Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

M for Maria von Trapp, M for Morpheus, M for Maximus Decimus Meridius. In this article, you will find the most iconic movie characters whose names start with M.

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60. Matilda Wormwood (Matilda)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Matilda Wormwood is the main character and protagonist in the Matilda film. She was raised by her hostile parents and attended Crunchem Hall Elementary School under the brutal rule of Agatha Trunchbull, and she can make objects move with her mind when feeling angry. 

59. Marge Gunderson (Fargo)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Marge Gunderson is the main protagonist of the critically acclaimed 1996 movie Fargo. She is the Chief of Police in Brainerd, Minnesota, and is portrayed by Frances McDormand. 

58. Mabel ‘Madea’ Simmons (Madea)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Mabel “Madea” Simmons is the matriarch and main protagonist of the numerous “Madea” films and is Tyler Perry’s most famous character. Madea has had 9 husbands by killing them either by shooting them or poisoning them with sweet potato pie. 

57. Mini-Me (Austin Powers)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Mini-Dr Evil “Mini-Me” Powers is a major character in the Austin Powers franchise. He is Nigel and Mrs. Powers’ Grandson, nephew of Austin Powers and Foxxy, son of Dr. Evil and Frau, Scott’s brother, and Dr. Evil’s former posse.

56. Miranda Priestley (The Devil Wears Prada)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Miranda Priestley is a famed fashion designer and editor-in-chief of Runway magazine. While she reminds employees “a million girls would kill for this job”, Priestly’s cruel treatment of staff causes a high turnover rate among personal assistants.

55. Moses (The Ten Commandments)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Moses, raised as a prince of Egypt in the Pharaoh’s household, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people from slavery.

54. Malcolm X (Malcolm X)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Malcolm X was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a prominent figure during the civil rights movement. A spokesman for the Nation of Islam until 1964, he was a vocal advocate for Black empowerment and the promotion of Islam within the Black community.

53. Merida (Brave)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Princess Merida is the protagonist of Disney/Pixar’s 2012 animated feature film, Brave. She is a Scottish princess from the kingdom of DunBroch, the daughter of Queen Elinor and King Fergus, and the older sister of Harris, Hubert, and Hamish.

52. Mushu (Mulan)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Mushu is the deuteragonist of Disney‘s 1998 animated feature film, Mulan. He is a pint-sized, fast-talking, self-absorbed Chinese dragon and the self-appointed guardian of Fa Mulan. 

51. Molt (A Bug’s Life)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Molt is a major antagonist of Disney/Pixar’s 1998 film A Bug’s Life. He is Hopper’s younger brother and a member of the grasshoppers. 

50. Molly Davis (Toy Story 3)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Molly Davis is a minor character in the Disney/Pixar Toy Story film series. She is the younger sister of Andy and the only daughter of Mrs. Davis. 

49. Mirage (The Incredibles)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Mirage is the secondary antagonist of the 2004 Disney/Pixar animated film The Incredibles. She was Syndrome’s sultry assistant during his attempt to eradicate Supers, but she had a change of heart after Syndrome appeared to pass off her life. 

48. Mirabel Madrigal (Encanto)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Mirabel Madrigal is the protagonist of Disney’s 2021 animated feature film Encanto. She is the youngest daughter of Julieta and Agustín Madrigal and the youngest sister of Isabela and Luisa, who has the distinction of being the only Madrigal by birth without a magical gift.

47. Miguel Rivera (Coco)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Miguel Rivera is the protagonist of the 2017 Disney/Pixar animated feature film Coco. He is a boy who finds himself in the realm of the dead during the festive holiday of Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). 

46. Maurice (Beauty And The Beast)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Maurice is a major character in Disney’s 1991 animated feature film, Beauty and the Beast. He is the father of Belle, the widower of her mother, and works as an inventor in their French village. 

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45. Moana (Moana)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Moana is the titular protagonist of Disney’s 2016 animated feature film of the same name. Born on the island village of Motunui, Moana is the daughter of Chief Tui and Sina, with an inherited love for the seas and voyaging.

44. Maui (Moana)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Maui is the deuteragonist of Disney’s 2016 animated feature film, Moana. He is a boisterous demigod of South Pacific legend.

43. Marlin (Finding Nemo)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Marlin is the protagonist of Disney/Pixar’s 2003 animated film, Finding Nemo and the tritagonist of its 2016 sequel. He is the widower of Coral and father of Nemo and 399 unborn clownfish. 

42. Major (Cinderella)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Major is Cinderella’s horse as well as a friend of the mice and Bruno from Disney’s 1950 animated feature film, Cinderella. He originally belonged to Cinderella’s father, who later gave him to her as a gift before his untimely death.

41. Mack (Cars)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Mack is a character in the Disney/Pixar Cars films series. He is Lightning McQueen’s loyal transporter who takes McQueen to his races and is his closest friend.

40. Macbeth (Macbeth)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Macbeth is the duly proclaimed new king of Scotland, but recalling the Witches’ second prophecy, he arranges the murder of his fellow soldier Banquo and his son Fleance, both of whom represent a threat to his kingship according to the Witches’ prophecy. 

39. Megatron (Transformers)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Megatron (also known as Galvatron) is the leader of the Decepticons and the main antagonist of the Transformers franchise. He is the archenemy of the Autobot leader, Optimus Prime, and is widely considered one of the strongest Decepticons.

38. Mindy Macready (Kick-Ass)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Mindy Macready, also known by her superhero alias Hit-Girl, is a 10-year-old assassin in the 2010 movie Kick-Ass, based on the comic book series by the same name. Mindy is portrayed by Chloe Moretz. 

37. Maleficent (Maleficent)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Maleficent is the main antagonist of the film Maleficent. A malevolent fairy, she is an incarnation of pure evil and is responsible for all the misfortune in King Stefan’s kingdom.

36. Marv (Sin City)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Marv is a hulking 7′ 9″ tall ex-convict who frequents Kadie’s. He is violent and unstable, with a mental condition that causes hallucinations and paranoia, and he bears the scars of endless fighting. 

35. Mathilda (Léon: The Professional)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Mathilda is an orphaned girl whose abusive parents have just been killed by Norman Stansfield and his corrupt gang of cops.

34. Mike Wazowski (Monsters Inc.)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Michael “Mike” Wazowski is the deuteragonist of the 2001 Disney/Pixar animated film Monsters, Inc. and the protagonist of its 2013 prequel. Depicted as a diminutive, one-eyed monster with a wisecracking veneer, Mike is an employee of Monsters, Incorporated, where he works closely with his longtime partner Sulley. 

33. Michael Myers (Halloween)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Michael Myers is the central character and the main antagonist of the Halloween franchise. As a six-year-old child, Michael was admitted to a psychiatric hospital for murdering his older sister, Judith Myers. 

32. Mad Hatter (Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Mad Hatter is a fictional character from the film Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Named for his dotty demeanor and oversized, green top hat, he is an elderly man that Alice encounters in Wonderland.

31. Mr. Fantastic (Fantastic Four)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Mr. Fantastic, also known as Reed Richards, is a fictional character and superhero from Marvel comics, appearing as one of the main protagonists of the Fantastic Four film. He is the founder and leader of the Fantastic Four and the resident super-genius as well as the best friend of Ben Grimm, and boyfriend (and later husband) of Susan Storm.

30. Mundungus Fletcher (Harry Potter)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Mundungus “Dung” Fletcher was a half-blood wizard who was involved in many illegal activities, having a notoriously disreputable reputation as a petty criminal.

29. Moaning Myrtle (Harry Potter)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Myrtle Elizabeth Warren, more commonly known after her death as Moaning Myrtle, was a Muggle-born witch who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and was sorted into Ravenclaw house. 

28. Makkari (Eternals)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Makkari is a member of the Eternals who spent years honing her speed to become the fastest Eternal. In the 21st century, after having his memories erased by the mischievous Eternal known as Sprite, Makkari was chosen by an incredibly powerful being known as the Dreaming Celestial to be the Celestial’s single point of contact with Eternals.

27. Maria Hill (Avengers)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Maria Hill is a fictional character that appears in Marvel comics and its universe and is a supporting character in most of the Iron Man and Avengers films. 

26. Mary Jane Watson (Spiderman)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Mary Jane Watson is an accomplished professional actress, dancer, and model, allowing her to gain skill sets complementary to her being in the life of a superhero. She was the romantic interest of Peter Parker in Spiderman films.

25. Morbius (Morbius)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Dr. Michael Morbius, Ph.D., M.D., better known simply as Morbius, is an anti-heroic antagonist from Marvel Comics, serving as an enemy to Spider-Man, Blade, and Ghost Rider. He was a biogenetic scientist who was dying of a blood-destroying disease. 

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24. Malekith (Thor: Dark World)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Malekith was the cruel and malevolent leader of the Dark Elves, a race of beings that thrived in primordial darkness before the Big Bang.

23. Martha Kent (Man Of Steel)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Martha Kent is the wife of Jonathan Kent and the adoptive mother of Superman, also known as Clark Kent. Since they were unable to conceive a child of their own, when they found him as a baby inside of a strange rocket that crashed on Earth they raised him as their son.

22. Mia Wallace (Pulp Fiction)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Mia Wallace is a major character in Quentin Tarantino’s 2nd film, Pulp Fiction. She is the new wife of Marsellus Wallace who is a rather mysterious character, and very little is revealed about her.

21. Marla Singer (Fight Club)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Marla Singer was a strong-willed woman who came across as being a complete nutcase and was portrayed by Actress Helena Bonham Carter. She met The Narrator at a testicular cancer victims support group, which she went to despite obviously having never had that affliction.

20. Molly Weasley (Harry Potter)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Molly Weasley was an English pure-blood witch and matriarch of the Weasley family after marrying Arthur Weasley. She was born into the Prewett family and was sister to Fabian and Gideon Prewett, members of the original Order of the Phoenix. 

19. Mace Windu (Star Wars)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Mace Windu was a revered Force-sensitive human male Jedi Master in Star Wars and a member of the Jedi High Council during the last years of the Republic Era. During his time in the Jedi Order, he once served as the elected leader of the Jedi and, during the Clone Wars, as a Jedi General in the Grand Army of the Republic.

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18. Mowgli (The Jungle Book)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Mowgli (also known as the Man-Cub) is the protagonist of Disney’s 1967 animated feature film The Jungle Book. A young orphaned boy with an adventurous spirit, Mowgli had been raised by a pack of wolves in the jungles of India since infancy.

17. Max Rockatansky (Mad Max)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

“Mad” Max Rockatansky, sometimes referred to as the Road Warrior, is the protagonist of director George Miller’s Mad Max series, appearing in the films Mad Max, Mad Max: The Road Warrior, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, and the fourth entry in the series, Mad Max: Fury Road. Max was first portrayed by Mel Gibson in the original trilogy and most recently Tom Hardy in the re-imagined series. 

16. Minions (Despicable Me)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

The Minions are small, yellow, cylindrical creatures, who have one or two eyes. They are the signature characters of the Despicable Me series. 

15. Mr. Miyagi (Karate Kid)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Mr. Miyagi was a wise karate expert, sensei, and sweet individual. He mentored, taught, and served as the sensei to both Daniel LaRusso and Julie Pierce.

14. Mystique (X-Men)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Mystique is the alias of a shapeshifting mutant by the name of Raven Darkhölme. She apparently learned to use her shape-changing power at a very early age which made her family fear her, for there is no evidence known to the public or the government that Raven Darkholme ever looked like anything but a normal human being. 

13. Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Mary Poppins is the titular protagonist of Disney’s 1964 musical film of the same name and its sequel. She is a nanny who uses her magical powers to help the Banks family. 

12. Mulan (Mulan)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Mulan is the titular protagonist of Disney’s 1998 animated feature film Mulan. She is the strong-willed and tenacious daughter of a war veteran, who strives to uphold her family’s honor.

11. Master Chief (Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, more commonly known as Master Chief, is a SPARTAN-II commando of the UNSC Naval Special Warfare Command. With over thirty years of active duty service, he has become one of the most decorated war veterans in the United Nations Space Command, earning every known UNSC medal except the Prisoner of War Medallion. 

10. Miss Piggy (The Muppet Movie)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Miss Piggy is one of the central characters on The Muppet Show. She is a force of nature who developed from a one-joke running gag into a complex, three-dimensional character. 

9. Magneto (X-Men)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Magneto is a mutant with the ability to manipulate magnetic fields to his will and control metallic objects. He was a founding member of the X-Men but left the group to form the Brotherhood of Mutants, which became a rival organization to the X-Men.

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8. Maria Von Trapp (The Sound Of Music)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Maria Von Trapp was the stepmother and matriarch of the Trapp Family Singers. She wrote The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, which was published in 1949 and was the inspiration for the 1959 Broadway musical The Sound of Music and its 1965 film version.

7. Marty McFly (Back To The Future)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Martin Seamus “Marty” McFly is the main protagonist of the science fiction/comedy franchise Back to the Future. He is an 80s teenager who lives in Hill Valley, California, and is friends with Doc Emmett Brown.

6. Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Professor Minerva McGonagall was a Scottish half-blood witch, Head of Gryffindor House, and the Transfiguration professor in the Harry Potter franchise.

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5. Morpheus (The Matrix)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Morpheus is one of the protagonists of The Matrix franchise. Morpheus is a Zion operative who serves in the city’s defense force against attack from the Machines. 

4. Maverick (Top Gun)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is a US naval aviator and the main protagonist of Top Gun and Top Gun: Maverick. 

3. Mufasa (The Lion King)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Mufasa is a major character in Disney’s 1994 animated feature film, The Lion King. He was the king of the Pride Lands and the father of Simba.

2. Maximus Decimus Meridius (Gladiator)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Maximus “the Spaniard” Decimus Meridius was the commander of the Armies of the North and the Felix Legions under the Roman Empire.

1. Michael Corleone (The Godfather)

Movie Characters that Start with M: Iconic Names

Michael Corleone is the main character and protagonist in The Godfather film series, in which he is portrayed by Al Pacino. He was the Don of the Corleone family after his father Vito Corleone stepped down.

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