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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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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 51 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

The Best Disney Princesses The Best British Documentaries

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Inigo Montoya is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Inigo Montoya The Princess Bride

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Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 53 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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Dr. Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Dr. Emmett Brown Back for the Future trilogy

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Captain America is listed (or ranked) 55 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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Neo is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Neo The Matrix trilogy

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Maximus Decimus Meridius is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time

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Mrs. Gump is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Mrs. Gump Forrest Gump

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Sarah Connor is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Sarah Connor The Terminator series

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Harry Callahan is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Harry Callahan Dirty Harry

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Spock is listed (or ranked) 61 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

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Legolas is listed (or ranked) 62 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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Mike Wazowski is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Mike Wazowski Monsters, Inc. Monsters University

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C-3PO is listed (or ranked) 64 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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Inspector Clouseau is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Inspector Clouseau The Pink Panther franchise

The Best Movie Villains of All Time 75+ Easter Eggs from Every Marvel Movie

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Jeffrey
The Dude The Big Lebowski

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Genie is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Genie Aladdin, Aladdin and the King of Thieves Arabian Nights

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Rey Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

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Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 69 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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Boba Fett is listed (or ranked) 70 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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Buzz Lightyear is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Buzz Lightyear Toy Story trilogy

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

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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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Norman Bates is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Norman Bates Psycho

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Jean-Luc Picard is listed (or ranked) 75 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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Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Black Widow Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2 The Avengers

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Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 77 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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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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John Rambo is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
John Rambo Rambo franchise

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

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Wednesday Addams is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Wednesday Addams Addams Family Values, The Addams Family

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Professor Minerva McGonagall is listed (or ranked) 81 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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Thor is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Thor Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2 Almighty Thor

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

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Dorothy Gale is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Dorothy Gale DysEnchanted, The Wizard of Oz The Wiz

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

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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Spider-Man Spider-Man universe

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Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 87 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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Gollum is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Gollum The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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Palpatine is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Palpatine Once Upon a Jedi, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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Katniss Everdeen is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Katniss Everdeen The Hunger Games

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James P. Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
James P. Sullivan Monsters, Inc. Monsters University

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Dory is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Dory Finding Nemo

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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Shrek Shrek the Halls, Shrek Scared Shrekless

The Greatest Animated Disney Villains The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-80s - 90s Kids

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Gimli is listed (or ranked) 94 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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Professor X is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Professor X X-Men universe

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Magneto is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Magneto Magneto, X-Men: First Class X-Men

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WALL·E is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
WALL·E Wall-E

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Leonard McCoy is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Leonard McCoy Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

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Michael Corleone The Godfather trilogy

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Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 100 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