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

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2
325 95
Chewbacca is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Chewbacca Peter Mayhew - Star Wars films

3
291 98
Spock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Spock Leonard Nimoy, Zachary Quinto - Star Trek film franchise

4
317 130
Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Samwise Gamgee Sean Astin, Roddy McDowall, Michael Scholes - The Lord of the Rings films

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208 97
Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
physcod added Gandalf Ian McKellen, William Squire

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323 108
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Hermione Granger Emma Watson - The Harry Potter films

7
216 81
Emmett Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Emmett Brown Christopher Lloyd - Back to the Future trilogy

8
248 85
Donkey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Donkey Eddie Murphy, Dean Edwards - Shrek

9
204 119
Doctor Watson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Doctor Watson Ben Kingsley, James Mason, Ian Fleming - The Sherlock Holmes films

10
163 87
Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
zxray added Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding Morgan Freeman - The Shawshank Redemption

11
206 77
Genie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Genie Robin Williams, John Leguizamo - Aladdin

12
216 115
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Ronald Weasley Rupert Grint, Jennifer Saunders - The Harry Potter films

13
163 82
Inigo Montoya is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Inigo Montoya Mandy Patinkin - The Princess Bride

14
144 93
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Scarecrow Ray Bolger, Michael Jackson, Robert Z. Leonard - The Wizard of Oz

15
172 81
Buzz Lightyear is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Buzz Lightyear Tim Allen - The Toy Story films

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126 82
Alfred Pennyworth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
wiabux added Alfred Pennyworth Alan Shearman, Jim Piddock, Michael Gough

17
110 115
Walter Sobchak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Walter Sobchak John Goodman - The Big Lebowski

19
116 87
Silent Bob is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Silent Bob Kevin Smith - Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy

20
173 75
Dory is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Dory Ellen DeGeneres - Finding Nemo

21
114 80
Abu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
carlybobarly added Abu Frank Welker

22
131 88
Mini-Me is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Mini-Me Verne Troyer - The Austin Powers films

23
116 91
Lucius Fox is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Lucius Fox Morgan Freeman - The Dark Knight trilogy

24
97 90
Thing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Thing Christopher Hart - The Addams Family

25
120 96
Robin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Robin Joshua Adams, Alexander Martella, Burt Ward - The Batman franchise

26
92 75
Gromit is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
wiabux added Gromit

27
126 87
Garth Algar is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Garth Algar Dana Carvey - Wayne's World

28
109 78
Will Turner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Will Turner Orlando Bloom - The Pirates of the Caribbean

29
96 47
C-3PO is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
C-3PO Anthony Daniels, Simon Pegg

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139 73
Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Pumbaa Ernie Sabella - The Lion King

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137 75
Timon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Timon Nathan Lane - The Lion King

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119 70
Benjamin Buford
Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue Mykelti Williamson - Forrest Gump

33
127 84
Cameron Frye is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Cameron Frye Alan Ruck - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

34
89 77
Trinity is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Trinity Carrie-Anne Moss - The Matrix trilogy

35
94 78
LTJG Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
LTJG Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw Anthony Edwards - Top Gun

36
66 77
Tommy DeVito is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
zxray added Tommy DeVito Joe Pesci - Goodfellas

37
100 76
Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Sebastian Samuel E. Wright - The Little Mermaid

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71 49
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Hit-Girl Chloƫ Grace Moretz - Kick-Ass

39
66 66
Mater is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Bootsdad added Mater Larry the Cable Guy

40
91 76
Barf is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Barf John Candy - Spaceballs

41
97 81
Bumblebee is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Bumblebee Mark Ryan - The Transformers films

42
85 69
Russell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Russell Jordan Nagai - Up

43
70 64
Doc Holliday is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
wiabux added Doc Holliday Dennis Quaid

44
48 31
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
MatthewGill added Mr. Kesuke Miyagi Pat Morita

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49 72
Brick Tamland is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
zxray added Brick Tamland Steve Carell - Anchorman

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61 74
John
zxray added John "Bluto" Blutarsky John Belushi - Animal House

47
65 72
Flounder is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Flounder Cam Clarke, Jason Marin, Parker Goris - The Little Mermaid

48
70 81
Rue is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Rue Amandla Stenberg - The Hunger Games

49
59 75
Steve Stifler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Steve Stifler Seann William Scott - The American Pie films

50
52 82
Tuco is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Memorable Film Sidekicks Ever
Tuco Eli Wallach - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly