Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

S for Superman, S for Severus Snape, S for Snow White. In this article, you will find the most iconic movie characters whose names start with S.

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70. Santino “Sonny” Corleone (The Godfather)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Santino “Sonny” Corleone, Sr. was the eldest child of the Corleone family, known for his violent temper and rash decisions. 

69. Sidney Prescott (Scream)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Sidney Prescott is the protagonist of the Scream franchise. Throughout the series’ single continuity, Sidney’s survivability and strength are tested against a variety of Ghostface perpetrators and their accomplices.

68. Steve Zissou (Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Steve Zissou is an eccentric oceanographer who sets out to exact revenge on the “jaguar shark” that ate his partner Esteban. Zissou is both a parody of and homage to French diving pioneer Jacques Cousteau, to whom the film is dedicated. 

67. Sally Albright (When Harry Met Sally)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Sally Albright is an ambitious, self-respectful, enthusiastic, loving lady living a life of her own design, and the romantic interest of Harry Burns.

66. Shaun (Shaun Of The Dead)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Shaun (Played by Simon Pegg) is the main protagonist of the horror comedy, Shaun of the Dead. He is best friends with Ed, who he had met in primary school and he has a girlfriend named Liz. 

65. Sandy Olsson (Grease)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Sandra Dee “Sandy” Olsson is one of the main characters in Grease. She is the girlfriend of the popular greaser Danny Zuko.

64. Syndrome (The Incredibles)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Syndrome is the main antagonist of the 2004 Disney/Pixar animated film The Incredibles. He originally wanted to be a sidekick to his then-idol Mr. Incredible, but when the superhero coldly rejected his offer, Syndrome became intensely resentful towards Mr. Incredible and superheroes in general.

63. Sven (Frozen)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Sven is a major character in Disney’s 2013 animated feature film, Frozen, and its 2019 sequel. He is Kristoff’s reindeer and best friend. 

62. Stitch (Lilo & Stitch)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Stitch, also known as Experiment 626, is one of the titular protagonists of the Lilo & Stitch franchise. He is an illegal genetic experiment created by Jumba Jookiba, whose primary function is to destroy everything he touches. 

61. Scott Squibbles (Monsters University)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Scott Sebastian Squibbles, also known as “Squishy” as a college student and “Scary” as a Scarer, is one of the tritagonists of the 2013 Disney/Pixar animated film, Monsters University.

60. Squirt (Finding Nemo)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Squirt is the son of Crush from the 2003 Disney/Pixar animated film, Finding Nemo and its 2016 sequel. 

59. Spot (The Good Dinosaur)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Spot is the deuteragonist of the 2015 Disney/Pixar animated feature film, The Good Dinosaur. He is a primitive little orphaned human boy who is not afraid of anything. 

58. Skinner (Ratatouille)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Chef Skinner (simply known as Skinner) is the main antagonist of Disney/Pixar’s 2007 animated feature film, Ratatouille. He was the short-tempered sous chef of Auguste Gusteau who, after the untimely passing of the great chef, assumed control of their Parisian restaurant.

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57. Satine (Moulin Rouge)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Satine is a dancer and courtesan at the Moulin Rouge, who is known as the legendary “Sparkling Diamond”. 

56. Sid (Toy Story)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Sid is the main antagonist of the 1995 Disney/Pixar animated film, Toy Story. He was Andy’s evil next-door neighbor.

55. Sisu (Raya And The Last Dragon)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Sisu is the deuteragonist of Disney’s 2021 animated feature film, Raya and the Last Dragon. She is a divine water dragon who protects the world of Kumandra alongside her siblings.

54. Shenzi (The Lion King)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Shenzi (voiced by Whoopi Goldberg) is the leader and sole female of the trio. According to Timon, her full name is Shenzi Marie Predatora Veldetta Jacquelina Hyena. 

53. Shanti (The Jungle Book)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Shanti (originally known as The Girl) is a minor character in Disney‘s 1967 animated feature film The Jungle Book, and one of the protagonists of The Jungle Book 2. She is a little girl from the Man Village known for her lovely singing voice and beautiful eyes. 

52. Shan Yu (Mulan)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Shan Yu is the main antagonist of Disney’s 1998 animated feature film Mulan. He is the evil leader of the Hun Army, who is responsible for mass genocide and general havoc across China. 

51. Sarge (Toy Story)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Sarge (also known as Army Sarge and Sergeant) is a minor character in the Disney/Pixar Toy Story film series and the gung-ho commander of an army of plastic toy soldiers from the Bucket ‘O’ Soldiers. 

50. Sebastian (The Little Mermaid)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Sebastian is a major character in Disney’s 1989 animated feature film, The Little Mermaid. He is a red, Jamaican-accented crab who serves as King Triton’s advisor and “distinguished” court composer.

49. Sadness (Inside Out)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Sadness is the deuteragonist of the 2015 Disney/Pixar animated feature film, Inside Out as one of the five emotions inside the mind of Riley Andersen. 

48. Sarafina (The Lion King)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Sarafina is a minor character in Disney’s 1994 animated feature film, The Lion King. She is the mother of Nala and the maternal grandmother of Kion and Kiara. 

47. Sarabi (The Lion King)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Sarabi is a lioness who used to be the queen of the Pride Lands in Disney’s 1994 animated feature film, The Lion King. She is Mufasa’s wife (later widow) and Simba’s mother. 

46. Shazam (Shazam)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Shazam is a superhero in the DC Comics Universe and the protector of Fawcett City. In his secret identity, he is known as William Joseph “Billy” Batson, a young boy who was chosen to be a champion of good by the wizard Shazam.

45. Sam Witwicky (Transformers)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Samuel James Witwicky is the Human Main protagonist of the first three films and overall one of the main protagonists of the Transformers Cinematic Universe. He is the descendant of Archibald Witwicky and frequently ends up in the crossfire in the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons. 

44. Shylock (The Merchant Of Venice)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Shylock, the Jewish moneylender, is the villain of William Shakespeare’s play, The Merchant of Venice.

43. Selene (Underworld)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Selene is a former Vampire Death Dealer, sired by the Vampire Elder Viktor after he had slaughtered her family unknown to her. She was born to Hungarian parents sometime in 1383 and eventually, she became the first Vampire-Corvinus Strain Hybrid. 

42. Sophie Zawislowski (Sophie’s Choice)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Sophie is Polish and Catholic, and a survivor of the Holocaust and Nazi concentration camps.

41. Strangelove (Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Dr. Strangelove is the titular central antagonist of the late Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 black-comedy film Dr. Strangelove.

40. Susan Pevensie (The Chronicles Of Narnia)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Queen Susan Pevensie was the second-born of the Pevensie children (after Peter) and was the eldest sister. She was known to the Narnians as Queen Susan the Gentle and was known to be logical (to the point of being stubborn sometimes), motherly, and more serious than her younger sister, Lucy.

39. Seamus Finnigan (Harry Potter)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Seamus Finnigan was an Irish half-blood wizard, a student at Hogwarts, and the best friend of Dean Thomas.

38. Stan Shunpike (Harry Potter)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Stan Shunpike was a British wizard who worked as the conductor of the Knight Bus. 

37. Sybill Trelawney (Harry Potter)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Sybill Trelawney was a half-blood witch and professor of Divination at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She is the great-great-granddaughter of the celebrated Cassandra Trelawney, who was also a Seer. 

36. Scabbers (Harry Potter)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Scabbers is Ron Weasley’s pet rat. He is an old, rather useless rat and Ron pretends to hate him, but he is secretly very attached to the rat.

35. Sandman (Rise Of The Guardians)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Sanderson Mansnoozie, better known as the Sandman, is the Rise of the Guardians re-imagining of the mythic bringer of dreams. He is the first ever Guardian, the Guardian of Dreams.

34. Shang-Chi (Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Shang was raised to become a deadly assassin by his father, the immortal crime lord and sorcerer Fu Manchu.

33. Sharon Carter (Captain America)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Sharon Carter, aspiring to be like her great-aunt Peggy, becomes a covert operative and agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

32. Silver Surfer (Fantastic Four)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Silver Surfer is the former Herald of Galactus, who tasked him with finding planets to devour to maintain his energy. 

31. Saw Gerrera (Star Wars)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Saw Gerrera was a human male Onderonian resistance fighter who fought against the Confederacy of Independent Systems in Star Wars.

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30. Sentinel Prime (Transformers)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Sentinel Prime is a major antagonist of the Transformers Cinematic Universe, serving as the main antagonist of the 2011 science-fiction action film Transformers: Dark of the Moon and a posthumous antagonist in its 2014 sequel Transformers: Age of Extinction. 

29. Starscream (Transformers)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Starscream was Megatron’s right-hand and a secondary antagonist in Transformers.

28. Seymour Simmons (Transformers)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Agent Seymour Reginald “Reggie” Simmons is the head officer of Sector Seven’s Field Agents.

27. Steppenwolf (Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Steppenwolf was a powerful New God in the DC universe and the former herald of Darkseid, his nephew and lord of Apokolips. After betraying Darkseid to their enemies, Steppenwolf was exiled and tasked with conquering one hundred fifty thousand worlds in Darkseid’s name. 

26. Selina Kyle (The Batman)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Selina Kyle is Catwoman, a costumed adventurer who’s been both a superhero and supervillain. Beginning her career as a thief and enemy to Batman, she later turned to crime-fighting and became part of the Batman Family.

25. Storm (X-Men)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Storm is one of the most powerful mutants on Earth and a member of the X-Men with the ability to control and manipulate weather patterns.

24. Shelob (The Lord Of The Rings)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Shelob was a Great Spider and the greatest offspring of Ungoliant, the primordial spider. In the Third Age, she lived on the borders of Mordor and was known to feed indiscriminately, preying on the inhabitants.

23. Shere Khan (Jungle Book)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Shere Khan is the main antagonist of Disney’s 1967 animated feature film, The Jungle Book. A powerful Bengal tiger, Shere Khan is considered suave and charming, yet is deeply feared as the most ferocious predator in the jungle.

22. Spock (Star Trek)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Spock (full name generally considered unpronounceable by Humans) was a male Human/Vulcan hybrid who lived during the 23rd and 24th centuries and became one of the most distinguished and respected figures in the United Federation of Planets in Star Trek

21. Sulley (Monsters Inc.)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Sulley is the protagonist of the 2001 Disney/Pixar animated film Monsters, Inc. and the deuteragonist of its 2013 prequel. He was a renowned scarer at Monsters, Inc. where he worked alongside his partner and best friend Mike Wazowski.

20. The Sundance Kid (Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

The Sundance Kid was an outlaw and member of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch in the American Old West.

19. Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Sweeney Todd is the main protagonist and title character of the Broadway musical and its film adaptation. Sweeney Todd’s real name is actually Benjamin Barker, a barber who was accused of a crime he didn’t commit and was sentenced to life in a prison in Australia, but managed to escape after 15 years. 

18. Shark (Jaws)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Shark was the main antagonist of the first Jaws film.

17. Sirius Black (Harry Potter)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Sirius Black also known as Padfoot or Snuffles (in his Animagus form), was an English pure-blood wizard and godfather of Harry Potter. Although he was the heir of the House of Black, Sirius disagreed with his family’s belief in blood purity and defied tradition when he was Sorted into Gryffindor House instead of Slytherin at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

16. Sarah Connor (The Terminator)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Sarah Connor is a legendary figure and the mother of John Connor, the leader of the Resistance during the Future War, as well as teaching him the ways of war. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. 

15. Smith (Matrix)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Agent Smith is a former Agent of the Matrix and the main antagonist of the trilogy.

14. Steve Rogers (Captain America)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Captain Steven Grant “Steve” Rogers is a World War II veteran, a founding member of the Avengers, and Earth’s first known superhero in the Marvel Comics Universe. His alter ego is Captain America.

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13. Smaug (The Hobbit)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Smaug was a fire-drake of the Third Age, considered to be the last “great” dragon of Middle-earth. He was drawn to the enormous wealth amassed by the Dwarves of the Lonely Mountain during King Thrór’s reign.

12. Severus Snape (Harry Potter)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Professor Severus Snape was an English half-blood wizard serving as Potions Master, Head of Slytherin House, Defence Against the Dark Arts professor, and Headmaster of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as well as a member of the Order of the Phoenix and a Death Eater. His double life played an extremely important role in both of the Wizarding Wars against Voldemort. 

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11. Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 

10. Shrek (Shrek)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Shrek is a fictional character created by American author William Steig and is the protagonist of the book of the same name, a series of films by DreamWorks Animation, as well as a musical.

9. Scarlett O’Hara (Gone With The Wind)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

The protagonist of Gone with the Wind, Scarlett is a dark-haired, green-eyed Georgia belle who struggles through the hardships of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

8. Scar (The Lion King)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Scar is the main antagonist of Disney‘s 1994 animated feature film, The Lion King, and the brother of Mufasa.

7. Simba (The Lion King)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Simba is the protagonist of Disney’s 1994 animated feature film, The Lion King. He is the son of Mufasa and Sarabi, who was destined to rule the Pride Lands, as king. 

6. Spider-Man (Spider-Man)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

As a result of a radioactive spider bite, high schooler Peter Parker developed powers and abilities similar to that of a spider. He lives by the motto “With great power, there must also come great responsibility,” and is thus known as the superhero Spider-Man.

5. Saruman (The Lord Of The Rings)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Saruman, also known as Saruman the White was the first of the order of Istari (Wizards), who came to Middle-earth as emissaries of the Valar in the Third Age.

4. Sauron (The Lord Of The Rings)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Sauron is the primary antagonist, through the forging of the One Ring, of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, where he rules the land of Mordor and has the ambition of ruling the whole of Middle-earth.

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3. Snow White (Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Snow White is the titular protagonist of Disney’s first animated feature-length film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

2. Samwise Gamgee (The Lord Of The Rings)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Samwise Gamgee was a hobbit of the Shire. He was Frodo Baggins ‘ gardener and best friend. 

1. Superman (Man Of Steel)

Movie Characters that Start with S: Iconic Names

Superman (born Kal-El, legal name Clark Kent) is the last son of Krypton, the Man of Steel, and a beacon of hope for humanity.

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