1. Jules Winnfield (Pulp Fiction)
You most likely might have predicted from the start that Jules Winnfield from Pulp Fiction would prime this checklist, as, frankly, the character might justifiably rank as one of many nice badasses in cinema historical past – not needing both “Samuel L. Jackson performances” or “Quentin Tarantino motion pictures” as qualifiers. Way over only a hitman trope, Jules is a man who sees the world for all of its vivid colours and varied shades, made curious by the mysteries of the universe and on the lookout for its deeper meanings as his life is miraculously spared throughout what ought to be an extraordinary job. Even given the non-linear, anthology-esque construction of the story, he nonetheless winds up having a robust arc within the movie, going from murderer to thinker as he begins to grasp the depths of existence, and it’s an epic journey to observe that’s made ever pleasant having a complete badass on the heart of it.