The Greatest Fictional Kings

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Fictional and fictionalized king characters in film, TV, literature, comics, etc.

Are you a fan of movies with kings in them? Browse through this list of the greatest fictional kings to find the ruler you are looking for. Ranked by the community in order from most popular to least popular, there are many fictional kings on this list to choose from. If you spy a favorite fictional king that you think is the greatest but who's on the bottom of the list, vote him up to see him rise to a higher spot on the list.

If you don’t see your favorite fictional king on the list, go ahead and add him below. Some kings are portrayed in fiction as being kind, good and strong and efficient leaders. Others are weak and inefficient leaders of their country, causing disaster and chaos to reign supreme.

If you are a fan of great fictional kings who make strong role models, you are sure to find some on this list that you can relate to. Vote up your favorite kings below and add any fictional kings who aren't on the list.
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  • Aragorn
    1,021 votes
    The Lord of the Rings

    Aragorn, the rightful heir to the throne of Gondor, exemplifies true leadership and unwavering courage in The Lord of the Rings. With his noble lineage and selfless dedication to his people, he becomes a beacon of hope during the darkest times. Aragorn's journey from a ranger to a king inspires us all to embrace our destiny and fight for what is right.

  • Mufasa
    816 votes
    The Lion King

    Mufasa, the wise and majestic lion king from The Lion King, embodies strength and wisdom. His gentle yet firm guidance shapes Simba into a compassionate ruler. Mufasa's legacy lives on through his teachings about the circle of life, reminding us to respect nature and honor our responsibilities as leaders.

  • Aslan
    717 votes


    Chronicles of Narnia

    Aslan, the great lion from The Chronicles of Narnia, represents both power and compassion. As the true king of Narnia, his self-sacrifice reflects his deep love for his subjects. Aslan's presence brings warmth, comfort, and the assurance that good will always triumph over evil.

  • King Arthur
    609 votes
    Camelot, Merlin, Live from Lincoln Center

    King Arthur, the legendary leader from Arthurian tales, symbolizes justice and chivalry. His unwavering commitment to creating a fair society inspires knights and commoners alike. King Arthur's quest for the Holy Grail teaches us about perseverance and staying true to our values even in the face of adversity.

  • Elrond
    525 votes
    The Lord of the Rings

    Elrond, the wise elf lord in The Lord of the Rings, possesses unmatched knowledge and foresight. As a guardian of Middle-earth, he guides those around him with wisdom and grace. Elrond's ability to unite different races showcases his diplomatic skills and highlights the importance of cooperation in achieving peace.

  • Simba
    527 votes
    The Lion King

    Simba, the young lion prince from The Lion King, undergoes a transformative journey from carefree cub to wise king. His growth and determination to reclaim his rightful place on the throne captivate audiences of all ages. Simba's story teaches us about resilience, forgiveness, and embracing our responsibilities.