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
396 153
R2-D2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
zxray added Kenny Baker - Star Wars Universe

2
444 134
Chewbacca is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Peter Mayhew - Star Wars films

3
447 177
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
372 134
Spock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Leonard Nimoy, Zachary Quinto - Star Trek film franchise

5
296 137
Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
physcod added Ian McKellen, William Squire

6
452 143
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Emma Watson - The Harry Potter films

7
273 159
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
231 122
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
348 118
Donkey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Eddie Murphy, Dean Edwards - Shrek

10
249 123
Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Christopher Lloyd - Back to the Future trilogy

11
285 102
Genie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Robin Williams, John Leguizamo - Aladdin

12
301 153
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Rupert Grint, Jennifer Saunders - The Harry Potter films

13
231 112
Inigo Montoya is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Mandy Patinkin - The Princess Bride

14
185 124
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
236 103
Buzz Lightyear is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Tim Allen - The Toy Story films

16
169 112
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
198 138
Wilson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Wilson Cast Away

18
133 155
Walter Sobchak is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
John Goodman - The Big Lebowski

19
239 102
Dory is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Ellen DeGeneres - Finding Nemo

20
153 112
Abu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
carlybobarly added Frank Welker

21
162 106
Will Turner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Orlando Bloom - The Pirates of the Caribbean

22
164 131
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
145 127
Silent Bob is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Kevin Smith - Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy

24
166 122
Mini-Me is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Verne Troyer - The Austin Powers films

25
144 69
C-3PO is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Anthony Daniels, Simon Pegg

26
120 123
Thing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Christopher Hart - The Addams Family

27
139 128
Lucius Fox is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Morgan Freeman - The Dark Knight trilogy

28
118 108
Gromit is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
wiabux added

29
190 95
Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Ernie Sabella - The Lion King

30
189 96
Timon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Nathan Lane - The Lion King

31
151 117
Garth Algar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Dana Carvey - Wayne's World

32
150 93
Benjamin Buford
Mykelti Williamson - Forrest Gump

33
156 108
Cameron Frye is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Alan Ruck - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

34
87 104
Tommy DeVito is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
zxray added Joe Pesci - Goodfellas

35
112 110
Trinity is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Carrie-Anne Moss - The Matrix trilogy

36
132 102
Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Samuel E. Wright - The Little Mermaid

37
93 93
Mater is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Bootsdad added Larry the Cable Guy

38
108 108
LTJG Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Anthony Edwards - Top Gun

39
97 78
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Chloƫ Grace Moretz - Kick-Ass

40
117 96
Russell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Jordan Nagai - Up

41
115 106
Barf is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
John Candy - Spaceballs

42
118 112
Bumblebee is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Mark Ryan - The Transformers films

43
84 57
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
MatthewGill added Pat Morita

44
94 97
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
86 94
Doc Holliday is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
wiabux added Dennis Quaid

46
66 100
Brick Tamland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
zxray added Steve Carell - Anchorman

47
94 108
Rue is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Amandla Stenberg - The Hunger Games

48
73 101
John
zxray added John Belushi - Animal House

49
77 103
Steve Stifler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Seann William Scott - The American Pie films

50
63 108
Tuco is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Eli Wallach - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly