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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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2,016 3,006
Gollum is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Gollum The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

19 Celebrities with Heterochromia Iridis The Greatest Female Characters in Film History

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238 51
Andy Dufresne is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Andy Dufresne The Shawshank Redemption

53
812 641
Professor X is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Professor X X-Men universe

54
589 847
The Bride is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
The Bride Kill Bill series

55
1,315 1,810
Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
William Roberts added Ferris Bueller Ferris Bueller's Day Off

56
733 1,268
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Tony Montana Scarface

57
541 825
King Leonidas is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time

58
1,096 1,340
James T. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
wiabux added James T. Kirk Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek, Star Trek 2

59
610 812
Vincent Vega is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Vincent Vega Pulp Fiction

60
670 911
Martin Riggs is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Martin Riggs Lethal Weapon franchise

61
2,021 2,176
Spock is listed (or ranked) 61 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

62
898 1,140
Shrek is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Shrek Shrek the Halls, Shrek, Scared Shrekless

63
409 699
Rick Blaine is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Rick Blaine Casablanca

64
508 703
King Kong is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
King Kong The Mighty Kong, King Kong

65
904 1,141
Maximus Decimus Meridius is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time

The Greatest Animated Disney Villains The Best Steven Spielberg Movies

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1,402 1,913
Harry Callahan is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
mdkerr62 added Harry Callahan Dirty Harry

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480 332
Hans Gruber is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Hans Gruber Die Hard

68
515 718
Freddy Krueger is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
CarlosSerafim added Freddy Krueger Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

69
603 769
Austin Powers is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Austin Powers Austin Powers universe

70
641 913
Mr. Bean is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Mr. Bean Mr. Bean's Holiday, Bean

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318 141
Mr. Incredible is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
CraigAlarm added Mr. Incredible The Incredibles

72
731 870
Buzz Lightyear is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Buzz Lightyear Toy Story trilogy

73
850 1,153
Willy Wonka is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Willy Wonka Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

74
1,137 1,076
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Captain America Captain America, Captain America II: Death Too Soon, Captain America

75
807 743
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Spider-Man Spider-Man universe

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616 745
Jules Winnfield is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jules Winnfield Pulp Fiction

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545 733
Gny. Sgt. Hartman is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Gny. Sgt. Hartman Full Metal Jacket

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545 737
Michael
ryanmcw added Michael "Crocodile" Dundee Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Crocodile Dundee II, Crocodile Dundee

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706 643
Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Samwise Gamgee The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King

The Street Fighter Movie Is A Glorious Disaster, And The Ultimate Ludicrous '90s Action Movie ... The Best "Your Mom" Jokes in Internet History

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518 656
William Wallace is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
ryanmcw added William Wallace Braveheart

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1,010 1,203
Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 81 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

82
432 707
Randle McMurphy is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Randle McMurphy One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

83
1,416 1,416
C-3PO is listed (or ranked) 83 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

84
551 460
Katniss Everdeen is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Katniss Everdeen The Hunger Games

85
704 625
Superman is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Superman Man of Steel, Superman, Superman II

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385 76
Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Wonder Woman Wonder Woman, Movie 43, Wonder Woman

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790 580
Thor is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Thor Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, Almighty Thor

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5,960 4,539
Captain John H. Miller is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Captain John H. Miller Saving Private Ryan

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195 36
Lord Voldemort is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Lord Voldemort J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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562 463
Dory is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
William Roberts added Dory Finding Nemo

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514 680
Lt. Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Scandalous added Lt. Frank Drebin The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear, The Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

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5,283 4,714
Chuck Noland is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Chuck Noland Cast Away

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704 832
Gimli is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Gimli The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time The Best American Actors Working Today

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366 515
Léon is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Léon Léon: The Professional

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1,289 1,216
Inigo Montoya is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Inigo Montoya The Princess Bride

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411 407
Hector Barbossa is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
babis00 added Barbossa Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

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5,270 4,437
Paul Edgecombe is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Paul Edgecombe The Green Mile

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754 909
Mike Wazowski is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Mike Wazowski Monsters, Inc., Monsters University

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943 1,041
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 99 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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350 495
Agent Smith is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Agent Smith The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions