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A list of the most memorable movie sidekicks of all time. The collection of colorful and unique characters in the list below represent some of the greatest roles ever played on the big screen. These legends of cinema act as a supporting player to the film's central characters, but it doesn't mean they are less important. Often, the sidekick appears throughout the movie as a confidant to the lead or protagonist but later plays a pivotal role in the plot. At times they provide comic relief to more serious dramas and epic adventures, while other times they end up as the emotional core of the entire storyline.

Trusted sidekicks in a famous film franchise also become some of the most beloved characters of all time because the audience identifies with them more than the hero. A right-hand man or woman offers support, gives advice, loyal to the protagonist and just plain awesome. Other times they turn to the dark side and turn into a cinematic villain, adding a twist or element of surprise to an otherwise boring plot. One thing remains the same, however, when it comes to supporting characters -- they are all scene-stealers. Upvote your favorites from the list of famous film sidekicks below, add characters missing from the list and don't forget to re-rank the list your way.

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R2-D2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
R2-D2 Kenny Baker - Star Wars Universe

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+ - 277 80
Chewbacca is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Chewbacca Peter Mayhew - Star Wars films

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+ - 273 110
Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Samwise Gamgee Sean Astin, Roddy McDowall, Michael Scholes - The Lord of the Rings films

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+ - 251 83
Spock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Spock Leonard Nimoy, Zachary Quinto - Star Trek film franchise

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+ - 172 84
Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Gandalf Ian McKellen, William Squire

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Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Emmett Brown Christopher Lloyd - Back to the Future trilogy

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+ - 182 102
Doctor Watson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Doctor Watson Ben Kingsley, James Mason, Ian Fleming - The Sherlock Holmes films

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Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Hermione Granger Emma Watson - The Harry Potter films

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Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding Morgan Freeman - The Shawshank Redemption

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Donkey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Donkey Eddie Murphy, Dean Edwards - Shrek

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Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Ronald Weasley Rupert Grint, Jennifer Saunders - The Harry Potter films

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Genie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Genie Robin Williams, John Leguizamo - Aladdin

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+ - 129 80
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Scarecrow Ray Bolger, Michael Jackson, Robert Z. Leonard - The Wizard of Oz

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+ - 113 69
Alfred J. Pennyworth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Alfred J. Pennyworth Alan Shearman, Jim Piddock, Michael Gough

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+ - 137 75
Inigo Montoya is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Inigo Montoya Mandy Patinkin - The Princess Bride

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Buzz Lightyear is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Buzz Lightyear Tim Allen - The Toy Story films

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+ - 101 97
Walter Sobchak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Walter Sobchak John Goodman - The Big Lebowski

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+ - 138 96
Wilson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Wilson Cast Away

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Lucius Fox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Lucius Fox Morgan Freeman - The Dark Knight trilogy

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+ - 101 79
Silent Bob is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Silent Bob Kevin Smith - Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy

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+ - 85 76
Thing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Thing Christopher Hart - The Addams Family

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+ - 98 67
Abu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Abu Frank Welker

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Dory is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Dory Ellen DeGeneres - Finding Nemo

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Mini-Me is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Mini-Me Verne Troyer - The Austin Powers films

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Gromit is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever

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Robin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Robin Joshua Adams, Alexander Martella, Burt Ward - The Batman franchise

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+ - 77 33
C-3PO is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
C-3PO Anthony Daniels, Simon Pegg

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Will Turner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Will Turner Orlando Bloom - The Pirates of the Caribbean

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Garth Algar is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Garth Algar Dana Carvey - Wayne's World

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Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Pumbaa Ernie Sabella - The Lion King

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Timon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Timon Nathan Lane - The Lion King

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Cameron Frye is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Cameron Frye Alan Ruck - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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Benjamin Buford
Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue Mykelti Williamson - Forrest Gump

34
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LTJG Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
LTJG Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw Anthony Edwards - Top Gun

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Trinity is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Trinity Carrie-Anne Moss - The Matrix trilogy

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Tommy DeVito is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Tommy DeVito Joe Pesci - Goodfellas

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+ - 90 67
Bumblebee is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Bumblebee Mark Ryan - The Transformers films

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+ - 57 55
Mater is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Mater Larry the Cable Guy

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+ - 84 66
Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Sebastian Samuel E. Wright - The Little Mermaid

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+ - 57 43
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Hit-Girl Chloƫ Grace Moretz - Kick-Ass

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Barf is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Barf John Candy - Spaceballs

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+ - 74 58
Russell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Russell Jordan Nagai - Up

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Doc Holliday is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Doc Holliday Dennis Quaid

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Brick Tamland is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Brick Tamland Steve Carell - Anchorman

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+ - 55 63
John
John "Bluto" Blutarsky John Belushi - Animal House

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+ - 35 24
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi Pat Morita

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+ - 54 61
Flounder is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Flounder Cam Clarke, Jason Marin, Parker Goris - The Little Mermaid

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+ - 59 69
Rue is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Rue Amandla Stenberg - The Hunger Games

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+ - 52 67
Steve Stifler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Steve Stifler Seann William Scott - The American Pie films

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+ - 42 61
Lois Lane is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Lois Lane Superman Universe