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AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes & Villains

 

AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes & Villains is a list of the 50 top movie heroes and 50 top movie villains of all time. The characters on this list have a made a mark on American society in matters of style and substance. They also elicit strong reactions across time, enriching America's film heritage while continuing to inspire contemporary artists and audiences.

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Heroes

 

1.    Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird-DVD 13571; HDDVD 125

2.    Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark-DVD 13354HDDVD 247

3.    James Bond, Dr. No DVD 6101

4.    Rick Blaine, Casablanca-DVD 727HDDVD 161

5.    Will Kane, High Noon-DVD 33

6.    Clarice Starling, The Silence of the Lambs-DVD 1732HDDVD 120              

7.    Rocky Balboa, Rocky-DVD 6400HDDVD 439

8.    Ellen Ripley, Aliens-DVD 3974

9.    George Bailey, It's a Wonderful Life-DVD 8434   

10.  T. E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia-DVD 1301

11.  Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington-DVD 6494; HDDVD 379

12.  Tom Joad, The Grapes of Wrath-DVD 5505       

13.  Oskar Schindler, Schindler's List-DVD 901HDDVD 281

14.  Han Solo, Star Wars-DVD 1284HDDVD 203

15.  Norma Rae Webster, Norma Rae-DVD 2695

16.  Shane, Shane-DVD 4585HDDVD 259

17.  Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry-DVD 6158   

18.  Robin Hood, The Adventures of Robin Hood-DVD 1156

19.  Virgil Tibbs, In the Heat of the Night-DVD 2404

20.  Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 

       Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid-DVD 5222

21.  Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi-DVD 3952HDDVD 249

22.  Spartacus, Spartacus-DVD 4337

23.  Terry Malloy, On the Waterfront-DVD 468; DVD 18031

24.  Thelma Dickinson and Louise SawyerThelma & Louise-DVD 53

25.  Lou Gehrig, The Pride of the Yankees-DVD 1368

26.  Superman, Superman-DVD 7831

27.  Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, All the President's Men-DVD 2590

28.  Juror #8, 12 Angry Men-DVD 11029

29.  General George Patton, Patton-DVD 1637; HDDVD 403

30.   Luke Jackson, Cool Hand Luke-DVD 7

31.   Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich-DVD 284

32.   Philip Marlowe, The Big Sleep-DVD 13034          

33.   Marge Gunderson, Fargo-DVD 2700HDDVD 186

34.   Tarzan, Tarzan the Ape Man-DVD 1584 disc 1   

35.   Alvin C. York, Sergeant York-DVD 3530

36.   Rooster Cogburn, True Grit-DVD 8529 disc 2

37.   Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars-DVD 1284HDDVD 203          

38.   The Tramp, City Lights-DVD 853HDDVD 284     

39.   Lassie, Lassie Come Home-DVD 1335

40.   Frank Serpico, Serpico-DVD 8584

41.   Arthur Chipping, Goodbye, Mr. Chips-DVD 7041             

42.   Father Edward, Boys Town-DVD 5610

43.   Moses, The Ten Commandments-DVD 945HDDVD 207             

44.   Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle, The French Connection-DVD 6658     

45.   Zorro, The Mark of Zorro-DVD 873          

46.   Batman, Batman-DVD 145

47.   Karen Silkwood, Silkwood-DVD 3400

48.   Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day-DVD 414HDDVD 275

49.   Andrew Beckett, Philadelphia-DVD 675

50.   General Maximus Decimus Meridius, Gladiator-DVD 252HDDVD 244

Villains

 

1.  Dr. Hannibal Lecter, The Silence of the Lambs-DVD 1732; HDDVD 120

2.  Norman Bates, Psycho-DVD 3HDDVD 148

3.  Darth Vader, The Empire Strikes Back-DVD 1285HDDVD 203

4.  The Wicked Witch of the West, The Wizard of Oz-DVD 7397HDDVD 7

5.   Nurse Ratched, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest-DVD 9522

6.   Mr. Potter, It's a Wonderful Life-DVD 8434

7.   Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction-DVD 6974

8.   Phyllis Dietrichson, Double Indemnity-DVD 13289; HDDVD 440

9.   Regan MacNeil, The Exorcist-DVD 374HDDVD 269

10. The Queen, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs-DVD 449HDDVD 22

11. Michael Corleone, The Godfather Part II-DVD 13282HDDVD 83

12.  Alex De Large, A Clockwork Orange-DVD 6157HDDVD 12

13.  HAL 9000, 2001: A Space Odyssey-DVD 104HDDVD 19

14.  The Alien, Alien-DVD 3973

15.  Amon Goeth, Schindler's List-DVD 901HDDVD 281

16.  Noah Cross, Chinatown-DVD 9864HDDVD 155

17.  Annie Wilkes, Misery-DVD 8401

18.  The Shark, Jaws-DVD 344HDDVD 293

19.  Captain Bligh, Mutiny on the Bounty-DVD 13520

20.  Man, Bambi-DVD 9613HDDVD 110

21.  Mrs. John Iselin, The Manchurian Candidate-DVD 377

22.  Terminator, The Terminator-DVD 66HDDVD 277

23.  Eve Harrington, All About Eve-DVD 794

24.  Gordon Gekko, Wall Street-DVD 2375HDDVD 317

25.  Jack Torrance, The Shining-DVD 4325HDDVD 15

26.  Cody Jarrett, White Heat-DVD 1561

27.  Martians, The War of the Worlds-DVD 6837

28.  Max Cady, Cape Fear-DVD 5040

29.  Reverend Harry Powell, The Night of the Hunter-DVD 8419

30.  Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver-DVD 15267HDDVD 132

31.   Mrs. Danvers, Rebecca-DVD 2394

32.   Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, Bonnie and Clyde-DVD 10

33.   Count Dracula, Dracula-DVD 1566

34.   Dr. Szell, Marathon Man-DVD 13522

35.   J.J. Hunsecker, Sweet Smell of Success-DVD 7189

36.   Frank Booth, Blue Velvet-DVD 419HDDVD 157

37.   Harry Lime, The Third Man-DVD 1317

38.   Caesar Enrico Bandello, Little Caesar-DVD 1559

39.   Cruella De Vil, One Hundred and One Dalmatians-DVD 4716

40.   Freddy Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street-DVD 3101

41.   Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest-DVD 2828

42.   Tom Powers, The Public Enemy-DVD 1562

43.   Regina Giddens, The Little Foxes-DVD 6738

44.   Baby Jane Hudson, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?-DVD 4712

45.   The Joker, Batman-DVD 145

46.   Hans Gruber, Die Hard-DVD 400

47.   Tony Camonte, Scarface-DVD 869HDDVD 340

48.   Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects-DVD 402

49.   Auric Goldfinger, Goldfinger-DVD 6069

50.   Detective Alonzo Harris, Training Day-DVD 604