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The Best Movie Characters of All Time

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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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    - 765


    Forrest Gump

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  2. 2
    + 1937
    - 1231
    Indiana Jones


    Indiana Jones franchise

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  3. 3
    + 1742
    - 1265

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

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  4. 4
    + 1960
    - 1096


    Star Wars universe

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  5. 5
    + 1935
    - 1172
    Joker


    Batman universe

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  6. 6
    + 1676
    - 1227


    Pirates of the Caribbean universe

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  7. 7
    + 1530
    - 1404
    Anakin Skywalker

    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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  8. 8
    + 1546
    - 1017


    Star Wars universe

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  9. 9
    + 1465
    - 1151


    The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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  10. 10
    + 1449
    - 1074

    added by wiabux
    Batman Forever, American Splendor, Movie 43

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  11. 11
    + 827
    - 247

    ranked low on reranks
    Toy Story trilogy

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  12. 12
    + 1229
    - 1097


    The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Red Drago

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  13. 13
    + 1218
    - 1060


    Star Wars universe

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  14. 14
    + 1107
    - 1052
    Terminator


    The Terminator series

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  15. 15
    + 1177
    - 1155


    Harry Potter universe

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  16. 16
    + 1095
    - 1066


    Back to the Future trilogy

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  17. 17
    + 963
    - 884

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star ...

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  18. 18
    + 962
    - 1050
    Vito Corleone

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Godfather trilogy

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  19. 19
    + 239
    - 12

    ranked low on reranks & added by dgenega5764
    Philadelphia

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  20. 20
    + 236
    - 13

    ranked low on reranks & added by dgenega5764
    Captain Phillips

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  21. 21
    + 638
    - 205


    Saving Private Ryan

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  22. 22
    + 236
    - 13

    added by dgenega5764
    Big

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  23. 23
    + 233
    - 13

    added by dgenega5764
    Carl Hanratty Catch Me If You Can

  24. 24
    + 236
    - 14

    added by dgenega5764
    Apollo 13

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  25. 25
    + 984
    - 1020


    Rocky franchise

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  26. 26
    + 239
    - 23

    added by dgenega5764
    Forrest Gump

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  27. 27
    + 942
    - 959


    Die Hard franchise

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  28. 28
    + 797
    - 972
    Michael Corleone

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Godfather trilogy

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  29. 29
    + 882
    - 952


    Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy

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  30. 30
    + 984
    - 959


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

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  31. 31
    + 850
    - 988


    The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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  32. 32
    + 839
    - 779

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

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  33. 33
    + 884
    - 896


    Harry Potter universe

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  34. 34
    + 768
    - 861


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

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  35. 35
    + 639
    - 873

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

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  36. 36
    + 831
    - 919


    The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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  37. 37
    + 246
    - 56

    ranked low on reranks & added by dgenega5764
    The Green Mile

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  38. 38
    + 761
    - 748

    added by ryanmcw
    X-Men universe

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  39. 39
    + 656
    - 921

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Shining

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  40. 40
    + 665
    - 901

    added by WilliamMtx
    The Matrix trilogy

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  41. 41
    + 289
    - 133

    ranked low on reranks & added by looksharp
    Forrest Gump

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  42. 42
    + 303
    - 204

    ranked low on reranks
    Cast Away

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  43. 43
    + 532
    - 726


    To Kill a Mockingbird

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  44. 44
    + 552
    - 778


    The Big Lebowski

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  45. 45
    + 494
    - 624


    Gone with the Wind

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  46. 46
    + 594
    - 812


    Harry Potter universe

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  47. 47
    + 113
    - 10

    ranked low on reranks & added by dgenega5764
    Forrest Gump

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  48. 48
    + 606
    - 731


    Dirty Harry

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  49. 49
    + 537
    - 834
    Tony Montana

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Scarface

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  50. 50
    + 554
    - 847
    Tyler Durden


    Fight Club

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