My 10 Favorite Movies Characters of All Time

Last updated: April 24th, 2013

Favorite is a factor of many things. Probably mostly a factor of most memorable and most likable. Maybe a bit of most interesting or most quirky. Maybe a bit of best hero.



Rank Character Images Movie(IMDB) Actor/Actress Images Other Memorable Roles
Most Memorable / Likable
1. Indiana Jones Indiana Jones Harrison Ford Hans Solo
2. Mary Poppins Mary Poppins Julie Andrews Maria (Sound of Music)
3. Forrest Gump Forrest Gump Tom Hanks
4. Ferris Bueller Ferris Bueller's Day Off Matthew Broderick
Most Memorable / Interesting
4. Dr. Emmett Brown Back to the Future Christopher Lloyd
5. Willy Wonka Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Gene Wilder
6. Peter Hook Robin Williams
Most Charming / Interesting
7. Sherlock Sherlock Holmes Robert Downey Jr Tony Stark (Iron Man)
8. Bret Maverick Maverick Mel Gibson William Wallace (Braveheart)
Best Hero
9. Wong Fei Hung Once Upon a Time in China Jet Li
10. Ellen Ripley Aliens Sigourney Weaver
Bonus Alice Resident Evil Milla Jovovich Leeloo (The Fifth Element)
What List would be complete without villains?
Character Images Movie(IMDB) Actor/Actress Images Other Memorable Roles
Agent Smith The Matrix Hugo Weaving
T-1000 Terminator 2: Judgment Day Robert Patrick
Freddy Krueger A Nightmare on Elm Street Robert Englund
Darth Maul Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Ray Park

Not on the list:

  • Gandalf, Rocky Balboa, The Godfather, (Yoda, Boba Fett, Darth Vader), (Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Rubeus Hagrid), (Data, Sloth, Chunk (Goonies)), hannibal Lecter, The Wicked Witch Of The West, Frank Bannister (the Frighteners), Ace Ventura, Marty McFly (Back to the Future), Joker (The Dark Knight), Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Ash (Evil Dead 2), Morpheus (The Matrix), Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Carribean), Magneto (X-Men), Buddy (Elf), Austin Powers, Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man), Hit Girl (Kick Ass), Van Wilder, Howard The Duck

Recent changes RSS feed