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, rough, realistic and suspense films and TV shows about / with tough guy, violence, gunfight, fistfight, hand to hand combat, blood, chase, martial arts, machine gun and rivalry plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries.
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tough guy movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as tough guy: The Foreigner (2017), The Transporter (2002), The Incredible Hulk (1978), Death Race (2008), Fighting (2009), The Fast and the Furious (2001), The Hunter's Prayer (2017), The Minion (1998), End of a Gun (2016), Den of Thieves (2018).

List of tough guy movies

 7.0
 81K
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: tough guy, terrorism, revenge, bomb, obsession, justice, one against many, death of daughter, betrayal, mercilessness, dark past, terrorist ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ireland, america, usa, big ben london, northern ireland ...
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 6.8
 267K
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, one man army, chases and races, lone hero, chase, danger, smuggling, delivery, tough heroes, fist fighting, escapades, ex military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, riviera, saint tropez ...
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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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, sentimental, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, scientist, false accusation, experiment gone awry, tough guy, uncontrollable, save the day, adventure, mutant, antidote, unstoppable ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 6.4
 186K
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, clever, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, prison, ex convict, contests and competitions, violence, prison life, police brutality, chases and races, corruption, tough guy, survival, criminal\'s rights ...
Time: future, year 2012, 2020s, 2010s
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 5.6
 30K
Fighting (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur has come to New York City with nothing. Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden sees that he has a natural talent for streetfighting. When ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: athlete and trainer, rivalry, boxing, tough guy, street fighter, ambition, love and romance, power relations, sport, lone hero, father son relationship, fighting movie ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, alabama, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
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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, gang, theft, danger, chase, crimes, car, chases and races, law enforcement, undercover, hotshot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: escape, survival, assassin, tough guy, betrayal, teenage girl, planned murder, innocent person killed, one against many, murder, on the run, foot chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: england, france, switzerland
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 3.9
 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, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, supernatural, tough guy, master warrior, rivalry, heroes, danger, battles, escapades, curses spells and rituals, one against many ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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 3.8
 1K
End of a Gun (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mall security guard -- and former federal agent -- crosses paths with a drug kingpin's enforcer after he saves a woman from danger.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, rough, suspenseful
Plot: violence, martial arts, tough guy, rescue, brutality, betrayal, chase, murder, police detective, death, blood, aikido ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, houston texas
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 7.0
 70K
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, exciting, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, bank robbery, police brutality, tough guy, police, chase, deception, investigation, brutality, violence, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles
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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, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough guy, bar, gunfight, bar brawl, against the odds, vengeance, good versus evil, small town, danger, drug dealing, drug abuse, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana
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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: fight, tough guy, kidnapping, blood, murder of father, violence, father son relationship, flashback, new identity, one man army, bare midriff, attempted murder ...
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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, exciting, suspenseful, brutal, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, corruption, violence, heroes, partners, tough heroes, crimes, danger, vigilantism, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
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In a Valley of Violence (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, murder, cowboy, killer, tough guy, one against many, street shootout, fistfight, dog, civil war, blood ...
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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, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, kidnapping, tough heroes, daring rescue, crime, crimes, missing child, tough guy, organized crime, father son relationship, martial arts, crime boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, eastern europe
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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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, spy, crime, injustice, vengeance, rivalry, tough heroes, anti heroes, tough guy, neo noir, anti hero, dark hero ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Punisher: War Zone (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: superhero, vigilantism, one man army, vanity, vengeance, vigilante, master villain, escapades, crimes, rivalry, tough heroes, dark hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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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, stylized, serious, intense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, superhero, superhuman powers, mutant, cia, teenage superhero, cold war, save the day, vengeance, supernatural power, superhuman, adventure ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1944 ...
Place: battleship, oxford university, usa, mine, poland ...
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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, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, false accusation, state affairs, political conspiracy, dishonesty, fighting the system, heroes, rivalry, danger, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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 8.1
 466K
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, self esteem, training, contests and competitions, fight, ambition, life is a bitch, lifestyle, determination, rivalry, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.0
 259K
Public Enemies (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
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, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, bank robbery, criminal heroes, shooting, master criminal, crime, gunfight, chase, organized crime, special agents, fbi, hunt down ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, illinois, romania, indiana, michigan ...
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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, sexy, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sword fight, folk hero, heroic mission, adventure, political intrigue, old west, rescue, danger, family relations, legends and myths, parents and children, spy ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: california, latin america, mexico, los angeles, 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, van, skateboard, adventure, buddies, private detective, femme fatale, danger, woman in danger, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, spain, rome italy
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 4.2
 2K
Diamond Dogs (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Canada, China
Duration: 94 min.
Story: "Diamond Dogs" is the story of a group of American fortune hunters, who come to China looking for a long-lost-treasure. During the Soviet crack-down on religion in the 1930's, a priceless Buddhist artifact, a Tangka was taken across ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, adventurer, treasure hunt, adventure, one man army, lone wolves, tough heroes, danger, tough guy, martial arts, ex soldier, hand to hand combat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
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 4.9
 896
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, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siblings relations, karate, foot chase, one man army, heroes, master warrior, righting the wronged, sport, contests and competitions, against the odds, ambition, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
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 4.5
 5K
Dragon Eyes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In St. Jude, drug dealers and corrupt cops have destroyed an urban neighborhood. But newcomer, Hong, has the fighting skills and moral vision to save this town from itself.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, one man army, vigilantism, police corruption, small town, gang, fight, righting the wronged, crime, master warrior, tough heroes, tough guy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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 6.7
 95K
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, slavery, trap, fight, heroes, one man army, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: brazil, mine, latin america, south america, california
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S.W.A.T.: Under Siege (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a D.E.A. and S.W.A.T. cartel takedown ends in a shootout, S.W.A.T. Agent Travis Hall seizes a mysterious prisoner taking him into custody. Before long, the S.W.A.T. compound is under siege by wave-after-wave of assault teams attempting to ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, surprise ending
Plot: chase, survival, revenge, spy, foot chase, husband wife relationship, death of friend, self mutilation, corrupt cop, police chase, police, brutality ...
Place: seattle washington
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 6.2
 204K
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, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, superhuman powers, violence, cyberpunk, robot, tough law enforcer, crime fighter, one man army, police, fighting crime, back from the dead, scientist ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s, near future
Place: detroit, usa, pentagon, china, tehran iran ...
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The Killing Machine (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Trained KGB assassin, EDWARD GENN (code name ICARUS), worked years ago as a sleeper agent in America. But when the Soviet Union collapsed, he quickly found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to escape his muddled ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, one man army, secret identity, deadly, tough heroes, danger, crimes, confined, special agents, tough guy, murder, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, hong kong
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