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 Dark Knight

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  2. 2
    + 3924
    - 802

    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 3127
    - 756

    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 1807
    - 1006

    The Shining

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  5. 5
    + 1592
    - 866

    The Terminator

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  6. 6
    + 1643
    - 1172

    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  7. 7
    + 1567
    - 1017

    X-Men universe

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  8. 8
    + 1880
    - 1481

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Harry Potter universe

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 1757
    - 1362

    The Matrix universe

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  10. 10
    + 1243
    - 901
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  11. 11
    + 1560
    - 1011

    Die Hard

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  12. 12
    + 1286
    - 691

    ranked low on reranks Star Wars universe

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  13. 13
    + 1561
    - 932

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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  14. 14
    + 1472
    - 982

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  15. 15
    + 1565
    - 1086

    Alien universe  

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  16. 16
    + 1379
    - 962

    Inglourious Basterds

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  17. 17
    + 1582
    - 941

    The Lion King

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  18. 18
    + 1152
    - 708
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    Jaws

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  19. 19
    + 1134
    - 822

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

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  20. 20
    + 1254
    - 980

    No Country for Old Men

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  21. 21
    + 1231
    - 657

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

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  22. 22
    + 1003
    - 756

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seven

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  23. 23
    + 899
    - 693

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

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  24. 24
    + 750
    - 375

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

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  25. 25
    + 866
    - 509

    ranked low on reranks & added by Krazy88 It

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  26. 26
    + 866
    - 735

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  27. 27
    + 949
    - 704
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  28. 28
    + 995
    - 754
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  29. 29
    + 846
    - 792

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

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  30. 30
    + 496
    - 282

    Tony Montana Scarface

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  31. 31
    + 775
    - 574

    Gangs of New York

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  32. 32
    + 841
    - 544

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

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  33. 33
    + 721
    - 513

    American Psycho

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  34. 34
    + 135
    - 141

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

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  35. 35
    + 710
    - 504

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

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  36. 36
    + 925
    - 843

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

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  37. 37
    + 766
    - 536

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

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  38. 38
    + 514
    - 304

    Alex Delarge

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  39. 39
    + 450
    - 408

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

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  40. 40
    + 644
    - 502

    The Silence of the Lambs

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  41. 41
    + 763
    - 560

    Sleeping Beauty

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  42. 42
    + 551
    - 338

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

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  43. 43
    + 585
    - 556

    added by EllenMarianBrayer Schindler's List

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  44. 44
    + 659
    - 659

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

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  45. 45
    + 895
    - 753

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

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  46. 46
    + 616
    - 610

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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  47. 47
    + 468
    - 373

    Fight Club

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  48. 48
    + 359
    - 228

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

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  49. 49
    + 434
    - 356

    added by Shutup Barry Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  50. 50
    + 644
    - 637

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Reservoir Dogs

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