Monday, March 4, 2024

List: Top 3 Abandoned Movie Characters

This week on the InSession Film Podcast, we reviewed the fun Ridley Scott film, The Martian, which of course features an abandoned Matt Damon on Mars. So to go off of that, we discussed our Top 3 abandoned movie characters. There are several ways you could define abandonment within the context of film. Characters in a survival film could be defined as “abandoned” or perhaps a character that finds himself in isolation. Criteria here is important and we refined ours enough that we feel our list’s represent “abandonment” pretty well.

That being said, what Top 3 abandoned characters would make your list? Here are the one’s that made ours:

*Keep in mind we have different criteria for our lists as well


1) David – A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
2) E.T. – E.T.
3) Hagen – White God


1) Jessie – Toy Story 2
2) David – A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
3) Shadow, Chance, Sassy – Homeward Bound


1) John Carter – John Carter
2) Riddick – The Chronicles of Riddick
3) Kevin – Home Alone

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Chuck Noland – Cast Away, Paul Conroy – Buried, Dae-su Oh – Oldboy, Simba – The Lion King, Todd – The Fox and the Hound

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. We came up with some great characters to discuss, but there’s still a ton of other characters we didn’t mention. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at [email protected].

For the entire podcast, click here or listen below.

For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.


JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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