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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. They are famous movie characters that have inspired fan fiction and fan art; iconic movie characters who have inspired fashion and pop culture; popular movie characters that kids and adults alike aspire to be like. Simply put, they are the best characters ever. Vote for your favorites.

The Best Movie Characters of All Time Film Characters
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    Indiana Jones franchise

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    the people's #1 & most listed
    James Bond franchise

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    - 446

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    Star Wars universe

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    - 566

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Pirates of the Caribbean universe

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    Batman universe

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    often listed & 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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    Star Wars universe

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    The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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    Forrest Gump

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    Batman Forever, American Splendor, Movie 43

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    The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Red Drago

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    Star Wars universe

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    - 270


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

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    Back to the Future trilogy

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    The Terminator series

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    The Godfather trilogy

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    Harry Potter universe

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    Die Hard franchise

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    Rocky franchise

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    Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy

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    - 403


    The Godfather trilogy

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

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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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    X-Men universe

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    Harry Potter universe

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    - 403


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

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    - 416

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

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    - 368


    The Shining

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    - 348

    added by WilliamMtx
    The Matrix trilogy

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    - 119

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

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    - 221

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

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    Dirty Harry

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    - 59

    added by CraigAlarm
    Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of ...

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    Rambo franchise

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    Harry Potter universe

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    Fight Club

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    - 385


    Scarface

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    - 327


    To Kill a Mockingbird

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    - 383


    The Big Lebowski

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    - 231

    ranked low on reranks
    Back for the Future trilogy

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    + 456
    - 327


    The Bourne series

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    + 379
    - 325


    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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    - 321

    added by WilliamMtx
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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    + 386
    - 338


    The Pink Panther franchise

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    + 403
    - 310


    Psycho

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    - 288


    The Shawshank Redemption

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    Edward Scissorhands

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    - 206

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    The Terminator series

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