There might be a problem when we want to remember the names of the characters we watched in a movie. A good way to keep track of their names is to make a list based on the first letters of the character’s name. This is the list of 50 best movie characters that starts with s.
Sabretooth is a mutant and Wolverine’s older half-brother who also possesses numerous animal-like abilities, such as retractable claws, enhanced senses and regenerative healing factors. He is generally angry and can show signs of sadism and feels no remorse or hesitation for killing enemies or anyone in his way.
Sally Albright (When Harry Met Sally)
Sally Albright is one of the most famous romantic characters ever, the main protagonist in the comedy When Harry Met Sally. Played by Meg Ryan, she is intelligent and observant, quirky and witty and works as a journalist at The News in New York City. She is sensitive but determined to get what she wants and always speaks her mind.
Sam “Ace” Rothstein (Casino)
Sam Rothstein was based on the real-life Las Vegas casino executive and Mafia associate and in the movie he is a professional gambler and the boss of the Tangiers Casino. He is involved in the conspiracy and organized crime. He is a violent character who sees nothing wrong in torturing others, especially to achieve what he wants.
Samantha Jones (Sex and the City)
Samantha Jones is one of the four most famous friends in the tv series and movie world. An accomplished, smart and capable marketing expert, Samantha spends her days and nights going out with new men and gossiping and hanging out with her three best friends in Manhattan.
Sam Baldwin (Sleepless in Seattle)
Tom Hanks is Sam Baldwin, a lonely widower who moved to Seattle from Chicago after the death of his wife. He is an architect who loves to spend time with his son and even though challenging, he enjoys raising him. Sam is honest, calm and sweet and this might be a problem in this new, modern and cynical world.
Sam Flynn (Tron: Legacy)
Sam is the controlling shareholder of ENCOM, a computer expert who adores computers and stories about TRON and the GRID. He is a proficient motorcycle rider with great fighting skills who lives modestly with his pet dog. He is also rebellious but sometimes feels that he cannot follow in his father’s footsteps.
Sam (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
Sam is a quirky and loving girl who becomes Charlie’s best friend and is always kind and supportive. She experienced trauma in her childhood when her father molested her and has made some questionable decisions regarding sex and relationships in her adolescence. Her friends are very important to her and she enjoys spending time with them.
Sam Witwicky (Transformers)
Sam is the human main protagonist in the first three movies about the Autobots and their enemies. He can be quite unadventurous but shows the characteristics of a true leader. He has thick, short dark hair and usually wears T-shirts with band names.
Sandman (Spider-Man 3)
Sandman’s real name is Flint Marko and he is one of the main antagonists in Spiderman’s world. He is a professional criminal who accidentally kills Peter Parker’s uncle. He is a complex character who went through many disappointments in his life, which formed his personality that changed throughout the movie.
Santino “Sonny” Corleone (Godfather)
Sonny is the eldest child in the Corleone family, known for his temper and rash decisions, played by the brilliant James Caan. He is a short-tempered person with anger issues who believes that everything can be solved and resolved with violence and even death. He judges everything with his emotions, not logic.
Sarah Marshall (Forgetting Sarah Marshall)
Sarah Marshall is the character the movie revolves around, being responsible for cheating and leaving her long-time boyfriend. She is a cheerful and vivacious person who thinks only of herself, isn’t very supportive and overall not a likeable character, played by the great Kristen Bell.
Sara “Sway” Wayland (Gone in 60 Seconds)
Played by Angelina Jolie, Sara is a tough, street girl who has spent the majority of her life fixing cars for money and thrills. She has always had to take care of herself and has grown tougher than many other girls. She can be playful, but most of the time she is occupied with something and wants things to be done.
Sartana Rivera (Machete Kills)
Sartana is an Immigration Officer, a beautiful and tough girl who was sent by her superstitious uncle to find and capture Machete. She is slim, and athletic, with long brown hair and brown eyes, a born leader, with excellent skills in martial arts.
Saruman (The Lord of the Rings)
Saruman is a powerful wizard and one of the main antagonists in this trilogy, with long white hair and a silver beard. He is a wise, mighty wizard, extremely capable in Ringlore and mechanics, with great magical abilities and a complex personality.
Sabrina is a glamorous and fashionable girl, the daughter of a loving chauffeur who has been working for Paris Vogue. She is beautiful, charming and sweet and a dreamer who believes she is living the life she has always wanted.
Audrey Hepburn gave a brilliant performance in this sweet romantic drama.
Scarlett O’Hara (Gone With the Wind)
Scarlett O’Hara is one of the most famous and beloved novel and movie characters ever, played by Vivien Leigh in the masterpiece Gone With the Wind. She is a businesswoman and the owner of a restaurant and several lumber mills. She is intelligent and vain, can be insecure but mostly knows what she wants. She is portrayed as a Southern belle but differs a lot from what this should represent.
Schmidt (21 Jump Street)
Morton Schmidt is a highly intelligent former nerd who works as an undercover cop together with his former bully and now best friend. He is very skilled and capable and one of the best in his job, despite some of his issues and unusual behaviour.
Scott Pilgrim (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World)
Scott is a young man with fair skin, short light brown hair and thick eyebrows. He is a friendly individual, cheerful and laid-back and is pretty satisfied with his current situation in life. He hides some insecurities beneath his optimistic appearance, such as being lonely and naive at times.
Sean Devine (Mystic River)
Sean is a detective with the Massachusetts State Police who can be quite meticulous but is very methodical and wise. He comes from the streets of Boston and knows how they work, together with its criminals. He is good at catching them but also aware that not everyone can stay behind bars.
Sebastian Valmont (Cruel Intentions)
One of the most seductive antagonists in a movie is definitely Sebastian Valmont, a spoiled rich kid who enjoys seducing young girls, mostly out of boredom. He is a character whose transformation from the beginning to the end of the movie is one of the most memorable. He is proof of what real love can do to a person.
Selene is a former Vampire Dealer, born at the end of the 14th century, descending from Hungarian parents. She is a tall beauty, with dark brown hair and pale skin. She is portrayed as serious, stoic and detached and rarely seen smiling, but is also very independent, brave and shows some emotions every now and then.
Selina Kyle (Batman/ Catwoman)
Also known as Catwoman, Selina is one of Batman’s most known enemies but sometimes also an ally. She is a criminal, a thief who has trained martial skills to perfect her skills in cat burglary, but her activities are often tempered by her altruism which makes her an unusual villain. She is a master in disguise, an excellent athlete and a brilliant thief.
Senator Roark (Sin City)
Senator Roark is a wealthy, corrupt politician who was never arrested for murdering his wife. He is extremely powerful and has many connections with the police which he uses to cover his son’s criminal activities. He has great plans for both himself and his son, who he sees as the next US President.
Severus Snape (Harry Potter)
One of the most popular and beloved characters ever is this antagonist who everyone loves to love. Snape is Harry Potter’s teacher and enemy, even though he hides a lot and is in fact a person with many insecurities and a good heart, all in all. A skilled wizard and excellent teacher, Snape is a strict and grumpy individual who rarely smiles and shares feelings with others.
Shaun Riley (Shaun of the Dead)
Shaun is an average 29-year-old man who lives in Crouch End, London and spends his days hanging out with his best friend Ed. He is a bit music fan, a bit apathetic and lazy, which is why his girlfriend broke up with him.
Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes)
Sherlock Holmes is a brilliant London-based detective who uses his incredible skills and intelligence to solve various crimes, together with his loyal partner Doctor Watson. Sherlock is weird, introverted, cocky and sometimes impossible to be around, but he is also a good friend who, in spite of his lack of social skills, worries about them and wants them to be safe.
Short Round (Indiana Jones)
Short Round is a young orphaned boy born as Wan Li who lost his family during the Japanese bombing of Shanghai in 1932. He survived pickpocketing in his hometown and was a very skilled driver from an early age. He is very loyal to Indiana Jones whom he refers to as his friend. He is pretty calm under pressure but doesn’t like to be given any responsibility for actions that might get him in trouble.
Sick Boy (Trainspotting)
Sick Boy is one of the main characters in the movie Trainspotting, an intelligent young man whose life has taken a wrong turn, due to his addiction to heroin. He was Mark Renton’s best friend, but soon to proved to be a selfish and sadistic narcissist who searched for every opportunity to get money. He is a Sean Connery fan and knows many facts about him and especially his James Bond character.
Sidney Prescott (Scream)
Sidney is the main protagonist in this horror series, a writer whose life has been tormented by different serial killers. She is a serious and quiet girl whose life gets turned upside down when she becomes a local heroine after killing her crazy boyfriend and his best friend who decided to go on a killing spree in their hometown.
Silent Bob (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back)
Silent Bob is Kevin Smith’s character who appeared in the majority of his movies, such as Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. His got his nickname due to the fact that he really rarely talks.
He uses mimicry and facial expressions to convey what he has to say.
Skeeter Bronson (Bedtime Stories)
Skeeter is a hotel handyman who dreams of becoming the hotel manager, which was his father’s promise a long time ago. He keeps his job which he really loves since he enjoys fixing things but also having time for his children.
Sloan is the main antagonist in the movie and the head of the Fraternity assassination squad, played by Morgan Freeman. He is highly skilled with all types of guns and a great expert in the things he does. He is extremely intelligent and serious and a true villain, responsible for killing many heroes.
Snake Eyes (G.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins)
Snake Eyes is a homeless Caucasian child from Japan who was trained by the Arashikage Clan which he entered to get food. He doesn’t speak but is someone to be taken seriously and he communicates with gestures. He is a master of ninjutsu and a master swordsman.
Snake Plissken (Escape from New York, Escape from L.A.)
Snake Plissken is a former Special Forces operator and war hero from World War III who turned criminal. He is a very cynical character, disappointed with the hypocrisy of the American government and is ready to do anything to survive. He is very honourable, despite his lack of interest in many things around him.
Speedman (Tropic Thunder)
Tugg Speedman is an action movie star who became a failing actor after a few movie disasters but has regained his popularity with the movie Tropic Blunder. He is the complete opposite and a big rival of the Australian method actor Kirk Lazarus.
Spider-Man is a hero who saves people in his hometown from different types of accidents and villains who slowly start threatening him. He is a young man named Peter Parker who was bitten by a radioactive spider and gained numerous supernatural abilities, such as superhuman strength, speed, durability, agility, reflexes and many more.
Spud, portrayed by Ewen Bremner is a silly, dim-witted and petty thief, drug addict and hopeless romantic. He writes novels as a hobby but usually spends his days with his best friends doing heroin and drinking. He is the most good-natured of all his friends.
Stanley Goodspeed (The Rock)
Stanley is a good-natured biochemist who was sent to Alcatraz to stop a group of terrorists from attacking San Francisco. He is shy, a bit awkward and lives a quiet life with his girlfriend. He likes to spend time by himself and relax by playing the guitar.
Steven Jay Russell (I Love You, Philip Morris)
Steven is a U.S. con known for escaping prison many times. He was portrayed by Jim Carrey in a movie about his life and crimes. He was a dangerous criminal who spent some time on the run but was very fast taken back to prison.
Steven Kovac (The Cable Guy)
Steven Kovac, portrayed by Matthew Broderick is a guy who was left by his girlfriend and he is now leaving alone in his new apartment after agreeing with her to spend some time apart. His life changes, even more, when he meets an eccentric cable guy Ernie Douglas who starts stalking him and when he finds out that he was fired because he used to do that to his other customers, too.
Steve Stifler (American Pie)
One of the craziest characters in the movie, he doesn’t belong to the tightly connected group of friends and is constantly trying to infiltrate himself in it. He is good at sports and a great dancer who enjoys teasing anyone he can. He is popular among girls and one of his goals is to sleep with as many of them as he can.
Steve Zissou (The Life Aquatic of Steve Zissou)
Steve is an oceanographer, explorer and adventurer and a well-known documentarian. He is very sarcastic and full of himself and thinks a lot about himself, especially as he grows older. He is afraid that his time is finished and wonders if he will be remembered.
Stifler’s Mom (American Pie)
One of the most iconic and unforgettable characters in a comedy is Stifler’s mom, a literal definition of a MILF. She is tall, and attractive, with long blonde hair and a sultry voice. She is described and portrayed as promiscuous and wild and sees no problem in seducing her son’s friends.
Storm is the Goddess of Thunder and a Weather Witch, a mutant and member of the X-Men. She is considered to be one of the most powerful mutants in the world, with her ability to control the weather and atmosphere.
Stu Price (Hangover)
Stu Price is a dentist for Prime Dentistry who often introduces himself as a doctor. He is a great music fan and a gifted singer and pianist. He is the most reasonable and logical in his group but can get very neurotic and cautious and has some anger issues.
Sue Storm (Fantastic Four)
Sue Storm or Invisible Woman is a scientist and a member of the Fantastic Four. She is a beautiful woman with many abilities, such as invisibility, flyrogenesis, flyrokinesis and telekinesis. It is believed that her powers are fueled by her emotions, such as anger and frustration.
Superman is a superhero, an alien named Kal-El from the destroyed planet called Krypton. He was sent to Earth as a baby and was raised by the Clarke’s, a wonderful and loving family.
He became the protector of Earth as an adult, and when not in his superhero suit, he is Clark Kent, a journalist for the Daily Planet where he works with his wife Lois Lane.
Susie Salmon (The Lovely Bones)
Susie is a quiet girl with fair skin and mousy brown hair, perfectly portrayed by the gifted Saoirse Ronan. She is killed at the very beginning of the movie and later on, she is shown in various heavens where she tells her story from.
Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)
Sweeney Todd is a skilled barber who works at his London establishment on Fleet Street. His real name is Benjamin Barker and he was accused of a crime he didn’t commit and sentenced to life in a prison. He was sent to Australia from where he managed to escape after 15 years and returns to London to exact revenge on those who wronged him.
Sweet Pea (Sucker Punch)
Sweet Pea is Rocket’s older sister, protective by nature and willing to risk everything in a fight against the system. She is very controlling and bossy and a strong warrior. She loves her sister very much and resembles her with her strawberry blonde hair, green eyes and unusual nose.