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The Best Movie Characters of All Time

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List of the best movie characters of all time, ranked by film buffs and people like you. This list includes performances by some of the greatest actors of all time in classic films, epic dramas, comedies, action and superhero movies, and many other movie genres. The best characters in film are those unforgettable, magnetic people (or aliens, or self-aware machines) who command the screen. They have spoken some of the most memorable quotes in movie history in ways fans have been trying to emulate ever since. Simply put, they are the best characters ever. Vote for your favorites.
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  1. 1
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    most listed
    Indiana Jones

    Indiana Jones franchise More
    100
  2. 2
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    the people's #1
    James Bond

    James Bond franchise More
    95
  3. 3
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    ranked low on reranks
    Darth Vader

    Star Wars universe More
    90
  4. 4
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    Forrest Gump More
    85
  5. 5
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    Down 113
    Pirates of the Caribbean universe More
    85
  6. 6
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    Batman universe More
    83
  7. 7
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    ranked low on reranks
    Han Solo

    Star Wars universe More
    83
  8. 8
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    The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit More
    80
  9. 9
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    The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Red Dragon More
    80
  10. 10
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    Star Wars universe More
    80
  11. 11
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    The Godfather trilogy More
    79
  12. 12
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    The Godfather trilogy More
    75
  13. 13
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    Batman Forever, American Splendor, Movie 43 More
    75
    added by: wiabux
  14. 14
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    The Terminator series More
    69
  15. 15
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    Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy More
    69
  16. 16
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    Rocky franchise More
    69
  17. 17
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    Back to the Future trilogy More
    69
  18. 18
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    The Lord of the Rings trilogy More
    68
  19. 19
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    Harry Potter universe More
    68
  20. 20
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    John McClane

    Die Hard franchise More
    68
  21. 21
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    Star Wars universe More
    67
  22. 22
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    often listed
    Count Dracula

    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula More
    67
  23. 23
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    Scarface More
    67
  24. 24
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    new! Iron Man

    Ultimate Avengers, Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, The Invincible Iron ... More
    65
  25. 25
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    The Pink Panther franchise More
    65
  26. 26
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    Harry Callahan

    Dirty Harry More
    64
  27. 27
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    To Kill a Mockingbird More
    64
  28. 28
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    Casablanca More
    64
  29. 29
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    Gone with the Wind More
    64
  30. 30
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    Edward Scissorhands More
    63
  31. 31
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    The Big Lebowski More
    63
  32. 32
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    Fight Club More
    62
  33. 33
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    Rambo franchise More
    62
  34. 34
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    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial More
    62
  35. 35
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    The Shining More
    61
  36. 36
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    The Bourne series More
    61
  37. 37
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    Psycho More
    61
  38. 38
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    The Shawshank Redemption More
    58
  39. 39
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    The Matrix trilogy More
    58
    added by: WilliamMtx
  40. 40
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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off More
    58
    added by: WilliamMtx
  41. 41
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    Gone with the Wind More
    58
  42. 42
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    Pulp Fiction More
    57
  43. 43
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    The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit More
    57
  44. 44
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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory More
    57
  45. 45
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    Gladiator More
    57
  46. 46
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest More
    57
  47. 47
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    Harry Potter universe More
    56
  48. 48
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Professor Albus Dumbledore

    Harry Potter universe More
    56
  49. 49
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    Lethal Weapon franchise More
    56
  50. 50
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    Goodfellas More
    56
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