Literature 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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3,979 847
Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ian McKellen
2
4,459 699
Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Viggo Mortensen
3
4,123 889
Legolas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Orlando Bloom
4
3,477 986
Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sean Astin
5
2,451 646
Gimli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Rhys-Davies
6
1,970 816
Bilbo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ian Holm
7
1,769 748
Peregrin Took is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Billy Boyd
8
1,475 634
Meriadoc Brandybuck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Dominic Monaghan
9
1,946 899
Boromir is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sean Bean
10
1,612 787
Galadriel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Cate Blanchett
11
1,509 550
Treebeard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Rhys-Davies
12
1,600 632
Faramir is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
David Wenham
13
1,584 619
Elrond is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Hugo Weaving
14
1,882 978
Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Elijah Wood
15
2,085 836
Gollum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Andy Serkis
16
1,196 551
Éomer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Karl Urban
17
1,289 664
Thorin Oakenshield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Richard Armitage
18
1,457 528
Éowyn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Miranda Otto
19
1,130 575
Théoden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bernard Hill
20
1,427 547
Arwen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Liv Tyler
21
1,118 587
Saruman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Christopher Lee
22
1,092 530
Sauron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sala Baker
23
996 472
Smaug is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Benedict Cumberbatch
24
853 467
Witch-king of Angmar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Andy Serkis
25
759 379
Bard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
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