film characters The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies  

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List Rules Vote up the greatest, most memorable character in all the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

Ahoy, matey! We're ranking the greatest characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. From The Curse of the Black Pearl to Dead Men Tell No Tales, the best Pirates of the Caribbean series characters are also known to be some of the best movie characters of all time. Who is the best Pirates of the Caribbean character?

Featuring Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), and of course, Captain Jack Sparrow himself (Johnny Depp), this list of Pirates of the Caribbean movie characters includes memorable villains, funny sidekicks, and famous cameos.

Vote up the best characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Feel free to add any popular Pirates of the Caribbean characters missing from the list.

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Jack Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Jack Sparrow Johnny Depp

2
182 32
Hector Barbossa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Hector Barbossa Geoffrey Rush

3
112 40
Joshamee Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Joshamee Gibbs Kevin McNally

4
115 42
Davy Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Davy Jones Bill Nighy

5
109 41
Will Turner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Will Turner Orlando Bloom, Dylan Smith

6
120 51
Elizabeth Swann is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Elizabeth Swann Keira Knightley, Lucinda Dryzek

7
86 40
Ragetti is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Ragetti Mackenzie Crook

8
74 36
Captain Teague is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Captain Edward Teague Keith Richards, Alexander Scheer

9
66 31
Bootstrap Bill Stellan Skarsgård

10
80 42
Tia Dalma is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Tia Dalma Naomie Harris

11
79 43
Pintel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Pintel Lee Arenberg

12
75 40
James Norrington is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
James Norrington Jack Davenport

13
55 31
Cotton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Cotton David Bailie

14
42 22
Blackbeard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Blackbeard Ian McShane

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53 33
Cutler Beckett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Cutler Beckett Tom Hollander

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53 34
Marty is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Marty Martin Klebba

17
56 39
Captain Armando Salazar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Captain Armando Salazar Javier Bardem

18
58 43
Carina Barbossa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Carina Barbossa Kaya Scodelario

19
41 32
Sao Feng is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Sao Feng Chow Yun-Fat

20
42 33
Weatherby Swann is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Weatherby Swann Jonathan Pryce

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46 38
Mullroy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Mullroy Angus Barnett

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Angelica Teach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Angelica Teach Penélope Cruz

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44 38
Murtogg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Murtogg Giles New

24
43 39
Henry Turner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Henry Turner Dominic Scott Kay, Brenton Thwaites, Lewis McGowan

25
40 36
Anamaria is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Anamaria Zoe Saldana

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40 38
"Uncle" Jack Teague Paul McCartney

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31 38
Scrum is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Scrum Stephen Graham

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33 42
Syrena is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Syrena Astrid Bergès-Frisbey

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29 38
Philip Swift is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Philip Swift Sam Claflin

30
22 41
Lt. Gillette is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Gillette Damian O'Hare

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18 43
Lieutenant Theodore Groves is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies
Theodore Groves Greg Ellis