Top Ten Movie Protagonists

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The Top Ten

1 Luke Skywalker - Star Wars Luke Skywalker - Star Wars Luke Skywalker is a fictional character appearing as the central protagonist of the original film trilogy, and as a supporting character in the sequel trilogy of the Star Wars universe created by George Lucas.
2 Mulan - Mulan Mulan - Mulan Fa Mulan, a character inspired by an actual historic figure is a character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 36th animated feature film Mulan, as well as its sequel Mulan II.
3 Marty McFly - Back to the Future Marty McFly - Back to the Future Martin "Marty" Seamus McFly is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the Back to the Future trilogy.

He's hilarious! - TheFourthWorld

4 Indiana Jones - Indiana Jones Indiana Jones - Indiana Jones Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr., often shortened to "Indy", is the title character of the Indiana Jones franchise.
5 Rey - Star Wars Rey - Star Wars Rey is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed by British actress Daisy Ridley. First appearing as the central character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey is a scavenger who was left behind on the planet Jakku when she was a child, and later becomes involved with the Resistance's ...read more.
6 Ferris Bueller - Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ferris Bueller - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
7 Aragorn - Lord of the Rings Aragorn - Lord of the Rings Aragorn II, the son of Arathorn II and Gilraen, is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium and is one of the main protagonists of The Lord of the Rings. He was a great ranger and warrior, and as Isildur's heir he bore the shards of Narsil, reforged and renamed Andúril, in the War ...read more.
8 Forrest Gump - Forrest Gump 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.
9 Optimus Prime - Transformers Optimus Prime - Transformers Optimus Prime is a fictional character from the Transformers franchise. Optimus Prime is consistently depicted as having strong moral character, excellent leadership, and sound decision-making skills, and possesses brilliant military tactics, powerful martial arts, and advanced alien weaponry.
10 Captain Jack Sparrow - Pirates of the Caribbean Captain Jack Sparrow - Pirates of the Caribbean Captain Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. He is a pirate in the film series.

He became the lead character AFTER the first film, a big mistake. Yes, Johnny Depp is great as Captain Jack Sparrow, but, he was best as a supporting character in the first film. - PanteraForever

The Contenders

11 Deadpool - Deadpool Deadpool - Deadpool Deadpool is a fictional antihero created by Marvel who appears in their comics. Deadpool's first appearance was in New Mutants #98 by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza in February of 1991. His powers include self-healing and super strength. He is regarded as one of the funniest characters in comics due ...read more.
12 Wonder Woman - Wonder Woman Wonder Woman - Wonder Woman Wonder Woman is a fictional superhero created by William Moulton Marston and Harry G. Peter, appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character is a founding member of the Justice League, a goddess, and Ambassador-at-Large of the Amazon people. In her homeland, the island nation ...read more.
13 Shrek - Shrek Shrek - Shrek Shrek is a character debuting in the 2001 animated movie of the same name. The popular franchise has 4 films and the character himself has become recognizable to people of all ages. He has since spawned into what is most likely the most widely recognized internet meme to ever come into the world.
14 Woody - Toy Story Woody - Toy Story Sheriff Woody Pride is a fictional character in the Toy Story franchise. He is voiced by Tom Hanks in all of the feature-length and short films and by Jim Hanks in video games and shorts. He is a stuffed cowboy character that leads the other toys in adventures in the movies. His facial features are ...read more.
15 Harry Potter - Harry Potter 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.
16 Edward Scissorhands - Edward Scissorhands Edward Scissorhands - Edward Scissorhands
17 Star Lord - Guardians of the Galaxy
18 Tony Stark - Iron Man Tony Stark - Iron Man
19 Katniss Everdeen - The Hunger Games 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.
20 Maximus - Gladiator
21 Joker - Full Metal Jacket
22 Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski - The Big Lebowski
23 Jordan Belfort - The Wolf of Wall Street
24 Tony Montana - Scarface Tony Montana - Scarface Antonio Raimundo "Tony" Montana is a fictional character and the villain protagonist of the 1983 film Scarface.
25 Travis Bickle - Taxi Driver 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.
26 Billy Costigan - The Departed
27 Jake LaMotta - Raging Bull
28 John H Miller - Saving Private Ryan
29 John McClane - Die Hard 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.
30 William Wallace - Braveheart William Wallace - Braveheart William Wallace was a freedom fighter and a Scottish Commander during the first Scottish wars of Independence.
31 Steve Rogers - Captain America: The Winter Soldier
32 Scott Lang - Ant Man Scott Lang - Ant Man
33 Stephen Strange - Doctor Strange Stephen Strange - Doctor Strange
34 Bruce Wayne - Batman Begins Bruce Wayne - Batman Begins Bruce Wayne is a fictional character appearing in the American comic books published by DC Comics. He is a wealthy American playboy, philanthropist, and owner of Wayne Enterprises. After witnessing the murder of his parents Dr. Thomas Wayne and Martha Wayne as a child, Bruce swore vengeance against ...read more.

- Batman Begins

35 Ned Kelly - Ned Kelly
36 Michael Corleone - The Godfather Part II Michael Corleone - The Godfather Part II Michael Corleone is the main character in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather and the three films based upon it, all directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
37 Gru - Despicable Me Gru - Despicable Me Felonius Gru is the main character of Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, and Despicable Me 3, alongside Mel and a minor character in Minions.
38 Caesar - Planet of the Apes Franchise Caesar - Planet of the Apes Franchise
39 Wolverine - Logan Wolverine - Logan Wolverine is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly associated with the X-Men. His powers and abilities include a healing factor and his signature adamantium claws and adamantium skeleton.
40 Spider-Man - Spider-Man 2
41 Simba - The Lion King Simba - The Lion King Simba is a fictional character who appears in Disney's The Lion King franchise. Introduced in Walt Disney Animation's 32nd animated feature film The Lion King (1994), the character subsequently appears in its sequels The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998) and The Lion King 1½ (2004).
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