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

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  2. 2
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    the people's #1
    James Bond franchise

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

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    Batman universe

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  5. 5
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    - 300

    Star Wars universe

    ) open
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    Pirates of the Caribbean universe

    ) open
  7. 7
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    - 361

    The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

    ) open
  8. 8
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    - 406

    Forrest Gump

    ) open
  9. 9
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    - 276

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

    ) open
  10. 10
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    added by wiabux
    Batman Forever, American Splendor, Movie 43

    ) open
  11. 11
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    The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Red Drago

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  12. 12
    + 572
    - 317

    Back to the Future trilogy

    ) open
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    + 637
    - 291

    The Terminator series

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  14. 14
    + 574
    - 312

    Star Wars universe

    ) open
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    - 318

    The Godfather trilogy

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    - 159

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

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  17. 17
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    Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Harry Potter universe

    ) open
  19. 19
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    - 292

    Rocky franchise

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 544
    - 247

    Die Hard franchise

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    - 303

    The Godfather trilogy

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    often listed
    The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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    The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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

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

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    X-Men universe

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

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    Dirty Harry

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    Harry Potter universe

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    The Matrix trilogy

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    Fight Club

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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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    - 254

    The Pink Panther franchise

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  37. 37
    + 307
    - 244

    To Kill a Mockingbird

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    ranked low on reranks
    Rambo franchise

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    - 254

    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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    - 226

    Harry Potter universe

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    Edward Scissorhands

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    - 244

    The Bourne series

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  44. 44
    + 326
    - 297

    The Big Lebowski

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    - 174
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    + 313
    - 254

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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    + 279
    - 177

    Back for the Future trilogy

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    - 145

    often listed & added by ryanmcw
    Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Crocodile Dundee II, Crocodile Dundee

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    The Shawshank Redemption

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