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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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752 863
Peter Venkman is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Peter Venkman Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Ghostbusters III

The Best Disney Princesses The Best British Crime Movies

52
1,077 1,310
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Captain America Captain America, Captain America II: Death Too Soon, Captain America

53
574 518
Genie is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Genie Aladdin, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Arabian Nights

54
3,596 5,578
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Hermione Granger Harry Potter universe

55
1,730 2,721
Neo is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
William Roberts added Neo The Matrix trilogy

56
3,180 5,005
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Iron Man Ultimate Avengers, Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, The Invincible Iron Man

57
777 1,150
Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding The Shawshank Redemption

58
663 759
Superman is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Superman Man of Steel, Superman, Superman II

59
1,151 1,700
Sarah Connor is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
ryanmcw added Sarah Connor The Terminator series

60
980 1,436
John Rambo is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
John Rambo Rambo franchise

61
748 901
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Spider-Man Spider-Man universe

62
1,272 1,863
Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
William Roberts added Ferris Bueller Ferris Bueller's Day Off

63
744 809
Thor is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Thor Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, Almighty Thor

64
777 964
Professor X is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Professor X X-Men universe

65
1,970 2,620
Spock is listed (or ranked) 65 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 Movie Villains of All Time These Disney Princess Were Absolutely Terrible Role Models

66
283 273
Mr. Incredible is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
CraigAlarm added Mr. Incredible The Incredibles

67
469 471
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Magneto Magneto, X-Men: First Class, X-Men

68
571 559
Loki is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
zomgpunkins added Loki Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers

69
355 331
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
looksharp added Mr. Kesuke Miyagi The Karate Kid, Part II, The Next Karate Kid

70
201 156
Axel Foley is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Axel Foley Beverly Hills Cop III, Beverly Hills Cop

71
522 557
Dory is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
William Roberts added Dory Finding Nemo

72
907 961
Sirius Black is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Sirius Black Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

73
1,058 1,478
James T. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
wiabux added James T. Kirk Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek, Star Trek 2

74
1,244 1,449
Inigo Montoya is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
NolanScripture added Inigo Montoya The Princess Bride

75
1,380 1,683
C-3PO is listed (or ranked) 75 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

76
264 240
V is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added V V for Vendetta

77
463 483
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

78
414 430
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Hulk The Incredible Hulk Returns, The Incredible Hulk, Ultimate Avengers

79
2,013 3,426
Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Aragorn The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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80
973 1,229
Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 80 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

81
1,157 1,697
Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jason Bourne The Bourne series

82
524 510
Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Star-Lord Guardians of the Galaxy

83
810 1,337
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Tyler Durden Fight Club

84
896 1,055
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 84 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

85
647 766
Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 85 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

86
512 571
Katniss Everdeen is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Katniss Everdeen The Hunger Games

87
367 314
Wednesday Addams is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Wednesday Addams Addams Family Values, The Addams Family

88
375 416
Hector Barbossa is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
babis00 added Barbossa Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

89
493 455
Professor Minerva McGonagall is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added 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

90
358 327
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Luna Lovegood Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

91
670 675
Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Rocket Raccoon Guardians of the Galaxy

92
1,374 1,932
Harry Callahan is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
mdkerr62 added Harry Callahan Dirty Harry

93
1,543 2,550
Jack Torrance is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jack Torrance The Shining

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559 557
Rubeus Hagrid is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added 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

95
563 553
Groot is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Groot Guardians of the Galaxy

96
589 772
Jules Winnfield is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jules Winnfield Pulp Fiction

97
696 900
Buzz Lightyear is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Buzz Lightyear Toy Story trilogy

98
842 1,158
Shrek is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Shrek Shrek the Halls, Shrek, Scared Shrekless

99
467 466
Jean-Luc Picard is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Jean-Luc Picard Star Trek Nemesis, Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact

100
758 1,177
Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Edward Scissorhands Edward Scissorhands