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 surprise ending, exciting, entertaining, suspenseful, suspense and stylized films and TV shows about / with tough guy, chase, gun, violence, revenge, shot in the chest, gunfight, death, martial arts and fistfight plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tough guy: The Transporter (2002), John Wick (2014), Jason Bourne (2016), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), The Foreigner (2017), The Punisher (2004), Mechanic: Resurrection (2016), The Bourne Legacy (2012), Death Race (2008), Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018).

List of tough guy movies

 6.8
 302K
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, sexy, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: lone hero, chase, tough guy, car chase, car, one man army, escapades, tough heroes, ex military, fight scenes, one against many, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, nice france, hong kong, europe, provence ...
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 7.4
 616K
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, neo noir, brutal, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, vigilante, revenge, one man army, gangsters, lone hero, gunfight, assassin, tough guy, killer, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, brooklyn new york city
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 6.6
 226K
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, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: spy, chase, espionage, rogue agent, cia agent, black ops, tough guy, cia, assassin, gunfight, lone hero, amnesia ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, 90s, year 2016, 2000s
Place: las vegas, greece, london, athens greece, rome italy ...
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The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been living. The pair run for their lives and Bourne, who promised retaliation ...
Style: suspense, twists and turns, intellectual, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: spy, cia, conspiracy, amnesia, espionage, assassin, secret agents, tough heroes, on the run, one against many, tough guy, uncover truth ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, berlin germany, europe, napoli italy, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.0
 114K
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, sad, scenic ...
Plot: revenge, tough guy, terrorism, one against many, justice, bomb, death, ira, obsession, death of daughter, irish republican army, home invasion ...
Time: 2010s
Place: united kingdom, ireland, northern ireland, america, usa ...
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 6.4
 160K
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: vengeance, revenge, vigilante, vigilantism, lone hero, one man army, superhero, tough guy, tough heroes, tragic hero, violence, tough law enforcer ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, florida, miami, virginia
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Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, killer, assassin, lone hero, chase, fight scenes, tough guy, criminal's revenge, murder, lone wolves, crimes, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: thailand, rio de janeiro, australia, usa, southeast asia ...
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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, tense, exciting, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough guy, car, chase, terrorism, secret organization, cia, car race, super soldier, ex special forces, street racing, cia agent, espionage ...
Time: contemporary, future, 2010s
Place: usa, moscow russia, tower bridge london, ukraine, london ...
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The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: New CIA operative, Aaron Cross experiences life-or-death stakes that have been triggered by the previous actions of Jason Bourne.
Style: suspense, exciting, twists and turns, serious, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: espionage, spy, cia, chase, intelligence agency, cia agent, tough guy, assassin, secret service, loner, conspiracy, manhunt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maryland, the philippines, manila philippines, virginia, usa ...
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 6.4
 209K
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, visually appealing, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, car chase, car race, tough guy, tough heroes, car, street racing, prison life, contests and competitions, survival, death, revenge ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2012, 2020s
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Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China, France, Norway, UK
Duration: 147 min.
Story: When an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfil his original briefing, the CIA begin to question his loyalty and his motives. The IMF team find themselves in a race against ...
Style: suspense, political, slasher, epic, surprise ending ...
Plot: spy, terrorist, tough guy, espionage, female spy, violence, fistfight, secret agents, cia agent, rogue agent, terrorist group, plutonium ...
Time: 2010s
Place: kashmir, ireland, paris france, rome italy, london ...
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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: exciting, brutal, tense, harsh, suspense ...
Plot: one man army, vengeance, gunfight, criminal's revenge, tough guy, murder, martial arts, hitman, assassin, crimes, revenge, rescue ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: sahara, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, north africa, usa ...
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 7.8
 327K
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, neo noir, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, marijuana, british, tough guy, gang, crimes, money, crime boss, swearing, criminal underworld, ambition ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s, 21st century
Place: london, england, united kingdom
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 7.0
 339K
Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher ...
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: loner, sniper, investigation, ex military, murder, lone wolves, tough guy, crimes, dishonesty, assassin, gunfight, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, ohio, baghdad iraq
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 6.6
 474K
Venom (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China
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, captivating, tense, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: superhero, supernatural power, alien, super villain, alien monster, alien life-form, super powers, experiment gone awry, tough guy, mutation, good versus evil, humanity ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco, malaysia
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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: John Wick is forced out of retirement by a former associate looking to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and does battle against some of the world’s most dangerous ...
Style: suspense, tense, brutal, harsh, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lone hero, one against many, assassin, one man army, tough guy, warrior, violence, revenge, bounty hunter, betrayal, gangsters ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy, new york, manhattan new york city
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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, brutal, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, superhero, dark hero, tough guy, vengeance, vigilantism, vigilante, revenge, tough heroes, brutality, violent, vanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Blade: House of Chthon (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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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: vampire, tough guy, superhero, supernatural, vampire hunter, chase, immortality, swearing, heroes, good versus evil, supernatural ability, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 2000s
Place: detroit
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 7.2
 367K
The Equalizer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ...
Style: serious, suspense, exciting, brutal, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, lone hero, one man army, corruption, hitman, gunfight, loner, assassin, fighting crime, tough heroes, ex soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, moscow russia, russia, massachusetts, usa
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 6.4
 344K
The Expendables (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria, Spain, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Barney Ross leads a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, a martial arts expert, heavy weapons specialist, demolitionist, and a loose-cannon sniper. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church ...
Style: brutal, bloody, exciting, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, gunfight, tough guy, sniper, chase, martial arts, machismo, unstoppable, violent, military, fistfight, assassin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2010s, 2000s
Place: latin america, new orleans, somalia
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 8.2
 865K
Die Hard (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking ...
Style: intense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, heist, gunfight, christmas, terrorist, one man army, tough guy, police officer, one against many, police, courage, machismo ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.5
 161K
The Mechanic (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But ...
Style: twists and turns, stylized, tense, clever, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, assassin, lone hero, loner, tough guy, mentor, martial arts, gangsters, revenge, mafia, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, chicago illinois, usa, colombia
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 6.6
 107K
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: stylized, exciting, humorous, buddy comedy, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, jungle, treasure, adventure, lone hero, gold, tough guy, bounty hunter, chase, fight, archaeologist, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: brazil, california, south america, latin america, los angeles
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 7.0
 339K
Constantine (2005)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: John Constantine has literally been to Hell and back. When he teams up with a policewoman to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists beneath the landscape of ...
Style: dark fantasy, gothic, stylized, suspense, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, demon, good versus evil, angel, devil, heaven and hell, god or devil, supernatural ability, hell, mysticism, exorcism, lucifer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: When an attack on the Kingsman headquarters takes place and a new villain rises, Eggsy and Merlin are forced to work together with the American agency known as the Statesman to save the world.
Style: slasher, funny, epic, scenic, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: spy, agent, secret government organization, tough guy, female agent, espionage, good versus evil, mission, chase, one against many, nanotechnology, memory loss ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: europe, usa, britain, london, cambodia ...
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 6.8
 65K
Boss Level (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A retired special forces officer is trapped in a never-ending time loop on the day of his death.
Style: ambiguous ending, intense, surprise ending, funny, humorous ...
Plot: time loop, repeated event, tough guy, time travel, one against many, time traveler, martial arts, hitman, trapped, dying repeatedly, end of the world, time machine ...
Time: 2020s
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The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now, waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds, this lone, ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, space and aliens, outer space, one man army, tough guy, bounty hunter, alien, distant planet, distopia, one against many, future dystopia, adventure ...
Time: future, near future
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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Malta, Morocco
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: intense, harsh, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: war, rescue mission, cia, mercenary, swat team, courage, gunfight, terrorism, navy seal, battlefield, embassy, cia agent ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, year 2011, 21st century
Place: libya, pentagon, africa, iraq, langley virginia ...
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 6.7
 217K
Blade II (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A rare mutation has occurred within the vampire community - The Reaper. A vampire so consumed with an insatiable bloodlust that they prey on vampires as well as humans, transforming victims who are unlucky enough to survive into Reapers themselves. ...
Style: gothic, entertaining, stylized, scary, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, superhero, dark hero, supernatural, martial arts, tough guy, supernatural ability, lone hero, monster, undead, vampire hunter, vampire vs vampire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: prague, europe, czech republic, london
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Crank: High Voltage (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.
Style: stylized, humorous, surreal, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough guy, one man army, gangsters, crimes, lone hero, violence, gunfight, stripper, hitman, tough heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief), vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, usa
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