The Best Lord of the Rings Characters Film Characters
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The Best Lord of the Rings Characters

List Criteria: Only characters from the Lord of the Rings books and films.

The best characters from The Lord of the Rings universe, book and movie versions. These are all the best Lord of the Rings characters, here for you to vote on and add to. Some of the best characters in literature and cinema have come from the adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's books, and now you can vote on the top LOTR characters of all time.

The best LOTR characters are a mix of heroic characters, tragic heroes, and classic villains all brought together in a classic quest for power and the struggle that ensues as good seeks to triumph over evil. Whether you're a fan of the J.R.R. Tolkien "Lord of the Rings" series or a new fan of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy or the newer The Hobbit films, this is the place to voice your opinion on who you think the greatest Lord of the Rings characters are.

Make sure to upvote your favorite Lord of the Rings characters, and add any of the greatest LOTR characters that might have been missed before. And if you're a fan of Tolkien's style of writing, make sure to check out the rest of the best fantasy writers.
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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Gandalf

    Ian McKellen More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 377
    Down 68
    Viggo Mortensen More
    95
  3. 3
    Up 318
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    Orlando Bloom More
    86
  4. 4
    Up 243
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    John Rhys-Davies More
    84
  5. 5
    Up 257
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    Sean Astin More
    82
  6. 6
    Up 220
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    Ian Holm More
    80
  7. 7
    Up 170
    Down 77
    Billy Boyd More
    77
  8. 8
    Up 206
    Down 103
    Sean Bean More
    76
  9. 9
    Up 221
    Down 104
    Andy Serkis More
    74
  10. 10
    Up 153
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    Dominic Monaghan More
    74
  11. 11
    Up 168
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    Cate Blanchett More
    73
  12. 12
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    Elijah Wood More
    73
  13. 13
    Up 161
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    David Wenham More
    73
  14. 14
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    Hugo Weaving More
    70
  15. 15
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    Richard Armitage More
    69
  16. 16
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    John Rhys-Davies More
    66
  17. 17
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    Karl Urban More
    65
  18. 18
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    Bernard Hill More
    63
  19. 19
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    Christopher Lee More
    63
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    ranked low on reranks
    Arwen

    Liv Tyler More
    59
  21. 21
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    Miranda Otto More
    59
  22. 22
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    Sala Baker More
    56
  23. 23
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    Benedict Cumberbatch More
    52
  24. 24
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Tom Bombadil

    52
  25. 25
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    Andy Serkis More
    51
  26. 26
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    Down 42
    Craig Parker More
    50
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    Sylvester McCoy More
    46
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  28. 28
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    Balrog

    46
  29. 29
    Up 66
    Down 84
    Marton Csokas More
    37
  30. 30
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    Tauriel

    36
  31. 31
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    Gríma Wormtongue

    Brad Dourif More
    33
  32. 32
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Denethor

    John Noble More
    31
  33. 33
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    new! Kili

    Aidan Turner More
    29
  34. 34
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    Shelob

    28
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