Four Temperament Ensemble: Film

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Disney Animated Canon

  • Aladdin:
    • Leukine: Aladdin
    • Choleric: Jasmine and Iago
    • Sanguine: Genie and Abu
    • Phlegmatic: Carpet and the Sultan
    • Melancholic: Jafar
  • Big Hero 6's titular team:
  • The five household appliances from The Brave Little Toaster: Lampy (choleric), Kirby (melancholic), Toaster (phlegmatic), Radio (sanguine), and Blanky (leukine).
  • From The Emperor's New Groove, Combo Ensemble: Kuzco (choleric/sanguine), Yzma (melancholic/choleric), Pacha (phlegmatic/melancholic), and Kronk (sanguine/phlegmatic).
  • Frozen: Elsa (melancholic), Olaf (phlegmatic/sanguine), Anna (sanguine), Sven (phlegmatic), Hans ( pretends to be phlegmatic but is actually choleric) and Kristoff (leukine).
  • Hercules: Hercules (sanguine), Meg (melancholic), Phil (choleric), and Pegasus (phlegmatic).
  • The Jungle Cubs: Shere Khan (choleric), Bagheera (melancholic), Baloo (phlegmatic), and Louis (sanguine).
  • The four main dogs in Lady and the Tramp: Lady (melancholic), The Tramp (sanguine), Jock (choleric), and Trusty (phlegmatic).
  • Mulan: Mulan and her companions: Mulan (melancholic), Mushu and Yao (choleric), Ling (sanguine), Chien Po and Cri-Kee (phlegmatic), Li Shang (leukine).
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas: Jack Skellington (sanguine), Sally (melancholic), Oogie Boogie (choleric), and The Mayor (phlegmatic).
  • The Princess and the Frog must have read this trope before it was written. Tiana (choleric), Louis (melancholic), Ray (phlegmatic), and Naveen (sanguine).
  • Sleeping Beauty: Prince Philip (sanguine), Maleficent and Flora (choleric), Merryweather (melancholic), and Aurora and Fauna (phlegmatic).
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Snow White (phlegmatic), The Evil Queen (choleric), The Prince (sanguine), Spirit In The Magic Mirror (leukine), and The Huntsman (melancholic).
    • The Seven Dwarfs: Doc and Bashful (melancholic), Grumpy (choleric), Happy (sanguine), Sleepy, Sneezy, and Dopey (phlegmatic).
  • Wreck-It Ralph: Wreck-It Ralph (melancholic/phlegmatic), Felix (phlegmatic/sanguine), Vanellope (sanguine/choleric) and Calhoun (choleric/melancholic)

Pixar

  • Cars: Lightning McQueen, Strip "The King" Weathers, Flo, Ramone, and Tow Mater (sanguine), Chick Hicks (choleric), Sheriff (choleric), Doc Hudson (melancholic/choleric), Red (melancholic), Sally Carrera (phlegmatic), and Mack (leukine).
  • Finding Nemo: Nemo (sanguine/choleric), Marlin (melancholic) and Dory (phlegmatic).
  • The Parr family from The Incredibles: Bob (melancholic), Helen (choleric), Violet (phlegmatic), and Dash (sanguine).
  • Inside Out: The five main emotions, Joy (sanguine), Anger (choleric), Sadness (melancholic), Fear (phlegmatic), and Disgust (leukine).
  • Monsters, Inc.: Sulley (phlegmatic), Mike (sanguine), Celia (choleric), Fungus (melancholic), Boo (sanguine), George (phlegmatic/sanguine), and Roz (leukine).
  • Ratatouille: Linguini (sanguine), Collette & Chef Skinner (choleric), Anton Ego (melancholic) and Remy (phlegmatic).
  • Toy Story franchise: Woody (melancholic), Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep, and Hamm (phlegmatic), Jessie, Mrs. Potato Head and Rex (sanguine), Mr. Potato Head (choleric) and Slink (leukine).
  • Up: Carl Fredricksen (melancholic), Ellie (choleric), Russell (sanguine), Kevin (phlegmatic), and Dug (sanguine/phlegmatic).

Dreamworks

  • The Croods: Gran (choleric), Grug (melancholic/choleric), Eep (melancholic), Ugga (phlegmatic), Thunk (sanguine/phlegmatic), Sandy (sanguine), and Guy (leukine).
  • How to Train Your Dragon: Hiccup (melancholic/phlegmatic), Astrid (sanguine), Stoick the Vast (choleric) and Toothless (leukine).
  • Madagascar: Alex (sanguine), Marty (choleric), Melman (melancholic) and Gloria (phlegmatic).
    • The Lemurs: Julien (choleric), Maurice (phlegmatic/melancholic) and Mort (sanguine).
  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman: Peabody (leukine), Sherman (melancholic), Penny (sanguine), Paul (choleric) and Patty (phlegmatic).
    • Other characters: Mrs. Grunion (choleric/melancholic), King Tut (sanguine), Agamemnon (leukine), Leonardo Da Vinci (phlegmatic).
  • The Penguins of Madagascar's temperaments are more detailed than in the series: Skipper (choleric/melancholic), Kowalski (melancholic/phlegmatic), Private (phlegmatic/sanguine) and Rico (sanguine/choleric).
  • Rise of the Guardians:
    • The original Guardians lineup, nicknamed "the Big Four" by Pitch: North (sanguine), Bunnymund (choleric), Toothiana (melancholic), and Sandy (phlegmatic).
    • Other magical characters: Jack Frost (sanguine), Pitch Black (choleric), and The Man In The Moon (melancholic).
    • The kids: Sophie Bennett (sanguine), Cupcake (choleric), and Jamie Bennett (phlegmatic).
  • The Shrek franchise: Shrek (choleric), Princess Fiona (melancholic), Puss in boots (phlegmatic), Donkey (sanguine), and Gingerbread Man (leukine).

Other studios

  • Despicable Me, though it isn't until the sequel that the ensemble is completed: Gru (choleric/melancholic), Margo (melancholic), Edith (choleric), Agnes (phlegmatic), the Minions (leukine), and Lucy (sanguine).
  • The Herd in the Ice Age movies: Skrat (leukine), Manny (melancholic), Sid (sanguine), Diego (choleric), and Ellie (phlegmatic, with some sanguine aspects in the beginning).
  • The Last Unicorn: The Unicorn/Amalthea (melancholic), Schmendrick (sanguine), Molly Grue (choleric), Prince Lir (phlegmatic).
  • The main heroes in The Lego Movie: Emmet (phlegmatic), Wyldstyle —a.k.a. Lucy— (melancholic), Batman (choleric), Unikitty (sanguine), Metalbeard (choletic/melancholic), Benny (phlegmatic/sanguine), and Vitruvius (leukine).

     Film — Live Action 

Non-Character Examples (mood and setting)

  • The four Alien films, not just in terms of their respectives tones but in light of their respective directors and the directors' general filmmaking styles: Alien is phlegmatic, Aliens is choleric, Alien│ is melancholic and Alien: Resurrection is sanguine.
  • For another odd, non-character example, the four Brosnan-era Bond films correspond nicely in their atmosphere and tone, with Golden Eye as the choleric; Tomorrow Never Dies as the phlegmatic (or, alternatively the melancholic); The World Is Not Enough as the melancholic (or phlegmatic); and Die Another Day as sanguine.

Marvel Cinematic Universe

  • The Avengers: The five male members and even their most distinctive colors fit a Combo Ensemble: Tony Stark/Iron Man (choleric gold + sanguine red), Clint Barton/Hawkeye (choleric/melancholic black), Bruce Banner (melancholic/phlegmatic, but green only when he turns Hulk, ironically); Steve Rogers/Captain America (phlegmatic blue + sanguine red), and Thor (leukine, neutral grey/black).
    • The S.H.I.E.L.D. agents: Phil Coulson (phlegmatic), Nick Fury and Natasha Romanoff (choleric), Maria Hill (melancholic), and Clint Barton (leukine).
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Quill (phlegmatic), Gamora (melancholic), Rocket (choleric), Groot (leukine) and Drax (sanguine).
    • Other characters: Yondu (sanguine), Nebula (choleric), Ronan (melancholic) and Thanos (phlegmatic).
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past:
    • Sanguine: Peter/Quicksilver
    • Choleric: Eric/Magneto
    • Melancholic: Raven/Mystique and Charles/Professor X
    • Phlegmatic: Logan/Wolverine and Dr. Bolivar Trask
    • Leukine: Hank/Beast
  • X-Men: First Class:
    • Xavier (leukine), Havok (choleric), Beast (melancholic), Mystique (phlegmatic), and Banshee (sanguine).
    • A villainous example: The pragmatic Emma Frost (choleric), the somber and competent Azazel (melancholic), and the quiet, silent Riptide (phlegmatic), and The Faux Affably Evil Sebastian Shaw (sanguine).

Films in general

  • 12 Angry Men: Of the 12 jurors, there are some that are purely one temperament.
    • Sanguine: Juror #1 (football coach; the foreman as well as one of the jurors; a helpful, likeable guy)
    • Choleric: Juror #3 (businessman; an old-fashioned, unmerciful, and extremely opinionated father)
    • Melancholic: Juror #2 (bank teller; a timid, go-with-the-majority type of guy), Juror #4 (stock broker; a very factual, unflappable, analytical perfectionist)
    • Phlegmatic: Juror #8 (architect —Mr. Davis—; first to vote "not guilty"; a strong-willed but compassionate and kind middle-aged man)
    • Leukine: Juror #6 (painter; a tough but very respectful hard worker)
    • But there are also some with blended temperaments.
    • Choleric/Melancholic: Juror #10 (an elderly garage owner; a bigoted, pushy, insensitive loudmouth)
    • Sanguine/Choleric: Juror #7 (salesman; an aloof, impulsive baseball fan)
    • Sanguine/Phlegmatic: Juror #12 (advertising executive; an easygoing, witty, and indecisive young man)
    • Phlegmatic/Melancholic: Juror #5 (ambulance crewman; a soft-spoken 30-something man of Jewish decent who immediately relates to the teenager's "slum" background; one of the first jurors to vote "not guilty"), Juror #9 (preacher —Mr. McCardle—; a wise, observant elderly gentleman), and Juror #11 (watch maker; a European immigrant who is very polite and deeply respects the American judicial system)
  • Alexander And The Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day: Alexander (melancholic), Ben (sanguine), Kelly (phlegmatic), Anthony (sanguine/choleric), Emily (melancholic) and Trevor (leukine).
  • Alice in Wonderland (2010): Alice, Mad Hatter and the Gryphon (sanguine/choleric); Mock Turtle (sanguine); March Hare and Knave of Hearts (choleric); Dodo and Red Queen (choleric/melancholic); Pigeon (melancholic); White Queen and White Rabbit (phlegmatic/melancholic); and Dormouse and Cheshire Cat (leukine).
  • The Italian movie Amici Miei and its sequels: Mascetti (choleric), Necchi (melancholic), Melandri (sanguine), Sassaroli (phlegmatic), and Perozzi (leukine).
  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy: Ron Burgundy (sanguine), Champ Kind (choleric), Veronica Corningstone (melancholic), Brick Tamland (phlegmatic), and Brian Fantana (leukine).
  • The four astronauts of Apollo 13: Fred Haise (sanguine), Jim Lovell (choleric), Ken Mattingly (melancholic), and Jack Swigert (phlegmatic).
    • The wives and girlfriend of the astronauts: Mary Haise (melancholic), Marilyn Lovell (phlegmatic), and Tracey (Jack's girlfriend; sanguine).
    • The Lovell family: Jim and Barbara (choleric), Marilyn and Jay (phlegmatic), Susan and Blanche (sanguine), and Jeffrey (melancholic).
  • Baby's Day Out: Eddie (choleric), Norby (sanguine), and Veeko (phlegmatic).
  • The Back to the Future film franchise: Marty McFly, Lorraine McFly, Doc Brown, and Goldie Wilson (sanguine) George McFly and Jennifer Parker (phlegmatic), Biff Tannen (choleric), Clara Clayton (melancholic), and Mr. Strickland (choleric/melancholic).
    • The McFly family: Lorraine (sanguine/choleric), George (phlegmatic/melancholic), Dave (choleric), Linda (melancholic), and Marty (sanguine).
  • The Big Lebowski: kind of. The Dude is the epitome of phlegmatic, as is Walter to choleric and Jesus Quintana to sanguine; Donny is arguably either phlegmatic or melancholic.
  • Braveheart: William Wallace (choleric), Campbell the Elder (melancholic), Hamish Campbell (leukine), and Stephen the Irishman (sanguine).
  • The Breakfast Club: John Bender (sanguine), Claire Standish (choleric), Brian Johnson (melancholic), Andrew Clark (phlegmatic), and Allison Reynolds (leukine).
  • The Charlie's Angels movies: Natalie (sanguine), Dylan (choleric), Alex (melancholic), and Bosley (phlegmatic).
  • Chronicle: Andrew (melancholic), Steve (sanguine), and Matt (starts out phlegmatic but becomes more choleric as the story progresses).
  • Cinderfella: Rupert (choleric), Cinderfella (melancholic), Princess Charming (phlegmatic), Maximilian (sanguine), and the stepmother (leukine).
  • Clerks: Randall (sanguine), Jay (choleric), Dante (melancholic), and Silent Bob (phlegmatic).
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Roy Neary (choleric), Jillian Guiler (melancholic), Ronnie Neary (phlegmatic), and Barry Guiler (sanguine).
  • Courageous: The four main cops: Adam Mitchell (choleric), Shane Fuller (choleric), Nathan Hayes (melancholic), and David Thomson (phlegmatic), plus their non-cop friend Javier Martinez (sanguine).
  • The villains of The Dark Knight Saga: Henri Ducard aka Ra's Al Ghul & Miranda Tate aka Talia Al Ghul (melancholic), Jonathan Crane aka The Scarecrow (phlegmatic), Harvey Dent aka Two Face (after his Face-Heel Turn), Bane, & Selina Kyle aka Catwoman (before her Heel-Face Turn)(choleric), and The Joker (sanguine).
    • The prominent heroic characters of the trilogy can also count: Bruce Wayne aka Batman (melancholic), Alfred Pennyworth & Lucius Fox (phlegmatic), Harvey Dent (before he becomes Two Face), John Blake, & Selina Kyle aka Catwoman (after her Heel-Face Turn) (choleric), and James Gordon & Rachel Dawes (leukine).
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Frank Heffley (sanguine/choleric), Rodrick (choleric), Greg (melancholic), Susan (phlegmatic), and Rowley (sanguine).
  • The villains of the Die Hard films: Hans and Simon Gruber (choleric), Col. Stuart (melancholic), and Thomas Gabriel (phlegmatic).
  • Elf : Buddy (sanguine), Walter Hobbs (choleric), Michael Hobbs (melancholic), Jovie (phlegmatic).
  • Enchanted: Giselle (sanguine), Edward (choleric), Robert (melancholic), Nancy (phlegmatic).
  • Facing the Giants: The 3 main football players; Matt Prater (choleric/melancholic), Brock Kelly (sanguine/choleric), and David Childers (phlegmatic/melancholic). The 3 coaches/coach assistants: Grant Taylor (choleric/melancholic), Brady Owens (melancholic/phlegmatic), and JT Hawkins Jr. (sanguine/phlegmatic).
  • The Faculty: Delilah (choleric), Casey and Stokely (melancholic), Zeke (phlegmatic), Stan (sanguine), and Marybeth (leukine until she reveals herself to be the Queen alien).
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off: Ferris (sanguine), Cameron (melancholic), Sloane (phlegmatic), and Jeanie (choleric).
  • Fireproof: The five firemen, Combo Ensemble. Caleb Holt (choleric/melancholic), Eric Harmon (melancholic/phlegmatic), Michael Simmons (phlegmatic/sanguine), Wayne Floyd (sanguine/choleric), and Terrell Sanders (leukine).
    • The coworker women: Deidra Harris (choleric), Catherine Holt (melancholic), Robin Cates (phlegmatic), Latasha Brown (sanguine), and Ashley Phillips (leukine).
  • Flintstones: Fred Flintstone (choleric/sanguine), Wilma Flintstone (phlegmatic/melancholic), Barney Rubble (sanguine/phlegmatic), and Betty Rubble (melancholic/choleric).
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin: Andy is choleric (especially later in the film), Jay (sanguine), David (melancholic), and Cal (phlegmatic).
  • Four Brothers: Bobby (choleric), Jeremish (melancholic), Jack (phlegmatic), and Angel (sanguine).
  • In Freaky Friday (2003): Tess (melancholic), Anna (choleric), Harry and Grandpa (phlegmatic), Jake (sanguine), and Ryan (leukine).
  • Everyone but Gaz in The Full Monty fits this scheme nicely: Gerald (choleric), Dave and Lomper (melancholic), Horse (phlegmatic), and Guy (sanguine).
  • Forrest Gump: Forrest (leukine), Jenny (melancholic), Mrs Gump (phlegmatic), Lieutenant Dan (choleric) and Bubba (sanguine).
  • G Force: Darwin (eclectic), Juarez (choleric), Mooch (melancholic), Hurley (phlegmatic), and Blaster (sanguine).
  • The Ghostbusters: Peter Venkman (choleric), Egon Spengler (melancholic), Winston Zeddemore (phlegmatic), and Ray Stantz (sanguine).
  • The Godfather: The brothers Corleone are a perfect example: Sonny (choleric), Michael (melancholic), Fredo (sanguine), and Tom (phlegmatic).
  • The Goonies: Mikey (choleric), Data (melancholic), Chunk (phlegmatic), and Mouth (sanguine).
  • Grease:
    • The T-Birds: Danny (melancholic), Kenickie (choleric), Doody (phlegmatic), Sonny (sanguine), and Roger (sanguine/choleric).
    • The Pink Ladies: Sandy (phlegmatic), Betty (choleric), Frenchy (sanguine), Marty (melancholic), and Jan (phlegmatic/sanguine).
  • The Green Mile: Paul and Del (phlegmatic), Dean and John (melancholic), Percy and Wild Bill (choleric), Harry and Toot-Toot (sanguine), and Brutus (eclectic).
  • The Hangover: Phil (choleric), Stu (melancholic), Alan (sanguine) and Doug (phlegmatic).
  • High School Musical series:
    • The six main High Schoolers: Troy Bolton (melancholic), Gabriella Montez (phlegmatic), Sharpay Evans and Taylor McKessie (choleric), Ryan Evans and Chad Danforth (sanguine).
    • Other High Schoolers: Kelsi Nielsen (melancholic), Zeke Baylor (sanguine), Jason Cross (phlegmatic), Martha Cox (leukine), Tiara Gold (choleric), Jimmie Zarra (sanguine/phlegmatic).
    • Adults: Miss Darbus (melancholic/choleric), Coach Bolton (choleric/sanguine), Mr. Fulton (melancholic).
    • Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure characters: Peyton Leverett (phlegmatic), Roger Elliston and Amber Lee Adams (choleric).
  • Hocus Pocus: Winnie (choleric), Mary (phlegmatic), and Sarah (sanguine).
  • Home Alone: Kevin (phlegmatic), Marv (sanguine), Harry (choleric), Kate (melancholic) and Peter (phlegmatic).
    • The hotel staff in the second film: Mr. Hector (choleric), the desk lady (melancholic), and Cedric the bellboy (phlegmatic/sanguine).
    • The crooks in the third film - Beaupre (choleric), Alice (sanguine), Jernigan (melancholic) and Unger (phlegmatic).
  • Horrible Bosses: The three bosses are choleric (especially Harkin), Nick is phlegmatic, Dale is melancholic and Kurt is sanguine.
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: Indy (choleric), Henry Jones Sr. (melancholic), Marcus Brody (phlegmatic), and Sallah (sanguine).
  • The various James Bonds:
  • Juno: Juno (choleric), Paulie (phlegmatic), Vanessa (melancholic), and Mark (sanguine).
  • Villainous example from Kill Bill: Elle Driver (choleric), O-Ren Ishii (melancholic), Bill (phlegmatic), Budd (sanguine), and Vernita Green (leukine).
  • La Grande Bouffe: Ugo (choleric), Philippe (melancholic), Michel (phlegmatic), and Marcello (sanguine).
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Quartermain (phlegmatic), Mina and Nemo (choleric), Jekyll (melancholic), Skinner and Sawyer (sanguine), and Dorian (leukine).
  • The villains of the Lethal Weapon films: Jack Travis (choleric), Wah Sing Ku (melancholic), General Mc-Allister (phlegmatic), and Arjen Rudd (sanguine).
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: The four Pevensies fit into this. Peter (choleric), Susan (melancholic), Edmund (phlegmatic), and Lucy (sanguine).
    • For the first half of the movie, the brothers reverse roles but for the rest of this movie and the other two, Peter is the Choleric and Edmund is the Phlegmatic.
  • The four main adults in Mary Poppins: Mary Poppins (melancholic), George Banks (choleric), Winifred Banks (phlegmatic), and Bert (sanguine).
  • Mean Girls somewhat fits this trope: Cady (phlegmatic), Regina (choleric), Gretchen (melancholic), and Karen (sanguine).
  • The Mummy (1999): The four Americans in the first film: O'Connell (choleric), Daniels (melancholic), Burns (phlegmatic), and Henderson (sanguine).
  • My Favorite Martian: Brace (choleric), Lizzie (melancholic), Felix (phlegmatic), Martian Martin and Zoot the suit (sanguine), and Tim O'Hara and Neenurt (leukine).
  • Night Of Living Dorks: Rebecca (choleric), Konrad (melancholic), Philip (phlegmatic), and Wurst (sanguine).
  • Now And Then: Roberta (choleric), Samantha (melancholic), Chrissy (phlegmatic), and Teeny (sanguine).
  • The Pirates of the Caribbean:
    • Sanguine: Jack Sparrow
    • Choleric: Barbossa
    • Melancholic: Will
    • Phlegmatic: Gibbs
    • Leukine: Elizabeth
      • The Villains: Captain Barbossa (before his heel-face turn) and Davy Jones (choleric), Lord Cutler Beckett (melancholic), Blackbeard (phlegmatic).
  • Pulp Fiction: Jules (choleric), Vincent (melancholic), Butch (phlegmatic), and Mia (sanguine).
  • Reservoir Dogs: Mr. Pink (choleric), Mr. Blonde (melancholic), Mr. Orange (phlegmatic), and Mr. White (sanguine).
  • The Room is a good example of the four central characters manifesting all of the negative aspects of their respective humours, and none of the positive ones: Lisa (choleric), Johnny (melancholic), Mark (phlegmatic), and Denny (sanguine).
  • Singin' In the Rain: Cosmo Brown (sanguine), Don Lockwood (melancholic), Lina Lamont (choleric), and Kathy Selden (phlegmatic).
  • Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You: Paul (sanguine/choleric), Gillian (choleric), James (melancholic/choleric), Mr. Rogers (melancholic), Nanette (phlegmatic), and John (leukine).
  • Son in Law: Travis (choleric), Tracy (melancholic), Becca (phlegmatic), and Crawl (sanguine).
  • The Sound of Music has several.
    • The adults: Maria von Trapp (sanguine/choleric), Captain Georg von Trapp (choleric/melancholic), Baroness Elsa von Schraeder (melancholic), Max Detweiiler (sanguine).
    • The children: Lisel and Louisa (sanguine), Friedrich and Brigitta (melancholic), Kurt (choleric), Marta and Gretl (phlegmatic).
    • The nuns: Mother Abbess and Sister Sophia (phlegmatic), Sister Margaretta (melancholic), and Sister Berthe (choleric).
    • Other: Rolfe (sanguine/choleric), and Herr (melancholic).
  • Stand by Me: Chris Chambers (choleric), Gordie LaChance (melancholic), Teddy Duchamp (sanguine, although he mostly displays the more negative traits, such as impulsiveness, self-indulgence and being a space case), Vern Tessio (phlegmatic).
  • A case could be made for this in the new Star Trek movie:
    • Sanguine: Kirk, the fun-loving fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants tactical genius.
    • Choleric: "Bones" McCoy, the grumpy-but-compassionate healer.
    • Melancholic: Uhura, the perfectionist omniglot with a nurturing side.
    • Phlegmatic: Spock, the calm, rational Vulcan scientist unless someone insults his mother.
    • Leukine: The neutral Scotty, who loves his job as Chief Engineer aboard the Enterprise.
    • However, in the original television series, they were different: Kirk was the choleric one, Spock was melancholic, McCoy was sanguine, Scotty was phlegmatic, and Uhura was leukine.
  • The film version of Starsky & Hutch switched the personalities from the TV show to fit into the typecasts of Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson: Starsky (Stiller, melancholic), Dobey (choleric), Hutch (Wilson, sanguine) and Huggy Bear (phlegmatic).
  • StarWars: The Sith: Darth Sidious/The Emperor (sanguine), Darth Vader (melancholic), Count Dooku & General Grievous (choleric), Darth Maul (phlegmatic).
    • The Jedi: Obi-Wan (melancholic), Anakin (before his transformation) (choleric), Yoda (phlegmatic), Luke (leukine).
  • Strange Days: Mace (choleric), Lenny (melancholic), Iris (phlegmatic), and Faith (sanguine).
  • The three generations of men from the Sonnenschein family played by Ralph Fiennes in Sunshine: The narrator's grandfather Ignatz (choleric/melancholic), the father Adam who pretends to be sanguine (is really melancholic), and Ivan himself (phlegmatic).
  • Super 8: Charles (choleric), Martin (melancholic), Joe (leukine), Cary (sanguine), and Preston (phlegmatic).
  • Sweeney Todd The Demon Barberof Fleet Street: Sweeney Todd (very melancholic), Mrs Lovett & Anthony Hope (sanguine), Judge Turpin & Tobias Ragg (choleric), Johanna (phlegmatic), Adolfo Pirelli (leukine).
  • The Three Stooges: Moe (choleric), Larry (melancholic), Shemp (phlegmatic), and Curly (sanguine).
    • In Real Life, they were different: Shemp (choleric), Moe (melancholic), Curly (phlegmatic), and Larry (sanguine).
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: The suspected "moles" — George Smiley (melancholic), Bill Haydon (phlegmatic), Roy Bland (leukine), Toby Esterhause (sanguine), and Percy Alleline (choleric).
  • Titanic: Rose (phlegmatic), Jack (sanguine), Cal (choleric) and Ruth (melancholic).
  • UHF: Harvey (choleric), Teri (melancholic), George (phlegmatic), Stan (sanguine), and Bob (leukine).
  • The Untouchables: Eliot Ness (choleric), Jimmy Malone (melancholic), Oscar Wallace (phlegmatic), and George Stone (sanguine).
  • V for Vendetta has this with the main opposers to the Norsefire government: V (choleric), Finch (melancholic), Evey (phlegmatic), and Gordon (sanguine).
  • Waitress: Apart from the protagonist Jenna, the other five main characters follow this scheme.
    • Sanguine: Becky
    • Choleric: Earl (showing all the negative aspects and almost none of the positive ones). Also Cal is choleric, and a more equilibrate one.
    • Melancholic: Old Joe, despite his Jerkass Fašade.
    • Phlegmatic: Dr. Pomatter.
    • Leukine: Dawn.
  • The Watch: Evan (choleric), Bob (sanguine), Franklin (melancholic), Jamarcus (phlegmatic)
  • You Me And Dupree: Randy Dupree (sanguine), Mr. Thompson (choleric), Carl (melancholic), Mandy (phlegmatic), and Neil (leukine).
  • Zombieland:
    • Sanguine: Tallahassee, the loud, short-tempered, wacky, and enthusiastic zombie hunter.
    • Choleric: Wichita, a smart and savvy con-artist girl who will do anything to survive.
    • Melancholic: Columbus, the quiet and nerdy, but secretly personally idealistic, former Hikikomori and Combat Pragmatist.
    • Phlegmatic: Little Rock, Wichita's reliable little sister/side kick.