Because you like John Yossarian in Catch-22
Ishmael is a quiet observer on a larger-than-life quest. See them in Moby Dick.
Lazy and cynical‚ Bernard Black is the ultimate curmudgeon. See them in Black Books.
Riggan Thomson is a washed-up movie star running from his inner demons. Alas those inner demons look just like the superhero he used to play. See them in Birdman.
Gregor Samsa is an ordinary man in an abnormal predicament. See them in The Metamorphosis.
A champion of chivalry, Don Quixote is dutifully bringing good to the world—even when others think he's out of his mind. See them in Don Quixote.
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille may have a phenomenal sense of smell, but he has a weak sense of morality. See them in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.
Blunt but anxious, Gretchen Ross bonds most easily with those who have lived tough lives like she has. See them in Donnie Darko.
Phoebe Caulfield is a wise-beyond-her-years 10-year-old with an empathetic spirit. See them in The Catcher in the Rye.
A suave proprietor of an upscale nightclub and gambling den, Rick Blaine is dealing with World War II and a broken heart. See them in Casablanca.
Barry Egan has too many anger issues to list here. See them in Punch Drunk Love.
Yes, she's an "older" woman, but that just makes Mrs. Robinson sexier and more seductive. See them in The Graduate.
Marv is a brutish but principled thug who'd be right at home on an ancient battlefield. See them in Sin City.