Bryan Mills from 'Taken' (2008)
Who can forget Liam Neeson's low, guttural growl as he delivered those memorable lines including, "What I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career, skills that make me a nightmare for people like you."?
Ex-military persona aside, Bryan Mills is a dad who tries his best to re-connect with his family. Even when his attempts fall a little flat, the man's dedication to his family is undeniable, and because of his very particular set of skills, Mills will go to great lengths to protect his family, and it's why we have him at the top of our list.