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 4204
    Down 755

    the people's #1 &most listed
    Joker

    Batman, The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, The Dark Knight More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 3211
    Down 617
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return ... More
    95
  3. 3
    Up 2523
    Down 578
    Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon More
    91
  4. 4
    Up 1462
    Down 763
    The Shining, Terror in the Aisles More
    73
  5. 5
    Up 1247
    Down 623
    The Terminator, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator 2: Judgment ... More
    70
  6. 6
    Up 1307
    Down 918
    Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A ... More
    69
  7. 7
    Up 1429
    Down 1127
    The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions More
    68
  8. 8
    Up 1198
    Down 780
    Magneto, X-Men: First Class, X-Men More
    68
  9. 9
    Up 1487
    Down 1210

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lord Voldemort

    J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: ... More
    68
  10. 10
    Up 1294
    Down 777
    Die Hard More
    67
  11. 11
    Up 1236
    Down 749
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Wayne's World More
    67
  12. 12
    Up 1266
    Down 796
    Predator, Predator 2 More
    66
  13. 13
    Up 1351
    Down 879
    Alien, AVP: Alien vs. Predator More
    66
     
  14. 14
    Up 989
    Down 699
    Psycho II, Psycho, Psycho More
    66
  15. 15
    Up 1131
    Down 738
    Inglourious Basterds More
    65
  16. 16
    Up 1265
    Down 729
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring More
    65
  17. 17
    Up 977
    Down 511
    Once Upon a Jedi, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: ... More
    65
  18. 18
    Up 1053
    Down 760
    No Country for Old Men More
    64
  19. 19
    Up 886
    Down 521
    Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me More
    64
  20. 20
    Up 1234
    Down 755
    The Lion King More
    64
  21. 21
    Up 877
    Down 635
    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers More
    63
  22. 22
    Up 860
    Down 468
    The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom More
    62
  23. 23
    Up 804
    Down 577
    Seven More
    61
  24. 24
    Up 684
    Down 539
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest More
    60
  25. 25
    Up 611
    Down 339
    It More
    60
    added by: Krazy88
  26. 26
    Up 761
    Down 539
    Misery More
    60
  27. 27
    Up 769
    Down 589
    59
  28. 28
    Up 667
    Down 619

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Count Dracula

    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula More
    59
  29. 29
    Up 655
    Down 542
    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th More
    58
  30. 30
    Up 610
    Down 401

    ranked low on reranks
    Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting

    Gangs of New York More
    58
  31. 31
    Up 768
    Down 672

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    HAL 9000

    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact More
    57
  32. 32
    Up 539
    Down 354
    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II More
    57
  33. 33
    Up 584
    Down 387
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ... More
    57
  34. 34
    Up 409
    Down 222
    Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers More
    57
  35. 35
    Up 521
    Down 369
    American Psycho More
    57
  36. 36
    Up 307
    Down 234
    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ... More
    55
  37. 37
    Up 481
    Down 359
    The Silence of the Lambs More
    55
  38. 38
    Up 546
    Down 402
    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins More
    54
  39. 39
    Up 326
    Down 274
    Schindler's List More
    53
    added by: EllenMarianBrayer
  40. 40
    Up 443
    Down 305
    Sleeping Beauty More
    53
  41. 41
    Up 488
    Down 463
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan More
    53
  42. 42
    Up 306
    Down 231
    Fight Club More
    53
  43. 43
    Up 317
    Down 198

    ranked low on reranks
    Darth Maul

    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ... More
    53
  44. 44
    Up 681
    Down 616
    Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, ... More
    52
  45. 45
    Up 491
    Down 523
    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ... More
    52
  46. 46
    Up 516
    Down 491
    Reservoir Dogs More
    52
  47. 47
    Up 203
    Down 131
    Beetlejuice More
    51
  48. 48
    Up 246
    Down 215
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III More
    51
    added by: Shutup Barry
  49. 49
    Up 252
    Down 199
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars More
    51
  50. 50
    Up 173
    Down 122
    The Usual Suspects More
    50
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