John Wick (2014), John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

On paper, there isn’t that much that’s unique about John Wick’s character: He’s a hitman who comes out of retirement when a loved one is murdered. However, anyone who’s seen the movie or its sequel knows that there’s so much to him. Played by Keanu Reeves, Wick is an expert in martial arts and weapons combat, and directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, former stuntmen themselves, worked diligently to ensure that the fight scenes were realistic, brutal, and badass as hell, making John Wick an instant heavyweight addition to the list of cinematic badasses.