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
    + 5635
    - 1005

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

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  2. 2
    + 4245
    - 874

    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 3348
    - 818

    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 1924
    - 1092

    The Shining

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  5. 5
    + 1727
    - 950

    The Terminator

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 1760
    - 1250

    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 1707
    - 1105

    X-Men universe

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 2036
    - 1581

    Harry Potter universe

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 1864
    - 1446

    The Matrix universe

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1335
    - 970
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  11. 11
    + 1659
    - 1084

    Die Hard

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  12. 12
    + 1400
    - 752

    ranked low on reranks Star Wars universe

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  13. 13
    + 1727
    - 986

    The Lion King

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  14. 14
    + 1558
    - 1044

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1674
    - 991

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1472
    - 1023

    Inglourious Basterds

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  17. 17
    + 1628
    - 1145

    Alien universe  

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  18. 18
    + 1223
    - 764

    Jaws

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  19. 19
    + 1336
    - 1042

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

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  20. 20
    + 1204
    - 879

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

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  21. 21
    + 1375
    - 717

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

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  22. 22
    + 1083
    - 813

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seven

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  23. 23
    + 899
    - 432

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

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  24. 24
    + 922
    - 791

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  25. 25
    + 960
    - 741

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

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  26. 26
    + 933
    - 557

    ranked low on reranks & added by Krazy88 It

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  27. 27
    + 1065
    - 795
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  28. 28
    + 1001
    - 752
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  29. 29
    + 548
    - 327

    Tony Montana Scarface

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  30. 30
    + 830
    - 624

    Gangs of New York

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  31. 31
    + 790
    - 550

    American Psycho

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  32. 32
    + 924
    - 584

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

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  33. 33
    + 883
    - 836

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

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  34. 34
    + 769
    - 547

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

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  35. 35
    + 835
    - 577

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

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  36. 36
    + 173
    - 184

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

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  37. 37
    + 973
    - 886

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

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  38. 38
    + 556
    - 347

    Alex Delarge

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  39. 39
    + 495
    - 448

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

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  40. 40
    + 823
    - 597

    ranked low on reranks Sleeping Beauty

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  41. 41
    + 616
    - 376

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

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 692
    - 544

    The Silence of the Lambs

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  43. 43
    + 625
    - 592

    added by EllenMarianBrayer Schindler's List

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  44. 44
    + 701
    - 695

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

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  45. 45
    + 954
    - 784

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

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  46. 46
    + 521
    - 408

    Fight Club

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  47. 47
    + 647
    - 651

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

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  48. 48
    + 486
    - 390

    added by Shutup Barry Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  49. 49
    + 425
    - 294

    Beetlejuice

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  50. 50
    + 362
    - 238

    Peter Pan, Hook, Disney's Halloween Treat

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