We love cinematic badasses because when they’re up on the big screen taking it to the bad guys we get a vicarious kick, a rush of joy at seeing extraordinary he-men/women overcome insurmountable odds through gumption, cunning, and sheer ass-kicking prowess.
So, which badasses are the crème de la crème? Which film heroes stand alone at the peak of the Mount Olympus of ownage? Who can earn the moniker Ultimate Badass? I present the following list for your consideration.
5. The Bride (Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2)
Why she’s an Ultimate Badass:
Shot through the head, put in a coma for four years, only to wake up, will herself out of paralysis, and go on to single-handedly cut down 88 (though not really 88) crazy assassins and the entirety of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad.
If that wasn’t enough to make her an ultimate badass how about mastering the deadliest of all martial art moves: the Five Point Exploding Heart technique? Bill never stood a chance.
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