (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego "Venom" to save his life.
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: super powers, anti hero, supernatural power, superhero, tough guy, alien monster, alien, experiment gone awry, super villain, mutation, laboratory, violence ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco, malaysia
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 6.4
 196K
Death Race (2008)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terminal Island, New York: 2020. Overcrowding in the US penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport. Adrenalized ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough guy, car chase, ex convict, prison, contests and competitions, violence, prison life, police brutality, racing, chases and races, tough heroes, corruption ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2010s, year 2012
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The Fast and the Furious (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Domenic Toretto is a Los Angeles street racer suspected of masterminding a series of big-rig hijackings. When undercover cop Brian O'Conner infiltrates Toretto's iconoclastic crew, he falls for Toretto's sister and must choose a side: ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: car chase, car race, car, theft, gang, chase, tough guy, chases and races, street racing, law enforcement, danger, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 521K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, China
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, vigilante, dark hero, gangsters, gunfight, tough guy, criminal's revenge, lone hero, violence spree, professional killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Punisher: War Zone (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Waging his one-man war on the world of organized crime, ruthless vigilante-hero Frank Castle sets his sights on overeager mob boss Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: ...
Style: stylized, exciting, rough, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, tough guy, dark hero, superhero, tough heroes, vigilantism, vanity, vengeance, vigilante, rivalry, crimes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Blade: The Series (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The brutal hunt for the pure bloods continues as the ultimate vampire hunter, Blade, battles to defeat the House of Chthon, an ancient evil sect of vampires that is growing stronger everyday. Led by the vampire overlord Marcus, their objective is to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tough guy, vampire hunter, superhero, vampire, supernatural, immortality, heroes, good versus evil, chase, supernatural ability, vengeance, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 2000s
Place: detroit
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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: John Wick is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ...
Style: tense, exciting, brutal, suspense, harsh ...
Plot: one man army, gunfight, criminal's revenge, assassin, vengeance, murder, shooting, tough guy, danger, crimes, martial arts, violence ...
Time: 2010s
Place: morocco, grand central station manhattan new york city, north africa, manhattan new york city, new york
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The Equalizer (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: The Equalizer is an American television series that ran for four seasons, initially on CBS, between 1985 and 1989. It stars Edward Woodward as a middle aged retired intelligence officer with a mysterious past who helps people in trouble. The show ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough guy, private detective, anti heroes, anti hero, spy, vengeance, injustice, crime, crimes, tough heroes, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.4
 148K
The Punisher (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When undercover FBI agent Frank Castle's wife and son are slaughtered, he becomes 'the Punisher' -- a ruthless vigilante willing to go to any length to avenge his family.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vigilantism, vengeance, vigilante, tough law enforcer, lone wolves, tough heroes, crimes, anti hero, funeral, tragic hero, faked death ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, miami, virginia
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 7.9
 180K
The Gentlemen (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire.
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: marijuana, gangsters, gang, swearing, money, organized crime, crimes, british, ambition, rise to the top, gun, tough guy ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: london, england
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 9.0
 2.2M
The Dark Knight (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, heroes, secret identity, good versus evil, batman, organized crime, double life, rivalry, super villain, psychopath, moral dilemma, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, hong kong
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xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable ...
Style: suspense, exciting, surprise ending, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: tough guy, revenge, united kingdom, conspiracy, murder, hand to hand combat, spy, parachute, swimming pool, secret agent, free fall, extreme sports ...
Time: 2010s
Place: dominican republic, moscow russia, brazil, new york, the philippines ...
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 8.1
 507K
Rocky (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with ...
Style: uplifting, touching, captivating, feel good, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, tough guy, self esteem, training, fight, contests and competitions, ambition, life is a bitch, determination, life changing experience, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 6.6
 204K
Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: chase, cia agent, rogue agent, espionage, cia, survival, rescue, haunted by the past, investigation, danger, amnesia, black ops ...
Time: 90s, year 2016, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s ...
Place: las vegas, greece, london, england, nevada ...
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The Legend of Zorro (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Having spent the last 10 years fighting injustice and cruelty, Alejandro de la Vega is now facing his greatest challenge: his loving wife Elena has thrown him out of the house! Elena has filed for divorce and found comfort in the arms of Count ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sword fight, adventure, heroes, tough guy, heroic mission, folk hero, danger, rescue, family relations, legends and myths, old west, political intrigue ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: california, usa, mexico, latin america, los angeles ...
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Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, ridiculous, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, secret organization, secret agent, espionage, undercover, spy, mentor, secret service, power relations, chase, spies, tough guy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997, year 2014, 2010s
Place: england, britain, london, kentucky, middle east ...
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Shakthi: The Power (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A couple visits the husband's family in India and finds itself in the middle of a fratricidal battle.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense, captivating
Plot: family relations, village, tough guy, gory, battles, dysfunctional family, death in the family, fall in love, family in crisis, estrangement, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia, canada
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X-Men: First Class (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, mutant, supernatural power, superhero, superhuman powers, supernatural, superhuman, team, teenage superhero, save the day, training, vengeance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1944 ...
Place: oxford university, usa, eastern europe, poland, las vegas ...
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 7.3
 115K
13 Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Malta, Morocco, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.
Style: based on true events, intense, realistic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: rescue mission, gunfight, heroism, terrorism, cia, courage, war, american abroad, politics, survival, swat team, machismo ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, 21st century, year 2011
Place: libya, langley virginia, washington d.c., pentagon, middle east ...
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 6.1
 214K
RoboCop (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants ...
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, cyborgs, superhuman powers, graphic violence, robot, tough law enforcer, tough guy, cyberpunk, violence, superhero, corporate crimes, urban ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s, near future
Place: detroit, usa, pentagon, tehran iran, washington d.c. ...
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 4.7
 1K
Rebel (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Rebel is a romantic action revenge drama, which revolves around the story of a happy-go-lucky guy. The hero (Prabhas) is the son of a good-natured mafia don (Krishnam Raju). The hero becomes Rebel after his father is killed. How he takes revenge ...
Plot: tough guy, fight, kidnapping, father son relationship, murder of father, violence, blood, attempted murder, mirror does not reflect reality, flashback, gym, new identity ...
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Vigilante Diaries (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The Vigilante Diaries is a high octane action-adventure film featuring 90's movie heroes, explosive action, and international espionage. The film revolves around a team of black-ops agents turned crime-fighters, led by a brooding anti-hero, ...
Style: intense, semi serious, suspense, tense
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, tough guy, gangsters, terrorism, ex soldier, gangster, rescue, mission, female domination, torture, electric torture ...
Place: scotland, russia, armenia
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The Chinese Connection (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Chen Zhen returns to the international compound of China only to learn of his beloved teacher's death. This is compounded by the continual racist harassment by the Japanese population in the area. Unlike his friends, he confronts it head on ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, vengeance, revenge, brutality, redemption, honor, tragic hero, kung fu master, crimes, righting the wronged, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: japan, asia, china, shanghai, hong kong ...
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WWE Royal Rumble 2011 (2011)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA
Story: Royal Rumble (2011) was the twenty-fourth annual Royal Rumble PPV. It took place on January 30, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. As has been customary since 1993, the Royal Rumble match winner received a match at that year's ...
Plot: wrestling, tough guy, sports hero, warrior, martial arts, fistfight, mixed martial arts, play fight, strongman, wrestler, muscleman, brawl ...
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Terminator Genisys (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John's fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when TECOM spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, time travel, man versus machine, androids and robots, post apocalyptic, post apocalypse, chase, time paradox, danger, heroes, artificial intelligence, killer robot ...
Time: future, year 2017, 2020s, 20th century, 2010s ...
Place: los angeles, san francisco
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 7.0
 89K
Den of Thieves (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, exciting, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, police brutality, bank robbery, car chase, tough guy, police, chase, investigation, brutality, deception, violence, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, london
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 6.7
 100K
The Rundown (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When Travis, the mouthy son of a criminal, disappears in the Amazon in search of a treasured artifact, his father sends in Beck, who becomes Travis's rival for the affections of Mariana, a mysterious Brazilian woman. With his steely ...
Style: buddy comedy, exciting, humorous, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, treasure hunt, adventure, bounty hunter, gold, heroes, slavery, amazon, fight, treasure, escapades, artifact ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: brazil, latin america, los angeles, south america, california
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