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
    + 10,193
    - 1,974

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

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  2. 2
    + 7,796
    - 1,621


    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 5,640
    - 1,544


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 3,177
    - 2,052


    The Shining

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  5. 5
    + 3,709
    - 2,629


    Harry Potter universe

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  6. 6
    + 3,070
    - 2,260


    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  7. 7
    + 3,013
    - 2,064


    X-Men universe

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  8. 8
    + 2,917
    - 1,849


    The Terminator

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  9. 9
    + 2,991
    - 2,290

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Matrix universe

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  10. 10
    + 2,691
    - 1,421

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

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  11. 11
    + 2,256
    - 1,681

    often listed
    Psycho

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  12. 12
    + 2,716
    - 1,821


    Die Hard

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  13. 13
    + 3,108
    - 1,638

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

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  14. 14
    + 2,834
    - 1,607


    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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  15. 15
    + 2,389
    - 1,655


    Inglourious Basterds

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  16. 16
    + 2,431
    - 1,675


    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  17. 17
    + 2,170
    - 1,364
    Jaws is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Jaws

  18. 18
    + 2,197
    - 1,652

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

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  19. 19
    + 2,091
    - 1,504


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

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  20. 20
    + 2,628
    - 1,362

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

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  21. 21
    + 2,166
    - 1,044

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

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  22. 22
    + 2,320
    - 1,702


    Alien universe  

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  23. 23
    + 1,854
    - 1,342


    Seven

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  24. 24
    + 1,766
    - 1,294


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

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  25. 25
    + 1,786
    - 1,339
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  26. 26
    + 1,833
    - 1,102

    added by Krazy88
    It

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  27. 27
    + 1,718
    - 1,076


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

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  28. 28
    + 682
    - 622

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

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  29. 29
    + 1,596
    - 1,203


    Misery

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  30. 30
    + 1,420
    - 1,076


    Gangs of New York

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  31. 31
    + 1,426
    - 1,309

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

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  32. 32
    + 1,421
    - 1,020


    American Psycho

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  33. 33
    + 1,094
    - 769
    Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Tony Montana Scarface

  34. 34
    + 1,372
    - 812

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

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  35. 35
    + 1,322
    - 955


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

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  36. 36
    + 1,488
    - 998


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

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  37. 37
    + 1,337
    - 1,264

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

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  38. 38
    + 1,287
    - 941


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  39. 39
    + 1,454
    - 1,301

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

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  40. 40
    + 1,410
    - 999


    Sleeping Beauty

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  41. 41
    + 1,028
    - 795

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  42. 42
    + 935
    - 845

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

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  43. 43
    + 940
    - 667


    Beetlejuice

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  44. 44
    + 956
    - 642


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

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  45. 45
    + 987
    - 721
    Alex Delarge is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Alex Delarge

  46. 46
    + 1,163
    - 1,086

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

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  47. 47
    + 1,047
    - 770


    Fight Club

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  48. 48
    + 1,020
    - 931

    often listed & added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

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  49. 49
    + 694
    - 470


    The Godfather, The Godfather Saga, The Godfather Part II

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  50. 50
    + 784
    - 566


    Peter Pan, Peter Pan, Hook

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