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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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Jeffrey
The Dude The Big Lebowski

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Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 52 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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Jim Lovell is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jim Lovell Apollo 13

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Loki is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Loki Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers

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Carl Hanratty is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Carl Hanratty Catch Me If You Can

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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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Groot is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Groot Guardians of the Galaxy

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Hulk is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Hulk The Incredible Hulk Returns, The Incredible Hulk, Ultimate Avengers

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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Spider-Man Spider-Man universe

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Peter Venkman is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Peter Venkman Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Ghostbusters III

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Professor X is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Professor X X-Men universe

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Captain America is listed (or ranked) 62 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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Thor is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Thor Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, Almighty Thor

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Wednesday Addams is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Wednesday Addams Addams Family Values, The Addams Family

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Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Star-Lord Guardians of the Galaxy

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

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James T. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 67 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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Mr. Kesuke Miyagi is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi The Karate Kid, Part II, The Next Karate Kid

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Professor Minerva McGonagall is listed (or ranked) 69 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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Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 70 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) 71 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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Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Black Widow Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, The Avengers

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Rubeus Hagrid is listed (or ranked) 73 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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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 74 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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R2d2 is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
R2d2 Star Wars

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Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 76 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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Jules Winnfield is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jules Winnfield Pulp Fiction

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Katniss Everdeen is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Katniss Everdeen The Hunger Games

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Dory is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Dory Finding Nemo

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Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 80 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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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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Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Aragorn The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding The Shawshank Redemption

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Maximus Decimus Meridius is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time

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Darth Maul is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Darth Maul Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II, Once Upon a Jedi

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Jean-Luc Picard is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jean-Luc Picard Star Trek Nemesis, Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact

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Neo is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Neo The Matrix trilogy

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Michael Corleone The Godfather trilogy

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Mr. Incredible is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Mr. Incredible The Incredibles

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Superman is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Superman Man of Steel, Superman, Superman II

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Buzz Lightyear is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Buzz Lightyear Toy Story trilogy

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Magneto is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Magneto Magneto, X-Men: First Class, X-Men

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Dr. Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Dr. Emmett Brown Back for the Future trilogy

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Genie is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Genie Aladdin, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Arabian Nights

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Harry Callahan is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Harry Callahan Dirty Harry

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Jack Torrance is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jack Torrance The Shining

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Gimli is listed (or ranked) 97 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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Legolas is listed (or ranked) 98 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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John Rambo is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
John Rambo Rambo franchise

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Bilbo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Bilbo Baggins The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Lord of the Rings, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring