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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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10,641 11,585
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Indiana Jones franchise

2
13,128 7,725
Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Forrest Gump

3
8,700 11,717
James Bond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
James Bond franchise

4
11,649 10,427
Han Solo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Star Wars universe

5
9,863 11,074
Jack Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Pirates of the Caribbean universe

6
9,228 7,083
Yoda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Star Wars universe

7
8,200 7,465
Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit

8
11,086 11,063
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Batman universe

9
6,909 10,320
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FaithJezek added Star Wars universe
Star Wars Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, Return of the Jedi

10
7,604 7,100
Luke Skywalker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Star Wars universe

11
8,441 7,070
Batman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
wiabux added Batman Forever, American Splendor, Movie 43

12
6,646 7,163
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Red Drago

13
4,579 4,590
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The Godfather trilogy

14
7,259 7,283
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Harry Potter universe

15
6,169 5,239
Obi-Wan Kenobi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

16
5,277 4,418
Rocky Balboa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Rocky franchise

17
5,650 5,758
Terminator is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
The Terminator series

18
5,933 5,811
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Back to the Future trilogy

19
4,203 5,058
Man with No Name is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy

20
2,657 1,082
Dr. Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Back for the Future trilogy

21
3,248 4,238
E.T. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
portey added E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

22
3,402 2,504
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Harry Potter universe

23
4,880 3,814
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
ryanmcw added X-Men universe

24
3,769 2,009
R2-D2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
TobuscusHolmes added Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Star Wars

25
3,357 3,854
Legolas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey