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The Best Movie Characters of All Time  

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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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Indiana Jones franchise
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Han Solo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Star Wars universe
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James Bond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
James Bond franchise
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Jack Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Pirates of the Caribbean universe
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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Forrest Gump
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Yoda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Star Wars universe
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Batman universe
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Luke Skywalker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Star Wars universe
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Batman is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 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
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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
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Terminator is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
The Terminator series
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Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit
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Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Red Drago
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Rocky Balboa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Rocky franchise
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The Godfather trilogy
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R2-D2 is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Harry Potter universe
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Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Back to the Future trilogy
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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
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Leia Organa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
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Man with No Name is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy
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Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
ryanmcw added X-Men universe
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Chewbacca is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
ChangesDownClub added The Star Wars Holiday Special, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
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Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I