The Best Movie Characters of All Time Film Characters

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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    often listed
    Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump More
    86
  5. 5
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Captain Jack Sparrow

    Pirates of the Caribbean universe More
    85
  6. 6
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    Batman universe More
    84
  7. 7
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    ranked low on reranks
    Han Solo

    Star Wars universe More
    83
  8. 8
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    often listed
    Gandalf

    The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit More
    81
  9. 9
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    The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Red Dragon More
    81
  10. 10
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    Yoda

    Star Wars universe More
    80
  11. 11
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Vito Corleone

    The Godfather trilogy More
    79
  12. 12
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    The Godfather trilogy More
    76
  13. 13
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    Batman Forever, American Splendor, Movie 43 More
    76
    added by: wiabux
  14. 14
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    Terminator

    The Terminator series More
    70
  15. 15
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    Rocky franchise More
    70
  16. 16
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    Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy More
    70
  17. 17
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Marty McFly

    Back to the Future trilogy More
    70
  18. 18
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    often listed
    Aragorn

    The Lord of the Rings trilogy More
    69
  19. 19
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    John McClane

    Die Hard franchise More
    69
  20. 20
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Harry Potter

    Harry Potter universe More
    69
  21. 21
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    Star Wars universe More
    68
  22. 22
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    often listed
    Tony Montana

    Scarface More
    68
  23. 23
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    Count Dracula

    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula More
    68
  24. 24
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    The Pink Panther franchise More
    66
  25. 25
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    new! Iron Man

    Ultimate Avengers, Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, The Invincible Iron ... More
    66
  26. 26
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    Harry Callahan

    Dirty Harry More
    66
  27. 27
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    To Kill a Mockingbird More
    65
  28. 28
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    Gone with the Wind More
    65
  29. 29
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    ranked high on reranks
    Rick Blaine

    Casablanca More
    65
  30. 30
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    often listed &controversial
    Edward Scissorhands

    Edward Scissorhands More
    64
  31. 31
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    The Dude

    The Big Lebowski More
    64
  32. 32
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    often listed
    Tyler Durden

    Fight Club More
    64
  33. 33
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    Rambo franchise More
    63
  34. 34
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    E.T.

    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial More
    63
  35. 35
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    Jack Torrance

    The Shining More
    63
  36. 36
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    The Bourne series More
    62
  37. 37
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Norman Bates

    Psycho More
    62
  38. 38
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    ranked low on reranks
    Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding

    The Shawshank Redemption More
    60
  39. 39
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Neo

    The Matrix trilogy More
    60
    added by: WilliamMtx
  40. 40
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    Down 81
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off More
    59
    added by: WilliamMtx
  41. 41
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    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Willy Wonka

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory More
    59
  42. 42
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    often listed
    Vincent Vega

    Pulp Fiction More
    59
  43. 43
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    ranked high on reranks
    Rhett Butler

    Gone with the Wind More
    59
  44. 44
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    The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit More
    58
  45. 45
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    Gladiator More
    58
  46. 46
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    ranked low on reranks
    Randle Patrick McMurphy

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest More
    58
  47. 47
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    often listed
    Hermione Granger

    Harry Potter universe More
    58
  48. 48
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    Lethal Weapon franchise More
    58
  49. 49
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Professor Albus Dumbledore

    Harry Potter universe More
    57
  50. 50
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Tommy DeVito

    Goodfellas More
    57
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