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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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    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
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    the people's #1 James Bond franchise

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  4. 4
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    The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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  5. 5
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Forrest Gump

    ) open
  6. 6
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    ranked low on reranks Batman universe

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pirates of the Caribbean universe

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    ranked low on reranks Star Wars universe

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    Star Wars universe

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

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

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    The Godfather trilogy

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  13. 13
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    Star Wars universe

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    + 430
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    Back to the Future trilogy

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  15. 15
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    The Terminator series

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    Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy

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    The Godfather trilogy

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    Rocky franchise

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Harry Potter universe

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    ranked low on reranks Die Hard franchise

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Shining

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

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    The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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

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

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    The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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

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    Dirty Harry

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Pink Panther franchise

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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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    added by ryanmcw X-Men universe

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    Scarface

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    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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    Edward Scissorhands

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    ranked low on reranks Harry Potter universe

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    To Kill a Mockingbird

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Fight Club

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    ranked low on reranks Rambo franchise

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    added by WilliamMtx The Matrix trilogy

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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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    Harry Potter universe

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Gone with the Wind

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    The Big Lebowski

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    The Bourne series

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    + 182
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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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    added by ryanmcw Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Crocodile Dundee II, Crocodile Dundee

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    Kill Bill series

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    Back for the Future trilogy

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    Lethal Weapon franchise

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