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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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    Star Wars universe

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    the people's #1 James Bond franchise

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    often listed Forrest Gump

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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 The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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    Batman universe

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    Star Wars universe

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    The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Red Drago

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    added by wiabux Batman Forever, American Splendor, Movie 43

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    The Godfather trilogy

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    Star Wars universe

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    Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy

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    The Godfather trilogy

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    Back to the Future trilogy

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    The Terminator series

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    Rocky franchise

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Harry Potter universe

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    Die Hard franchise

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    The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Shining

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    The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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    Dirty Harry

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    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

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

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    The Pink Panther franchise

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    Edward Scissorhands

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    Scarface

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    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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    To Kill a Mockingbird

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    Gone with the Wind

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    ranked low on reranks The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hobbit: There and ...

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    Psycho

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    ranked low on reranks Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star ...

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Fight Club

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    Rambo franchise

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    Harry Potter universe

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    The Bourne series

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Casablanca

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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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    ranked low on reranks & added by WilliamMtx Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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    Harry Potter universe

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    Lethal Weapon franchise

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    The Big Lebowski

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    added by WilliamMtx The Matrix trilogy

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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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    ranked low on reranks & added by ChangesDownClub The Star Wars Holiday Special, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars ...

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    added by wiabux Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek, Star Trek 2

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    The Shawshank Redemption

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