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The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever

Updated September 21, 2020 1.5m votes 102.6k voters 705.4k 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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  • 1
    Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    31,235
    8,687

    Joffrey Baratheon

    Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire
  • 2
    Caillou is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    22,721
    8,344

    Caillou

    Caillou, Caillou's Holiday Movie
  • 3
    Jar Jar Binks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    33,184
    18,075

    Jar Jar Binks

    Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • 4
    Edward Cullen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    18,759
    9,431

    Edward Cullen

    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Twilight
  • 5
    Bella Swan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    30,441
    17,297

    Bella Swan

    Twilight, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
  • 6
    Skyler White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    11,795
    5,852

    Skyler White

    Breaking Bad
  • 7
    Buzz McAllister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    9,020
    4,746

    Buzz McAllister

    Home Alone 4, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • 8
    Barney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    23,089
    13,322

    Barney

    Barney & Friends
  • 9
    Nellie Olson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    7,877
    4,540

    Nellie Olson

    Little House On The Prarie
  • 10
    Prince Hans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    9,279
    5,109

    Prince Hans

    Frozen
  • 11
    Rico Suave is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    8,882
    5,444

    Rico Suave

    Hannah Montana
  • 12
    Dawson Leery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    6,307
    3,970

    Dawson Leery

    Dawson's Creek
  • 13
    Andrea is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    4,417
    2,266

    Andrea

    The Walking Dead
  • 14
    Pat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    5,713
    3,866

    Pat

    It's Pat, SNL
  • 15
    Veruca Salt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    5,668
    1,380

    Veruca Salt

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • 16
    Seven Wanker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    3,815
    2,487

    Seven Wanker

    Married with Children
  • 17
    Cousin Oliver is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    11,412
    6,932

    Cousin Oliver

    The Brady Bunch
  • 18
    Anastasia Steele is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    3,565
    1,156

    Anastasia Steele

    Fifty Shades of Grey
  • 19
    Christian Grey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    3,020
    1,161

    Christian Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey
  • 20
    Dolores Umbridge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    20,475
    3,457

    Dolores Umbridge

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I, J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life
  • 21
    The Annoying Orange is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    11,334
    2,113
  • 22
    Honey Boo Boo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    23,335
    3,434

    Honey Boo Boo

    Scary Movie 5
  • 23
    Lori Grimes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    5,051
    1,675

    Lori Grimes

    The Walking Dead
  • 24
    Princess Morbucks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    392
    95

    Princess Morbucks

    Powerpuff Girls Z, The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!
  • 25
    Kate is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever
    1,158
    738

    Kate

    Days of Our Lives
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