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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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    Indiana Jones


    Indiana Jones franchise

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  2. 2
    + 1478
    - 690


    Forrest Gump

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  3. 3
    + 1762
    - 799


    Star Wars universe

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  4. 4
    + 1565
    - 964

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

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  5. 5
    + 1760
    - 874
    Joker


    Batman universe

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  6. 6
    + 1513
    - 934


    Pirates of the Caribbean universe

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  7. 7
    + 1401
    - 724


    Star Wars universe

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  8. 8
    + 1375
    - 1092
    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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  9. 9
    + 1320
    - 854


    The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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  10. 10
    + 1293
    - 778

    added by wiabux
    Batman Forever, American Splendor, Movie 43

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  11. 11
    + 1114
    - 800


    The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Red Drago

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  12. 12
    + 1054
    - 773


    Star Wars universe

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  13. 13
    + 983
    - 752
    Terminator


    The Terminator series

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  14. 14
    + 821
    - 596


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

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  15. 15
    + 522
    - 201

    ranked low on reranks
    Toy Story trilogy

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  16. 16
    + 960
    - 774


    Back to the Future trilogy

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  17. 17
    + 1018
    - 858


    Harry Potter universe

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  18. 18
    + 853
    - 756
    Vito Corleone


    The Godfather trilogy

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  19. 19
    + 887
    - 730


    Rocky franchise

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  20. 20
    + 843
    - 666


    Die Hard franchise

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  21. 21
    + 789
    - 661


    Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy

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    + 732
    - 487

    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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    + 698
    - 677
    Michael Corleone

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    The Godfather trilogy

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    + 854
    - 668


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

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  25. 25
    + 758
    - 693


    The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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    + 677
    - 564


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

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    + 657
    - 463

    added by ryanmcw
    X-Men universe

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  28. 28
    + 729
    - 624


    The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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  29. 29
    + 756
    - 605


    Harry Potter universe

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  30. 30
    + 563
    - 586

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

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  31. 31
    + 588
    - 632


    The Shining

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  32. 32
    + 588
    - 610

    added by WilliamMtx
    The Matrix trilogy

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    + 348
    - 159

    ranked low on reranks
    Saving Private Ryan

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    + 469
    - 364


    Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star ...

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  35. 35
    + 477
    - 519


    To Kill a Mockingbird

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  36. 36
    + 570
    - 544


    Dirty Harry

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  37. 37
    + 438
    - 437


    Gone with the Wind

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  38. 38
    + 526
    - 557


    Harry Potter universe

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  39. 39
    + 558
    - 606


    Rambo franchise

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  40. 40
    + 467
    - 468

    added by wiabux
    Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek, Star Trek 2

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    + 517
    - 526

    added by WilliamMtx
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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  42. 42
    + 338
    - 277

    added by CraigAlarm
    Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of ...

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  43. 43
    + 499
    - 593

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    The Big Lebowski

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  44. 44
    + 543
    - 567


    The Bourne series

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  45. 45
    + 472
    - 438


    Back for the Future trilogy

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  46. 46
    + 521
    - 639
    Tyler Durden


    Fight Club

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  47. 47
    + 349
    - 296

    ranked low on reranks
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Chamber of ...

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  48. 48
    + 507
    - 626
    Tony Montana


    Scarface

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  49. 49
    + 427
    - 512


    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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  50. 50
    + 480
    - 499


    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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