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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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Sirius Black is listed (or ranked) 51 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

The Best Disney Princesses The Best Steven Spielberg Movies

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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

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Inigo Montoya is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Inigo Montoya The Princess Bride

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Axel Foley is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Axel Foley Beverly Hills Cop III, Beverly Hills Cop

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Thor is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Thor Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, Almighty Thor

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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

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R2d2 is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
R2d2 Star Wars

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Jeffrey
The Dude The Big Lebowski

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Legolas is listed (or ranked) 59 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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Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 60 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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The Joker is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
The Joker The Dark Knight

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Dr. Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Dr. Emmett Brown Back for the Future trilogy

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Hulk is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Hulk The Incredible Hulk Returns, The Incredible Hulk, Ultimate Avengers

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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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Dory is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Dory Finding Nemo

The Best Movie Villains of All Time The Most Infamous Cursed Movies of All Time

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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Spider-Man Spider-Man universe

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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 67 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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Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 68 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

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Groot is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Groot Guardians of the Galaxy

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Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Ferris Bueller Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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Hans Gruber is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Hans Gruber Die Hard

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James T. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 72 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) 73 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Superman Man of Steel, Superman, Superman II

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Harry Callahan is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Harry Callahan Dirty Harry

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Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jason Bourne The Bourne series

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Buzz Lightyear is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Buzz Lightyear Toy Story trilogy

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Mr. Kesuke Miyagi is listed (or ranked) 77 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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Peter Venkman is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Peter Venkman Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Ghostbusters III

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Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding The Shawshank Redemption

The All-Time Greatest Pixar Characters The Biggest Turn Ons in a Person

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Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Star-Lord Guardians of the Galaxy

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Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Rocket Raccoon Guardians of the Galaxy

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Genie is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Genie Aladdin, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Arabian Nights

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Hector Barbossa is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
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

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Katniss Everdeen is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Katniss Everdeen The Hunger Games

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Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 85 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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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

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Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 87 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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Tyler Durden Fight Club

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Rubeus Hagrid is listed (or ranked) 89 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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Neo is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Neo The Matrix trilogy

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Jules Winnfield is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jules Winnfield Pulp Fiction

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Gollum is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Gollum The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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John Rambo is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
John Rambo Rambo franchise

The 20 Most Sexually Aggressive Cartoon Characters The Funniest TV Shows of All Time

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Magneto is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Magneto Magneto, X-Men: First Class, X-Men

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Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Aragorn The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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Professor Minerva McGonagall is listed (or ranked) 96 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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Jean-Luc Picard is listed (or ranked) 97 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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Michael Corleone The Godfather trilogy

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Jack Torrance is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jack Torrance The Shining

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Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 100 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