Best Characters The Best Movie Characters of All Time  

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
956.3k votes 40.1k voters 311.2k views 3,959 items
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.
list ordered by

1
10,741 11,871
Ranker Video
Indiana Jones franchise

2
13,418 7,797
Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Forrest Gump

3
8,771 11,988
James Bond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
James Bond franchise

4
11,752 10,687
Han Solo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Star Wars universe

5
9,954 11,337
Captain Jack Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Pirates of the Caribbean universe

6
9,319 7,117
Yoda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Star Wars universe

7
8,271 7,512
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
11,218 11,099
Ranker Video
Batman universe

9
6,959 10,390
Ranker Video
FaithJezek added Star Wars universe
Star Wars Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, Return of the Jedi

10
7,682 7,139
Luke Skywalker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Star Wars universe

11
8,519 7,104
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
6,701 7,194
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
4,637 4,621
Ranker Video
The Godfather trilogy

14
7,320 7,337
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Harry Potter universe

15
6,230 5,268
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
5,695 5,788
T-800 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
The Terminator series

17
5,340 4,442
Rocky Balboa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Rocky franchise

18
5,996 5,837
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Back to the Future trilogy

19
4,238 5,086
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
2,691 1,110
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
3,452 2,533
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Harry Potter universe

22
3,816 2,036
R2-D2 is listed (or ranked) 22 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

23
3,278 4,278
E.T. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
portey added E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

24
4,915 3,840
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
ryanmcw added X-Men universe

25
3,397 3,883
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