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16 Movie Characters Who Were A Whole Lot Better Than The Films They Were In

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Captain Boomerang was the only good thing about Suicide Squad. We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which movie characters were better than the films they were in. Here are the legendary responses. 🚨Spoilers ahead, folks! 🚨 1. Dr. Frank-N-Furter from The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) 20th Century Fox "Tim Curry was the…
16 Movie Characters Who Were A Whole Lot Better Than The Films They Were In

Captain Boomerang was the only good thing about Suicide Squad.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which movie characters were better than the films they were in. Here are the legendary responses.

🚨Spoilers ahead, folks! 🚨

1.

Dr. Frank-N-Furter from The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)


20th Century Fox

“Tim Curry was the best as Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I’m convinced that movie’s cult following is solely based on his performance.”

redyankeerose

2.

Lando Calrissian from Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)


Lucasfilm

“Lando Calrissian from Solo! I thought that movie was okay, but it was such a charming performance and a great portrayal of a younger Lando.”

abakergal

3.

Fogell (aka McLovin’) from Superbad (2007)


Columbia Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

“I just watched Superbad for the first time the other day, and I thought the movie itself was okay, but McLovin was by far the best part of the whole film. Christopher Mintz-Plasse played the role so perfectly, and I loved seeing his character transform throughout the film. For me, he totally made the film. I would so watch a spinoff just about his character.”

strawberrylumps22

4.

Brenda Meeks from the Scary Movie series


Dimension Films

“The only reason I didn’t turn off Scary Movie right away was because of Brenda Meeks. She made everything 100% funnier, and had some of the best comedic timing I’ve ever seen in a flick. A true legend in her own time!”

kaylayandoli

5.

Cassian Andor from Rogue One (2016)


Lucasfilm

“I know a ton of people who didn’t like the movie, but they loved Diego Luna’s character, Cassian! That’s probably the reason he’s getting a solo series that will take place before the events of Rogue One.”

aishaniramachandran23

6.

Kate King from The Other Woman (2014)


20th Century Fox

“The movie is basically an adult-aged version of John Tucker Must Die, but it’s so funny and has a lot of female power. The other actors are good too, but Leslie Mann REALLY carries the movie. It’s goofy and heartwarming and sad and empowering (but mostly goofy), and it’s all because of Leslie’s character.”

ktk8895

7.

Captain Boomerang from Suicide Squad (2016)


Warner Bros. Pictures

“Everyone is going to say Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad, but Boomerang was the best part of the movie. Margot Robbie and Will Smith were basically good guys in a bad guy group, but Boomerang’s character was legit a bad guy who only cared about himself. I’m glad he’s in the second one. The movie was dumb though, and totes seemed like a movie the studio cut up.”

arnaldovazquez

8.

Fat Amy from the Pitch Perfect movies


Universal Pictures

“Fat Amy, played by Rebel Wilson, in Pitch Perfect 2 and Pitch Perfect 3. Both of those films weren’t as good as the first film. Rebel Wilson can make any movie better with her comedic timing.”

kevind4ac2ce8fe

9.

Danny McDaniels from Silver Linings Playbook (2012)


Weinstein Company / Courtesy Everett Collection

“Chris Tucker’s Danny in Silver Linings Playbook. Every character was so beautiful in the film, but Tucker was undeniably charismatic and brought some comedic relief to an otherwise tense and relatable family structure. I’d love to see a film that would revolve around his life experiences, with Bradley Cooper’s Pat on his side!”

bigash

10.

Vanessa from How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)


20th Century Fox

How Stella Got Her Groove Back is a pretty cute movie, but I was dying for Regina King to have more of a role. I LOVED her in that movie!”

loulabelson

11.

Sheriff of Nottingham from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)


Warner Bros / Courtesy Everett Collection

“Alan Rickman’s Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was brilliant. He stole so many scenes from Kevin Costner — rumor has it that Costner had several of Rickman’s scenes cut in order to boost his bland Robin Hood character more. Alan Rickman will always be iconic ❤️.”

gentlywithachainsaw

12.

Sarah Lewis from Forces of Nature (1999)


DreamWorks Pictures

“Sandra Bullock’s character in Forces of Nature. She made Ben Holmes have the best moments of his life, yet he married his annoying girlfriend instead. Give me a break.”

lewishanks

13.

Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games movies


Lionsgate

“Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games series! Although the series is still great, it was pretty obvious from the beginning that Lawrence’s acting talents surpassed the realm of the films, and that she would go on to star in even greater works of cinema.”

bigash

14.

Duckie Dale from Pretty in Pink (1986)


Paramount Pictures

“Duckie from Pretty in Pink was wonderful, and the movie was just meh. Andie was petty and shallow, and Duckie was unique and genuine. I would love to see a movie about him.”

strangerthanitseems

15.

Rhonda from A Cinderella Story (2004)


Warner Bros / Courtesy Everett Collection

“Rhonda is hands down the best character in A Cinderella Story, but that movie only has a 12% on Rotten Tomatoes. Her performance alone should have raised it to a 100%!”

sarahwainschel

16.

And Magneto from Dark Phoenix (2019)


20th Century Fox

“Magneto from Dark Phoenix was the only good character, and he was just trying to find peace. It was a really interesting and new portrayal of a classic villain.”

abakergal

Note: Submissions have been edited for length and clarity.

Which movie character do *you* think was better than the flick they were in? Let us know in the comments below! 🍿

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