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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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Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Professor Albus Dumbledore Harry Potter universe

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Magneto is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Magneto Magneto, X-Men: First Class, X-Men

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John McClane is listed (or ranked) 53 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) 54 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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Michael Corleone The Godfather trilogy

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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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Jeffrey Lebowski -
The Dude The Big Lebowski

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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Spider-Man Spider-Man universe

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Boba Fett is listed (or ranked) 59 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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Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 60 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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Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding The Shawshank Redemption

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Sarah Connor is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Sarah Connor The Terminator series

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Gollum is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Gollum The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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Hans Gruber is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Hans Gruber Die Hard

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Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jason Bourne The Bourne series

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WALL·E is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
WALL·E Wall-E

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Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Aragorn The Lord of the Rings trilogy

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Legolas is listed (or ranked) 68 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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Thor is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Thor Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, Almighty Thor

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Rey Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

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Jim Lovell is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jim Lovell Apollo 13

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Jules Winnfield is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jules Winnfield Pulp Fiction

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Neo is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Neo The Matrix trilogy

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Mike Wazowski is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Mike Wazowski Monsters, Inc., Monsters University

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Jack Torrance is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jack Torrance The Shining

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John Rambo is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
John Rambo Rambo franchise

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James T. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 77 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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Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 78 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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Dorothy Gale is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Dorothy Gale DysEnchanted, The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz

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Count Dracula is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Count Dracula Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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Palpatine is listed (or ranked) 81 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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Buzz Lightyear is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Buzz Lightyear Toy Story trilogy

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Bilbo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 83 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

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

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Captain America is listed (or ranked) 85 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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Loki is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Loki Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers

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Professor Minerva McGonagall is listed (or ranked) 87 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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Superman is listed (or ranked) 88 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) 89 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Harry Callahan Dirty Harry

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Carl Hanratty is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Carl Hanratty Catch Me If You Can

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

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Katniss Everdeen is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Katniss Everdeen The Hunger Games

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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Shrek Shrek the Halls, Shrek, Scared Shrekless

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Rubeus Hagrid is listed (or ranked) 95 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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Dory is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Dory Finding Nemo

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Professor X is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Professor X X-Men universe

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Wednesday Addams is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Wednesday Addams Addams Family Values, The Addams Family

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Dr. Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Dr. Emmett Brown Back for the Future trilogy

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Gimli is listed (or ranked) 100 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