Film Characters The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever  

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List Rules Best friends and tagalongs - no main characters

A list of the most memorable movie sidekicks of all time. The collection of colorful and unique characters in the list below represent some of the greatest roles ever played on the big screen. These legends of cinema act as a supporting player to the film's central characters, but it doesn't mean they are less important. Often, the sidekick appears throughout the movie as a confidant to the lead or protagonist but later plays a pivotal role in the plot. At times they provide comic relief to more serious dramas and epic adventures, while other times they end up as the emotional core of the entire storyline.

Trusted sidekicks in a famous film franchise also become some of the most beloved characters of all time because the audience identifies with them more than the hero. A right-hand man or woman offers support, gives advice, loyal to the protagonist and just plain awesome. Other times they turn to the dark side and turn into a cinematic villain, adding a twist or element of surprise to an otherwise boring plot. One thing remains the same, however, when it comes to supporting characters -- they are all scene-stealers. Upvote your favorites from the list of famous film sidekicks below, add characters missing from the list and don't forget to re-rank the list your way.

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1
384 149
R2-D2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
zxray added Kenny Baker - Star Wars Universe

2
432 131
Chewbacca is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Peter Mayhew - Star Wars films

3
434 174
Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Sean Astin, Roddy McDowall, Michael Scholes - The Lord of the Rings films

4
366 132
Spock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Leonard Nimoy, Zachary Quinto - Star Trek film franchise

5
288 135
Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
physcod added Ian McKellen, William Squire

6
440 140
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Emma Watson - The Harry Potter films

7
266 155
Doctor Watson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Ben Kingsley, James Mason, Ian Fleming - The Sherlock Holmes films

8
224 120
Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
zxray added Morgan Freeman - The Shawshank Redemption

9
339 116
Donkey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Eddie Murphy, Dean Edwards - Shrek

10
246 120
Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Christopher Lloyd - Back to the Future trilogy

11
295 149
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Rupert Grint, Jennifer Saunders - The Harry Potter films

12
277 101
Genie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Robin Williams, John Leguizamo - Aladdin

13
225 110
Inigo Montoya is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Mandy Patinkin - The Princess Bride

14
233 100
Buzz Lightyear is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Tim Allen - The Toy Story films

15
182 123
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Ray Bolger, Michael Jackson, Robert Z. Leonard - The Wizard of Oz

16
165 111
Alfred Pennyworth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
wiabux added Alan Shearman, Jim Piddock, Michael Gough

17
196 135
Wilson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Wilson Cast Away

18
131 153
Walter Sobchak is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
John Goodman - The Big Lebowski

19
237 100
Dory is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Ellen DeGeneres - Finding Nemo

20
151 109
Abu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
carlybobarly added Frank Welker

21
159 104
Will Turner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Orlando Bloom - The Pirates of the Caribbean

22
160 130
Robin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Joshua Adams, Alexander Martella, Burt Ward - The Batman franchise

23
164 120
Mini-Me is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Verne Troyer - The Austin Powers films

24
141 126
Silent Bob is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Kevin Smith - Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy

25
140 68
C-3PO is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Anthony Daniels, Simon Pegg

26
117 122
Thing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Christopher Hart - The Addams Family

27
136 127
Lucius Fox is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever

28
116 106
Gromit is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
wiabux added

29
188 93
Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Ernie Sabella - The Lion King

30
187 94
Timon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Nathan Lane - The Lion King

31
149 116
Garth Algar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Dana Carvey - Wayne's World

32
149 91
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Mykelti Williamson - Forrest Gump

33
154 107
Cameron Frye is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Alan Ruck - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

34
85 103
Tommy DeVito is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
zxray added Joe Pesci - Goodfellas

35
110 108
Trinity is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Carrie-Anne Moss - The Matrix trilogy

36
131 100
Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Samuel E. Wright - The Little Mermaid

37
91 92
Mater is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Bootsdad added Larry the Cable Guy

38
106 107
LTJG Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Anthony Edwards - Top Gun

39
96 76
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Chloƫ Grace Moretz - Kick-Ass

40
115 95
Russell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Jordan Nagai - Up

41
112 105
Barf is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
John Candy - Spaceballs

42
117 111
Bumblebee is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Mark Ryan - The Transformers films

43
82 55
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
MatthewGill added Pat Morita

44
93 95
Flounder is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Cam Clarke, Jason Marin, Parker Goris - The Little Mermaid

45
65 98
Brick Tamland is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
zxray added Steve Carell - Anchorman

46
84 93
Doc Holliday is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
wiabux added Dennis Quaid

47
93 106
Rue is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Amandla Stenberg - The Hunger Games

48
73 100
John
zxray added John Belushi - Animal House

49
76 102
Steve Stifler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Seann William Scott - The American Pie films

50
51 43
Olaf is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Tom Islava added Josh Gad