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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. 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.

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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Forrest Gump Forrest Gump

The Best Disney Princesses The Best British Documentaries

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Indiana Jones Indiana Jones franchise

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Han Solo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Han Solo Star Wars universe

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James Bond is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
James Bond James Bond franchise

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Joker Batman universe

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Jack Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jack Sparrow Pirates of the Caribbean universe

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Woody is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Woody Toy Story trilogy

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Yoda is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Yoda Star Wars universe

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Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Gandalf The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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Captain Miller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Captain Miller Saving Private Ryan

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Anakin Skywalker Star Wars universe - Star Wars Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, Return of the Jedi

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Batman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Bruce Wayne / Batman Batman Forever, American Splendor Movie 43

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Paul Edgecombe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Paul Edgecombe The Green Mile

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Luke Skywalker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Luke Skywalker Star Wars universe

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Chuck Noland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Chuck Noland Cast Away

The Best Movie Villains of All Time 75+ Easter Eggs from Every Marvel Movie

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Minions is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Minions Home Makeover

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+ - 3,789 6,526
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Hannibal Lecter The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal Red Drago

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Andrew Beckett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Andrew Beckett Philadelphia

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Josh Baskin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time

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Bob the Minion Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2

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Captain Richard Phillips is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Captain Richard Phillips Captain Phillips

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Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Harry Potter Harry Potter universe

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Jim Lovell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jim Lovell Apollo 13

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Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Marty McFly Back to the Future trilogy

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Carl Hanratty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Carl Hanratty Catch Me If You Can

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Lieutenant Dan Taylor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Lieutenant Dan Taylor Forrest Gump

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Terminator The Terminator series

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Obi-Wan Kenobi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: The Clone Wars Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

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Man with No Name is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Man with No Name Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy

The All-Time Greatest Pixar Characters The Conspiracy Theories You Believe Are True

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Chewbacca is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Chewbacca The Star Wars Holiday Special, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

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Rocky Balboa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Rocky Balboa Rocky franchise

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+ - 1,836 3,263
E.T. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
E.T. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

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Vito Corleone The Godfather trilogy

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Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Hermione Granger Harry Potter universe

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+ - 2,424 4,128
John McClane is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
John McClane Die Hard franchise

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Scarlett O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Scarlett O'Hara Gone with the Wind

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Benjamin Buford

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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Iron Man Ultimate Avengers, Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow The Invincible Iron Man

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Mrs. Gump is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Mrs. Gump Forrest Gump

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Atticus Finch is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Atticus Finch To Kill a Mockingbird

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Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Wolverine X-Men universe

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R2-D2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
R2-D2 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

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Neo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Neo The Matrix trilogy

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Legolas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Legolas The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hobbit: There and Back Again The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Norman Bates is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Norman Bates Psycho

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Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Professor Albus Dumbledore Harry Potter universe

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James T. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
James T. Kirk Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek Star Trek 2

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Wednesday Addams is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Wednesday Addams Addams Family Values, The Addams Family

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Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Professor Severus Snape Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

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Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Ferris Bueller Ferris Bueller's Day Off