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
    + 6748
    - 1262

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

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 5058
    - 1076

    Star Wars universe

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 4062
    - 1006

    The Silence of the Lambs

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 2312
    - 1337

    The Shining

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 2057
    - 1247

    The Terminator

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 2121
    - 1517

    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 2072
    - 1387

    X-Men universe

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 2473
    - 1874

    Harry Potter universe

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 2198
    - 1696

    The Matrix universe

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1618
    - 1187

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Psycho

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 1926
    - 1319

    Die Hard

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 2086
    - 1172

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 1714
    - 938

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1984
    - 1169

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1715
    - 1216

    Inglourious Basterds

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1823
    - 1235

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1496
    - 927

    Jaws

  18. 18
    + 1572
    - 1231

    No Country for Old Men

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 1477
    - 1075

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

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 1822
    - 1320

    Alien universe  

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 1727
    - 895

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

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1326
    - 970

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Seven

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 1211
    - 903

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

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1237
    - 614

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

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1233
    - 703

    added by Krazy88
    It

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 1278
    - 956
    ) open
  27. 27
    + 1101
    - 952

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 1203
    - 880
    ) open
  29. 29
    + 735
    - 459

    Tony Montana Scarface

  30. 30
    + 1013
    - 683

    American Psycho

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 1010
    - 760
    ) open
  32. 32
    + 1030
    - 969

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

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 320
    - 314

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

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 1119
    - 732

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

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 943
    - 669

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

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 1043
    - 702

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

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 887
    - 659

    The Silence of the Lambs

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 1105
    - 1010

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

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 801
    - 495

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

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 621
    - 571

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

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 692
    - 460

    Alex Delarge

  42. 42
    + 965
    - 724

    Sleeping Beauty

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 679
    - 513

    Fight Club

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 741
    - 699

    added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 833
    - 816

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

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 1093
    - 910

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

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 632
    - 501

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 754
    - 772

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

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 406
    - 256

    The Godfather, The Godfather Saga, The Godfather Part II

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 566
    - 388

    The Dark Knight, Batman, Batman Forever

    ) open
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