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, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending and intense films and TV shows about / with tough guy, violence, gunfight, fight, chase, murder, gun, blood, machine gun and fistfight 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), The Fast and the Furious (2001), Venom (2018), Death Race (2008), The Legend of Zorro (2005), John Wick (2014), Rocky (1976), The Punisher (2004), Jason Bourne (2016).

List of tough guy movies

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure
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, tense, exciting, buddy movie, surprise ending ...
Plot: tough guy, secret organization, martial arts, cia agent, car chase, on the run, car, pursuit, murder, corporation, government agent, conspiracy ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ukraine, moscow russia, tower bridge london, los angeles, london
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 6.8
 279K
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, fist fighting, danger, tough heroes, transportation, smuggling, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, riviera, marseille provence ...
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 7.0
 93K
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, bomb, terrorism, obsession, justice, death of daughter, irish republican army, warning, hand to hand combat, mercilessness ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ireland, new york, big ben london, britain, england ...
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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, car race, theft, chase, gang, chases and races, tough guy, street racing, danger, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.7
 332K
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, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: super powers, anti hero, supernatural power, superhero, alien, experiment gone awry, alien monster, tough guy, super villain, laboratory, mutation, experiment ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco, malaysia
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 6.4
 194K
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, tough guy, prison, ex convict, contests and competitions, violence, prison life, police brutality, chases and races, corruption, survival, criminal heroes ...
Time: future, year 2012, 2020s, 2010s
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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, tough guy, adventure, heroes, folk hero, heroic mission, old west, rescue, family relations, legends and myths, parents and children, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: california, mexico, latin america, usa, los angeles ...
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 7.4
 509K
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, dark hero, vigilante, gangsters, criminal's revenge, gunfight, lone hero, tough guy, violence spree, professional killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 8.1
 500K
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, tough guy, training, self esteem, fight, contests and competitions, ambition, life is a bitch, lifestyle, rivalry, determination ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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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, murder, assassin, tough guy, crimes, shooting, martial arts, danger, chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: morocco, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, north africa, new york
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 6.4
 147K
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: vigilantism, one man army, vengeance, vigilante, tough heroes, tough law enforcer, crimes, lone wolves, funeral, tragic hero, faked death, rage ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, virginia, miami
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 6.6
 201K
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, rescue, cia, survival, haunted by the past, investigation, danger, amnesia, interrogation ...
Time: 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, year 2016, 90s ...
Place: las vegas, greece, london, washington d.c., england ...
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 7.9
 135K
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, marijuana, swearing, gang, british, money, rise to the top, crimes, ambition, organized crime, violence, tough guy ...
Place: london
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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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, stylized, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire hunter, superhero, vampire, tough guy, supernatural, immortality, heroes, swearing, good versus evil, vengeance, supernatural ability, chase ...
Time: 70s, 2000s
Place: detroit
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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, vengeance, revenge, brutality, redemption, honor, tough guy, tragic hero, kung fu master, one man army, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: japan, china, asia, shanghai, hong kong ...
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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, captivating, suspense
Plot: family relations, village, tough guy, dysfunctional family, battles, gory, death in the family, family problems, fall in love, parents and children, family in crisis, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, canada, asia
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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: mutant, supernatural ability, supernatural power, superhero, superhuman powers, superhuman, teenage superhero, cold war, save the day, vengeance, cia, super villain ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1962 ...
Place: oxford university, usa, eastern europe, poland, turkey ...
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 6.1
 14K
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, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child prostitute, danger, child in peril, kidnapping, tough guy, crime, daring rescue, tough heroes, missing child, crimes, father son relationship, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, dark hero, superhero, vigilantism, vanity, vengeance, tough guy, vigilante, tough heroes, rivalry, crimes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.0
 273K
Public Enemies (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
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, rough, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, bank robbery, gunfight, master criminal, criminal heroes, shooting, crime, chase, organized crime, crimes, special agents, fbi ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, arizona, ohio ...
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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, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, heroes, batman, organized crime, double life, good versus evil, master villain, rivalry, moral dilemma, super villain, dark hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, hong kong
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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, tense, suspense, semi serious
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, tough guy, gangster, ex soldier, terrorism, gangsters, rescue, mission, commando, electric torture, muscleman ...
Place: scotland, russia, armenia
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 5.7
 64K
Gemini Man (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Henry Brogen, an aging assassin tries to get out of the business but finds himself in the ultimate battle: fighting his own clone who is 25 years younger than him and at the peak of his abilities.
Style: exciting, captivating, intense, tense, sinister ...
Plot: clones, hitman, cloning, parkour, secret agents, tough guy, gunfight, black ops, happy ending, danger, undercover agent, fleeing ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: belgium, budapest hungary, colombia, europe, georgia ...
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 7.3
 112K
13 Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, 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, suspense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: rescue mission, heroism, terrorism, gunfight, american abroad, courage, politics, survival, machismo, war, mercenary, cia ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, 21st century, year 2011
Place: libya, langley virginia, pentagon, washington d.c., middle east ...
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 6.1
 212K
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, robot, tough law enforcer, cyborgs, cyberpunk, tough guy, violence, superhero, corporate crimes, urban, graphic violence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s, near future
Place: detroit, usa, washington d.c., pentagon, tehran iran ...
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The Hunter's Prayer (2017)
Genre: Action, 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, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending
Plot: survival, escape, tough guy, betrayal, teenage girl, planned murder, innocent person killed, one against many, on the run, foot chase, corruption, murder ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, england, switzerland, france
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 4.0
 2K
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, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, heroes, tough guy, rivalry, master warrior, escapades, curses spells and rituals, battles, danger, supernatural, one against many ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.7
 99K
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, trap, escapades, artifact ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: brazil, latin america, los angeles, south america, california
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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, entertaining, ridiculous, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, secret organization, secret agent, espionage, undercover, spy, secret service, mentor, spies, british, power relations, child spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997, 2010s, year 2014
Place: england, britain, london, tower bridge london, middle east ...
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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, blood, violence, murder of father, attempted murder, mirror does not reflect reality, new identity, gym, bare midriff ...
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