1 The Joker - The Dark Knight
The Joker is a fictional super villain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940) published by DC Comics. Credit for the Joker's creation is disputed; Kane and Robinson claimed responsibility for the Joker's design, ...read more.
No character besides maybe Bane, provokes so much emotion than Heath Ledger's Joker does.
2 Tony Montana - Scarface
Antonio Raimundo "Tony" Montana is a fictional character and the villain protagonist of the 1983 film Scarface.
Everybody wants to live like Tony. - Hernandez1614
3 Darth Vader - Star Wars
Darth Vader was the original dark lord for Star Wars. Darth Vader ruled with both fear and aggression. Originally Anakin Skywalker a young Jedi who was then seduced by the dark side of the force by Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious. Vader had his limbs cut off by his jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi leaving ...read more.
Who hasn't done a Darth Vader impression once in their life - Hernandez1614
4 Vito Corleone - The Godfather
Vito Andolini Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather and in Francis Ford Coppola's film series based on the novel, where he was portrayed by Marlon Brando in The Godfather and, as a young man, by Robert De Niro in The Godfather Part II.
5 Hannibal Lecter - Silence of The Lambs
Dr. Hannibal Lecter is a character in a series of suspense novels by Thomas Harris. Lecter was introduced in the 1981 thriller novel Red Dragon as a forensic psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer.
6 Alex- A Clockwork Orange
Let's hope none of us follow in this kid's footsteps one day. he's a rapist for gosh sakes!
7 Michael Myers - Halloween
Michael Myers is a character from the Halloween series of slasher films. He first appears in John Carpenter's Halloween as a young boy who murders his older sister, then fifteen years later returns home to murder more teenagers. ...read more.
Leather face and Norman Bates may have left their mark. But Michael Myers revolutionized it, he made the slasher genre what it is, and kickstarted the slasher craze of the 80's (even though the movie came out in 1978). There is no other horror movie icon as important or influential as Michael Myers.
One of if not THE innovator of the slasher genre. - Hernandez1614
8 King King - King Kong
Monsters can be villains. Only difference, no talk just destruction. - Hernandez1614
9 Ripley- Alien
I love all of them but Ripley is so cool. I can't ignore her. Ellen Ripley was the first female hero and she's still the first! - Alexandr
One of the first true heroines. - Hernandez1614
10 Forrest Gump - Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump is a fictional character who first appears in the 1986 novel by Winston Groom. Forrest Gump also appeared on screen in the 1994 film of the same name directed by Robert Zemeckis.
11 Katniss Everdeen - The Hunger Games
Katniss Everdeen is a fictional character and the protagonist of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. She is portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence in the film adaptation franchise.
12 Alex Forrest- Fatal Attraction
I need to be more careful of who I'm engaged with. especially when it comes to marridge!
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13 Travis Bickle - Taxi Driver
Travis Bickle, a 26-year-old honorably discharged U.S. Marine, is a lonely, depressed young man living on his own in New York City. He becomes a taxi driver to cope with his chronic insomnia, driving passengers every night around the city's boroughs. He also spends time in porn theaters and keeps a ...read more.
14 Harry Potter - Harry Potter
Harry James Potter is the title character of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. The majority of the books' plot covers seven years in the life of the orphan Potter, who, on his eleventh birthday, learns he is a wizard.
15 Harry Callahan - Dirty Harry
16 Rocky Balboa - Rocky
17 Indiana Jones - Raiders of the Lost Ark
Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr., often shortened to "Indy", is the title character of the Indiana Jones franchise.
18 John McClane - Die Hard
John McClane is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Die Hard film series. He is portrayed by Bruce Willis.
I was shocked when didn't see him on the list. The first Die Hard movie inspired so many other films. I can call more than 200 rip offs. McClane is cool, always has been and always will be. Superb franchise! - Alexandr
19 Alice - Resident Evil
Some people hate her, some people love her but the truth is that Alice is memorable and influential. I love the way she kicks asses - Alexandr
20 Popeye Doyle - The French Connection
21 Regan MacNeil - The Exorcist
Regan Teresa MacNeil is a fictional character from William Peter Blatty's horror novel and film adaptation The Exorcist as a supporting character and its first sequel, Exorcist II: The Heretic and the sequel television series, The Exorcist, as one of the main protagonists in season one. In both films, ...read more.
This just proves that non scary things like little girls can sometimes be the scarriest.
22 Rambo - First Blood
23 Jack Torrance - The Shining
John Daniel Edward "Jack" Torrance is the main antagonist of Stephen King's horror novel The Shining.
24 Howard Beale - Network
This is without a doubt the movie with the greatest performances of all time. Peter Finch's Howard Beale won him an Oscar and inspired many other actors.
25 Gordon Gekko - Wall Street
26 Harry Caul - The Conversation
27 Bree Daniel - Klute
28 Frank Booth - Blue Velvet
29 Martin Riggs - Lethal Weapon
Crazy, interesting, brave guy with cool sense of humor. Riggs kicked ass and was/is a very memorable character - Alexandr
30 Clarice Starling - The Silence of the Lambs
Not only Dr. Hannibal Lecter was popular and influential but Clarice as well. Jodie Foster portrayed her so well - Alexandr
31 Alex Murphy - RoboCop
He's kinda like jesus. a guy who is killed and gets ressurected. only difference, this jesus shoots rapists in the penis!
32 Leeloo - The Fifth Element
33 Terminator - The Terminator
The Terminator (Known as the T-800, or Cyberdyne Systems Model 101) is the titular fictional autonomous cyborg from the Terminator franchise portrayed by both Arnold Schwarzenegger and numerous actor stand-ins digitally overlayed with Schwarzenegger's likeness. ...read more.
34 Benjamin Braddock - The Graduate
35 Mrs. Robinson - The Graduate
36 Gandalf - The Lord of The Rings
Gandalf the Grey, later known as Gandalf the White, is a fictional character and one of the protagonists in J. R. R. Tolkien's novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He was an Istar, sent by the West in the Third Age to combat the threat of Sauron, as well as leader of the Fellowship of the Ring ...read more.
37 Samwise Gamgee - The Lord of The Rings
Samwise Gamgee, known as Sam, was a Hobbit of the Shire. He was Frodo Baggins' gardener and best friend. Sam proved himself to be Frodo's closest and most dependable companion, the most loyal of the Fellowship of the Ring, and also played a necessary role in protecting Frodo and destroying the One Ring. ...read more.
38 Neo - The Matrix
Neo is the main protagonist of the Matrix franchise created by the Wachowskis and portrayed by Keanu Reeves.
One word: DUHH