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The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever

Updated September 21, 2020 1.5m votes 103.5k voters 712.7k views737 items

List RulesOnly 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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  • Joffrey Baratheon1
    31,272
    8,708

    Joffrey Baratheon

    Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire
  • Caillou2
    22,849
    8,374

    Caillou

    Caillou, Caillou's Holiday Movie
  • Edward Cullen3
    18,791
    9,506

    Edward Cullen

    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Twilight
  • Jar Jar Binks4
    33,272
    18,059

    Jar Jar Binks

    Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Bella Swan5
    30,465
    17,286

    Bella Swan

    Twilight, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
  • Skyler White6
    11,893
    5,879

    Skyler White

    Breaking Bad
  • Buzz McAllister7
    9,128
    4,812

    Buzz McAllister

    Home Alone 4, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • Barney8
    23,096
    13,303

    Barney

    Barney & Friends
  • Nellie Olson9
    7,943
    4,557

    Nellie Olson

    Little House On The Prarie
  • Prince Hans10
    9,347
    5,138

    Prince Hans

    Frozen
  • Rico Suave11
    8,898
    5,448

    Rico Suave

    Hannah Montana
  • Dawson Leery12
    6,359
    3,978

    Dawson Leery

    Dawson's Creek
  • Andrea13
    4,522
    2,313

    Andrea

    The Walking Dead
  • Veruca Salt14
    5,826
    1,400

    Veruca Salt

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Pat15
    5,734
    3,877

    Pat

    It's Pat, SNL
  • Seven Wanker16
    3,835
    2,500

    Seven Wanker

    Married with Children
  • Anastasia Steele17
    3,635
    1,186

    Anastasia Steele

    Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Honey Boo Boo18
    23,334
    3,429

    Honey Boo Boo

    Scary Movie 5
  • The Annoying Orange19
    11,408
    2,122
  • Cousin Oliver20
    11,421
    6,904

    Cousin Oliver

    The Brady Bunch
  • Dolores Umbridge21
    20,580
    3,460

    Dolores Umbridge

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I, J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life
  • Christian Grey22
    3,083
    1,197

    Christian Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Lori Grimes23
    5,130
    1,700

    Lori Grimes

    The Walking Dead
  • Princess Morbucks24
    448
    120

    Princess Morbucks

    Powerpuff Girls Z, The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!
  • Backpack25
    507
    180

    Backpack

    Dora the Explorer, Dora the Explorer: Super Silly Fiesta!