Making a list of the top ten Star Wars characters is either an easy feat, or an incredibly difficult one, depending on how you look at it. Unlike some series which struggle to produce even a handful of memorable characters, Star Wars is responsible for countless beloved characters that have all entered mainstream pop culture in various ways, and have achieved legendary status.
Indeed, few film series in cinematic history have generated more interest and more adoring fans than the Star Wars series. Love it or hate it, Star Wars is a cornerstone in pop culture that has gathered an avid target audience all across the globe. Not only has Star Wars launched two highly successful movie trilogies, but the series has expanded into books, video games, and other forms of entertainment over the past few decades. If you’re a Star Wars fan, we also recommend you take a look at our 25 Best Star Wars Video Games of All-Time, which was also no easy task to compile given all the great Star Wars games that have been developed.
Now though, we would like to present you with a list of the top ten Star Wars characters. Admittedly, ranking characters from a movie according to which one is the best is a rather subjective matter, but we have a feeling you will agree with most our choices, and if not, that’s OK too; to each his own. Let’s take a look at the countdown and see if you like our pickings.