Manliest Characters in Movies:
After watching these men flaunt their masculinity on the big screen, fans feel like they have nothing to fear and they can get anything or anyone they want. No one here claims that these men are all good, but they have an aura that men and women cannot resist.
#10: Luke Hobbs
Played By: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
Movie Name: Fast Five (2011)
Dwayne Johnson’s addition to the Fast & Furious franchise was a Godsend as he completely revitalized the entire franchise. He played the character of Luke Hobbs, and his presence was fearsome. Luke Hobbs commanded attention whenever he was on screen and it is obvious that the Rock had to make this list.
#9: John Rambo
Played By: Sylvester Stallone
Movie Name: First Blood (1982)
Sylvester Stallone’s portrayal of the soldier John Rambo was full of violence and the war veteran is not just a typical action movie hero. The movie showed us the story of Rambo, who led a one-man war against his enemies and that is one of the manliest things one could do.
#8: Tyler Durden
Played By: Brad Pitt
Movie Name: Fight Club (1999)
Fight Club is now considered one of the greatest movies of all time and Brad Pitt has a very big hand in that. Tyler Durden was sure of his actions and he had no regrets. He is the personification of a man who has no fear of consequences and has the guts to do what needs to be done.
#7: Indiana Jones
Played By: Harrison Ford
Movie Name: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Indiana Jones is an iconic character that is loved by fans all over the world. We grew up idolizing this character as he always has a way out of any given situation. He always comes out on top of his enemies, no matter the situation, and that is very manly indeed.
#6: John McClane
Played By: Bruce Willis
Movie Name: Die Hard (1988)
John McClane is without a doubt one of the most memorable cop characters of all time as fans still love the character more than ever. The reason why fans love him so much is that the odds are always stacked against him, but he always turns those odds spectacularly.
#5: John Matrix
Played By: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Movie Name: Commando (1985)
John Matrix is an over-the-top retired Delta Force Operative who has the best one-liners. He is a no-nonsense character who believes in beating the crap out of others to get what he wants. John Matrix even dodged bullets in the movie, and what’s more manly than that?
#4: Man with No Name
Played By: Clint Eastwood
Movie Name: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
He wears a poncho, smokes cigars and he is a Cowboy, you see where we are getting at? He shoots first and asks questions later. Clint Eastwood’s portrayal immortalized this character and it is now idolized by Men all over the world.
#3: Maximus Decimus Meridius
Played By: Russell Crowe
Movie Name: Gladiator (2000)
You can increase your manliness quotient just by screaming this name. If you ever encounter a person with such a manly name, just walk away. Maximus was a General who was reduced to a slave and he took the manliest route to get his revenge. He became a Gladiator and fought for his freedom with his life on the line.
#2: King Leonidas
Played By: Gerard Butler
Movie Name: 300 (2006)
King Leonidas was fighting deadly animals with his bare hands when he was just a kid. He grew up to become the King of Sparta, a place where everyone was manly. He was willing to die for his people and he was not the kind of King that just gave orders, he was out there side by side with his troops, defending his land.
#1: James Bond
Played By: Daniel Craig/Sean Connery
Movie Name: Casino Royale (2006)/Dr. No (1962)
James Bond is the personification of Manliness. The character exudes manliness and men all around the world aspire to reach this level of awesomeness. James Bond can do anything, he has the looks, confidence, and charisma to get anything or anyone he desires to, and nothing is more manly than that.