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    Updated on Jul 26, 2020. Posted on Jun 24, 2019

    24 Movie Characters People Fell In Love With The Second They Walked On Screen

    *Cue Starlord dancing to "Come and Get Your Love."*

    We recently asked movie lovers in our BuzzFeed Community to name a movie character that they fell in love with the second they walked on screen, and they DID NOT disappoint. Here are just a few of the best responses:

    1. Poe Dameron, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

    LucasFilm Ltd.

    "I knew I was going to adore him from how he treated his droid and the way he stood up to Kylo Ren without hesitation. He was caring and brave from his first moments, and that hasn’t changed throughout the series. I knew I was right to fall in love with him within the first five minutes of the movie."

    daisymsummers

    2. Maria, The Sound of Music (1965)

    20th Century Fox

    "She's so happy and musical and scatterbrained — just like me — and it's all perfectly demonstrated in that opening hilltop song."

    rebeccam4e04c2006

    3. Peter Parker, Captain America: Civil War (2016)

    Marvel Studios

    "He's such a lovable character to begin with, but Tom Holland played him perfectly. He has that adorable father/son relationship with Tony Stark, which is evident from their first moments together on-screen."

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    4. Astrid Leong, Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

    Warner Bros.

    "I just loved how she was both fabulous and kind from the very beginning. It was genuinely the perfect first look at/set-up for her character."

    theniceslytherin

    5. Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)

    Walt Disney Studios

    "His dramatic entrance standing on the mast of his ship — only to see a few seconds later that the mast is just about the only part of it above water — is perfect. That combined with him then arguing over the price of docking his ship and stealing a bag of coins from the man instantly made him one of my favorite characters of all time."

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    6. Harley Quinn, Suicide Squad (2016)

    Warner Bros.

    "I know this movie got a lot of hate, but she quickly became one of my favorite characters ever, just from her opening montage."

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    7. Bram, Love, Simon (2018)

    20th Century Fox

    "The second I saw his smile and heard his laugh, I knew I would passionately support this character through the whole movie. It's so fun to watch how effortlessly funny and adorable he is in his interactions with Simon are. I loved every minute of it!"

    hamiltonandlaurens

    8. Gigi, Booksmart (2019)

    United Artists Releasing

    "Brilliant entrance. Brilliant acting. Brilliant movie. Her opening scene set the tone for her character. I totally understand why they wrote her into more scenes."

    radicallexicon

    9. Agent Peggy Carter, Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

    Marvel Studios

    "The way she lays out the sexist soldier with a smile and without messing up her hair is just perfection. It sets up exactly who she is in under 60 seconds — a badass who has to deal with all kinds of crap because she's a woman in the military, but handles it with grace."

    lindseyw43e89ce33

    10. Baby, Baby Driver (2017)

    TriStar Pictures

    "I immediately loved the way he completely jammed out to his music while casually waiting for a massive bank robbery to be finished, and then you're amazed by his driving skills as he leads the police on a wild chase. That character had me hooked from the start."

    melindac4cdd9628f

    11. Raoul Silva, Skyfall (2012)

    Sony Pictures Releasing

    "The manner in which he says, 'Hello James,' the long shot of his walk towards Bond, all while telling a story...I just knew he'd make a fascinating villain. His entire introductory scene was brilliant, both in terms of Javier Bardem and Daniel Craig's acting, but their dialogue as well."

    jayjay1997

    12. The Joker, The Dark Knight (2008)

    New Line Cinema

    "He instantly became the best version of that character to ever exist because the opening bank robbery sequence showed off his intelligence and his ruthless nature when he murdered his own people."

    jungumper

    13. Janis, Mean Girls (2004)

    Paramount Pictures

    "That opening dialogue...she was just so quick-witted and held nothing back. I instantly loved both her and Damian based on that scene alone."

    opalsocean

    14. Russell, Up (2009)

    Pixar

    "The second I saw him, I loved his character. I love how he's always so optimistic and childlike, compared to Carl’s grumpy mood. Good job to Pixar for designing him so wonderfully!"

    elizabethschool

    15. Edward Cullen, Twilight (2008)

    Summit Entertainment

    "Honestly, for me, Robert Pattinson was the perfect casting. He was so incredibly attractive and had the same mannerisms as Edward in the book. I remember my teenage heart beating SO fast when he waltzed right in the cafeteria with the rest of the Cullen family."

    sophiarias

    16. Jillian Holtzmann, Ghostbusters (2016)

    Columbia Pictures

    "Her character was so unique and funny and — honestly — the best part of the film from the moment she was introduced."

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    17. Carol, Captain Marvel (2019)

    Marvel Studios

    "She was just...her. She acted how she wanted. She didn't have a winning smile, but a great smirk. She was funny/sarcastic, which you don't tend to see much of with female superheroes. She seemed like such a perfect mix of Tony Stark and Captain America. She had Cap's soldier-y code of honor and discipline coupled with Stark's snarky humor and 'screw you' attitude."

    thelonedoodler

    18. Hades, Hercules (1997)

    Walt Disney Studios

    "While I’m not a huge Disney fan, his intro got me invested, even as a small kid. The way he says, 'full of dead people, whatcha gonna do' is hilarious every time! Also, he was awesome throughout the entire film, so yeah. Hades, one of my favorite film characters ever!"

    katharinalukas

    19. Peter Quill, Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

    Marvel Studios

    "Chris Pratt crooning into a rat's face as he danced around a gloomy cave to 80s beats...I was in love instantly."

    mills1995

    20. Hagrid, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

    Warner Bros.

    "When he cried after he had to say goodbye to Harry and leave him with his aunt and uncle. Straight away I knew he was a really good man and an excellent character who was going to be a strong presence throughout the whole series!"

    emmak26

    21. Milo, Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

    Walt Disney Studios

    "From the moment he came on screen — stumbling through his speech about theories about Atlantis, but showing his obvious passion for what he was talking about — I knew I loved him."

    chihirograce

    22. Valkyrie, Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

    Marvel Studios

    "There was something about the way she stood up from her ship after falling over drunk that made my heart skip a beat. Also, I just love Tessa Thompson."

    mrswilhelm19

    23. Rafiki, The Lion King (1994)

    Walt Disney Studios

    "The opening scene of him presenting Simba to all of Pride Rock is iconic. He's just the best character."

    twinma

    24. Leia Organa, Star Wars (1977)

    LucasFilm Ltd.

    "I was probably about seven when I first saw the original trilogy. The moment she came on screen, I was so taken by her incredible strength, intelligence, and independence. Never before had I seen a female character so badass. She was a princess that didn’t need to be saved by a man, and seeing that for the first time really impacted me."

    hverre04

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