Fictional Characters The Greatest Naifs in Film History  

Logan Rapp
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List Rules Characters that are blissfully ignorant, naive, wide-eyed, and unworldy.

In many a film across Hollywood cinema history, there are plenty of characters that kind of make you squint and go, "are you for real?" You know, those characters that walk into danger with zero concept that what's about to happen is going to be very bad for them; the naïveté of characters who don't see evil staring them in the face and just respond to it with a cheerful "hello!" This list compiles all of the best naive characters in movies and films.

One of the most well known naive characters in film is, to no one's surprise, Forrest Gump, who managed to go through so many moments in American history as an observer and a participant, not really understanding exactly what was going on. Some are simply sheltered and simply didn't have the experiences of everyone around them. On this list of naif characters, you'll find that there are plenty of well-known naive characters that you known and love.

So take a look at the naive film characters on this list and vote up the best of them. No matter the reason behind their innocence, these naifs are some of the best characters in film.
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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

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Giselle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

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C-3PO is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

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Kronk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
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Mia Thermopolis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

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Buttercup is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

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Dopey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
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Princess Anna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

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Babe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

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Robert 'Bobby' Boucher, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

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Derek Zoolander is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

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55 33
Sandy Olsson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

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Princess Snow White is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

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Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
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Tommy Callahan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

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Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
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Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
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Lt. Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

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Darth Bane is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
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Amélie Poulain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

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Darth Malak is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
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Darth Talon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
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Pinocchio is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
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Lu Zhishen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
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Lu Junyi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
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