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 4311
    Down 776

    the people's #1 &most listed
    Joker

    Batman, The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, The Dark Knight More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 3283
    Down 639
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return ... More
    95
  3. 3
    Up 2599
    Down 592
    Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon More
    92
  4. 4
    Up 1508
    Down 789
    The Shining, Terror in the Aisles More
    73
  5. 5
    Up 1284
    Down 660
    The Terminator, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator 2: Judgment ... More
    70
  6. 6
    Up 1360
    Down 945
    Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A ... More
    70
  7. 7
    Up 1251
    Down 804
    Magneto, X-Men: First Class, X-Men More
    69
  8. 8
    Up 1472
    Down 1163

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Agent Smith

    The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions More
    69
  9. 9
    Up 1540
    Down 1241

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lord Voldemort

    J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: ... More
    69
  10. 10
    Up 1264
    Down 782
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Wayne's World More
    67
  11. 11
    Up 1322
    Down 814
    Die Hard More
    67
  12. 12
    Up 1020
    Down 731
    Psycho II, Psycho, Psycho More
    66
  13. 13
    Up 1374
    Down 907
    Alien, AVP: Alien vs. Predator More
    66
     
  14. 14
    Up 1155
    Down 773
    Inglourious Basterds More
    66
  15. 15
    Up 1010
    Down 537
    Once Upon a Jedi, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: ... More
    65
  16. 16
    Up 1298
    Down 755
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring More
    65
  17. 17
    Up 1072
    Down 796

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Anton Chigurh

    No Country for Old Men More
    65
  18. 18
    Up 926
    Down 547
    Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me More
    65
  19. 19
    Up 1287
    Down 773
    The Lion King More
    64
  20. 20
    Up 917
    Down 660

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Michael Myers

    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers More
    63
  21. 21
    Up 910
    Down 497
    The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom More
    63
  22. 22
    Up 824
    Down 607
    Seven More
    61
  23. 23
    Up 658
    Down 355
    It More
    61
    added by: Krazy88
  24. 24
    Up 708
    Down 569
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest More
    60
  25. 25
    Up 788
    Down 564
    Misery More
    60
  26. 26
    Up 806
    Down 611
    59
  27. 27
    Up 691
    Down 560
    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th More
    59
  28. 28
    Up 696
    Down 643

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Count Dracula

    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula More
    59
  29. 29
    Up 453
    Down 240

    ranked low on reranks
    Loki

    Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers More
    58
  30. 30
    Up 621
    Down 404
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ... More
    58
  31. 31
    Up 794
    Down 693

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    HAL 9000

    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact More
    58
  32. 32
    Up 630
    Down 429
    Gangs of New York More
    58
  33. 33
    Up 545
    Down 393
    American Psycho More
    57
  34. 34
    Up 563
    Down 380
    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II More
    57
  35. 35
    Up 322
    Down 260
    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ... More
    55
  36. 36
    Up 4
    Down 6

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Yautja

    AVP: Alien vs. Predator More
    55
  37. 37
    Up 505
    Down 374
    The Silence of the Lambs More
    55
  38. 38
    Up 571
    Down 428
    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins More
    54
  39. 39
    Up 348
    Down 293
    Schindler's List More
    54
    added by: EllenMarianBrayer
  40. 40
    Up 477
    Down 326

    ranked low on reranks
    Maleficent

    Sleeping Beauty More
    54
  41. 41
    Up 508
    Down 484
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan More
    53
  42. 42
    Up 326
    Down 258
    Fight Club More
    53
  43. 43
    Up 715
    Down 637
    Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, ... More
    53
  44. 44
    Up 343
    Down 223
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ... More
    53
  45. 45
    Up 518
    Down 540
    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ... More
    53
  46. 46
    Up 530
    Down 522
    Reservoir Dogs More
    52
  47. 47
    Up 273
    Down 239
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III More
    51
    added by: Shutup Barry
  48. 48
    Up 230
    Down 160
    Beetlejuice More
    51
  49. 49
    Up 272
    Down 220
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars More
    51
  50. 50
    Up 232
    Down 162
    The Dark Knight, Batman, Batman Forever More
    50
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