Popular Opinion The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever  

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List Rules Only characters from TV and Movies, please.

You know them. You hate them. Honestly, who knows why these characters even exist. Did someone think they were funny? Maybe adorable? Seriously? Like fingernails on a chalkboard, these annoying characters take teeth-gritting perseverance and expert channel-switching to avoid. Usually an attempt at comic relief, these are the characters you can't even love to hate. You just hate them.

Who is the most annoying movie or TV character of all time? We may never know. But this list will help us get a step closer (and let you know which movies and shows to avoid). Do annoying movie characters like Jar Jar Binks make Star Wars not worth watching? Maybe not. But we definitely won't be seeing any spinoff sequels starring the annoying little guy.

Is Barney the most annoying TV character ever? Or do you hate Screech more? No one can blame you for finding these characters obnoxious and terrible, but to crown the worst offender, you've got to make your voice heard. Vote for the MOST annoying characters, rank them as you see fit... and be sure to add any that are missing. After you are done, head over and vote on the most annoying kid characters in pop culture history.

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1
30,781 17,009
Jar Jar Binks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

2
26,830 17,233
Bella Swan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Twilight, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, New Moon

3
19,807 12,435
Barney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Barney & Friends

4
28,660 8,238
Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire

5
12,330 11,507
Samuel
Saved By The Bell

6
20,252 7,868
Caillou is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Deemax added Caillou, Caillou's Holiday Movie

7
15,613 13,566
Scrappy-Doo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Scooby Doo

8
10,228 6,971
Cousin Oliver is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
The Brady Bunch

9
8,384 7,267
Janice Hosenstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
MobyWaller added Friends

10
13,472 11,524
Jacob Black is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
PeteBoyle added The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Twilight

11
16,649 8,134
Edward Cullen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Uzoamaka Obasi added The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Twilight, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

12
7,532 10,215
Steve Urkel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Family Matters

13
10,585 11,140
Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

14
9,352 6,378
Dora is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Dora the Explorer

15
19,951 3,258
Honey Boo Boo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Scary Movie 5

16
8,874 7,214
Kimmy Gibbler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Full House

17
7,564 4,972
Rico Suave is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Hannah Montana

18
15,418 3,087
Dolores Umbridge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I, J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

19
7,062 5,875
Miley Stewart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
WarrenMitchell added Hannah Montana, Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert, Hannah Montana: The Movie

20
10,021 5,354
Skyler White is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
PeteBoyle added Breaking Bad

21
6,293 4,154
Nellie Olson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Nellie Olson Little House On The Prarie

22
7,091 4,209
Buzz McCallister is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Home Alone 4, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Home Alone

23
7,335 4,677
Prince Hans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Prince Hans Frozen

24
5,257 6,918
Fran Fine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
The Nanny

25
7,641 5,276
Carrie Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Sex and the City

26
5,825 7,128
Derek Zoolander is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Mistica added Zoolander

27
8,303 7,529
Flo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Progressive Insurance Ad

28
5,312 3,715
Dawson Leery is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Dawson's Creek

29
6,288 5,915
Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
MobyWaller added Friends

30
5,050 4,219
Wendy Torrance is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Mistica added The Shining

31
5,406 5,230
Elmo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
TJSlipperman added Sesame Street, Cinderelmo, The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

32
5,143 4,718
Biff Tannen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part III, Back to the Future Part II

33
5,540 4,744
Nicky is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Little Nicky

34
4,652 3,423
Pat is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
It's Pat, SNL

35
8,716 1,783
The Annoying Orange is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Apocalypse added

36
4,165 3,995
Willie Scott is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones franchise

37
4,742 5,336
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Batman Franchise

38
5,439 4,697
Pee-wee Herman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
ChangesDownClub added Pee-wee's Playhouse, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, The Pee-wee Herman Show

39
4,736 3,499
Mutt Williams is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Indiana Jones franchise

40
4,464 3,077
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phoebelouise added The Cat in the Hat (Movie)

41
3,305 3,539
Snarf is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
ThunderCats, ThunderCats, ThunderCats

42
3,733 2,941
Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

43
4,587 4,755
Meredith Grey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
ChangesDownClub added Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

44
3,743 3,118
Ally McBeal is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Ally McBeal

45
3,199 2,348
Seven Wanker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
sluaghhh added Seven Wanker Married with Children

46
3,838 6,064
Ruby Rhod is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
The Fifth Element

47
4,948 4,374
Sam Witwicky is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Transformers

48
4,555 3,495
Newman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
CraigAlarm added Seinfeld

49
3,537 3,378
The Cable Guy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Mistica added The Cable Guy

50
2,983 2,235
Hornswoggle is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
PeteBoyle added WWE