Fantasy Movies The Best Lord of the Rings Characters  

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List Rules Only characters from the Lord of the Rings books and films.

The best characters from The Lord of the Rings universe including all book and movie versions. These are all the best Lord of the Rings main characters (and minor ones as well), here for you to vote on and add to. Some of the best characters in literature and cinema have come from the adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's books, and now you can vote on the top LOTR characters of all time.

The best LOTR characters are a mix of heroic warriors, tragic heroes, and classic villains all brought together in a classic quest for power and the struggle that ensues as good seeks to triumph over evil. Whether you're a fan of the J.R.R. Tolkien Lord of the Rings series or a new fan of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy or the newer The Hobbit films, this is the place to voice your opinion on who you think the greatest Lord of the Rings characters are.

Make sure to vote up your favorite Lord of the Rings characters, and add any of the greatest LOTR characters that we might have missed. From your favorite famous character from Lord of the Rings, to the more minor, but still great characters (some of which have awesome names), vote up all the best on this LOTR character list.

And if you're a fan of Tolkien's style of writing, make sure to check out the rest of the best fantasy writers.

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2,590 567
Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ian McKellen

2
2,886 444
Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Viggo Mortensen

3
2,534 630
Legolas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Orlando Bloom

4
2,296 600
Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sean Astin

5
1,667 478
Gimli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Rhys-Davies

6
1,359 604
Bilbo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ian Holm

7
1,227 549
Peregrin Took is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Billy Boyd

8
1,421 655
Boromir is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sean Bean

9
1,123 572
Galadriel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Cate Blanchett

10
1,017 450
Meriadoc Brandybuck is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Dominic Monaghan

11
1,127 452
Elrond is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Hugo Weaving

12
1,153 472
Faramir is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
David Wenham

13
1,029 437
Treebeard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Rhys-Davies

14
1,400 591
Gollum is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Andy Serkis

15
1,236 725
Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Elijah Wood

16
883 421
Éomer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Karl Urban

17
939 485
Thorin Oakenshield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Richard Armitage

18
1,035 415
Éowyn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Miranda Otto

19
847 427
Théoden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bernard Hill

20
862 444
Saruman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Christopher Lee

21
989 432
Arwen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Liv Tyler

22
836 392
Sauron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sala Baker

23
758 352
Smaug is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Benedict Cumberbatch

24
655 353
Witch-king of Angmar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Andy Serkis

25
553 278
Bard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Luke Evans

26
586 363
Haldir is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Craig Parker

27
529 321
Radagast is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
wiabux added Sylvester McCoy

28
534 264
Kili is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Aidan Turner

29
482 196
Balin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ken Stott

30
572 133
Shadowfax is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Shadowfax

31
527 352
Tauriel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Evangeline Lilly

32
513 299
Thranduil is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Lee Pace

33
407 215
Fili is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Dean O'Gorman

34
358 223
Dwalin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Graham McTavish

35
167 74
Tom Bombadil is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Tom Bombadil

36
524 335
Balrog is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Balrog N/A

37
318 221
Gloin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Peter Hambleton

38
344 388
Celeborn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Marton Csokas

39
295 235
Bofur is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
James Nesbitt

40
308 176
Beorn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Mikael Persbrandt

41
281 200
King of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Paul Norell

42
247 258
Bombur is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Stephen Hunter

43
226 235
Oin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Callen

44
378 174
Bill the Pony is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bill the Pony

45
243 195
Gwaihir is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Charley Feldman added Gwaihir

46
231 374
Shelob is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Shelob N/A

47
203 261
Ori is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Adam Brown

48
175 234
Nori is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Jed Brophy

49
218 180
Quickbeam is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Quickbeam

50
210 138
Gil-galad is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
SamuelFalzon added Mark Ferguson