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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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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Forrest Gump Forrest Gump

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Indiana Jones Indiana Jones franchise

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Han Solo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Han Solo Star Wars universe

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James Bond is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
James Bond James Bond franchise

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Joker Batman universe

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Captain Jack Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Captain Jack Sparrow Pirates of the Caribbean universe

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Woody is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Woody Toy Story trilogy

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Yoda is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Yoda Star Wars universe

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Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Gandalf The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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Anakin Skywalker Star Wars universe - Star Wars Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, Return of the Jedi

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Batman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Bruce Wayne / Batman Batman Forever, American Splendor, Movie 43

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Captain John H. Miller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Captain John H. Miller Saving Private Ryan

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Luke Skywalker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Luke Skywalker Star Wars universe

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Minions is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Minions Home Makeover

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Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Hannibal Lecter The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Red Drago

The Best Movie Villains of All Time These Disney Princess Were Absolutely Terrible Role Models

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Paul Edgecombe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Paul Edgecombe The Green Mile

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Chuck Noland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Chuck Noland Cast Away

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Bob the Minion Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2

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Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Harry Potter Harry Potter universe

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Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Marty McFly Back to the Future trilogy

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Norman Bates is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Norman Bates Psycho

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Atticus Finch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Atticus Finch To Kill a Mockingbird

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Obi-Wan Kenobi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

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Terminator The Terminator series

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Lieutenant Dan Taylor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Lieutenant Dan Taylor Forrest Gump

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Mrs. Gump is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Mrs. Gump Forrest Gump

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Man with No Name is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Man with No Name Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy

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Rocky Balboa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Rocky Balboa Rocky franchise

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Rocket Raccoon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Rocket Raccoon Guardians of the Galaxy

The All-Time Greatest Pixar Characters Things That Are Not As Cool As People Think They Are

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E.T. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
E.T. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

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Chewbacca is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Chewbacca The Star Wars Holiday Special, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

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Scarlett O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Scarlett O'Hara Gone with the Wind

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Leia Organa is listed (or ranked) 33 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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Vito Corleone The Godfather trilogy

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Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Professor Severus Snape Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

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Spock is listed (or ranked) 36 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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Jean-Luc Picard is listed (or ranked) 37 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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R2-D2 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
R2-D2 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

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Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Wolverine X-Men universe

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C-3PO is listed (or ranked) 40 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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Josh Baskin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time

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Star-Lord is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Star-Lord Guardians of the Galaxy

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Andrew Beckett is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Andrew Beckett Philadelphia

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Sirius Black is listed (or ranked) 44 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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Captain Richard Phillips is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Captain Richard Phillips Captain Phillips

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Ellen Ripley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Ellen Ripley Alien universe

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Genie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Genie Aladdin, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Arabian Nights

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Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Hermione Granger Harry Potter universe

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Inigo Montoya is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Inigo Montoya The Princess Bride

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Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Professor Albus Dumbledore Harry Potter universe