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
    + 6557
    - 1226

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Batman, The Dark Knight

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 4936
    - 1055

    Star Wars universe

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 3987
    - 977

    The Silence of the Lambs

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 2275
    - 1305

    The Shining

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 2086
    - 1485

    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 2011
    - 1219

    The Terminator

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 2023
    - 1356

    X-Men universe

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 2404
    - 1842

    Harry Potter universe

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 2160
    - 1666

    The Matrix universe

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1582
    - 1168

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Psycho

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 1893
    - 1297

    Die Hard

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 2046
    - 1158

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 1943
    - 1155

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1666
    - 925

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1798
    - 1212

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1685
    - 1195

    Inglourious Basterds

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1462
    - 916

    Jaws

  18. 18
    + 1446
    - 1061

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

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 1804
    - 1307

    Alien universe  

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 1543
    - 1214

    No Country for Old Men

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 1684
    - 875

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

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1299
    - 952

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seven

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 1187
    - 889

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

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1204
    - 690

    ranked low on reranks & added by Krazy88
    It

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1197
    - 600

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

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 1184
    - 869
    ) open
  27. 27
    + 1246
    - 950
    ) open
  28. 28
    + 1079
    - 942

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 717
    - 446

    Tony Montana Scarface

  30. 30
    + 987
    - 671

    American Psycho

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 992
    - 749
    ) open
  32. 32
    + 1017
    - 960

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

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 1095
    - 720

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

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 307
    - 307

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

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 921
    - 662

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

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 1019
    - 693

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

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 873
    - 649

    The Silence of the Lambs

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 1089
    - 1001

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

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 610
    - 559

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

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 769
    - 484

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

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 677
    - 454

    Alex Delarge

  42. 42
    + 946
    - 714

    ranked low on reranks
    Sleeping Beauty

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 730
    - 690

    added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 660
    - 503

    Fight Club

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 813
    - 804

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

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 1077
    - 900

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

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 743
    - 761

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 618
    - 492

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 547
    - 380

    The Dark Knight, Batman, Batman Forever

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 546
    - 400

    Beetlejuice

    ) open
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