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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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10,958 12,408
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Indiana Jones franchise
2
13,969 7,963
Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Forrest Gump
3
8,958 12,484
James Bond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
James Bond franchise
4
12,003 11,145
Han Solo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Star Wars universe
5
10,216 11,820
Jack Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Pirates of the Caribbean universe
6
8,458 7,621
Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit
7
9,534 7,220
Yoda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Star Wars universe
8
11,502 11,195
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Batman universe
9
7,067 10,545
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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
7,849 7,233
Luke Skywalker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Star Wars universe
11
8,719 7,195
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
6,805 7,301
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
4,749 4,703
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The Godfather trilogy
14
7,501 7,437
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Harry Potter universe
15
6,383 5,343
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
5,792 5,865
T-800 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
The Terminator series
17
5,475 4,505
Rocky Balboa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Rocky franchise
18
6,137 5,890
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Back to the Future trilogy
19
4,327 5,159
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
2,790 1,165
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
3,568 2,594
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Harry Potter universe
22
3,928 2,096
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
3,495 3,957
Legolas is listed (or ranked) 23 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
24
3,358 4,354
E.T. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
portey added E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
25
5,041 3,894
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
ryanmcw added X-Men universe