One of the best elements about movies are the characters. Characters make quite the impact in movie history.
Movies have been released into the theaters for over a century. Audiences have been given the chance to meet and fall in love with enthralling, believable, action characters who they will cherish until the end of time.
Whether animated or live-action a list of favorite characters could go on forever. Not every character are people to look up to but it's their message that leaves an impact. Bravery does not mean a person who is a stoic warrior. Bravery has several different definitions. How do these 10 best movie characters answer that?
Instead of making you read this article all day, we’ve trimmed this article down to the top 10 best movie characters in cinema history.
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Top 10 Popular Movie Characters in Cinema History
10. Edna Mode from The Incredibles
Remember the short, snarky, and confident woman who gives Mr. Incredible and his family the crime-fighting suits they need for battle?
A very eccentric woman, fans instantly latched on to Edna’s personality craving more scenes with her. Tell her she’s the best and Edna knows it.
Now you wish you could have Edna’s confidence. She comes through the Incredible family offering support, in her own way and continues to save the day. Mistakes are made but that doesn’t mean you have to glue yourself to the past. Moving on is what you can do best.
9. Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family
Raised in a strange and eccentric family, Wednesday Addams is always quick with a snarky comment. Wednesday is more than okay with who she is. She loves her family. However, Wednesday hates anything normal like the thought about even attending summer camp.
Some movie characters are people to look up to or the opposite way around. With Wednesday, her confidence is a trait to be admired. And you’ll get a kick out of everything she says. If only you had Wednesday's impressive quick thinking.
8. Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride
“Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” – Inigo Montoya Inigo Montoya is easily one of the best characters in The Princess Bride. He is out to avenge his father’s killer.
He never gives up even when wounded. inigo teaches viewers to stand up for what we love. We may not get what we want in a timely manner, but with patience and confidence, our desires will come true.
That is a hero. Sure, we may lose our pathways but we will never lose ourselves. It all depends on how you view the world and a situation.
7. Gromit from Wallace and Gromit
At first glance, Gromit may look like a normal dog. He’s perfectly capable of driving a car, knitting, and even saving his beloved and yet dim-witted master from all sorts of danger. He cannot speak but says so much through his expressive eyes.
Hard-headed, strict, and a dog who sticks to a routine, Gromit is not afraid to show that he has a heart of gold. He is genuine and takes care of his master, Wallace, even when he drives him to the brink of insanity. No matter the cause, Gromit’s message to audiences is stand up for who you love with utmost confidence.
Gromit really comes through as a hero in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. You can always count on Gromit to save the day.
6. Harry Potter from Harry Potter
Harry Potter has been famous in the wizarding world from the moment he was a baby. Having been cursed by an evil wizard, Harry is constantly on the run as he is trying to live a normal life while studying at Hogwarts for Witches and Wizards.
Harry has not grown up in a stable home nor guardians who even so much as like him. Even after facing death more than ten times Harry still has a confident heart. He will lead anyone to rescue.
Fans rave about the famous wizard. Harry Potter may not make all the right decisions but in the end, he does what is best for his friends, his school, teachers, and himself.
5. George Bailey from It’s a Wonderful Life
Did you ever have a moment in your life where you wish you were never born? That is the worst wish you could ever think of. George Bailey wishes the inevitable upon himself and witnesses the awful consequences of how his life and the people around him would have turned out if he wasn’t born.
George Bailey is a kind man but when he is pushed too far he goes on a rampage. That’s normal. Life is not perfect. It’s all based on how we view our lives. With a little help from a friend, George takes advantage of each day to the fullest. Be thankful for what you have.
4. E.T. from E.T.
Aliens are always so fun to see on the big screen. E.T has a big heart. After crash landing on earth, E.T. hides with a family until he can get back home. Learning how the human world works, E.T. discovers various items in a comedic fashion. It’s hard not to laugh at his scenes.
E.T. makes a promise to the people who helped hide him. Depending on how far we are from friends and family we will always be here for one another in some way. We have to use our instincts and some clever abilities in our everyday life. Don’t be afraid to be different.
3. Sam Dawson from i am Sam
An autistic man is put in a difficult situation Left to raise his own daughter on his own, Sam is at risk of losing her in a custody battle. Sam teaches us that we cannot judge people with mental disabilities at first glance.
Sam’s relationship with his daughter is something to be admired. We can all love. He may not be a smart man, but he is here for the people he loves when needed. Sam’s story is emotional and beautiful. Every being in the world can make an impact.
2. Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird
Defending a black man, Tom Robinson, in the 1960s already has Atticus in a tough spot. And yet he is a respectable, kind and genuine human being pointing out solid facts to get Tom Robinson home to his family.
A single parent to Jem and Scout, he teaches them about respect and loyalty and learning to walk in other's shoes. Atticus Finch is a true figure to look up to. Life will not go the way you expect, especially in changing society. Be kind to others and don’t judge someone too quickly. You never know the battles a person is facing.
1. Forrest Gump from Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump has quite the story to tell. He has been through a lot in life. Still, the negative events such a war, death, and insults never turned him into a vile man. Not the smartest man, Forrest teaches the audience how to look on the bright side.
Forrest has had a positive impact on many people, even turning their lives around to something better. He is supportive and is there when people need him. His story is moving.
Damn…lots of great characters I still want to add…Chris Gardner from The Pursuit of Happyness…Andy Dufresne from The Shawshank Redemption, can to add…Andy Dufresne vs Forrest Gump? which character you much like?
Who are the best movie characters of all time in your mind?