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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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John McClane is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
John McClane Die Hard franchise

The Best Disney Princesses The Most Horrifying Found-Footage Movies

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Ellen Ripley is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Ellen Ripley Alien universe

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Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Aragorn The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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Legolas is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Legolas The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Peter Venkman is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Peter Venkman Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Ghostbusters III

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Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Ferris Bueller Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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Jack Torrance is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jack Torrance The Shining

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Michael Corleone The Godfather trilogy

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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Iron Man Ultimate Avengers, Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, The Invincible Iron Man

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Sirius Black is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Sirius Black Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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Captain America is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Captain America Captain America, Captain America II: Death Too Soon, Captain America

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Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Frodo Baggins The Hobbit: There and Back Again, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Samwise Gamgee The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King

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Professor X is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Professor X X-Men universe

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Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jason Bourne The Bourne series

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Wyatt Earp is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Wyatt Earp Wyatt Earp

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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Shrek Shrek the Halls, Shrek, Scared Shrekless

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Maximus Decimus Meridius is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time

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Dr. Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Dr. Emmett Brown Back for the Future trilogy

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Neo is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Neo The Matrix trilogy

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WALL·E is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
WALL·E Wall-E

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Gimli is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Gimli The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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Inigo Montoya is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Inigo Montoya The Princess Bride

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Loki is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Loki Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers

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Rey Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

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Aslan is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Aslan The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion

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Sarah Connor is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Sarah Connor The Terminator series

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Buzz Lightyear is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Buzz Lightyear Toy Story trilogy

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Jean-Luc Picard is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jean-Luc Picard Star Trek Nemesis, Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact

The All-Time Greatest Pixar Characters The Conspiracy Theories You Believe Are True

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Dory is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Dory Finding Nemo

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Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding The Shawshank Redemption

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Mike Wazowski is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Mike Wazowski Monsters, Inc., Monsters University

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Gollum is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Gollum The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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Superman is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Superman Man of Steel, Superman, Superman II

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Boba Fett is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Boba Fett Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Once Upon a Jedi, Dark Redemption

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Thor is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Thor Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, Almighty Thor

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Zorro is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Zorro The Sign of Zorro, The Mark of Zorro, The Mask of Zorro

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Norman Bates is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Norman Bates Psycho

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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes and the House of Fear, Sherlock Holmes in Washington, Murder by Decree

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Dorothy Gale is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Dorothy Gale DysEnchanted, The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz

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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Spider-Man Spider-Man universe

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Simba is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Simba The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, The Lion King 1½, The Lion King

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Jeffrey Lebowski -
The Dude The Big Lebowski

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James P. Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
James P. Sullivan Monsters, Inc., Monsters University

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Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Robin Hood Time Bandits, Robin and Marian, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

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Genie is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Genie Aladdin, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Arabian Nights

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Katniss Everdeen is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Katniss Everdeen The Hunger Games

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Rubeus Hagrid is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Rubeus Hagrid Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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Harry Callahan is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Harry Callahan Dirty Harry

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Austin Powers is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Austin Powers Austin Powers universe