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 4328
    Down 781

    the people's #1 &most listed
    Joker

    Batman, The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, The Dark Knight More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 3296
    Down 645
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return ... More
    95
  3. 3
    Up 2609
    Down 598
    Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon More
    92
  4. 4
    Up 1513
    Down 797
    The Shining, Terror in the Aisles More
    73
  5. 5
    Up 1293
    Down 664
    The Terminator, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator 2: Judgment ... More
    70
  6. 6
    Up 1367
    Down 950
    Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A ... More
    70
  7. 7
    Up 1258
    Down 812
    Magneto, X-Men: First Class, X-Men More
    69
  8. 8
    Up 1477
    Down 1170

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Agent Smith

    The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions More
    69
  9. 9
    Up 1548
    Down 1246
    J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: ... More
    69
  10. 10
    Up 1267
    Down 787
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Wayne's World More
    67
  11. 11
    Up 1327
    Down 819
    Die Hard More
    67
  12. 12
    Up 1023
    Down 736
    Psycho II, Psycho, Psycho More
    66
  13. 13
    Up 1378
    Down 911
    Alien, AVP: Alien vs. Predator More
    66
     
  14. 14
    Up 1159
    Down 777
    Inglourious Basterds More
    66
  15. 15
    Up 1015
    Down 543
    Once Upon a Jedi, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: ... More
    65
  16. 16
    Up 1305
    Down 759
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring More
    65
  17. 17
    Up 1076
    Down 802

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Anton Chigurh

    No Country for Old Men More
    65
  18. 18
    Up 932
    Down 549
    Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me More
    65
  19. 19
    Up 1292
    Down 776
    The Lion King More
    64
  20. 20
    Up 926
    Down 661

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Michael Myers

    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers More
    64
  21. 21
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    Down 500
    The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom More
    63
  22. 22
    Up 664
    Down 357
    It More
    61
    added by: Krazy88
  23. 23
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    Down 610
    Seven More
    61
  24. 24
    Up 711
    Down 573
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest More
    60
  25. 25
    Up 791
    Down 569
    Misery More
    60
  26. 26
    Up 812
    Down 614
    59
  27. 27
    Up 696
    Down 563
    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th More
    59
  28. 28
    Up 697
    Down 648

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Count Dracula

    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula More
    59
  29. 29
    Up 458
    Down 244

    ranked low on reranks
    Loki

    Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers More
    58
  30. 30
    Up 626
    Down 408
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ... More
    58
  31. 31
    Up 798
    Down 696
    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact More
    58
  32. 32
    Up 632
    Down 433
    Gangs of New York More
    57
  33. 33
    Up 550
    Down 396
    American Psycho More
    57
  34. 34
    Up 564
    Down 385
    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II More
    57
  35. 35
    Up 8
    Down 8

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Yautja

    AVP: Alien vs. Predator More
    56
  36. 36
    Up 323
    Down 265
    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ... More
    55
  37. 37
    Up 507
    Down 378
    The Silence of the Lambs More
    55
  38. 38
    Up 573
    Down 432
    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins More
    54
  39. 39
    Up 350
    Down 297
    Schindler's List More
    54
    added by: EllenMarianBrayer
  40. 40
    Up 483
    Down 326

    ranked low on reranks
    Maleficent

    Sleeping Beauty More
    54
  41. 41
    Up 508
    Down 487
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan More
    53
  42. 42
    Up 328
    Down 259
    Fight Club More
    53
  43. 43
    Up 723
    Down 638
    Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, ... More
    53
  44. 44
    Up 346
    Down 225
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ... More
    53
  45. 45
    Up 523
    Down 540

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cruella de Vil

    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ... More
    53
  46. 46
    Up 534
    Down 524
    Reservoir Dogs More
    52
  47. 47
    Up 278
    Down 239
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III More
    52
    added by: Shutup Barry
  48. 48
    Up 234
    Down 160
    Beetlejuice More
    51
  49. 49
    Up 237
    Down 163
    The Dark Knight, Batman, Batman Forever More
    51
  50. 50
    Up 274
    Down 224
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars More
    51
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