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
    + 6778
    - 1267

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

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 5079
    - 1082

    Star Wars universe

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 4080
    - 1009

    The Silence of the Lambs

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 2322
    - 1343

    The Shining

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 2066
    - 1252

    The Terminator

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 2132
    - 1524

    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 2078
    - 1393

    X-Men universe

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 2485
    - 1880

    Harry Potter universe

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 2204
    - 1701

    The Matrix universe

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1623
    - 1193

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Psycho

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 1930
    - 1324

    Die Hard

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 2093
    - 1177

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 1717
    - 943

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1989
    - 1173

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1720
    - 1217

    Inglourious Basterds

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1829
    - 1235

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1503
    - 929

    Jaws

  18. 18
    + 1576
    - 1232

    No Country for Old Men

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 1480
    - 1078

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

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 1827
    - 1321

    Alien universe  

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 1732
    - 897

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

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1333
    - 971

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seven

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 1214
    - 905

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

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1242
    - 614

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

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1237
    - 705

    ranked low on reranks & added by Krazy88
    It

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 1106
    - 953

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 1283
    - 956
    ) open
  28. 28
    + 1208
    - 880
    ) open
  29. 29
    + 736
    - 461

    Tony Montana Scarface

  30. 30
    + 1017
    - 685

    American Psycho

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 1017
    - 761
    ) open
  32. 32
    + 1125
    - 733

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

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 1035
    - 970

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

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 320
    - 317

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

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 946
    - 672

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

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 1047
    - 705

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

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 893
    - 661

    The Silence of the Lambs

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 806
    - 497

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

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 1109
    - 1012

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

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 623
    - 572

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

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 695
    - 461

    Alex Delarge

  42. 42
    + 683
    - 515

    Fight Club

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 969
    - 724

    ranked low on reranks
    Sleeping Beauty

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 747
    - 700

    added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 1098
    - 910

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

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 637
    - 503

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 835
    - 819

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ...

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 573
    - 406

    ranked low on reranks
    Beetlejuice

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 759
    - 772

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

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 408
    - 259

    The Godfather, The Godfather Saga, The Godfather Part II

    ) open
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