Criteria: Hero - One who shows great courage, valor, bravery, self sacrifice, in the face of danger or injustice, and who is admired for their noble qualities and achievements. These movie characters best demonstrate the 'heroic' nature.
1 James Bond - James Bond Series
Royal Navy Commander James Bond is a fictional character created by British journalist and novelist Ian Fleming in 1953. He is the protagonist of the James Bond series of novels, films, comics and video games.
How can you argue against 007? He is just too good, he could fill this entire list.
2 Clarice Starling - The Silence of the Lambs
the best thing about starling (besides that shes hot) is that she has a backstory that explains the reason for her crusade
3 Han Solo - Star Wars
Han Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, portrayed in films by Harrison Ford. In the original film trilogy, Han and his co-pilot, Chewbacca, become involved in the Rebel Alliance which opposes the Galactic Empire.
Han Solo is the rebel of the galaxy. Whether he shot first or not he's just awesome. I mean come on. He's so cool that he can date his bet friend's sister and he doesn't care. We all love him and he knows.
I loved him. My favorite line was 'I can arrange that' after Princess Leia said 'I'd rather kiss a Wookie'.
4 Will Turner - Pirates of the Caribbean
William "Will" Turner is a fictional character and main protagonist in the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films.
Will Turner is by far the most heroic character Orlando Bloom has played. And the fact that his wife stayed faithful to him is an added bonus. Also the fact that his son saved him. I guess the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree.
5 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.
6 Ellen Ripley - Alien
Ellen Louise Ripley is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Alien film series played by American actress Sigourney Weaver.
7 Rocky Balboa - Rocky Series
8 Batman - Dark Knight Trilogy
9 Ash - Evil Dead
10 Oskar Schindler - Schindler's List
11 John Rambo - Rambo Series
John James Rambo is a fictional character in the Rambo saga. He first appeared in the 1972 novel First Blood by David Morrell, but later became more famous as the protagonist of the film series, in which he was played by Sylvester Stallone.
12 John McClane - Die Hard Series
John McClane is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Die Hard film series. He is portrayed by Bruce Willis.
13 Spider-Man - Spider-Man
Spider-Man is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics existing in its shared universe.
14 The Bride - Kill Bill
15 Agent J - Men in Black
Agent J is a fictional MIB agent in the film Men in Black, its sequels Men in Black II and Men in Black 3, and Men in Black: The Series.
16 Edward Cullen - Twilight
17 Martin Riggs - Lethal Weapon Series
18 Legolas - Lord of the Rings
Legolas is a character in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. He is a Sindarin Elf of the Woodland Realm and one of nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring.
Throughout the films you start to wonder why he couldn't fight this war himself. I mean, he can take down a giant elephant without a beat of sweat on his forehead. He's just so perfect.
19 Gandhi - Gandhi
20 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.
Aragorn may have no political background, but he does give out some truly moving speeches.
21 Wesley Gibson - Wanted
You can't get more heroic then Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) disposing of a warehouse full of bad guys including the worst of the worst, Sloan (Morgan Freeman)
22 Neo - The Matrix
Neo is the main protagonist of the Matrix franchise created by the Wachowskis and portrayed by Keanu Reeves.
23 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.
I HATE it when Luke is overshadowed by Han.
Come on people!
24 John H. Miller - Saving Private Ryan
25 T.E. Lawrence - Lawrence of Arabia
26 James T. Kirk - Star Trek Franchise
Number thirty-four? As much as I love Will Turner in the top five, this guy should be in the top ten. I've not seen Chris Pine in action, but William Shatner is pretty dang good.
Whoops. My bad. Twenty-seven.
27 Superman - Superman: The Movie
28 Harry Potter - Harry Potter Franchise
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.
29 Django Freeman - Django Unchained
30 RoboCop - RoboCop Series
RoboCop is a fictional Detroit robotically enhanced police officer designated as OCP Crime Prevention Unit 001 in the film series of the same name.
31 Sidney Prescott - Scream
32 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.
33 Batman - Tim Burton's Batman
34 Iron Man - Iron Man
Iron Man is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, as well as its associated media. The character was created by writer and editor Stan Lee, developed by scripter Larry Lieber, and designed by artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby. He made his first appearance ...read more.
35 Frodo Baggins - The Lord of the Rings
Frodo Baggins is a fictional character and is the main protagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings. He was a Hobbit of the Shire during the Third Age. He was also a Ring-bearer, a best friend to Samwise Gamgee, and one of the three Hobbits who sailed from Middle-earth to the Uttermost ...read more.
36 Chief Brody - Jaws
37 Sarah Connor - The Terminator
38 Gord - Freddy Got Fingered
39 Bilbo Baggins - The Hobbit
Bilbo Baggins is the title character and protagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit, as well as a supporting character in The Lord of the Rings.
Bilbo started out as someone who wouldn't go on an adventure for all the gold in Erebor. (No pun intended) Then he evolved into a great hero who would die for his friends, and he pretty much saves everyone in Thorin's company without any thought of himself.
40 Sgt. Nicholas Angel - Hot Fuzz
41 Baby - Baby Driver