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
    Up 4212
    Down 756

    the people's #1 &most listed
    Joker

    Batman, The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, The Dark Knight More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 3217
    Down 619
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return ... More
    95
  3. 3
    Up 2530
    Down 578
    Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon More
    91
  4. 4
    Up 1466
    Down 765
    The Shining, Terror in the Aisles More
    73
  5. 5
    Up 1251
    Down 625
    The Terminator, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator 2: Judgment ... More
    70
  6. 6
    Up 1312
    Down 920
    Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A ... More
    69
  7. 7
    Up 1433
    Down 1131
    The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions More
    68
  8. 8
    Up 1205
    Down 781
    Magneto, X-Men: First Class, X-Men More
    68
  9. 9
    Up 1491
    Down 1212

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lord Voldemort

    J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: ... More
    68
  10. 10
    Up 1297
    Down 779
    Die Hard More
    67
  11. 11
    Up 1239
    Down 750
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Wayne's World More
    67
  12. 12
    Up 1272
    Down 796
    Predator, Predator 2 More
    67
  13. 13
    Up 1353
    Down 880
    Alien, AVP: Alien vs. Predator More
    66
     
  14. 14
    Up 992
    Down 700
    Psycho II, Psycho, Psycho More
    66
  15. 15
    Up 1133
    Down 739
    Inglourious Basterds More
    66
  16. 16
    Up 979
    Down 513
    Once Upon a Jedi, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: ... More
    65
  17. 17
    Up 1266
    Down 732
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring More
    65
  18. 18
    Up 1055
    Down 760
    No Country for Old Men More
    64
  19. 19
    Up 890
    Down 522
    Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me More
    64
  20. 20
    Up 1240
    Down 755
    The Lion King More
    64
  21. 21
    Up 882
    Down 635
    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers More
    63
  22. 22
    Up 865
    Down 469
    The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom More
    62
  23. 23
    Up 807
    Down 578
    Seven More
    61
  24. 24
    Up 687
    Down 541
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest More
    60
  25. 25
    Up 616
    Down 341
    It More
    60
    added by: Krazy88
  26. 26
    Up 763
    Down 541
    Misery More
    60
  27. 27
    Up 772
    Down 591
    59
  28. 28
    Up 669
    Down 620

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Count Dracula

    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula More
    59
  29. 29
    Up 660
    Down 542
    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th More
    58
  30. 30
    Up 772
    Down 673

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    HAL 9000

    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact More
    58
  31. 31
    Up 610
    Down 404
    Gangs of New York More
    57
  32. 32
    Up 542
    Down 355
    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II More
    57
  33. 33
    Up 587
    Down 389
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ... More
    57
  34. 34
    Up 413
    Down 224
    Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers More
    57
  35. 35
    Up 522
    Down 372
    American Psycho More
    57
  36. 36
    Up 307
    Down 237
    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ... More
    55
  37. 37
    Up 485
    Down 359
    The Silence of the Lambs More
    55
  38. 38
    Up 549
    Down 405
    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins More
    54
  39. 39
    Up 329
    Down 275
    Schindler's List More
    54
    added by: EllenMarianBrayer
  40. 40
    Up 447
    Down 306
    Sleeping Beauty More
    53
  41. 41
    Up 491
    Down 465
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan More
    53
  42. 42
    Up 309
    Down 234
    Fight Club More
    53
  43. 43
    Up 321
    Down 201
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ... More
    53
  44. 44
    Up 687
    Down 618
    Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, ... More
    52
  45. 45
    Up 494
    Down 525
    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ... More
    52
  46. 46
    Up 516
    Down 495
    Reservoir Dogs More
    52
  47. 47
    Up 256
    Down 201
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars More
    51
  48. 48
    Up 206
    Down 133
    Beetlejuice More
    51
  49. 49
    Up 248
    Down 219
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III More
    50
    added by: Shutup Barry
  50. 50
    Up 174
    Down 125
    The Usual Suspects More
    50
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