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, serious, rough, entertaining, suspenseful and surprise ending films and TV shows about / with tough guy, violence, martial arts, death, fistfight, chase, brawl, hand to hand combat, danger and warrior plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, China, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tough guy: The Rundown (2003), Rebel (2012), The Transporter (2002), The Incredible Hulk (1978), Death Race (2008), The Foreigner (2017), Million Dollar Heiress (1984), Bloodfist (1989), RoboCop (2014), Acts of Betrayal (1997).

List of tough guy movies

 6.7
 91K
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: humorous, exciting, feel good, buddy comedy, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, jungle, gold, bounty hunter, adventure, amazon, archaeologist, fight, tough guy, slavery, heroes, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: brazil, latin america, mine, south america, california
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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, violence, father son relationship, blood, murder of father, navel, one man army, attempted murder, new identity, mirror does not reflect reality ...
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 6.8
 262K
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: car chase, chases and races, one man army, lone hero, danger, chase, delivery, transportation, tough heroes, daring rescue, smuggling, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, marseille provence, cannes ...
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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: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, scientist, false accusation, adventure, mutant, uncontrollable, danger, save the day, experiment gone awry, life is a bitch, antidote ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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 6.4
 183K
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, clever, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, prison, car chase, violence, ex convict, chases and races, police brutality, survival, corruption, confined, criminal heroes, prison life ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2010s, year 2012
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 7.0
 75K
The Foreigner (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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: terrorism, revenge, bomb, justice, one against many, death of daughter, obsession, tough guy, irish republican army, investigation, dark past, terrorist ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ireland, big ben london, scotland yard, northern ireland, usa ...
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Million Dollar Heiress (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Cousins Thomas and David, owners of a mobile restaurant, team up with their friend Moby, a bumbling private detective, to save the beautiful Sylvia, a pickpocket.
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, martial arts, chinese, skateboard, van, adventure, buddies, private detective, danger, daring rescue, escapades, femme fatale ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, spain, rome italy
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 4.9
 878
Bloodfist (1989)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: To avenge the brutal murder of his brother, Jake Ray journeys to the Philippines, where his search for truth finds him battling both in and out of the ring. But the weapons are always the same: bare fists, bare feet. And the rules never change: last ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siblings relations, karate, foot chase, master warrior, one man army, sport, heroes, righting the wronged, ambition, vengeance, contests and competitions, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
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 6.2
 201K
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, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, superhuman powers, cyberpunk, violence, robot, tough law enforcer, one man army, crime fighter, superhero, police, fighting crime, death ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: detroit, usa, tehran iran, pentagon, china ...
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Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The blood orchid - A rare flower that holds the secret of eternal life and a fortune to the pharmaceutical company that finds it. Led by a two-fisted soldier of fortune, a scientific expedition is sent deep into the jungles of Borneo to locate and ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: jungle, survival, expedition, snake, research, treasure hunt, adventure, rescue, orchid, danger, dangerous animal, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, indonesia
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Acts of Betrayal (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: FBI agents attempt to protect a woman who is testifying against her gangster boy friend. However, an army of assassins are after her in an endless series of shootouts.
Plot: muscleman, tough guy, fbi, witness, bra and panties, fbi agent
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 7.3
 53K
Shot Caller (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A newly-released prison gangster is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.
Style: harsh, suspense, twist ending, tense, clever
Plot: prison, violence, desperation, criminal, gang, murder, life is a bitch, existentialism, criminal heroes, tough guy, moral ambiguity, arrest ...
Place: california, usa
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 7.3
 11K
Highlander (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Highlander: The Series is a fantasy science fiction action-adventure television series featuring Duncan MacLeod of the Scottish Clan MacLeod, as the Highlander. It was an offshoot and another alternate sequel of the 1986 feature film with a twist: ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: immortality, good versus evil, duel, heroes, chase, adventure, danger, deadly, escapades, survival, healing power, one on one ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
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Fury of the Dragon (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Several episodes of the 1966 TV series "The Green Hornet" edited together and released as a feature.
Plot: masked vigilante, tough guy, kung fu, two man army, roundhouse kick, kung fu master, kung fu classic, kung fu fighting, pistol, superhero, violence, masked hero ...
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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, tense, realistic
Plot: railroad track, tough guy, village, immigrants, gory, single parent, parents and children, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, estrangement, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, canada, india
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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, ...
Plot: muscleman, electric shock, torture, commando, vigilante, vigilantism, tough guy, homosexual, semiautomatic pistol, exploding car, heroine, held captive ...
Place: scotland, armenia, russia
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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, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, tough guy, gunfight, bar brawl, criminal heroes, small town, criminal's revenge, school teacher, car trouble, gang, gangsters, lone wolves ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana
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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, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, tragic hero, kung fu, vengeance, brutality, revenge, tough guy, one man army, brawl, nunchaku, honor ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, china, japan, shanghai, hong kong ...
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Dracula III: Legacy (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the near future, Uffizi and Luke travel to the remote reaches of war torn Romania to rescue Elizabeth and finish the vampire once and for all. Along the way, they encounter TV news journalist and a corps of rebels trying to fight the vampire ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: vampire, corpse, train, massacre, horse, vampire hunter, pain, carnival, rebel, castle, church, red dress ...
Time: future
Place: romania
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Death Race 4: Beyond Anarchy (2018)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Black Ops specialist Connor Gibson infiltrates a maximum security prison to take down legendary driver Frankenstein in a violent and brutal car race.
Style: rough, brutal, bloody, exciting, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, prison, face mask, fictional reality show, undercover cop, criminal heroes, death, blood, insanity, prison violence, guilty pleasure, championship ...
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 5.5
 56K
Showtime (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based T.V. cop show.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, reality tv, tough guy, fish out of water, misfit partners, drugs/alcohol, verbal byplay, crime, odd couple, police operation, partners against crime, reluctant partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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Project Shadowchaser II (1994)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Terrorists led by an android take over a nuclear plant and threaten to launch a missile at Washington. While the authorities desperately attempt to negotiate, the terrorists persue their real goal. A plant worker, her son and a tough-guy repair man ...
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, nuclear missile, repairman, sexploitation, nuclear power plant, tough guy, outer space, nuclear
Place: south africa
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 7.4
 160K
Aquaman (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world.
Style: exciting, epic, twists and turns, entertaining, colourful ...
Plot: superhero, ocean, supernatural power, rescue, underwater, warrior, atlantis, army, superhuman powers, sword fight, father son relationship, demi god ...
Time: year 1985, 2010s, 1990s
Place: atlantic ocean, sicily italy, maine, italy
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 6.8
 229K
Venom (2018)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
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: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: superhero, car chase, super villain, laboratory, violence, experiment gone awry, first contact, mutation, alien, anti hero, salvation, crimes ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco, malaysia
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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, surprise ending
Plot: escape, survival, drug addict, assassin, betrayal, teenage girl, planned murder, escape attempt, tough guy, mansion, evil man, arson ...
Time: 2010s
Place: switzerland, france, england
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The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as ...
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, entertaining, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: good versus evil, witch, training, wizards and magicians, apprentice, adventure, magical, dragon, supernatural ability, chosen one, curses spells and rituals, magic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: new york, usa, egypt, britain, india ...
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 6.1
 501K
Suicide Squad (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: From DC Comics comes the Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.
Style: entertaining, absurd, comic, intense, surprise ending ...
Plot: superhero, secret mission, dark hero, transformation, adventure, revenge, villain turns good, comics, batman, fight scenes, insanity, mission ...
Time: 2010s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., usa, louisiana
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Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China, United Arab Emirates, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.
Style: futuristic, exciting, entertaining, cerebral, melancholic ...
Plot: star trek, space opera, stranded, space travel, alien, chase, teleportation, motorcycle, revenge, transformation, vengeance, good versus evil ...
Time: 23rd century, future
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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be ...
Style: exciting, suspense, bleak, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, chase, survival, apocalypse, dark hero, desert, danger, dark future, post apocalyptic, chases and races, insanity, female warrior ...
Time: future
Place: australia
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 6.5
 1K
Whirlpool (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A thriller starring and directed by Alain Delon about ex-cop who is after a drug pusher gang.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, folk, investigation, crime, neo-noir, rock, mind game, crimes, deadly, rivalry, vigilantism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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