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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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    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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    most listed Forrest Gump

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    Pirates of the Caribbean universe

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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    Batman universe

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    ranked low on reranks Star Wars universe

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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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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Shining

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

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

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    ranked low on reranks The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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    Dirty Harry

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

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    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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    The Pink Panther franchise

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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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    Edward Scissorhands

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    Scarface

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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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    ranked low on reranks Rambo franchise

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    Psycho

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

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    Harry Potter universe

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    Harry Potter universe

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    Kill Bill series

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    The Bourne series

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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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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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    The Big Lebowski

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    added by WilliamMtx Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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    Lethal Weapon franchise

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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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