The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever

Over 106.4K Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
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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. There are even some movie heroes whose incessant whininess is enough to drive us all crazy.

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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  • Honey Boo Boo
    Scary Movie 5
    28,459 votes

    With her over-the-top personality and unique way of speaking, Honey Boo Boo has become a beloved character in the reality TV world. Her unabashed confidence and love for her family make her a joy to watch, even if she can be a bit grating at times.

  • Dolores Umbridge
    Harry Potter Franchise
    25,937 votes

    As one of the most despised characters in the Harry Potter series, Dolores Umbridge's sugary-sweet demeanor hides a cruel and manipulative nature. While her actions may infuriate fans, there's no denying that she adds an extra layer of tension and conflict to the story.

  • The Annoying Orange
    The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange
    14,782 votes

    Love it or hate it, The Annoying Orange has become an internet sensation with its high-pitched voice and constant puns. Its ability to annoy is its greatest strength, as viewers keep coming back for more laughs and groans.

  • Joffrey Baratheon
    Game of Thrones
    43,355 votes

    In Game of Thrones, Joffrey Baratheon is the epitome of a despicable character. His sadistic nature and thirst for power make him a villain that fans love to hate. Despite his detestable actions, Joffrey's presence on screen always keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.

  • Veruca Salt

    Veruca Salt

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    8,150 votes

    Veruca Salt from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory may be spoiled rotten, but she brings a sense of chaos and unpredictability to the story. Her demanding nature creates entertaining conflicts that keep audiences engaged until the very end.

  • Caillou
    34,045 votes

    Although Caillou has faced criticism for his whiny behavior, he remains a relatable character for young children who are navigating their own emotions and experiences. Through his adventures, kids learn valuable life lessons about empathy and problem-solving.