Fictional Characters The Greatest Naifs in Film History  

Logan Rapp
2.1k votes 407 voters 13.9k views 44 items

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.
list ordered by

1
178 16
Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

2
81 34
Giselle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

3
73 36
C-3PO is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

4
72 40
Buttercup is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

5
68 39
Princess Anna is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

6
51 26
Mia Thermopolis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

7
40 18
Kronk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
Tom Islava added

8
47 25
Babe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

9
52 34
Princess Snow White is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

10
45 28
Derek Zoolander is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

11
45 31
Sandy Olsson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

12
38 25
Robert 'Bobby' Boucher, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

13
40 30
Lt. Frank Drebin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

14
37 27
Tommy Callahan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

15
31 21
Pinocchio is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
Tom Islava added

16
19 9
Dopey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
MetonJoffily(MeToOns) added

17
31 22
Maxwell Smart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

18
33 26
Amélie Poulain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

19
16 10
Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
MetonJoffily(MeToOns) added

20
27 22
Raymond Babbitt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

21
24 19
Adam Webber is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
Adam Webber

22
20 15
Sam Dawson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
Sam Dawson

23
40 39
Primrose Everdeen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

24
5 0
Snoke is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
diaosigui added

25
5 0
Li Kui is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
diaosigui added Li Kui

26
5 0
Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
diaosigui added

27
5 0
Darth Maul is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
diaosigui added

28
5 0
Lu Zhishen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
diaosigui added Lu Zhishen

29
5 0
Lu Junyi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
diaosigui added Lu Junyi

30
5 0
Darth Bane is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
diaosigui added

31
5 0
Darth Malak is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
diaosigui added

32
5 0
Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
diaosigui added

33
5 0
Darth Talon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
diaosigui added

34
4 1
Zhang Fei is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
diaosigui added Zhang Fei

35
21 23
Delmar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

36
20 24
Nell Kellty is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

37
19 27
Navin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

38
7 12
Stimpson J.
MetonJoffily(MeToOns) added

39
16 24
Ed Wood is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

40
12 24
Princess Anne is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

41
7 17
Sally Bowles is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
Tom Islava added

42
19 38
Princess Fiona is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History

43
5 25
Norvile Barnes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
Norvile Barnes

44
4 28
Chance is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Naifs in Film History
Chance