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, realistic, rough and suspense films and TV shows about / with tough guy, violence, fistfight, gunfight, blood, hand to hand combat, martial arts, rivalry, chase and heroes plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tough guy: The Foreigner (2017), The Transporter (2002), The Incredible Hulk (1978), The Hunter's Prayer (2017), End of a Gun (2016), Rebel (2012), Death Race (2008), Bullet to the Head (2012), The Rundown (2003), In a Valley of Violence (2016).

List of tough guy movies

 7.0
 79K
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: tough guy, terrorism, revenge, bomb, obsession, justice, one against many, death of daughter, terrorist, mercilessness, betrayal, politics ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ireland, big ben london, america, usa, scotland yard ...
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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, chases and races, lone hero, one man army, chase, danger, smuggling, delivery, tough heroes, ex military, escapades, fist fighting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, riviera, marseille provence ...
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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: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, superhero, scientist, false accusation, experiment gone awry, tough guy, uncontrollable, danger, antidote, mutant, adventure, save the day ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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, corruption, murder, loss of father ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france, switzerland, england
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 3.9
 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, suspenseful, rough
Plot: violence, martial arts, tough guy, rescue, betrayal, brutality, chase, murder, police detective, death, blood, aikido ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, houston texas
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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, father son relationship, violence, murder of father, attempted murder, bare midriff, one man army, gym, navel ...
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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, survival, criminal heroes, confined ...
Time: future, 2020s, year 2012, 2010s
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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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 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, archaeologist, amazon, slavery, trap, fight, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: brazil, mine, latin america, south america, california
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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, killer, cowboy, tough guy, one against many, street shootout, fistfight, dog, civil war, left for dead ...
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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, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, kidnapping, daring rescue, crime, tough heroes, missing child, crimes, organized crime, father son relationship, tough guy, martial arts, government agent ...
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, tough heroes, rivalry, 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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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: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural ability, superhero, superhuman powers, mutant, cia, cold war, save the day, vengeance, supernatural power, superhuman, adventure, supernatural ...
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, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, state affairs, dishonesty, false accusation, political conspiracy, confined, crime, chases and races, wrongfully committed, fighting the system, heroes ...
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, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, underdog, self esteem, training, contests and competitions, fight, ambition, life is a bitch, lifestyle, determination, rivalry, follow your dream ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 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, chase, organized crime, gunfight, fbi, hunt down, incompetent police ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, illinois, tucson arizona, romania, wisconsin ...
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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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sword fight, folk hero, heroic mission, adventure, political intrigue, old west, rescue, danger, parents and children, legends and myths, family relations, spy ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: california, mexico, latin america, 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: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, chinese, van, skateboard, adventure, private detective, buddies, femme fatale, escapades, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, spain, rome italy
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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, rough, realistic, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: athlete and trainer, rivalry, boxing, street fighter, love and romance, ambition, power relations, sport, lone hero, tough guy, father son relationship, fighting movie ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, alabama
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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, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, car race, gang, theft, chase, danger, crimes, car, law enforcement, chases and races, undercover, hotshot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, manhattan new york city
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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: tense, captivating, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, one man army, treasure hunt, adventure, bounty hunter, lone wolves, tough heroes, danger, tough guy, hand to hand combat, ex soldier, martial arts ...
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, contests and competitions, sport, ambition, against the odds, rivalry ...
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, vigilantism, one man army, police corruption, gang, small town, fight, crime, righting the wronged, tough heroes, master warrior, tough guy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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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, cyberpunk, violence, robot, tough law enforcer, one man army, crime fighter, police, fighting crime, scientist, back from the dead ...
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, one man army, secret identity, tough heroes, danger, confined, special agents, crimes, deadly, murder, tough guy, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, hong kong
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 6.4
 68K
Space Cowboys (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Frank Corvin, ‘Hawk’ Hawkins, Jerry O'Neill and ‘Tank’ Sullivan were hotdog members of Project Daedalus, the Air Force's test program for space travel, but their hopes were dashed in 1958 with the formation of NASA and the use of ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, nasa, astronaut, adventure, race against time, chases and races, mission gone awry, heroic mission, heroes, save the world, one last chance, anti heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1958, 1950s
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 5.5
 2K
Shalako (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: UK, West Germany, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Sean Connery is Shalako, a guide in the old West who has to rescue an aristocratic British hunting party from Indians and bandits.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, rescue, native american, opposites attract, tough heroes, adventure, hostages, crimes, vengeance, adventurer, rivalry, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico, usa, tucson arizona
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 3.2
 1K
Retrograde (2004)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Luxembourg, Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two time travelers with opposing views are sent back to the present aboard a research ship in the Antarctic to prevent a global biological disaster from occuring
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, ship, spacecraft, race against time, save the world, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, adventure, future dystopia, one against many, dark future, rescue ...
Time: future, year 2004, 23rd century, 2000s
Place: antarctica, south america
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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: bleak, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, master warrior, rivalry, heroes, battles, supernatural, danger, curses spells and rituals, adventure, escapades, tough guy, mixed martial arts ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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 4.7
 308
Midnight Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the police start a crackdown on Yakuza activities, a killer (James Lew) starts killing the cops forcing a martial-arts officer (Lorenzo Lamas) to fight back. AKA Midnight Man
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense
Plot: police officer killed, martial arts, cop killer, violence, stylized violence, gunfight, villain, police raid, gangster, arrest, fistfight, police officer ...
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