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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

The Best Disney Princesses The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies

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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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Jack Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
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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Captain Miller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Captain Miller Saving Private Ryan

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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) 12 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Bruce Wayne / Batman Batman Forever, American Splendor, Movie 43

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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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Paul Edgecombe is listed (or ranked) 14 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) 15 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Chuck Noland Cast Away

The Best Movie Villains of All Time 7 Classic Film Sets That Actually Killed People

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Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Hannibal Lecter The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Red Drago

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Minions is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Minions Home Makeover

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Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Harry Potter Harry Potter universe

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Josh Baskin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time

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Captain Richard Phillips is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Captain Richard Phillips Captain Phillips

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Andrew Beckett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Andrew Beckett Philadelphia

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Bob the Minion Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2

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Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Marty McFly Back to the Future trilogy

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Jim Lovell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jim Lovell Apollo 13

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Terminator The Terminator series

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Obi-Wan Kenobi is listed (or ranked) 26 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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Carl Hanratty is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Carl Hanratty Catch Me If You Can

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Chewbacca is listed (or ranked) 28 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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Lieutenant Dan Taylor is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Lieutenant Dan Taylor Forrest Gump

The All-Time Greatest Pixar Characters The Best Second Careers

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Man with No Name is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Man with No Name Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy

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Scarlett O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Scarlett O'Hara Gone with the Wind

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Rocky Balboa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Rocky Balboa Rocky franchise

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E.T. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
E.T. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

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Vito Corleone The Godfather trilogy

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Benjamin Buford

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+ - 2,700 4,209
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Hermione Granger Harry Potter universe

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Mrs. Gump is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Mrs. Gump Forrest Gump

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John McClane is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
John McClane Die Hard franchise

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Atticus Finch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Atticus Finch To Kill a Mockingbird

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Alfred Pennyworth is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Alfred Pennyworth Batman franchise

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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 41 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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Inigo Montoya is listed (or ranked) 42 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) 43 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

The 20 Most Sexually Aggressive Cartoon Characters The Best Adventure Travel Companies

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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Spider-Man Spider-Man universe

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Leia Organa is listed (or ranked) 45 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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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 46 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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Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 47 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) 48 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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Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Wolverine X-Men universe

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Ellen Ripley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Ellen Ripley Alien universe