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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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    Batman universe

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    ranked low on reranks Star Wars universe

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    The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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    ranked low on reranks 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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    Back to the Future trilogy

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    The Godfather trilogy

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    The Terminator series

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Harry Potter universe

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    Rocky franchise

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    ranked low on reranks Die Hard franchise

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    The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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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 The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

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    ranked low on reranks Dirty Harry

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    The Pink Panther franchise

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    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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    Scarface

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    Edward Scissorhands

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

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    To Kill a Mockingbird

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    often listed Fight Club

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Gone with the Wind

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    Psycho

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    Rambo franchise

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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 Bourne series

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    Harry Potter universe

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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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    Harry Potter universe

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    added by WilliamMtx Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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    added by ryanmcw X-Men universe

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Casablanca

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    added by WilliamMtx The Matrix trilogy

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    Lethal Weapon franchise

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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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

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    Kill Bill series

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