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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 Most Horrifying Found-Footage Movies

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James T. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 52 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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Legolas is listed (or ranked) 53 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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Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Ferris Bueller Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Professor Albus Dumbledore Harry Potter universe

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John McClane is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
John McClane Die Hard franchise

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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 57 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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Leia Organa is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Leia Organa Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

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Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 59 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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Maximus Decimus Meridius is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time

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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Shrek Shrek the Halls, Shrek, Scared Shrekless

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Magneto is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Magneto Magneto, X-Men: First Class, X-Men

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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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Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Aragorn The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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Ellen Ripley is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Ellen Ripley Alien universe

The Best Movie Villains of All Time 15 Amazing Roles Almost Played by Nicolas Cage

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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 66 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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Captain America is listed (or ranked) 67 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) 68 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Neo The Matrix trilogy

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Jack Torrance is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jack Torrance The Shining

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Sarah Connor is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Sarah Connor The Terminator series

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C-3PO is listed (or ranked) 71 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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Mike Wazowski is listed (or ranked) 72 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) 73 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Professor X X-Men universe

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Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 74 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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Austin Powers is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Austin Powers Austin Powers universe

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Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 76 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) 77 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Spider-Man Spider-Man universe

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Dr. Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Dr. Emmett Brown Back for the Future trilogy

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Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 79 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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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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John Rambo is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
John Rambo Rambo franchise

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Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 82 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) 83 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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Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 84 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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Jeffrey Lebowski -
The Dude The Big Lebowski

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Buzz Lightyear is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Buzz Lightyear Toy Story trilogy

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Harry Callahan is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Harry Callahan Dirty Harry

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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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Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding The Shawshank Redemption

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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

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Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 91 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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Gimli is listed (or ranked) 92 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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Wicked Witch of the West is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time

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Dory is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Dory Finding Nemo

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Peter Venkman is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Peter Venkman Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Ghostbusters III

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Genie is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Genie Aladdin, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Arabian Nights

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Zorro is listed (or ranked) 97 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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Wyatt Earp is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Wyatt Earp Wyatt Earp

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Jean-Luc Picard is listed (or ranked) 99 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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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