Fictional Characters

The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies 

Ranker Entertainment
Updated June 28, 2019 519 votes 72 voters 28 items

Get the popcorn ready as we rank the best characters from Peter Jackson’s uber-popular Hobbit trilogy. Not to be confused with the Lord of the Rings series, the Hobbit films are actually pre-cursors to the LotR franchise, meaning they take place in the same universe, only these events occur years before.

This colorful cast of characters make up the entire Middle Earth universe, from Bilbo to Balin, Bofur, and even the awesome (and evil) Smaug. Based on the best-selling novel by J.R.R. Tolkien, these characters span three different films: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the Desolation of Smaug, and The Battle of the Five Armies. Which Hobbit character is your favorite? With so many awesome hobbits, elves, orcs, wizards, and even dragons to choose from, it'll be interesting to see which characters come out on top.

Vote up the best characters in the Hobbit series to see who ranks number one. And if you see a character missing, go ahead and add them to the list.

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Bilbo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
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Thorin Oakenshield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
Thorin Oakenshield
Richard Armitage
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Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
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Legolas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
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Kíli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
Kíli
Aidan Turner
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Fíli is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
Fíli
Dean O'Gorman
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Balin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
Ken Stott
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Bard the Bowman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
Luke Evans
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Galadriel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
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Bofur is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
James Nesbitt
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Smaug is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
Smaug
Benedict Cumberbatch
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Bombur is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
Stephen Hunter
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Dwalin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
Graham McTavish
14
Thranduil is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
Lee Pace
15
Elrond is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
Hugo Weaving
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Ori is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
Adam Brown
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Dori is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
Mark Hadlow
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Azog is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
Conan Stevens
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Nori is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
Jed Brophy
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Bifur is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
William Kircher
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Óin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
Óin
John Callen
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Glóin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
Glóin
Peter Hambleton
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Bain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
Bain
John Bell
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Radagast is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
Radagast
Sylvester McCoy
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Bolg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters In 'The Hobbit' Movies
Conan Stevens