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 Dark Knight

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  2. 2
    + 4041
    - 836

    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 3217
    - 778

    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 1854
    - 1038

    The Shining

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  5. 5
    + 1648
    - 898

    The Terminator

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  6. 6
    + 1688
    - 1198

    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  7. 7
    + 1627
    - 1045

    X-Men universe

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  8. 8
    + 1954
    - 1512

    Harry Potter universe

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  9. 9
    + 1801
    - 1388

    The Matrix universe

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  10. 10
    + 1273
    - 930
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  11. 11
    + 1596
    - 1036

    Die Hard

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  12. 12
    + 1510
    - 999

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  13. 13
    + 1327
    - 710

    ranked low on reranks Star Wars universe

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1604
    - 952

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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  15. 15
    + 1639
    - 953

    The Lion King

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  16. 16
    + 1589
    - 1105

    Alien universe  

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  17. 17
    + 1407
    - 979

    Inglourious Basterds

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  18. 18
    + 1181
    - 722
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    Jaws

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  19. 19
    + 1287
    - 1002

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

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  20. 20
    + 1160
    - 841

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

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  21. 21
    + 1290
    - 681

    ranked low on reranks The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom

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  22. 22
    + 1031
    - 774

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seven

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  23. 23
    + 816
    - 389

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

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  24. 24
    + 924
    - 709

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

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  25. 25
    + 883
    - 524

    added by Krazy88 It

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  26. 26
    + 1017
    - 765
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  27. 27
    + 882
    - 751

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  28. 28
    + 968
    - 717
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  29. 29
    + 516
    - 292

    Tony Montana Scarface

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  30. 30
    + 859
    - 804

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

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  31. 31
    + 749
    - 525

    American Psycho

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  32. 32
    + 794
    - 591

    Gangs of New York

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  33. 33
    + 870
    - 557

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

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  34. 34
    + 146
    - 155

    often listed & ranked high on reranks AVP: Alien vs. Predator

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  35. 35
    + 726
    - 518

    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II

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  36. 36
    + 946
    - 856

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact

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  37. 37
    + 794
    - 549

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

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  38. 38
    + 531
    - 318

    Alex Delarge

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  39. 39
    + 466
    - 419

    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ...

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  40. 40
    + 783
    - 571

    Sleeping Beauty

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  41. 41
    + 656
    - 517

    The Silence of the Lambs

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  42. 42
    + 576
    - 350

    ranked low on reranks Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ...

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  43. 43
    + 669
    - 671

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

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  44. 44
    + 593
    - 571

    added by EllenMarianBrayer Schindler's List

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  45. 45
    + 915
    - 764

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

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  46. 46
    + 485
    - 385

    Fight Club

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  47. 47
    + 629
    - 623

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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  48. 48
    + 379
    - 239

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At ...

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  49. 49
    + 454
    - 367

    added by Shutup Barry Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  50. 50
    + 391
    - 273

    Beetlejuice

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