fictional characters The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes  

Originally by
29k votes 2.5k voters 26k views 71 items Follow Embed

What makes an antihero cool? Well, they’re usually pretty multi-dimensional. They possess villainous qualities, yes, but there are usually complex reasons behind their madness. And for all the devilish things they do, you often can’t help but root for them. Hollywood has given movie lovers some awesome antihero characters, but who are the best antiheroes in film?

Movie antiheroes (and some villains – we as a society do like our bad boys) are often more memorable than the hero. Travis Bickle (Robert DeNiro in Taxi Driver), Michael Corleone (Al Pacino in The Godfather Trilogy), Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle (Gene Hackman in The French Connection), The Man With No Name (Clint Eastwood in Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy), and Jim Stark (James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause) are all legendary and iconic film characters that have influenced and impressed the world over. They all also happen to be anti heroes.

This list of the greatest anti-hero film characters ranks these great characters who, despite their notable lack of what we usually describe as "heroic" traits, are nonetheless the heroes of their stories. Upvote the best antihero characters in film history below, and add any great antiheroes who aren't already listed!

1
+ - 865 361
Han Solo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

50 Behind the Scenes Photos of Movie Villains The Best Current CBS Dramas

2
+ - 801 436
Captain Jack Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

3
+ - 594 261
Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

4
+ - 684 456
Tyler Durden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

5
+ - 584 459
Jeffrey Lebowski -

6
+ - 559 358
Jules Winnfield is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

7
+ - 579 386
Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

8
+ - 531 332
V is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
V

9
+ - 425 155
The Joker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

10
+ - 475 412
The Bride is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

11
+ - 428 406
Eric Draven is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

12
+ - 445 348
Léon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

13
+ - 373 311
Randle Patrick McMurphy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

14
+ - 352 314
Travis Bickle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

15
+ - 373 263
Man with No Name is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

The Greatest Animated Disney Villains 7 Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

16
+ - 278 138
Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

17
+ - 454 317
Boondock Saints (McManus Broth... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
Boondock Saints (McManus Brothers)

18
+ - 235 158
Loki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

19
+ - 208 136
Vito Corleone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

20
+ - 422 361
Patrick Bateman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

21
+ - 220 130
Harry Callahan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

22
+ - 328 328
Michael Corleone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

23
+ - 314 209
Snake Plissken is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

24
+ - 259 193
Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

25
+ - 321 363
Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

26
+ - 193 91
Gny. Sgt. Hartman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

27
+ - 216 206
Selene is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

28
+ - 303 309
Henry Hill is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

29
+ - 201 170
Seth Gecko is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

The Best Movies Where the Bad Guy Wins 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs

30
+ - 211 168
Robin Hood (2006 TV series) ch... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

31
+ - 247 226
Alex is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

32
+ - 206 166
Roger 'Verbal' Kint is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

33
+ - 80 48
Butch Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

34
+ - 94 54
Marv is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

35
+ - 173 166
Lisbeth Salander is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

36
+ - 171 173
Jordan Belfort is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

37
+ - 128 157
Jim Stark is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

38
+ - 128 190
Scarlett O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

39
+ - 61 49
The Sundance Kid is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

40
+ - 157 159
Lester Burnham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

41
+ - 91 81
Gollum is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

42
+ - 107 70
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

43
+ - 90 176
Sonny is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

The Most Hated Anime Characters of All Time The Best Acoustic Bands and Artists of All Time

44
+ - 130 133
Chev Chelios is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

45
+ - 75 90
Luke Jackson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

46
+ - 71 56
Mr. White is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

47
+ - 38 30
William “D-Fens” Foster Michae... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes
William “D-Fens” Foster Michael-Douglas

48
+ - 57 45
John

49
+ - 115 156
Mark Renton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes

50
+ - 57 87
Sam Spade is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes