6. The Hateful Eight (2015)
As the title suggests, Hateful Eight is a movie full of hateful dudes (plus one hateful lady). But while Quentin Tarantino’s gang of lowlives reveal themselves to be increasingly depraved over the course of his three-hour locked-room mystery, Kurt Russell’s bounty hunter John Ruth (aka The Hangman) easily has the most swagger and cool charisma of the bunch. A burly, bombastic man with thick whiskers, a steely glare, and a John Wayne-esque cadence, Ruth isn’t above clobbering and berating his prisoner, Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), but at least he’s a man with principles, committed to bringing his bounty to the gallows alive (as you may have heard from the trailer: "When The Hangman gets you -- you hang"). From the moment we see him, swaddled in fur like a Russian aristocrat, Ruth sets the tone of the film, and it's his towering presence that commands the room and propels the action forward as the bloodshed unfolds. We won’t spoil what happens, but suffice to say, he’s one badass bounty hunter.