AFI's 100 Heroes and Villains

Heroes

  1. Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  2. Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  3. James Bond in Dr. No
  4. Rick Blaine in Casablanca (1942)
  5. Will Kane in High Noon (1952)
  6. Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  7. Rocky Balboa in Rocky (1976)
  8. Ellen Ripley in Aliens (1986)
  9. George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
  10. T.E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  11. Jefferson Smith in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  12. Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  13. Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List (1993)
  14. Han Solo in Star Wars (1977)
  15. Norma Rae Webster in Norma Rae
  16. Shane in Shane
  17. Harry Callahan in Dirty Harry
  18. Robin Hood in The Adventures of Robin Hood
  19. Virgil Tibbs in In the Heat of the Night
  20. Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  21. Mahatma Gandhi in Gandhi
  22. Spartacus in Spartacus
  23. Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954)
  24. Thelma Dickerson & Louise Sawyer in Thelma & Louise (1991)
  25. Lou Gehrig in The Pride of the Yankees
  26. Superman in Superman (1978)
  27. Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein in All the President's Men (1976)
  28. Juror #8 in 12 Angry Men
  29. General George Patton in Patton (1970)
  30. Luke Jackson in Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  31. Erin Brockovich in Erin Brockovich (2000)
  32. Philip Marlowe in The Big Sleep
  33. Marge Gunderson in Fargo
  34. Tarzan in Tarzan the Ape Man
  35. Alvin York in Sergeant York
  36. Rooster Cogburn in True Grit
  37. Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars (1977)
  38. The Tramp in City Lights
  39. Lassie in Lassie Come Home
  40. Frank Serpico in Serpico
  41. Arthur Chipping in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
  42. Father Edward in Boys Town
  43. Moses in The Ten Commandments
  44. Jimmy ‘Popeye’ Doyle in The French Connection
  45. Zorro in The Mark of Zorro
  46. Batman in Batman
  47. Karen Silkwood in Silkwood
  48. Terminator in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  49. Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia
  50. General Maximus Decimus Meridus in Gladiator (2000)

Villains

  1. Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  2. Norman Bates in Psycho (1960)
  3. Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back
  4. The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  5. Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
  6. Mr. Potter in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
  7. Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction (1987)
  8. Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity (1944)
  9. Regan MacNeil in The Exorcist (1973)
  10. The Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  11. Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part II
  12. Alex De Large in A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  13. HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  14. The Alien in Alien
  15. Amon Goeth in Schindler's List (1993)
  16. Noah Cross in Chinatown
  17. Annie Wilkes in Misery (1990)
  18. The Shark in Jaws
  19. Captain Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty
  20. Man in Bambi
  21. Mrs. John Iselin in The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
  22. Terminator in The Terminator (1984)
  23. Eve Harrington in All About Eve
  24. Gordon Gekko in Wall Street
  25. Jack Torrance in The Shining (1980)
  26. Cody Jarrett in White Heat
  27. Martians in The War of the Worlds (1953)
  28. Max Cady in Cape Fear
  29. Reverend Harry Powell in The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  30. Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver (1976)
  31. Mrs. Danvers in Rebecca (1940)
  32. Clyde Barrow & Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  33. Count Dracula in Dracula
  34. Dr. Szell in Marathon Man
  35. J.J. Hunsecker in Sweet Smell of Success
  36. Frank Booth in Blue Velvet
  37. Harry Lime in The Third Man
  38. Caesar Enrico Bandello in Little Caesar
  39. Cruella De Vil in One Hundred and One Dalmations
  40. Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street
  41. Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest
  42. Tom Powers in The Public Enemy
  43. Regina Giddens in The Little Foxes
  44. Baby Jane Hudson in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
  45. The Joker in Batman
  46. Hans Gruber in Die Hard (1988)
  47. Tony Camonte in Scarface
  48. Verbal Kint in The Usual Suspects
  49. Auric Goldfinger in Goldfinger
  50. Alonzo Harris in Training Day (2001)