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, surprise ending, entertaining, stylized and serious films and TV shows about / with tough guy, violence, gunfight, chase, gun, weapons, fight, martial arts, murder and brutality 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: John Wick (2014), The Transporter (2002), Jason Bourne (2016), The Bourne Supremacy (2004), The Foreigner (2017), The Gentlemen (2019), The Punisher (2004), The Bourne Legacy (2012), The Fast and the Furious (2001), Venom (2018).

List of tough guy movies

 7.4
 571K
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, lone hero, tough guy, vigilante, dark hero, gunfight, revenge, criminal's revenge, crime boss, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, brooklyn new york city
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 6.8
 292K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, one man army, tough guy, chase, car chase, chases and races, tough heroes, ex military, one against many, smuggling, escapades, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, provence, riviera ...
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 6.6
 215K
Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Spain
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, intense ...
Plot: chase, cia agent, tough guy, spy, rogue agent, black ops, espionage, cia, amnesia, rescue, assassination, danger ...
Time: 1990s, 21st century, year 2016, 90s, 2010s ...
Place: las vegas, greece, london, germany, england ...
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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: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, secret agents, tough guy, on the run, uncover truth, tough heroes, fighting the system, one against many, agent as target, conspiracy, manhunt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, europe, berlin germany, italy, new york ...
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 7.0
 107K
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, surprise ending, neo noir
Plot: revenge, tough guy, one against many, hand to hand combat, obsession, bomb, terrorism, justice, death of daughter, politics, betrayal, investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: united kingdom, ireland, america, big ben london, northern ireland ...
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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, exciting, tense, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough guy, secret organization, chase, car race, ex special forces, martial arts, car, cia agent, car chase, cia, on the run, corporation ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, moscow russia, ukraine, los angeles ...
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 7.8
 277K
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, neo noir, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: money, gangsters, marijuana, organized crime, gang, tough guy, crimes, swearing, british, drug lord, conspiracy, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s, 2010s
Place: london, england, united kingdom
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 6.4
 154K
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: one man army, vengeance, vigilantism, vigilante, anti hero, tough law enforcer, tough guy, tragic hero, torment, loss of child, lone wolves, tough heroes ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, virginia, miami
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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: exciting, serious, suspense, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, chase, spy, cia, tough guy, government conspiracy, intelligence agency, cia agent, intelligence, off the grid, on the run, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maryland, manila philippines, the philippines, virginia, usa ...
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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, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: car chase, street racing, car, car race, chase, chases and races, gang, tough guy, theft, drag racing, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, manhattan new york city
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 6.7
 395K
Venom (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: tense, exciting, captivating, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: anti hero, supernatural power, super powers, alien monster, super villain, anti heroes, superhero, alien, tough guy, extraterrestrial, experiment gone awry, mutation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco, malaysia
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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: tense, exciting, brutal, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: one man army, gunfight, criminal's revenge, vengeance, tough guy, murder, shooting, danger, crimes, martial arts, assassin, chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: sahara, grand central station manhattan new york city, morocco, north africa, 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, exciting, suspenseful, rough, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, dark hero, tough guy, vengeance, tough heroes, vigilantism, vanity, vigilante, escapades, crimes, rivalry, superhero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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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, ridiculous, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, secret organization, secret agent, undercover, espionage, secret service, british, undercover agent, mentor, tough guy, child spy, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, 2010s, year 1997
Place: england, united kingdom, britain, london, kentucky ...
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 6.3
 203K
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, prison, car race, tough guy, tough heroes, contests and competitions, ex convict, street racing, chases and races, prison life, police brutality, heroes ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2010s, year 2012
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xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, suspense, intense, exciting ...
Plot: tough guy, lone hero, spy, extreme sports, secret agents, revenge, back from the dead, fight, mission, car chase, chase, weapons ...
Time: 2010s
Place: united kingdom, dominican republic, big ben london, brazil, moscow russia ...
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Blade: House of Chthon (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, scary, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tough guy, vampire hunter, vampire, superhero, swearing, supernatural, immortality, heroes, good versus evil, supernatural ability, chase, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 2000s
Place: detroit
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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: based on true events, realistic, intense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: rescue mission, courage, mercenary, navy seal, war, gunfight, cia, cia agent, swat team, heroism, embassy, tough guy ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, year 2011, 21st century
Place: libya, pentagon, langley virginia, iraq, washington d.c. ...
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 6.9
 41K
Boss Level (2021)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A retired special forces officer is trapped in a never-ending time loop on the day of his death.
Style: psychotronic, ambiguous ending, intense, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: time loop, repeated event, tough guy, time traveler, martial arts, time travel, hitman, one against many, time machine, trapped, end of the world, disguise ...
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 6.1
 221K
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, tough law enforcer, superhuman powers, graphic violence, robot, haunted by the past, tough guy, police, inventions and discoveries, cyberpunk, hi-tech ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s, near future
Place: detroit, usa, washington d.c., tehran iran, pentagon ...
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The Equalizer (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough guy, private detective, anti heroes, anti hero, spy, vengeance, injustice, crimes, crime, tough heroes, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.6
 155K
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: tense, twists and turns, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, lone hero, loner, assassin, mentor, tough guy, boat, deception, revenge, training, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, chicago illinois, usa, colombia
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 5.7
 68K
Bloodshot (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After he and his wife are murdered, marine Ray Garrison is resurrected by a team of scientists. Enhanced with nanotechnology, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine - Bloodshot. As Ray first trains with fellow super-soldiers, he cannot ...
Style: tense, psychotronic, exciting, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: nanotechnology, superhuman powers, regeneration, superhero, rescue, super strength, cyberpunk, supernatural power, back from the dead, violence, super soldier, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, near future, 2020s
Place: budapest hungary, hungary, london, budapest, italy ...
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 8.1
 537K
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, inspirational, touching, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: underdog, boxing, self esteem, training, tough guy, fight, contests and competitions, ambition, life is a bitch, life changing experience, rivalry, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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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, adventure, folk hero, heroes, tough guy, good versus evil, old west, heroic mission, family relations, danger, rescue, political intrigue ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: california, mexico, usa, latin america, los angeles ...
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 8.8
 340K
The Mandalorian (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Plot under wraps
Style: futuristic, exciting, enigmatic, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: space travel, star wars, space and aliens, bounty hunter, warrior, androids and robots, outer space, alien civilization, spacecraft, one man army, gunslinger, giant animal ...
Time: future
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 6.7
 104K
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, stylized, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: jungle, treasure hunt, treasure, adventure, gold, lone hero, bounty hunter, heroes, respect, slavery, amazon, tough guy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: brazil, latin america, los angeles, south america, california
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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: exciting, rough, stylized, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, lone hero, space and aliens, outer space, distant planet, adventure, bounty hunter, future dystopia, on the run, heroes, tough guy, one against many ...
Time: future, near future
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The Chinese Connection (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 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, serious, rough, suspenseful, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, vengeance, revenge, brutality, redemption, honor, tragic hero, tough guy, kung fu master, crimes, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: japan, china, asia, shanghai, hong kong ...
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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, semi serious, exciting, rough, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, one man army, gunfight, fistfight, absurdism, tough guy, tough heroes, hitman, back from the dead, lone hero, gangsters, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, tokyo
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