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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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    the people's #1
    James Bond franchise

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  3. 3
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    added by FaithJezek
    Star Wars universe Star Wars Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, Return of the Jedi

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    Batman universe

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    Star Wars universe

    ) open
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    - 409

    Pirates of the Caribbean universe

    ) open
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    The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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    Forrest Gump

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    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

    ) open
  10. 10
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    added by wiabux
    Batman Forever, American Splendor, Movie 43

    ) open
  11. 11
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    The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Red Drago

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  12. 12
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    Star Wars universe

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    Back to the Future trilogy

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    The Terminator series

    ) open
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    The Godfather trilogy

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    - 170

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

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  17. 17
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    Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy

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    Rocky franchise

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Harry Potter universe

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  20. 20
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    - 256

    Die Hard franchise

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    - 312

    The Godfather trilogy

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  22. 22
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    - 244

    The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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    The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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

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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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    ranked low on reranks & added by ryanmcw
    X-Men universe

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

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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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    Harry Potter universe

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    Dirty Harry

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    The Matrix trilogy

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    Fight Club

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    - 251

    To Kill a Mockingbird

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

    ) open
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    - 260

    The Pink Panther franchise

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    - 257

    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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    - 231

    Harry Potter universe

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    ranked low on reranks
    Rambo franchise

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    - 245
    ) open
  42. 42
    + 368
    - 251

    The Bourne series

    ) open
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    + 335
    - 305

    often listed
    The Big Lebowski

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    + 194
    - 55

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star ...

    ) open
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    + 331
    - 298

    Edward Scissorhands

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    - 178
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  47. 47
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    - 180

    Back for the Future trilogy

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    - 259

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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    - 228

    The Shawshank Redemption

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  50. 50
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