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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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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Forrest Gump
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Yoda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Star Wars universe
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Batman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
wiabux added Batman Forever, American Splendor, Movie 43
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Woody is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Toy Story trilogy
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Dr. Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 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) 6 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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R2-D2 is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
ryanmcw added X-Men universe
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Rocky Balboa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Rocky franchise
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Professor Severus Snape ... is listed (or ranked) 10 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
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Obi-Wan Kenobi is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Professor Albus Dumbledo... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Harry Potter universe
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Luke Skywalker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Star Wars universe
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Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit
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Batman universe
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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
dgenega5764 added Spider-Man universe
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Chewbacca is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Captain America is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Captain America, Captain America II: Death Too Soon, Captain America
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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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Captain Miller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Saving Private Ryan
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Spock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek: The Motion Picture
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Norman Bates is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Psycho
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The Godfather trilogy
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Terminator is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
The Terminator series
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Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movie Characters of All Time
Harry Potter universe