The Best Movie Villains of All Time Film Characters

The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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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
    Up 3687
    Down 655

    the people's #1 &most listed
    Joker

    Batman, The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, The Dark Knight More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 2816
    Down 522
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return ... More
    96
  3. 3
    Up 2180
    Down 508
    Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon More
    91
  4. 4
    Up 1270
    Down 652

    controversial
    Jack Torrance

    The Shining, Terror in the Aisles More
    74
  5. 5
    Up 1134
    Down 769

    often listed &controversial
    Freddy Krueger

    Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A ... More
    70
  6. 6
    Up 1259
    Down 1062

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lord Voldemort

    J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: ... More
    68
  7. 7
    Up 1239
    Down 981

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Agent Smith

    The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions More
    68
  8. 8
    Up 1094
    Down 683
    Predator, Predator 2 More
    68
  9. 9
    Up 1218
    Down 775

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Xenomorph (Alien)

    Alien, AVP: Alien vs. Predator More
    68
     
  10. 10
    Up 997
    Down 657

    often listed
    Magneto

    Magneto, X-Men: First Class, X-Men More
    67
  11. 11
    Up 1139
    Down 667

    ranked low on reranks
    Hans Gruber

    Die Hard More
    67
  12. 12
    Up 1095
    Down 631
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Wayne's World More
    67
  13. 13
    Up 848
    Down 595

    often listed
    Norman Bates

    Psycho II, Psycho, Psycho More
    67
  14. 14
    Up 1011
    Down 621

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hans Landa

    Inglourious Basterds More
    66
  15. 15
    Up 1062
    Down 601

    ranked low on reranks
    Sauron

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring More
    66
  16. 16
    Up 938
    Down 643

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Anton Chigurh

    No Country for Old Men More
    66
  17. 17
    Up 1060
    Down 645

    ranked low on reranks
    Scar

    The Lion King More
    64
  18. 18
    Up 771
    Down 385

    ranked low on reranks
    Palpatine

    Once Upon a Jedi, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: ... More
    64
  19. 19
    Up 908
    Down 530

    ranked high on reranks
    T-800

    Terminator Salvation More
    64
  20. 20
    Up 721
    Down 434

    often listed
    Jaws

    Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me More
    63
  21. 21
    Up 733
    Down 548

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Michael Myers

    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers More
    63
  22. 22
    Up 585
    Down 265
    The Terminator, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator 2: Judgment ... More
    62
  23. 23
    Up 698
    Down 349

    ranked low on reranks
    Bane

    The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom More
    61
  24. 24
    Up 658
    Down 452

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Annie Wilkes

    Misery More
    61
  25. 25
    Up 696
    Down 481

    ranked high on reranks
    John Doe

    Seven More
    60
  26. 26
    Up 580
    Down 448
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest More
    60
  27. 27
    Up 455
    Down 256

    ranked low on reranks
    Pennywise the Dancing Clown

    It More
    59
    added by: Krazy88
  28. 28
    Up 543
    Down 446

    often listed
    Jason Voorhees

    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th More
    59
  29. 29
    Up 586
    Down 537

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Count Dracula

    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula More
    58
  30. 30
    Up 674
    Down 576

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    HAL 9000

    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact More
    58
  31. 31
    Up 638
    Down 520

    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Wicked Witch of the West

    58
  32. 32
    Up 451
    Down 268

    ranked low on reranks
    Michael Corleone

    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II More
    58
  33. 33
    Up 518
    Down 320

    ranked low on reranks
    Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting

    Gangs of New York More
    58
  34. 34
    Up 432
    Down 285

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Patrick Bateman

    American Psycho More
    57
  35. 35
    Up 463
    Down 306
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ... More
    56
  36. 36
    Up 386
    Down 280

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Buffalo Bill

    The Silence of the Lambs More
    55
  37. 37
    Up 251
    Down 133

    ranked low on reranks
    Loki

    Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers More
    55
  38. 38
    Up 458
    Down 308
    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins More
    54
  39. 39
    Up 224
    Down 146
    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ... More
    54
  40. 40
    Up 452
    Down 411

    often listed
    Mr. Blonde

    Reservoir Dogs More
    53
  41. 41
    Up 245
    Down 200
    Schindler's List More
    53
    added by: EllenMarianBrayer
  42. 42
    Up 322
    Down 238
    Sleeping Beauty More
    53
  43. 43
    Up 400
    Down 387

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Khan Noonien Singh

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan More
    53
  44. 44
    Up 408
    Down 457

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cruella de Vil

    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ... More
    52
  45. 45
    Up 576
    Down 524

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Doctor Evil

    Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, ... More
    52
  46. 46
    Up 342
    Down 220

    ranked low on reranks
    The Emperor

    Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi More
    52
  47. 47
    Up 200
    Down 140

    ranked high on reranks &ranked low on reranks
    Saruman

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hobbit: The ... More
    51
  48. 48
    Up 471
    Down 480

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Biff Tannen

    Back to the Future Part III, Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part ... More
    51
  49. 49
    Up 219
    Down 147

    ranked low on reranks
    Tyler Durden

    Fight Club More
    51
  50. 50
    Up 263
    Down 287

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Max Cady

    Cape Fear, Cape Fear More
    51
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