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The 25 greatest movie characters of all time have been named

But we've come up with a better list

The 25 greatest movie characters of all time have been named

Someone has done a poll, guys. A movie poll. People have been asked something, and they have answered, and now we have a definitive list because of it. I do not know who decides who gets to be the official decider, but sometimes you’ve just got to accept these thing - sometimes, when an insurance company tells you something about a field in which they have zero expertise, you just have to take it as gospel.

Well thanks then, that at least today’s poll comes from Total Film, and is a poll about films. We’re in the right wheelhouse, at least.

The specific poll? Who is the greatest movie character of all time? Want to know? You can guess extremely easily, but if you’re still stuck, here’s the top 25:

25. The Dude (from The Big Lebowski)

24. Gollum

23. Darth Vader

22. Loki

21. Iron Man

20. R. P. McMurphy (from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest)

19. Harry Potter

18. Spider-Man

17. Maximus Decimus Meridius (from Gladiator)

16. Tyler Durden (from Fight Club)

15. Jules Winnfield (from Pulp Fiction)

14. Michael Corleone (from The Godfather)

13. The Bride (from Kill Bill)

12. Sarah Connor (from The Terminator)

11. Rocky Balboa

10. Princess Leia

9. The Joker

8. Gandalf

7. Hannibal Lecter

6. Travis Bickle (from Taxi Driver)

5. James Bond

4. Ellen Ripley (from Alien)

3. Han Solo

2. Batman

1. Indiana Jones

I mean, sure, it’s a basic list and all, but I guess you can’t really argue with it - they are all great characters. Of course, if I were to write a correct list of the 25 greatest movies characters, it would be entirely different. In fact, it would go something like this:

25. The “Happy the gold jacket’s yours Shooter’s gonna choke” guy from Happy Gilmore

24. The stormtrooper that bangs his head on the door in Star Wars

23. The guy that does all those flips and then gets immediately knocked out in Never Back Down

22. The exploding guy from Big Trouble In Little China

21. The Scorpion King from The Mummy Returns

20. The “Yo mama” guy from Maximum Overdrive

19. The guy who gets knocked out by a ghost in The Dark Knight Rises

18. The “Baaatmaan EEEEHHHH” man from Batman Forever

17. Alex from Sisters

16. Jimmy Two Times from Goodfellas

15. The kid who points to his dick in Back To The Future III

14. Tommy from Tommy Boy

13. Rick Smith, S.W.A.T in Reno 911: Miami

12. Jonesy the cat in Alien

11. Toby Wong in Drive

10. The “Get me OUTTA HERE” woman from Happy Gilmore

9. Zen from Chocolate

8. Peter Pitofski from The Aristocrats

7. Annie Wilkes from Misery

6. That guy that gets cubed in Cube

5. The gorilla in Hollow Man

4. The “weeooopeeeooo” girl from Kung Pow: Enter The Fist

3. Blade from Blade: Trinity

2. Blade from Blade

1. Blade from Blade II obviously


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