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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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Garth Algar is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Dana Carvey
Wayne's World
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Gromit is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
wiabux added
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Cameron Frye is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Alan Ruck
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
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Mini-Me is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Verne Troyer
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Russell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Jordan Nagai
Up
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Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Samuel E. Wright
The Little Mermaid
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Trinity is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Carrie-Anne Moss
The Matrix trilogy
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Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Chloƫ Grace Moretz
Kick-Ass
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Lucius Fox is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
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Tommy DeVito is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
zxray added Joe Pesci
Goodfellas
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LTJG Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Anthony Edwards
Top Gun
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Mr. Kesuke Miyagi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
MatthewGill added Pat Morita
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Silent Bob is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Kevin Smith
Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy
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Mater is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Bootsdad added Larry the Cable Guy
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Bumblebee is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Mark Ryan
The Transformers films
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Barf is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
John Candy
Spaceballs
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Flounder is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Cam Clarke, Jason Marin, Parker Goris
The Little Mermaid
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Thing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Christopher Hart
The Addams Family
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Walter Sobchak is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
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Rue is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Amandla Stenberg
The Hunger Games
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Snoopy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
starwarssuperfan added Cliff Edwards
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Doc Holliday is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
wiabux added Dennis Quaid
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Brick Tamland is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
zxray added Steve Carell
Anchorman
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Groot is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
starwarssuperfan added Vin Diesel
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Olaf is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Tom Islava added Josh Gad