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The Best Movie Characters of All Time

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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    most listed Indiana Jones franchise

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  2. 2
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    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
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    the people's #1 James Bond franchise

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    Batman universe

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    often listed The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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    Pirates of the Caribbean universe

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    ranked low on reranks Star Wars universe

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Forrest Gump

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    ranked low on reranks Star Wars universe

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    added by wiabux Batman Forever, American Splendor, Movie 43

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    The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Red Drago

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    The Godfather trilogy

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    Star Wars universe

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    Back to the Future trilogy

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    The Terminator series

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    ranked low on reranks Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy

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    The Godfather trilogy

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Harry Potter universe

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    Rocky franchise

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    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star ...

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    ranked low on reranks Die Hard franchise

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    The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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    The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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    Ultimate Avengers, Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, The Invincible Iron ...

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Shining

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hobbit: There and ...

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    ranked low on reranks Dirty Harry

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Pink Panther franchise

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    added by ChangesDownClub The Star Wars Holiday Special, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars ...

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    added by ryanmcw X-Men universe

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    Scarface

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    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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    Fight Club

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    ranked low on reranks Harry Potter universe

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    To Kill a Mockingbird

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    Edward Scissorhands

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    added by WilliamMtx The Matrix trilogy

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    Rambo franchise

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    The Big Lebowski

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Gone with the Wind

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    Harry Potter universe

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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek, Star Trek 2

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    The Bourne series

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    added by ryanmcw Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Crocodile Dundee II, Crocodile Dundee

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    Back for the Future trilogy

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    Lethal Weapon franchise

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    The Shawshank Redemption

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