Film Characters The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever  

Marc Cuenco
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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
365 139
R2-D2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
zxray added Kenny Baker - Star Wars Universe

2
409 124
Chewbacca is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Peter Mayhew - Star Wars films

3
416 165
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
356 125
Spock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Leonard Nimoy, Zachary Quinto - Star Trek film franchise

5
273 128
Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
physcod added Ian McKellen, William Squire

6
421 132
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Emma Watson - The Harry Potter films

7
255 150
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
213 113
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
327 112
Donkey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Eddie Murphy, Dean Edwards - Shrek

10
241 115
Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Christopher Lloyd - Back to the Future trilogy

11
280 144
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
265 98
Genie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Robin Williams, John Leguizamo - Aladdin

13
218 105
Inigo Montoya is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Mandy Patinkin - The Princess Bride

14
175 118
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Ray Bolger, Michael Jackson, Robert Z. Leonard - The Wizard of Oz

15
222 97
Buzz Lightyear is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Tim Allen - The Toy Story films

16
159 106
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
190 129
Wilson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Wilson Cast Away

18
127 146
Walter Sobchak is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
John Goodman - The Big Lebowski

19
226 95
Dory is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Ellen DeGeneres - Finding Nemo

20
141 107
Abu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
carlybobarly added Frank Welker

21
154 125
Robin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Joshua Adams, Alexander Martella, Burt Ward - The Batman franchise

22
158 114
Mini-Me is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Verne Troyer - The Austin Powers films

23
137 119
Silent Bob is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Kevin Smith - Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy

24
147 102
Will Turner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Orlando Bloom - The Pirates of the Caribbean

25
130 63
C-3PO is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Anthony Daniels, Simon Pegg

26
112 119
Thing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Christopher Hart - The Addams Family

27
131 121
Lucius Fox is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Morgan Freeman - The Dark Knight trilogy

28
110 101
Gromit is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
wiabux added

29
178 91
Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Ernie Sabella - The Lion King

30
176 92
Timon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Nathan Lane - The Lion King

31
145 111
Garth Algar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Dana Carvey - Wayne's World

32
143 88
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Mykelti Williamson - Forrest Gump

33
146 104
Cameron Frye is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Alan Ruck - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

34
107 102
Trinity is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Carrie-Anne Moss - The Matrix trilogy

35
80 98
Tommy DeVito is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
zxray added Joe Pesci - Goodfellas

36
104 102
LTJG Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Anthony Edwards - Top Gun

37
123 98
Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Samuel E. Wright - The Little Mermaid

38
85 91
Mater is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Bootsdad added Larry the Cable Guy

39
92 72
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Chloƫ Grace Moretz - Kick-Ass

40
107 101
Barf is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
John Candy - Spaceballs

41
107 93
Russell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Jordan Nagai - Up

42
113 107
Bumblebee is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Mark Ryan - The Transformers films

43
78 51
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
MatthewGill added Pat Morita

44
88 92
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
81 89
Doc Holliday is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
wiabux added Dennis Quaid

46
60 94
Brick Tamland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
zxray added Steve Carell - Anchorman

47
90 101
Rue is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Amandla Stenberg - The Hunger Games

48
71 95
John
zxray added John Belushi - Animal House

49
72 98
Steve Stifler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Seann William Scott - The American Pie films

50
61 103
Tuco is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Eli Wallach - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly