Undefended: Top Five Cinematic Sidekicks.

This week, FilmFisher writers were asked to make a list of the five greatest cinematic sidekicks of all time. Some of us got cute.


Timothy Lawrence

1. Tuco (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)

2. Rey (The Rover)

3. Eduardo Saverin (The Social Network)

4. Bruno (Bicycle Thieves)


5. Clarence (It’s A Wonderful Life)


James Banks

1. Ned (Unforgiven)

2. The Chief (One Flew Over the Cookoo’s Nest)

3. Dragline (Cool Hand Luke)

4. Mr. Nightlinger (The Cowboys)

Short Round

5. Short Round (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)


Brian Murnion

1. René, Antoine’s best friend – “The 400 Blows” (1959)

2. Charlie Chaplin’s kid – “The Kid” (1921)


3. Addie Loggins – “Paper Moon” (1973)

4. Dirk Calloway – “Rushmore” (1998)

5. Laurie Bird – “Two-Lane Blacktop” (1971)


Elizabeth Stinnette

1. Buzz Lightyear (Toy Story)

2. John Watson (Sherlock)


3. Henry Gondorff (The Sting)

4. Selena Kyle (The Dark Knight Rises)

5. Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl)


Remy Wilkins

1. Bust-Ass, All the Real Girls

2. Oskar, Let the Right One In

3. Mace, Sunshine


4. Ash, The Fantastic Mr. Fox

5. Wilson, Cast Away


Joshua Gibbs


1. PC Danny Butterman in Hot Fuzz

2. Chewbacca

3. Argyle in Die Hard

4. Lisa Fremont in Rear Window

5. Chuckie Sullivan in Good Will Hunting



Sean Johnson


1. Pagoda, The Royal Tenenbaums

2. Danny, Hot Fuzz

3. GERTY, Moon

4. Sundance, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

5. Cosmo, Singin’ In the Rain


Kanaan Trotter

1. Wilson, Castaway

2. Genie (Robin Williams), Aladdin

3. Sundance, Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid


4. Sam (The piano player) Casablanca

5. Short Round, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom


Joshua Gibbs

Joshua Gibbs teaches great books, collects records and jogs to work. He and his wife have two children, both of whom have seven names. He tweets at @joshgibbs and blogs for the CiRCE Institute.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *