Top 10 Greatest Movie CharactersRanking the top 10 greatest movie characters of all time. These are the heroes, villains, and comedians that made our favorite movies into the masterpieces they are. Which film character do you think should top the list?
The Top Ten
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Forrest Gump (1994) is an Epic Phenomenon! The Greatest movie Character of All-time tied with Judah Ben Hur of the Legendary Ben Hur (1959).
Yep. At least my favourite. A simple lovable man intertwined with some of the biggest moments in the 20th century.
Phenomenal Character, Legendary Epic & Breathtaking Masterpiece!
His story is so moving. He went through so much to get Jenny!
monumental performance, what an amazing character
The best complete performance ever, you'll be always missed, Heath
I was voting on the best quote just before this, where I wrote that NO ONE could have played this role better! Such a shame that we've lost Heath Ledger! They should never attempt a Batman with the Joker again - impossible comparison!
It was a hard choice, a lot of these actors stand out in their own way, but Heath Ledger takes the cake.
The same human as Anakin Skywalker but a completely different person, Darth Vader is one of the most well-known, well-written, badass, and fleshed-out villains of all time.
Darth Vader is arguably the most iconic movie villain of all time. Everyone in the Empire is afraid of him except for the Emperor and Grand Moff Tarkin. James Earl Jones successfully provides the unforgettable voice of Darth Vader. Not to forget the major plot twist "No, I am your father..."
Darth Vader is probably the most iconic movie character ever! He represents evil and he's just kickass in the first three movies, besides, he says one the most famous lines in movie history (No, I am your father).
No-one can top Darth Vader probably because of his famous line " Luke I am your father also how he is a part of the biggest icons ever the star wars trilogy and how he is so hard core
" I am your Father"
The picture of him alone is all you need to recognize him and the film.
Marlon Brando was a fantastic actor and was perfect in this role. He should be higher, this role was some of the greatest acting in any movie. Actually number should be every characer played by Marlon Brando.
Marlon Brando is such a great actor, especially in gangster/mobster movies. He's a classic.
Marlon Brando was the best ever
This character started most of the action that's in films today.
These characters ahead of 007, don't deserve to be here, he could kick there ass any day.
007 is one of the best characters ever, he should be in the top ten ahead of Heath Ledgers joker.
Why isn't connery, moore, or brosnan here! Craig is the stalest bond ever!
Definitely the greatest in all its incarnations.
Why are you not voting for me, Clarice?
Are you serious?!?! Why is Hannibal Lecter #24?! Hopkins and Ledger should be rivaling or the top spot. Come on now. Hannibal wasn't even the main antagonist of Silence of the Lambs, yet he stole the spotlight and will forever be the face of that movie.
Hannibal Lector is an incredible, psychopathic and clever character the fact that he is only number 10 is very surprising and weird, also the way he is a psychiatrist makes him an even more dangerous man, in my opinion he truly is the ultimate movie character
Come on! He's the most famous cannibal of all time! This thriller made him truly a superstar. He's intelligent and also very dangerous. I believe that he, after the joker in the batman series, is the best villain ever.
Captain Jack Sparrow has every personality trait you could possibly want: Intelligence, shrewdness, being cocky, and of course, being hilarious
The look of this character is so great, and the sense of humor in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies are unbelievably good :')
Come on now, it's Captain Jack Sparrow, I don't see any characters here outwitting jack or getting the better of him in a conversation.
Best movie character of all time. He's funny, he was a action star and he is awesome.
What is he doing down HERE! 5th? He should be 1st! (Much better than all of the above)
Indiana Jones is the classic movie hero! OBVIOUSLY he should be number one! The only people that I think could compete with Indiana Jones himself are Vito Corleone and Darth Vader.
No no NO, orlando bloom will turner, don't make me laugh, the worst list ever, at least Indiana jones is in it
If adventure had a name... It would be Indiana Jones! Harrison Ford did an amazing job with such an amazing kick-butt character!
Han Solo is the coolest character in Star Wars. He is also the second most impactful Star Wars Character beaten only by Darth Vader. Harrison Ford does a spectacular performance for Han Solo
Money smuggler that became a hero!
How is Indiana Jones higher, he's better in Star Wars.
No. 7?! That's crazy! He should be 1. Why? Cause he's cool.
How is this behind so many clowns?
Most iconic character ever.
Missing this one is a joke.
Travis Bickle than the boring joker in TDK
He can be a little insensitive but he's good at heart.
He literally brought a franchise to life and should be much higher
I'm sorry but 59! Tony Stark is the most charismatic, funniest, and best super hero character of ALL time. This guy is just amazing and to see cartoon characters ahead of him is just insulting. Epic character!
Tony so does not deserve being 20th :( he is the most charismatic, attractive, the funniest character ever!
I love Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, in my opinion he will always be number 1
Say hello to my little friend
NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF ****ING COCK-A-ROACHES!
Love the way he pronounces it
How is The Joker (as amazing and captivating Heath's performance was) above the absolute GREATEST movie criminals ever.
Six words will forever keep his place in cinematic history.
What? Why is Sarah Connor higher than the Terminator, Sarah's a good character, but come on, it's the Terminator, I think he should be at least in the Top 10
The most 'Frightening Cyborg' ever. It wouldn't cease, until it reached its Target.
T-1000 is metal oil water robot programe dead to John Connor. T-1000 is gread power, his opponent to T-800. T-1000 is not limited power.
crazy and he's good at it but not the 3ed movie that movie was BAD!
Norman bates was based off a real life serial killer named Ed Gein, who was also the inspiration for leatherface in the Texas chainsaw massacre, and buffalo bill in the silence of the lambs. although, ed gein never wore a body suit out of people's skin, he did wear a mask out of leather which was the inspiration for leatherface.
One of the scariest characters in cinema history.
Norman made you hate, emphasize, and fear all the nerds guys.
Homer Simpson will forever be the King of Cartoons. He is absolutely hilarious, and he can manage that without being super inappropriate or sex jokes. (We're looking at you, Family Guy. ) The Joker wasn't that great. He did an above average job on the character, besides The Joker isn't supposed to creep you out and give you nightmares, he's supposed to have a cartoony feel.
He is the funniest guy going around. Long live the Simpsons movie and may there be a sequel.
He's animated, for crying out loud! At least the five ahead of him are real roles that required acting and not just a voice over. Hannibal Lecter not in the top five is just wrong. Watch Silence of the Lambs and then just try to forget him!
Spider pig, spider pig does whatever a spider pig does
15 that is way too high for her I found this series and the character overrated There are characters way better than her: Hermione Granger, Finnick Odair,Clove, Cato, Harry Potter, Severus Snape, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Legolas, Gandalf, and much more. Let me guess I am getting hate for offending your precious character and book just go read Battle Royal which The Hunger Games just ripped off
She should be higher than this she is an inspirational character and always tries to do the right thing.
You really feel what she's going through, yet you can't help but cheer when she makes it. What a spirit! What an incredible character!
Katniss is the best heroine! She shows the girls can fight!
Michael Corleone should ranked far higher than 18. He is one of the greatest characters in cinematic history. He was the don.
The absolute greatest, clever character
Best character in the best movie!
HE SPENT 19 YEARS IN JAIL AND HE DIDN'T EVEN DO IT. What a remarkable movie.
How can people forget Andy the central character of most rated movie..he taught us the value of hop and patience...20 years in prison and the legendary prison break oh that's so cool..a man who has patience and positive attitude can do anything..thanks to Tim Robbins he made this character great..I miss Marty mcfly in the list.
Not quite for the reason you think. While Jules is credibly scary and intimidating, certainly more competent than his useless buddy Vincent, he's also smart enough to think outside the box.
In fact, Jules has the best development out of all the characters in the movie. Over time, he develops a conscience and decides that being a mob boss' thug just isn't for him. Best of all? He faced down a restaurant robber without firing a single shot.
Wow only 0.2%... The problem with this is that very less people have seen 'Pulp Fiction' Jules is one of the most humorous and iconic characters of all time... Shame on this list... He should at least get a spot in Top 10
The Joker and Han Solo are fantastic, but Jules is still the best. You read the bible, Ringo?
I can't help but quote this guy in any conversation I have - the classic is 'I don't remember asking you a damn thing! '
Love you Bruce Wayne.. And don't mind this list, because v know you r the best, other than Tony stark
Only one who can challenge joker
We sure got Batman with an English accent now!
Unrelenting emotion and vigor in rags.
The original man with no name, brought to life by Toshiro Mifune's hyperactive and electrifying performance.
He's basically a philosopher. Everything he say takes some time to process, but once it sinks in, it really changes you. Also, he's not just a character but a figment of "Jack's" imagination.
I'm a huge joker fan, but surely this character must be in top5... Brad Pitt at his best
He is the best movie character because everyone wants to look like him he is the ultimate movie character
This badass deserves to be in top 5
You know the difference between you and me? I make this look good.
WILL SMITH WILL SMITH WILL SMITH
I know he originated from a book (fantastic in there) but the portrayal by Daniel Radcliffe was fantastic and he fits the character perfectly and the whole premise of the character and growing up with him and rising up to destiny. He should be higher in my opinion.
Harry Potter's personality is one of the best things about the movie. He is brave, nice, smart and cute. He risked his life more than just once. I remember him saving ron and another girl in the goblet of fire.
What's the difference between the Harry in the book and the movies? There's another Top Tens, and in that one (for the books I guess? ) Harry was #2... But still, he's really sweet and a HERO!
Yea he is good... good character, good person, good spells, good charms, GREAT LIFE
"Don't wash your dirty underwear in public." I love that line.
JACK NICKOLSONS BEST PREFORMENACE MY FAVORITE MOVIE
Very few other female leads kick butt as Sigourney Weaver did in the Aliens series. Should have won the Oscar in '87.
Allthough lord of the rings is my fave film series ellen ripley is the most kick ass hero of all time, stronger than most male heros,
GET AWAY FROM HER YOU BIT*H
Easily enough one of the most iconic horror film characters.
He may have the highest kill count in Horror, but he's not all bad. He just loves his mother.
I've heard his hockey mask is a detroit red wings mask.
Noble and strong-willed, a good example of Kurosawa's feminism.
A noble and strong-willed princess who sort of acts like a female Toshiro Mifune.
One of the best animated characters ever!
woody is good but I like buzz better
He can slide down a railing while shooting five arrows, OH YES.
The lord of the rings knocks the pirates of the carribean's socks off!
YES OH MY GOD YES
He is a great person why?
1. He has Lego in his name and I love Lego!
2. He never dies well he survives almost anything
3. he can whoop some butt of the enemies in the movie franchise
4. I like his bone and arrows 0_0
This scruffy, plucky loser scoundrel, who can go from deadly to adorable in the blink of an eye, makes me laugh harder than any character in a straight-up comedy ever could. Despite all the crimes he's committed, we also sympathise with his plight and are so fascinated by how much he can endure that he end up kind of wanting him to win in the end. He's very easy to empathise with.
If you're likewise feisty and a bit awkward, then he's probably the character in a Spaghetti Western you'll end up relating to the most.
Furthermore, he redefined the Mexican Bandito character for a new generation as a sympathetic figure rather than merely a Malicious one.
Hot-headed, temperamental, manipulative, cunning, desperate, animalistic, yet tenacious, goofy, charming, absurdly energetic, absolutely hilarious, and with sort of a warm and welcoming aura about him, this is one of the most interesting movie characters you'll ever see.
Tuco always bounces back. He will always find a way. That is why we love him.!
Furthermore, all the greatest movie characters are tough and they're winners. I think that the likeable, relatable losers deserve their place on the top instead.
In fact, without Tuco, the movie would not be the cinematic masterpiece it is. He gave the movie a soul.
Now who doesn't think Robert here did a great job as Freddy? I say no one, especially not Jackie can play Freddy. Robert forever :-)
No one can ever play Freddy as good as Mr. Englund did because he played the role so good people get nightmares without seeing the movie.
Who the bleep thought bleeping mamas boy is better then me!
Freddy truly is your worst nightmare.
73? You are out of your element.
Huh? R you crazy? He should be number 1.. Live long the legend and where r the hobbits and gandalf?
Yeah, down here with all the other great rejects that nobody remember
The best movie character ever, from the Rocky series.
how the hell is he on 74. he must be in top 10
Keanu played Neo really well.
Nei should use ones and zeros to go to one
Mister Anderson...nice suit, mine matches
I was torn between joker, Forrest Gump, and Homer Simpson, but you have to give credit to Keanu Reeves for finally finding a role that actually suits him.
One of the most terrifying characters of all time
He is godlike.
A teenager who beats, rapes, and murders innocent people but does it for a living. He has a lust for life because of it.
Seriously? I had to put him on now? This guys role made the movies. Especially the first. How did orlando blooms legolas make it over gandalf?!
A wizard is never late, he arrives only when he mean to.. And on this list the wizard arrived on 72? Come on! You were supposed to tell his position not his age
I love joker so much. But I think GAndalf the grey is the best character for me
Ian McKellen is so sexy!
Sexiest and most badass movie prostitute ever
"Now you know why they call me Dirty Harry: every dirty job that comes along."
He’s (hands down) the best monster in history. Better than any other stupid monsters. GODZILLA IS THE REAL KING OF THE MONSTERS!
Funny character best in scary movie series
Funniest movie character ever!