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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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1,294 1,788
Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
William Roberts added Ferris Bueller Ferris Bueller's Day Off

The Best Disney Princesses The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies

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1,181 1,626
Jason Bourne is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jason Bourne The Bourne series

53
223 32
Andy Dufresne is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Andy Dufresne The Shawshank Redemption

54
1,392 1,400
Ellen Ripley is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
ryanmcw added Ellen Ripley Alien universe

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794 622
Professor X is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Professor X X-Men universe

56
523 803
King Leonidas is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time

57
1,987 2,985
Gollum is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Gollum The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

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1,075 1,321
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

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596 791
Vincent Vega is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Vincent Vega Pulp Fiction

60
1,995 2,158
Spock is listed (or ranked) 60 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

61
874 1,120
Shrek is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Shrek Shrek the Halls, Shrek, Scared Shrekless

62
656 891
Martin Riggs is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Martin Riggs Lethal Weapon franchise

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403 677
Rick Blaine is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Rick Blaine Casablanca

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1,387 1,896
Harry Callahan is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
mdkerr62 added Harry Callahan Dirty Harry

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500 683
King Kong is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
King Kong The Mighty Kong, King Kong

The Best Movie Villains of All Time 7 Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

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882 1,125
Maximus Decimus Meridius is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time

67
497 699
Freddy Krueger is listed (or ranked) 67 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

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588 745
Austin Powers is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Austin Powers Austin Powers universe

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463 314
Hans Gruber is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Hans Gruber Die Hard

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306 120
Mr. Incredible is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
CraigAlarm added Mr. Incredible The Incredibles

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619 894
Mr. Bean is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Mr. Bean Mr. Bean's Holiday, Bean

72
833 1,134
Willy Wonka is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Willy Wonka Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

73
713 854
Buzz Lightyear is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Buzz Lightyear Toy Story trilogy

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600 720
Jules Winnfield is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Jules Winnfield Pulp Fiction

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1,109 1,056
Captain America is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Captain America Captain America, Captain America II: Death Too Soon, Captain America

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535 716
Michael
ryanmcw added Michael "Crocodile" Dundee Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Crocodile Dundee II, Crocodile Dundee

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776 725
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Spider-Man Spider-Man universe

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178 13
Lord Voldemort is listed (or ranked) 78 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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523 715
Gny. Sgt. Hartman is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Gny. Sgt. Hartman Full Metal Jacket

The All-Time Greatest Pixar Characters The Best Second Careers

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506 638
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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415 689
Randle McMurphy is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Randle McMurphy One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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680 624
Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 82 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

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1,399 1,392
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
988 1,181
Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 84 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

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528 429
Katniss Everdeen is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Katniss Everdeen The Hunger Games

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770 549
Thor is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Thor Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, Almighty Thor

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680 594
Superman is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Superman Man of Steel, Superman, Superman II

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5,943 4,516
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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501 653
Lt. Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 89 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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5,274 4,681
Chuck Noland is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Chuck Noland Cast Away

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540 435
Dory is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
William Roberts added Dory Finding Nemo

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687 805
Gimli is listed (or ranked) 92 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

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349 486
Léon is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Léon Léon: The Professional

The 20 Most Sexually Aggressive Cartoon Characters The Best Reality TV Shows Since 2015

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332 457
Agent Smith is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Agent Smith The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions

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1,266 1,182
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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738 878
Mike Wazowski is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Mike Wazowski Monsters, Inc., Monsters University

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258 528
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Hans Landa Inglourious Basterds

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350 551
Rhett Butler is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Rhett Butler Gone with the Wind

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920 1,001
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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396 367
Hector Barbossa is listed (or ranked) 100 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