The Best Movie Villains of All Time Film Characters
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The Best Movie Villains of All Time

These are the greatest, most vile movie characters we love to hate, ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can contribute to this list of great villains, which makes this ranking an accurate, real-time reflection of the crowd's collective opinion.

Who are the greatest villains of all time? These movie bad guys are the scourge of the movie universe and you can now vote on the meanest villain ever to appear on film. Rank your favorites or add whoever (or whatever) you see missing.
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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 & most listed Batman, The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, The Dark Knight

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  2. 2
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    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return ...

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  3. 3
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    Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon

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  4. 4
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    The Shining, Terror in the Aisles

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    The Terminator, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator 2: Judgment ...

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    Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A ...

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  7. 7
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    Magneto, X-Men: First Class, X-Men

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: ...

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  9. 9
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    The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions

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  10. 10
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    Die Hard

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  11. 11
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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Wayne's World

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  12. 12
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    Psycho II, Psycho, Psycho

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  13. 13
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    Alien, AVP: Alien vs. Predator  

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  14. 14
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    Inglourious Basterds

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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    Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me

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    Once Upon a Jedi, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: ...

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks No Country for Old Men

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    The Lion King

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  20. 20
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    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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    The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom

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    Seven

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    added by Krazy88 It

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    Misery

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  25. 25
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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  27. 27
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    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th

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    ranked low on reranks Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ...

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    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact

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    Gangs of New York

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    American Psycho

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  34. 34
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    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II

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    new! AVP: Alien vs. Predator

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    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ...

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    The Silence of the Lambs

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  38. 38
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    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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    ranked low on reranks Sleeping Beauty

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  40. 40
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    added by EllenMarianBrayer Schindler's List

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  41. 41
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    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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  42. 42
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    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ...

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    Fight Club

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  44. 44
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    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ...

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  45. 45
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    Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, ...

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    added by Shutup Barry Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  47. 47
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    Reservoir Dogs

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  48. 48
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    Beetlejuice

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  49. 49
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    Back to the Future Part III, Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part ...

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Pirates of the Caribbean: ...

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