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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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  1. 1
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    most listed
    Indiana Jones

    Indiana Jones franchise More
    100
  2. 2
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    Star Wars universe More
    96
  3. 3
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    the people's #1
    James Bond

    James Bond franchise More
    93
  4. 4
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    Forrest Gump More
    89
  5. 5
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    Star Wars universe More
    87
  6. 6
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    Pirates of the Caribbean universe More
    87
  7. 7
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    Batman universe More
    86
  8. 8
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    The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit More
    85
  9. 9
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    Star Wars universe More
    83
  10. 10
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    The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Red Dragon More
    80
  11. 11
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    Batman Forever, American Splendor, Movie 43 More
    80
    added by: wiabux
  12. 12
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    The Godfather trilogy More
    79
  13. 13
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    Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy More
    76
  14. 14
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    Star Wars universe More
    76
  15. 15
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    The Godfather trilogy More
    75
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    Back to the Future trilogy More
    73
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    The Terminator series More
    72
  18. 18
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    Rocky franchise More
    71
  19. 19
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    Harry Potter universe More
    70
  20. 20
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    Die Hard franchise More
    69
  21. 21
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    The Lord of the Rings trilogy More
    68
  22. 22
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    The Shining More
    67
  23. 23
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    The Pink Panther franchise More
    67
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    ranked low on reranks
    Gollum

    The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit More
    67
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    E.T.

    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial More
    66
  26. 26
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    Dirty Harry More
    66
  27. 27
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    Ultimate Avengers, Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, The Invincible Iron ... More
    66
  28. 28
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    To Kill a Mockingbird More
    65
  29. 29
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    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula More
    64
  30. 30
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    Edward Scissorhands More
    64
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    Scarface More
    64
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    Legolas

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hobbit: There and ... More
    64
  33. 33
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    Gone with the Wind More
    64
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    The Bourne series More
    62
  35. 35
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    Fight Club More
    62
  36. 36
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    Psycho More
    62
  37. 37
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    Rambo franchise More
    61
  38. 38
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    Casablanca More
    61
  39. 39
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    Harry Potter universe More
    61
  40. 40
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest More
    61
  41. 41
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    The Matrix trilogy More
    61
    added by: WilliamMtx
  42. 42
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    Harry Potter universe More
    60
  43. 43
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    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star ... More
    60
  44. 44
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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off More
    60
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  45. 45
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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory More
    60
  46. 46
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    Lethal Weapon franchise More
    60
  47. 47
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    The Big Lebowski More
    59
  48. 48
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    The Shawshank Redemption More
    59
  49. 49
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    ranked low on reranks
    Chewbacca

    The Star Wars Holiday Special, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars ... More
    58
    added by: ChangesDownClub
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    Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek, Star Trek 2 More
    58
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