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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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Spock is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Spock Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek: The Motion Picture

The Best Disney Princesses The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies

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Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Star-Lord Guardians of the Galaxy

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James T. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
James T. Kirk Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek, Star Trek 2

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Superman is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Superman Man of Steel, Superman, Superman II

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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Spider-Man Spider-Man universe

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Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Professor Albus Dumbledore Harry Potter universe

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Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Professor Severus Snape Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

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Professor Minerva McGonagall is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Professor Minerva McGonagall Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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Neo is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Neo The Matrix trilogy

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Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding The Shawshank Redemption

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C-3PO is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
C-3PO Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, The Making of Star Wars, The Star Wars Holiday Special

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Ellen Ripley is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Ellen Ripley Alien universe

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Dr. Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Dr. Emmett Brown Back for the Future trilogy

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Maximus Decimus Meridius is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time

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Count Dracula is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Count Dracula Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

The Best Movie Villains of All Time 7 Classic Film Sets That Actually Killed People

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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Shrek Shrek the Halls, Shrek, Scared Shrekless

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Peter Venkman is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Peter Venkman Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Ghostbusters III

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John Rambo is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
John Rambo Rambo franchise

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Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jason Bourne The Bourne series

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Sirius Black is listed (or ranked) 70 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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Jack Torrance is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jack Torrance The Shining

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Jeffrey
The Dude The Big Lebowski

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Thor is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Thor Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, Almighty Thor

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Alfred Pennyworth is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Alfred Pennyworth Batman franchise

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Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Aragorn The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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Sarah Connor is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Sarah Connor The Terminator series

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Groot is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Groot Guardians of the Galaxy

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Rubeus Hagrid is listed (or ranked) 78 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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Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Emmett Brown Back to the Future Part III, Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II

The All-Time Greatest Pixar Characters The Best Second Careers

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Gimli is listed (or ranked) 80 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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Gollum is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Gollum The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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Harry Callahan is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Harry Callahan Dirty Harry

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WALL·E is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
WALL·E Wall-E

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Michael Corleone The Godfather trilogy

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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

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Norman Bates is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Norman Bates Psycho

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Loki is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Loki Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers

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Boba Fett is listed (or ranked) 88 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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Mike Wazowski is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Mike Wazowski Monsters, Inc., Monsters University

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Professor X is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Professor X X-Men universe

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Katniss Everdeen is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Katniss Everdeen The Hunger Games

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Hulk is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Hulk The Incredible Hulk Returns, The Incredible Hulk, Ultimate Avengers

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Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 93 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

The 20 Most Sexually Aggressive Cartoon Characters The Best Adventure Travel Companies

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Dorothy Gale is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Dorothy Gale DysEnchanted, The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz

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Buzz Lightyear is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Buzz Lightyear Toy Story trilogy

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Rey Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

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Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Ronald Weasley Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

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Zorro is listed (or ranked) 98 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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Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Luna Lovegood Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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James P. Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
James P. Sullivan Monsters, Inc., Monsters University