Some of the greatest characters in movies are the heroes and the villains they face. But how do we classify heroes and villains?
For heroes it's simple, you have to be able to be heroic and overcome the obstacles that your enemies throw at you. Be able to get your hands dirty and make the tough choices, that others can't make. You might be a good guy, I'm looking at you Alfred Pennyworth from Batman, but that doesn't mean your a hero!
For villains it comes down to this, be memorable. You must be devoted to your craft and present a challenge to the hero. Being scary, maniacal, and completely insane is always a plus!
Shall we begin..
The Ghostbusters, Billy Costigan, Katniss Everdeen, Martin Riggs, Lt. Aldo Raine, Captain Kirk,
10. William Wallace
Reason: He's a Scottish Warrior who leds the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against the King of England.
Best Quote: Freedom!!
Reason: He fought in the arguably the toughest war of all time. He became a P.O.W. He saved and rescued himself and his best friend as well as a fellow comrade.
Best Quote: "You have to think about one shot. One shot is what it's all about. A deer's gotta be taken with one shot."
8. Jason Bourne
Movie Franchise: Bourne Trilogy
Best Film: The Bourne Ultimatum
Reason: He's a trained killing machine. He was part of a project called Treadstone, where agents were turned into the ultimate assassin.
Best Quote: "I swear to God if I even feel somebody behind me, there is no measure to how fast and how hard I will bring this fight to your doorstep. I'm on my own side now."
7. Ellen Ripley
Movie Franchise: Alien Series
Best Movie: Aliens
Reason: Has survived countless alien attacks. Is an expert in military weapons and knows how to operate mechs. Even the grave can't keep her down.
Best Quote: "Get away from her, you Bitch!!"
6. John Rambo
Movie Franchise: Rambo Series
Best Movie: First Blood
Reason: Fought in the Vietnam War. He was trained by the U.S. Army Special Forces. Has a superior tracking skills. Medal of Honor winner.
Best Quote: "You know what you are...what you're made of. War is in your blood. Don't fight it. You didn't kill for your country. You killed for yourself. God's never gonna make that go away. When you're pushed, killing's as easy as breathing."
Movie Franchise: Terminator Series
Best Movie: Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Reason: Protector of John Conner, leader of the Resistance.
Best Quote: Hasta la vista, baby!
4. John McClane
Movie Franchise: Die Hard Series
Best Movie: Die Hard
Reason: He is a foul-mouthed, wisecracking, no-nonsense New York Cop with an itchy trigger finger and a never-say-die maverick spirit.
Best Quote: "Yippee-ki-yay, motherf****r!"
3. Han Solo
Movie Franchise: Star Wars
Best Movie: The Empire Strikes Back
Reason: He is part of the Rebel Alliance which opposes the Galactic Empire. He is a chief figure in the Alliance and is a smuggler. He loves his blaster.
Best Quote: "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid."
2. James Bond
Movie Franchise: 007:James Bond
Best Movie: (tie) Skyfall and The Man with the Golden Gun
Reason: Part of the British Secret Service. He is the most charming and ruthless 00. Master of weapons, wits, and the ladies.
Best Quote: "Just a drink, Martini, shaken not stirred."
1. Indiana Jones
Movie Franchise: Indiana Jones Series
Best Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Reason: An archaeologist, who has out witted the Nazi's and Soviet Union. Also has found some of the world's lost artifacts.
Best Quote: "We don't follow maps to buried treasure, and X never, ever marks the spot."
Okay well that was fun, but now it's time for the good part!!
Buffalo Bill, Bill the Butcher, Wicked Witch of the West, Jigsaw, Norman Stanfield, Loki, Alex DeLarge, and the countless slasher killers (Mike Meyers, Jason, Freddy Kreguer)
10. Hans Gruber
Movie: Die Hard
Threat: He is an internationally feared German terrorist. He is the mastermind behind the Nakatomi Plaza Heist. He is an extremist.
Best Quote: "What was it you said to me before? Yippie-ki-yay, motherf****r.".
9. Frank Costello
Movie: The Departed
Threat: An Irish mobster, who plants a "rat" in the F.B.I. He deals in drugs and fear!
Best Quote: "When you decide to be something, you can be it. That's what they don't tell you in the church. When I was your age they would say we can become cops, or criminals. Today, what I'm saying to you is this: when you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference?"
8: Keyser Söze
Movie: The Usual Suspects
Threat: He is a crime lord, who's ruthlessness and influence have acquired a legendary, even mythical, status among cops and criminals alike.
Best Quote: ???
7: Lord Voldemort
Movie Franchise: Harry Potter Series
Best Movie: The Deathly Hollows: Part 2
Threat: He is obsessed to rule the magical world and the human world. He is the leader of the Death Eaters
Best Quote: "Harry Potter, the boy who lived...come to die."
6: The Terminator
Best Movie: The Terminator
Threat: A cyborg assassin, sent back into time to kill the leader of the future Resistance.
Best Quote: "I'll be back."
5. Anton Chigurh
Movie: No Country for Old Men
Threat: Great deal of endurance, master gunman, expert hitman, high degree of intellect and improvisation, and a professional tracker.
Best Quote: "How much have you ever lost in a coin toss."
4. Col. Hans Lander
Movie: Inglorious Basterds
Threat: Nicknamed the "Jew Hunter" in reference to his keen ability to locate people hiding in occupied France. Egotistical and ambitious.
Best Quote: "I love rumors! Facts can be so misleading, where rumors, true or false, are often revealing."
3: The Joker
Movie: The Dark Knight
Threat: A psychopath, mass-murdering,
schizophrenic clown with zero empathy.
Best Quote: "Let's put a smile on that face."
2: Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Movie Franchise: Hannibal series
Best Movie: The Silence of the Lambs
Threat: A forensic psychiatrist and a cannibalistic serial killer.
Best Quote: "Good Evening, Clarice."
1. Darth Vader
Movie Franchise: Star Wars
Best Movie: The Empire Strikes Back
Threat: He is the leader of the Galactic Empire. A Sith Lord
who was trained by the Jedi Order.
Best Quote: "No, I am your father."
So that's my list!!! I finally stopped pulling my hair out, trying
to figure out the perfect order for each character. I know
there a few characters that could be in there but this is mine
not yours!!! But, please, tell me who you would have and
what I did wrong?
Thank you, Adam