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The Best Movie Characters of All Time 

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Updated February 5, 2020 1M votes 50.5k voters 378k views 3,827 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.
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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Forrest Gump
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Jack Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Pirates of the Caribbean universe
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Indiana Jones franchise
4
James Bond is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
James Bond franchise
5
Han Solo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Star Wars universe
6
Yoda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Star Wars universe
7
Terminator is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
The Terminator series
8
Rocky Balboa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Rocky franchise
9
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Batman universe
10
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The Godfather trilogy
11
Luke Skywalker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Star Wars universe
12
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
Batman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
wiabux added Batman Forever, American Splendor, Movie 43
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Obi-Wan Kenobi is listed (or ranked) 14 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
15
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Harry Potter universe
16
Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
FaithJezek added Star Wars universe
Star Wars Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, Return of the Jedi
17
Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit
18
Man with No Name is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy
19
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
ryanmcw added X-Men universe
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Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Back to the Future trilogy
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R2-D2 is listed (or ranked) 21 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

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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Ultimate Avengers, Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, The Invincible Iron Man
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Dr. Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Back for the Future trilogy
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Woody is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Toy Story trilogy
25
Atticus Finch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
To Kill a Mockingbird