The 25 Worst Movie Character Names Ever

[caption id="attachment_179812" align="alignleft" width="300"]After Earth Will Smith as Cypher Raige in After Earth (Sony)[/caption]

You're at a bar and some fictional movie character comes up and introduces her or himself. How long will it take before the subsequent conversation trends toward anything other than some form of, "But, seriously, what's your real name?"

And that's how we created this collection of the 25 worst movie character names ever. If the answer to the above hypothetical scenario was "30 seconds flat," that character made our highly-researched, scientifically-ranked list.

We've brought this feature back to the forefront in honor of Will Smith's turn as Cypher Raige in "After Earth." Yes, that's right — his name is "Cypher Raige." If you know of even worse character names than that — and that of those in the list below — hit us up in the comments.

25. Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise), 'Jack Reacher' (2012)

Jack Reacher

24. Jericho Cane (Arnold Schwarzenegger), 'End of Days' (1999)

End of Days

23. Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan), 'Mean Girls' (2004)

Mean Girls

22. Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin), 'Jonah Hex' (2008)

Jonah Hex

21. Chet Steadman (Gary Busey), 'Rookie of the Year' (1993)

Rookie of the Year

20. Johnny Rico (Casper Van Dien), 'Starship Troopers' (1997)

Starship Troopers

19. Igby Slocumb (Kiernan Culkin), 'Igby Goes Down' (2002)

Igby Goes Down

18. Autumn (Minka Kelly), '(500) Days of Summer' (2009)

(500) Days of Summer

17. Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), 'The Fifth Element' (1997)

The Fifth Element

16. Pvt. Duff Horton (Jason-Shane Scott), 'Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation' (2004)

Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation

15. Nomi Malone (Elizabeth Berkley), 'Showgirls' (1995)


14. Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks), 'Forrest Gump' (1994)

Forrest Gump

13. Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page), 'Juno' (2007)


12. Hannibal King (Ryan Reynolds), 'Blade: Trinity' (2004)

Blade: Trinity

11. Helen Shivers (Sarah Michelle Geller), 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' (1997)

I Know What You Did Last Summer

10. Pretty much every single character in 'The Expendables' (2010)

The Expendables

9. Torrance Shipman (Kirsten Dunst), 'Bring It On' (2000)

Bring It On

8. Memphis Raines (Nicolas Cage), 'Gone in 60 Seconds' (2000)

Gone in 60 Seconds

7. Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage), 'Face/Off' (1997)


6. Bitsey Bloom (Kate Winslet), 'The Life of David Gale' (2003)

The Life of David Gale

5. Flipper Purify (Wesley Snipes), 'Jungle Fever' (1991)

Jungle Fever

4. Mutt Williams (Shia LaBeouf), 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' (2008)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdrom of the Crystal Skull

3. Cole Trickle (Tom Cruise), 'Days of Thunder' (1990)

Days of Thunder

2. Dr. Christmas Jones (Denise Richards), 'The World Is Not Enough' (1999)

The World is Not Enough

1. Renesmee Cullen (Mackenzie Foy), 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' (2012)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Originally published on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.