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AFI's list of the 50 best film heroes of all-time. These aren't necessarily superhero movies, but they come pretty close.
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1
Atticus Finch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes
To Kill a Mockingbird

2
Indiana Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Disaster Movie, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

3
James Bond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes
GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough

4
Rick Blaine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes
Casablanca

5
Will Kane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes
High Noon, High Noon part II: The Return of Will Kane

6
Clarice Starling is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes
The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal

7
Rocky Balboa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes
Rocky V, Rocky IV, Rocky II

8
Ellen Ripley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes
Alien, Aliens, Alien³

9
George Bailey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes
It's a Wonderful Life

10
T. E. Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes
Lawrence of Arabia, A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia

11
Jefferson Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

12
Tom Joad is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes
The Grapes of Wrath

13
Oskar Schindler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes
Schindler's List

14
Han Solo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, The Star Wars Holiday Special, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

15
Norma Rae is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes
Norma Rae

16
Shane is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes
Shane

17
Harry Callahan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes
Sudden Impact, Magnum Force, The Dead Pool

18
Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes
Time Bandits, Robin and Marian, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

19
Virgil Tibbs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes
In the Heat of the Night, The Organization, They call me MISTER Tibbs

20
Butch Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes

21
Sundance is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes
Sundance The Maverick Queen

22
Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes
Dear Friend Hitler

23
Spartacus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes
Spartacus, Spartacus

24
Terry Malloy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes
On the Waterfront

25
Thelma Dickerson & Louise Sawy... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list AFI's Best Movie Heroes
Thelma Dickerson & Louise Sawyer