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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense and rough films and TV shows about / with tough guy, violence, fistfight, gunfight, mixed martial arts, martial arts, murder, blood, machine gun and chase plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Germany, China and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tough guy: The Fast and the Furious (2001), The Transporter (2002), The Foreigner (2017), The Legend of Zorro (2005), Death Race (2008), Rocky (1976), The Punisher (2004), The Chinese Connection (1972), Venom (2018), Rebel (2012).

List of tough guy movies

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
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, surprise ending
Plot: tough guy, cia, martial arts, cia agent, car chase, secret organization, on the run, murder, pursuit, corporation, government agent, conspiracy ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ukraine, moscow russia, tower bridge london
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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, rough, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, car race, tough guy, gang, car, theft, chase, danger, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.8
 272K
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
Plot: lone hero, car chase, one man army, chase, chases and races, tough guy, danger, transportation, delivery, ex military, fist fighting, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, saint tropez, riviera ...
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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 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, vengeance, assassin, tough guy, crimes, shooting, murder, martial arts, danger, chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: morocco, north africa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.0
 86K
The Foreigner (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA
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, terrorism, bomb, obsession, justice, death of daughter, politics, mercilessness, dark past, terrorist ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, scotland yard, america, usa ...
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The Legend of Zorro (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
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
Plot: sword fight, adventure, tough guy, heroic mission, folk hero, political intrigue, rescue, danger, old west, family relations, parents and children, legends and myths ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: california, latin america, usa, mexico, los angeles ...
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 6.4
 189K
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, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, prison, ex convict, contests and competitions, tough guy, violence, prison life, police brutality, chases and races, corruption, survival, criminal\'s rights ...
Time: future, year 2012, 2010s, 2020s
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 8.1
 479K
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, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, underdog, self esteem, training, tough guy, contests and competitions, fight, ambition, life is a bitch, determination, lifestyle, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 6.4
 144K
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, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, vengeance, tough law enforcer, tough heroes, one man army, tragic hero, crimes, lone wolves, funeral, faked death, rage ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, virginia
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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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, tragic hero, vengeance, brutality, revenge, redemption, honor, tough guy, one man army, society, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: japan, china, asia, shanghai, hong kong ...
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 6.7
 318K
Venom (2018)
Genre: Action, 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, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: alien, superhero, anti hero, experiment gone awry, laboratory, super villain, super powers, violence, mutation, tough guy, supernatural power, car chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco, malaysia
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 4.6
 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, violence, murder of father, blood, flashback, gym, navel, new identity, mirror does not reflect reality ...
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 7.4
 474K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, vigilante, dark hero, gangsters, criminal's revenge, professional killer, righteous rage, gunfight, lone hero, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 6.1
 13K
6 Bullets (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child prostitute, danger, kidnapping, tough guy, daring rescue, crime, tough heroes, missing child, crimes, father son relationship, organized crime, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, eastern europe
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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, suspenseful, exciting, rough, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, dark hero, superhero, vigilantism, vanity, vengeance, tough guy, vigilante, rivalry, escapades, crimes, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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The Hunter's Prayer (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An assassin forges an unlikely partnership with one of his targets: a woman seeking revenge for the murder of her family.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: survival, escape, assassin, tough guy, betrayal, teenage girl, planned murder, one against many, innocent person killed, corruption, foot chase, on the run ...
Time: 2010s
Place: england, france, switzerland
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 4.0
 1K
The Minion (1998)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: New York, Christmas Eve, 1999 - at the dawn of the new millennium - a subway construction crew unearths an eight hundred year old Celtic skeleton and a mysterious key. Archeologist Karen Goodleaf is called in to determine the meaning of the ...
Style: exciting, bleak, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, supernatural, tough guy, master warrior, rivalry, danger, battles, escapades, heroes, curses spells and rituals, one against many ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.0
 78K
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: surprise ending, suspense, disturbing, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, car chase, police brutality, tough guy, police, chase, violence, investigation, deception, brutality, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles
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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, masked wrestler, warrior, mixed martial arts, strongman, fistfight, martial arts, play fight, beefcake martial arts, mask ...
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Road House 2: Last Call (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Shane Tanner, the son of a legendary cooler named Dalton, learns that his uncle Nate got beat up by a group of men because he doesn't want to sell his bar, The Black Pelican, to a bunch of drug dealers. To help out his uncle, Shane teams up ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough guy, bar, bar brawl, gunfight, drug dealing, vigilantism, danger, drug abuse, gang, small town, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana
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The Transporter Refueled (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, China, Belgium, Monaco
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced action movie is again set in the criminal underworld in France, where Frank Martin is known as The Transporter, because he is the best driver and mercenary money can buy. In this installment, he meets Anna and they attempt to take ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, car, danger, heroes, chases and races, security guard, tough guy, organized crime, driver, father son relationship, gunfight, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 2010, year 1995 ...
Place: france, europe, french riviera
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Bullet to the Head (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, corruption, heroes, crimes, tough heroes, partners, vigilantism, danger, deadly, violence, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
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 6.6
 193K
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, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: chase, rogue agent, cia agent, cia, martial arts, amnesia, interrogation, espionage, surveillance, betrayal, survival, haunted by the past ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, greece, berlin germany, usa, athens greece ...
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 6.3
 32K
Bastille Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Michael Mason is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar, the field agent on the case, soon realises that Michael is just a pawn in a much ...
Style: exciting, intense, tense, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: pickpocket, cia, terrorism, bomb, surveillance, espionage, investigation, thief, criminal, gunfight, on the run, bank ...
Place: france, paris france
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The Incredible Hulk (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Incredible Hulk is an American television series based on the Marvel Comics character, the Hulk. The series aired on the CBS television network and starred Bill Bixby as David Banner, Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk, and Jack Colvin as Jack McGee. In ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, sentimental, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, scientist, false accusation, experiment gone awry, uncontrollable, unstoppable, antidote, danger, mutant, adventure, save the day ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 6.5
 3K
City Hunter (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nicky Larson is tasked to recover the perfume of Cupid, a perfume that would make anyone who uses it irresistible.
Style: entertaining, light, humorous, colourful
Plot: private detective, womanizer, murder, gun, gangster, tough guy, presumed dead, weapons, partners, gang, fistfight, sex ...
Place: france
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In a Valley of Violence (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a drifter named Paul who arrives in a small town seeking revenge on the thugs who murdered his friend. Sisters Mary Anne and Ellen, who run the town's hotel, help Paul in his quest for vengeance.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Plot: violence, revenge, killer, cowboy, murder, tough guy, fistfight, street shootout, one against many, dog, civil war, gunfight ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century
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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: private detective, spy, crime, vengeance, injustice, tough heroes, rivalry, anti heroes, tough guy, neo noir, anti hero, machismo ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Storm Catcher (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A renegade general plots to bomb Washington using a new top secret jet called the Storm Catcher. The only trouble is only one man is capable of flying it. So they seek to put him on the run in a conspiracy that makes him appear to have murdered ...
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, political conspiracy, dishonesty, state affairs, false accusation, one man army, rivalry, danger, heroes, wrongfully committed, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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 7.0
 264K
Public Enemies (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gunfight, bank robbery, master criminal, criminal heroes, shooting, crime, chase, organized crime, legendary, special agents, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, illinois, romania, arizona, south dakota ...
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