Movie Characters that Start with P: Iconic Names

P for Peter Parker, P for Pumbaa, P for Pennywise the Dancing Clown. In this article, you will find the most iconic movie characters whose names start with P.

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60. Pee-wee Herman (Pee-wee’s Big Adventure)

Pee-wee Herman is a comic fictional character created and portrayed by American comedian Paul Reubens. He is best known for his two television series and film series during the 1980s.

59. Pepper Potts (Iron Man)

Pepper Potts is the CEO of Stark Industries. Originally working as Tony Stark’s personal assistant, she would take care of his schedule and perform any task he wished.

58. Pedro Sanchez (Napoleon Dynamite)

Pedro Sanchez is Napoleon Dynamite’s best friend portrayed by Efren Ramirez. With Napoleon’s help, he runs for class president and wins. 

57. Pinhead (Hellraiser)

Pinhead (also known as The Hell Priest and Lead Cenobite) is the main antagonist in the Hellraiser franchise. He is a Cenobite in the Order of the Gash. 

56. Penny Lane (Almost Famous)

Pennie Lane is an American socialite, philanthropist, businesswoman, and entrepreneur. During the 1970s she formed the group The Flying Garter Girls, which traveled around the country as groupies for famous rock bands. 

55. Pan (Pan’s Labyrinth)

Pan/The Faun is a creature that informs Ofelia of her true identity as Princess Moanna and guides her through the tasks that will allow her to return to the Underworld to be with her true parents. The Faun is “a creature that is neither good nor evil….like nature….a character there to be a witness and shepherd Ofelia in her rite of passage, but he has no agenda.

54. Mr. Pink (Reservoir Dogs)

Mr. Pink is a major character in Reservoir Dogs and is portrayed by Steve Buscemi. Mr. Pink was hired by Joe Cabot and his son, Nice Guy Eddie.

53. Patch Adams (Patch Adams)

Patch Adams is an American physician, comedian, social activist, clown, and author. He founded the Gesundheit! Institute in 1971 and each year, he also organizes volunteers from around the world to travel to various countries where they dress as clowns to bring humor to orphans, patients, and other people.

52. Pitch Black (Rise Of The Guardians)

Pitch Black, the Nightmare King, is the Rise of the Guardians’ re-imagining of the Boogeyman, the mythical creature that haunts the closets and dark corners of childhood nightmares and the main antagonist of the film. 

51. Penny Forrester (Bolt)

Penny Forrester is Bolt’s owner and best friend and one of the two tritagonists of Disney’s 2008 animated feature film Bolt (the other being Rhino). Penny is a kind, lovable, and intelligent 13-year-old teenage girl.

50. Poppy (Trolls)

Queen Poppy is the current Queen of the Pop Trolls, Peppy’s daughter, and the female protagonist of the DreamWorks Trolls franchise. She was initially introduced as Princess Poppy in Trolls, but in merchandise was just referred to as Poppy, thus avoiding her title altogether.

49. Priscilla (Rango)

Priscilla is a major character of Rango. She is a cactus mouse or ‘aye-aye’ (according to the DVD commentary), and one of the few major characters to be a mammal. 

48. Prince Phillip (Sleeping Beauty)

Prince Phillip is the deuteragonist of Disney‘s 1959 animated feature film Sleeping Beauty. The son of King Hubert, he is a dashing, wisecracking prince who was betrothed to King Stefan’s daughter, Aurora, as a means of unity.

47. Pua (Moana)

Pua is a supporting character in Disney’s 2016 animated feature film, Moana. He is Moana’s pot-belly pet pig and best friend. 

46. Philoctetes (Hercules)

Philoctetes is the deuteragonist of Disney’s 1997 animated feature film, Hercules. He is a crotchety, old Satyr (half-man, half-goat) who served as a trainer of heroes in Ancient Greece, most notably Achilles and the powerful demigod, Hercules. 

45. Mr. Peabody (Mr. Peabody & Sherman)

Hector Peabody is a multi-talented talking beagle that is the world’s smartest being. He appeared in the film, Mr. Peabody & Sherman and is voiced by Ty Burrell. 

44. Powhatan (Pocahontas)

Chief Powhatan is Pocahontas’ father and a major character in Disney’s 1995 animated feature film, Pocahontas. He is initially prejudiced towards the white settlers, but later changes his ways thanks to Pocahontas who convinced him not to go down a path of hatred. 

43. Mr. Potato Head (Toy Story)

Mr. Potato Head (often referred to as simply Potato Head) is a supporting character in the Disney/Pixar Toy Story franchise. He is a Brooklyn-accented toy based on the Hasbro and Playskool doll of the same name. 

42. Pinuccia And Concetta Aragosta (Luca)

Pinuccia and Concetta Aragosta are characters featured in the 2021 Disney/Pixar animated feature film, Luca. They are a pair of elderly women who live in Portorosso and are later revealed to be sea monsters in disguise. 

41. Petunia Robinson (Meet The Robinsons)

Petunia is a character from Disney’s 2007 animated feature film, Meet the Robinsons. She is a hand puppet controlled by Fritz. 

40. Pepa Madrigal (Encanto)

Pepa Madrigal is a major character in Disney’s 2021 animated feature film Encanto. She is the middle child of Alma and Pedro Madrigal and the mother of Dolores, Camilo, and Antonio, whom she parented alongside her husband Félix. 

39. Peach (Finding Nemo)

Peach is a major character in Finding Nemo and a minor character in Finding Dory. She is a starfish that was purchased by the dentist on eBay.

38. Pascal (Tangled)

Pascal is a major character in Disney’s 2010 animated feature film, Tangled. He is Rapunzel’s pet chameleon, with the ability to change colors as both a means of camouflage and expression. 

37. Pacha (The Emperor’s New Groove)

Pacha is a wise villager from the countryside of pre-Colombian Peru and the deuteragonist of Disney’s 2000 animated feature film, The Emperor’s New Groove. He takes his position as village leader very seriously and attempts to do what’s right for his people.

36. Pocahontas (Pocahontas)

Pocahontas is the titular protagonist of Disney’s 1995 animated feature film of the same name. With a willfully bold spirit, she formed a forbidden friendship with an English settler named John Smith, with whom she would fall in love.

35. Porthos (The Musketeers)

Porthos is one of the main characters of The Musketeers. A loyal and devoted Musketeer himself, he often puts himself in needless danger to protect his friends and family.

34. Portia (Merchant Of Venice)

Portia is a female protagonist in William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. A rich, beautiful, intelligent heiress of Belmont, she is bound by the lottery set forth in her father’s will, which gives potential suitors the chance to choose among three caskets.

33. Percy Jackson (Percy Jackson)

Perseus “Percy” Jackson is an eighteen-year-old Greek demigod, the son of Poseidon and Sally Jackson. He is the main protagonist and narrator of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, and one of the main characters of The Heroes of Olympus series.

32. Peter Rabbit (Peter Rabbit)

Peter Rabbit is one of the three main protagonists and a titular character in Peter Rabbit which in turn is based on the fictional anthropomorphic animal character of the same name created by Beatrix Potter.

31. Peter Pevensie (The Chronicles Of Narnia)

Peter Pevensie was the eldest of the Pevensie children, who ruled the Kingdom of Narnia during its Golden Age. Responsible and caring by nature, he always wanted to do what was best for his siblings. 

30. Petunia Dursley (Harry Potter)

Petunia Dursley was an English Muggle woman, the elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Evans, and the sister of the Muggle-born witch Lily Potter. During her childhood, she became resentful of her sister for being a witch, broke off contact with her sister, and refused to have any contact with the wizarding world. 

29. Padma Patil (Harry Potter)

Padma Patil was a witch of Indian heritage who was in the same year as the famous Harry Potter at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She was the identical twin sister of Parvati Patil. 

28. Parvati Patil (Harry Potter)

Parvati Patil was a witch of Indian heritage, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patil, and the identical twin sister of Padma. She was sorted into Gryffindor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but her sister Padma was sorted into Ravenclaw. 

27. Poppy Pomfrey (Harry Potter)

Madam Poppy Pomfrey was a British or Irish witch and the matron at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She was a very competent Healer, having been in the position for, at least, the last quarter of the 20th century. 

26. Pomona Sprout (Harry Potter)

Professor Pomona Sprout was a witch who worked as Head of Hufflepuff House and Head of the Herbology department at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She attended the school in her youth, where she was Sorted into Hufflepuff and excelled at Herbology.

25. Percy Weasley (Harry Potter)

Percy Ignatius “Perce” Weasley was an English pure-blood wizard, the third child of Arthur and Molly Weasley. He was the younger brother of Bill and Charlie, the older brother of the late Fred Weasley, George, Ron, and Ginny. 

24. Punisher (The Punisher)

Francis David “Frank” Castle, Sr., is a former United States Marine-turned-vigilante. While serving in Afghanistan alongside Billy Russo, where the duo became friends, Castle and Russo joined the black-ops team, Cerberus Squad under the command of CIA Officer William Rawlins aimed at capturing, interrogating, and executing high-value targets.

23. Peggy Carter (Captain America)

Doctor Margaret Elizabeth “Peggy” Carter, Ph.D., was one of the most prominent agents of the Strategic Scientific Reserve during and after World War II and one of the founders of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Originally a code-breaker working at Bletchley Park, she joined the Special Operations Executive following her brother’s death.

22. Peter Quill (Guardians Of The Galaxy)

Peter Quill was born on Earth, the son of a human mother and an alien father. Plucked from his rural home, he was thrust into a life of roguery and adventure across the stars. 

21. Phoenix Force (X-Men)

The Phoenix Force is one of the oldest known cosmic entities, representing life that has not yet been born, as well as the forces of creation and destruction. The Phoenix Force is said to predate darkness and is stated to be the fire from which all things were born.  

20. Polka-Dot Man (The Suicide Squad)

Polka Dot Man, also known as Mister Polka Dot, is a Gotham City supervillain and an enemy of Batman in the DC universe. His suit is covered in spots that can be peeled off and turned into different objects to be used for a variety of purposes.

19. Piglet (Winnie The Pooh)

Piglet is an anthropomorphic stuffed piglet belonging to Christopher Robin that first appeared in Disney’s 1968 animated short, Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day. He is the timid and phobic best friend of Winnie the Pooh. 

18. Peeta Mellark (Hunger Games)

Peeta Mellark, a baker’s son from District 12, is the deuteragonist of The Hunger Games trilogy. He was reaped alongside Katniss Everdeen for the 74th Hunger Games.

17. Precious (Precious)

Precious is an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child and is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that she can reroute her life in a better direction.

16. Mrs. Potts (Beauty And The Beast)

Mrs. Potts is a supporting character in Disney’s 1991 animated feature film, Beauty and the Beast. She is the castle’s head housekeeper who was transformed into an enchanted teapot once the Enchantress placed her curse. 

15. Pinocchio (Pinocchio)

Pinocchio is the titular protagonist of Disney’s 1940 animated feature film of the same name. He is a wooden puppet created by the kindly woodcarver Geppetto.

14. Prince Charming (Cinderella)

Prince Charming is the tritagonist of Disney’s 1950 animated feature film, Cinderella. As his name suggests, he is the prince of a faraway kingdom, known for his dashing and handsome air. 

13. Peter Pettigrew (Harry Potter)

Peter Pettigrew, usually referred to as Wormtail or Scabbers, was a wizard. He began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1971 and was sorted into Gryffindor House.

12. Po Ping (Kung Fu Panda)

Po Ping is the main protagonist of the Kung Fu Panda franchise. He is the adopted son of Mr. Ping and the biological son of Li Shan and Li’s wife, as well as one of Master Shifu’s students at the Jade Palace.

11. Predator (Predator)

The Predators or Hunters are extraterrestrial species characterized by their hunting of other dangerous species for sport and honor, including humans. They are a sentient, humanoid race that breathes an atmosphere similar to that of Earth’s, but possesses a level of technological advancement far in excess of anything available to humans. 

10. Peter Pan (Peter Pan)

Peter Pan is the titular protagonist of Disney’s 1953 animated feature film of the same name. Peter travels from the enchanted isle of Neverland all the way to London just to hear Wendy Darling spin tales about him and his adventures.

9. The Penguin (The Batman)

Oswald Cobblepot, also known as “the Penguin”, is a crime boss operating in Gotham City. Initially a member of the Falcone Crime Syndicate, he served as an underboss to Carmine Falcone and the manager of the Iceberg Lounge. 

8. Patrick Bateman (American Psycho)

Patrick Bateman is the titular main protagonist of Bret Easton Ellis’s 1991 controversial novel American Psycho and its film and stage adaptations.

7. Padme Amidala (Star Wars)

Padmé Amidala Naberrie was a human female senator who represented the people of Naboo during the final years of the Galactic Republic in Star Wars. Prior to her career in the Galactic Senate, Amidala was the elected ruler of the Royal House of Naboo.

6. Pennywise The Dancing Clown (It)

Pennywise the Dancing Clown aka It is the main antagonist of It. It is a mysterious monster that lives in the sewers under the town of Derry, Maine, and often kills children.

5. Puss In Boots (Shrek)

Puss in Boots is a cat loosely based on the fairy tale character of the same name with the boots, hat, cape, and sword commonly associated with the fairy tale.

4. Professor X (X-Men)

Professor X is a mutant, the leader and creator of the X-Men and the founder of the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, and one of the most powerful telepaths in the world (rivaled only by Jean Grey).

3. Pumbaa (The Lion King)

Pumbaa is a major character in Disney‘s 1994 animated feature film, The Lion King, and the deuteragonist of the 2004 film, The Lion King 1½. 

2. Paul Atreides (Dune)

Paul Atreides, predominantly known as Muad’Dib, was the last Duke of the noble House Atreides and the only son of Duke Leto Atreides I and Lady Jessica Atreides.

1. Peter Parker (Spiderman)

Sometimes student, sometimes scientist, and sometimes photographer, Peter Parker is a full-time superhero better known as the web-slinging Spider-Man in the Marvel universe. As an orphaned child, Peter was raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May.

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