AFI’s 100 Years … 100 Heroes & Villains

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n 2003, the American Film Institute named the 50 Greatest Movie Heroes and the 50 Greatest Movie Villains of All Time, for a total of 100 characters from 95 films. Films released in 2001 and prior were eligible.

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    To Kill a Mockingbird

    1962, in 18 top lists Check
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    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    1981, in 25 top lists Check
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    Dr. No

    1962, in 4 top lists Check
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    Casablanca

    1942, in 32 top lists Check
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    High Noon

    1952, in 19 top lists Check
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    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 29 top lists Check
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    Rocky

    1976, in 21 top lists Check
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    Aliens

    1986, in 21 top lists Check
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    It's a Wonderful Life

    1946, in 26 top lists Check
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    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 38 top lists Check
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    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    1939, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Grapes of Wrath

    1940, in 20 top lists Check
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    Schindler's List

    1993, in 30 top lists Check
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    Star Wars

    1977, in 33 top lists Check
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    Norma Rae

    1979, in 4 top lists Check
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    Shane

    1953, in 17 top lists Check
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    Dirty Harry

    1971, in 13 top lists Check
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    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    1938, in 15 top lists Check
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    In the Heat of the Night

    1967, in 16 top lists Check
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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    1969, in 23 top lists Check
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    Gandhi

    1982, in 16 top lists Check
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    Spartacus

    1960, in 18 top lists Check
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    On the Waterfront

    1954, in 29 top lists Check
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    Thelma & Louise

    1991, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Pride of the Yankees

    1942, in 4 top lists Check
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    Superman

    1978, in 6 top lists Check
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    All the President's Men

    1976, in 17 top lists Check
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    12 Angry Men

    1957, in 27 top lists Check
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    Patton

    1970, in 14 top lists Check
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    Cool Hand Luke

    1967, in 13 top lists Check
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    Erin Brockovich

    2000, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Big Sleep

    1946, in 18 top lists Check
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    Fargo

    1996, in 25 top lists Check
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    Tarzan the Ape Man

    1932, in 0 top lists Check
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    Sergeant York

    1941, in 6 top lists Check
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    True Grit

    1969, in 3 top lists Check
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    City Lights

    1931, in 26 top lists Check
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    Lassie Come Home

    1943, in 1 top list Check
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    Serpico

    1973, in 4 top lists Check
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    Goodbye, Mr. Chips

    1939, in 4 top lists Check
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    Boys Town

    1938, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Ten Commandments

    1956, in 9 top lists Check
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    The French Connection

    1971, in 18 top lists Check
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    The Mark of Zorro

    1940, in 3 top lists Check
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    Batman

    1989, in 8 top lists Check
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    Silkwood

    1983, in 4 top lists Check
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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    1991, in 20 top lists Check
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    Philadelphia

    1993, in 3 top lists Check
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    Gladiator

    2000, in 20 top lists Check
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    Psycho

    1960, in 31 top lists Check
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