50 Most Offensive Movie Characters


Why They're Offensive: Writer/director/star Seth MacFarlane goes for broke in his feature debut by locating his "equal opportunities offender" shtick in the figure of a fluffy child's teddy bear.

Most Offensive Moment: There's worse in the film, but the scene in the trailer where Ted suggestively thrusts against a supermarket till to impress his co-worker is gross enough.

Charlie Baileygates

Why They're Offensive: The Farrelly Brothers turned their PC-baiting humour to the subject of mental illness in Me, Myself & Irene , with Jim Carrey eschewing nuance in favour of barnstorming, button-pushing set-pieces.

Most Offensive Moment: A thirsty Charlie decides to have a drink... from a breastfeeding mom.

Dr Christmas Jones

Why They're Offensive: Some would say all Bond girls are offensive. But asking us to believe that Denise Richards is a hot-pants-wearing nuclear scientist is too much even for those who usually overlook the casual sexism.

Most Offensive Moment: The ending, when it becomes clear that the only reason Christmas got her name was so Bond could make a wisecrack about how many times Christmas comes a year.

Ed Wilson

Why They're Offensive: Natural Born Killers ' Dad from hell is slobbish, abusive, repulsive - and all the more disconcerting for being played by comedian Rodney Dangerfield in sitcom style, complete with laugh track.

Most Offensive Moment: Ed reveals his true attitude to daughter Mallory by confirming, "I'll show her a little tenderness, after I eat. When I get up there, she won't see my face for an hour."

Jim Phelps

Why They're Offensive: A lesson in how to offend the fanboys. In the original series of Mission: Impossible , Jim Phelps was the stalwart, decent leader of the IMF. In the big-screen reboot, he's the villain.

Most Offensive Moment: Jim's motive - all he's got is "a lousy marriage, and 62 grand a year."

Biff Tannen

Why They're Offensive: Hill Valley bully-boy who remains a jerk even after Marty McFly has travelled back in time to sort him out in Back To The Future .

Most Offensive Moment: Changing the course of human history - and keeping Richard Nixon in office - with the help of a time machine and a Sports Almanac from 2015.

Jill Sadelstein

Why They're Offensive: Jill must be a particularly shrill and annoying character if Adam Sandler's Jack wants to run a mile. Then again, Jill is played by Adam Sandler, too.

Most Offensive Moment: When it becomes obvious that Al Pacino (yes, that Al Pacino) is in love with her, retrospectively destroying respect for one of cinema's greatest actors.

Vick Ran

Why They're Offensive: The plot of Lady On The Water rests on ensuring that unknown author Vick Ran can write his world-changing masterpiece. So who did director M. Night Shyamalan cast as this saviour? Himself.

Most Offensive Moment: Vick meets mystical water nymph Story and immediately finds his inner voice - giving Night the confidence to ignore the outer voices telling him that his film is awful.

John Kreese

Why They're Offensive: Karate master whose abuse of martial arts tradition has made him a bully, and a breeder of other bullies.

Most Offensive Moment: Kreese orders his student Johnny to sweep Karate Kid Danny LaRusso's injured leg, an unethical move - but one that thankfully fails.

Carrie Bradshaw and friends

Why They're Offensive: The self-involved pursuit of casual sex and Jimmy Choos has always teetered on the edge of bad taste, but Sex And The City 2 's attempts to glorify the girls by comparing their hedonism to Abu Dhabi's repressed culture plunges right in.

Most Offensive Moment: Samantha (Kim Cattrall), under arrest for having public - and therefore illegal - sex, gets on her hypocritical high horse by throwing a handful of condoms in their faces.