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 Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, The Dark Knight

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    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return ...

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    Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon

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  4. 4
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    The Shining, Terror in the Aisles

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    The Terminator, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator 2: Judgment ...

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    Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A ...

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    Magneto, X-Men: First Class, X-Men

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  8. 8
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    J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: ...

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  9. 9
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    The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions

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  10. 10
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    Psycho II, Psycho, Psycho IV: The Beginning

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  11. 11
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    Die Hard

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  12. 12
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    Alien, AVP: Alien vs. Predator  

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  13. 13
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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Wayne's World

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  14. 14
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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  15. 15
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    Inglourious Basterds

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    Once Upon a Jedi, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: ...

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    Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me

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

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    The Lion King

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

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  21. 21
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    The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom

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  22. 22
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    Seven

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Krazy88 It

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  24. 24
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    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Jason X

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  25. 25
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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    Misery

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  27. 27
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  28. 28
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    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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

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

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

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    Gangs of New York

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    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact

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    American Psycho

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

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

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

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  38. 38
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    The Silence of the Lambs

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  39. 39
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    Sleeping Beauty

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

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

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  42. 42
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    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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  43. 43
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    Fight Club

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  44. 44
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    Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, ...

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    added by EllenMarianBrayer Schindler's List

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    added by Shutup Barry Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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    Reservoir Dogs

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    Beetlejuice

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    The Dark Knight, Batman, Batman Forever

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

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