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
30,806 17,019
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
26,862 17,237
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
19,828 12,444
Barney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Barney & Friends

4
28,681 8,243
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
12,341 11,512
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Saved By The Bell

6
20,267 7,871
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
15,628 13,574
Scrappy-Doo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Scooby Doo

8
10,237 6,973
Cousin Oliver is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
The Brady Bunch

9
8,393 7,274
Janice Hosenstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
MobyWaller added Friends

10
13,487 11,529
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
16,669 8,136
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
7,536 10,222
Steve Urkel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Family Matters

13
10,599 11,151
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
9,372 6,381
Dora is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Dora the Explorer

15
19,970 3,259
Honey Boo Boo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Scary Movie 5

16
8,881 7,216
Kimmy Gibbler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Full House

17
7,574 4,974
Rico Suave is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Hannah Montana

18
15,435 3,088
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
7,070 5,876
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
10,038 5,356
Skyler White is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
PeteBoyle added Breaking Bad

21
6,299 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
7,098 4,210
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
7,344 4,679
Prince Hans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Prince Hans Frozen

24
5,257 6,923
Fran Fine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
The Nanny

25
7,647 5,277
Carrie Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Sex and the City

26
5,829 7,132
Derek Zoolander is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Mistica added Zoolander

27
8,307 7,531
Flo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Progressive Insurance Ad

28
5,314 3,715
Dawson Leery is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Dawson's Creek

29
6,300 5,920
Ross Geller is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
MobyWaller added Friends

30
5,055 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
5,412 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
8,730 1,785
The Annoying Orange is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Apocalypse added

33
5,544 4,745
Nicky is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Little Nicky

34
5,143 4,720
Biff Tannen is listed (or ranked) 34 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

35
4,654 3,423
Pat is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
It's Pat, SNL

36
4,166 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
4,743 5,337
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Batman Franchise

38
5,444 4,699
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
4,740 3,501
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
4,468 3,080
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phoebelouise added The Cat in the Hat (Movie)

41
3,738 2,942
Izzie Stevens is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

42
3,306 3,539
Snarf is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
ThunderCats, ThunderCats, ThunderCats

43
4,591 4,759
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
3,745 3,120
Ally McBeal is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Ally McBeal

45
3,200 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
3,842 6,065
Ruby Rhod is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
The Fifth Element

47
4,956 4,375
Sam Witwicky is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
Transformers

48
4,557 3,496
Newman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
CraigAlarm added Seinfeld

49
3,537 3,380
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
2,984 2,235
Hornswoggle is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
PeteBoyle added WWE