The Best Movie Characters of All Time Film Characters
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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

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 887
    - 279

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

    ) open
  3. 3
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    - 320

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

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 871
    - 275


    Batman universe

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 776
    - 242


    Star Wars universe

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 737
    - 323


    Pirates of the Caribbean universe

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 665
    - 296


    The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 683
    - 222

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 637
    - 339


    Forrest Gump

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 612
    - 242

    added by wiabux
    Batman Forever, American Splendor, Movie 43

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 593
    - 271


    The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Red Drago

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 483
    - 266


    The Godfather trilogy

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 476
    - 262


    Star Wars universe

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 481
    - 268


    Back to the Future trilogy

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 526
    - 249


    The Terminator series

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 485
    - 225


    Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 425
    - 255


    The Godfather trilogy

    ) open
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    + 289
    - 122


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

    ) open
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    - 341

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Harry Potter universe

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 469
    - 250


    Rocky franchise

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 464
    - 207

    ranked low on reranks
    Die Hard franchise

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 422
    - 278


    The Lord of the Rings trilogy

    ) open
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    + 409
    - 194


    The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

    ) open
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    + 457
    - 247


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

    ) open
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    - 239

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Shining

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

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    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

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    added by ChangesDownClub
    The Star Wars Holiday Special, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars ...

    ) open
  29. 29
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    - 187

    ranked low on reranks
    Dirty Harry

    ) open
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    + 268
    - 205

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Pink Panther franchise

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    + 244
    - 97

    added by ryanmcw
    X-Men universe

    ) open
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    + 325
    - 200


    Harry Potter universe

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    + 297
    - 273


    Scarface

    ) open
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    + 261
    - 203


    To Kill a Mockingbird

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    + 289
    - 263


    Fight Club

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 285
    - 245


    Edward Scissorhands

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    + 242
    - 220

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

    ) open
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    - 209
    ) open
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    - 224

    added by WilliamMtx
    The Matrix trilogy

    ) open
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    + 327
    - 225


    Rambo franchise

    ) open
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    + 207
    - 100

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

    ) open
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    + 287
    - 261

    often listed
    The Big Lebowski

    ) open
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    + 249
    - 195


    Harry Potter universe

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 278
    - 219


    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 245
    - 152


    Back for the Future trilogy

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 312
    - 217


    The Bourne series

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 232
    - 227

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Gone with the Wind

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 249
    - 202


    Lethal Weapon franchise

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  49. 49
    + 156
    - 113

    added by ryanmcw
    Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Crocodile Dundee II, Crocodile Dundee

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 254
    - 196


    The Shawshank Redemption

    ) open
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