Top 5 Movie Elves of All Time

Every holiday season, moviegoers are drowned in magical creatures: the most prominent of which is the Elf. Or horror-movie dwarf type things. At this point, we have to know: who stand alone at the top of the magical pyramid of Elfdom?

5. Bernard

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Played by the same dude who hatched the hilarity-ensuing revenge plan in 10 Things I Hate About You, The Santa Claus’s Bernard is cut from the same cloth. Grumpy, sassy, and in command as the Arch-Elf, he keeps the other elves in line and makes sure no Good kid goes a Christmas without some well-deserved presents.

4. Jen

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Wrought from the fires of Jim Henson’s puppeteering genius, Dark Crystal‘s Jen the [Man-]Elf saves all of elf-manity from tyrannical forces by re-uniting the once scattered fragments of the greatest jigsaw puzzle that was the Crystal of Truth. Thereby raising the bar for elderly puzzle-solvers the world over. And making what they do feel really, really important.

3. Dobby

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The Frederick Douglass of his kind, Dobby the House-Elf’s cause and fashion sense set the precedent for the courageous potential of house-elves everywhere. Also, he made millions of people realize that, yes, it IS in fact possible to sob for several hours over the very sudden death of an imaginary, squeaky-voiced creature who talks in the third person.

2. Buddy

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Technically he isn’t REALLY an elf…but…He’s in love! He’s in love! And he DOESN’T CARE WHO KNOWS IT! Really, Buddy teaches us all some very important lessons: sugar and carbs make the world a more magical place; love conquers all; and Santa is an equal-opportunity employer.

1. Legolas

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I mean, the guy climbs oliphaunts, has eyes like a hawk, and represents all that is wonderful about gender-neutrality. Moreover, he’s a huge help to less-than-attentive moviegoers by stating the obvious whenever he can.


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