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
    + 5659
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    the people's #1 & most listed Batman, The Dark Knight

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  2. 2
    + 4261
    - 876

    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 3362
    - 821

    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 1933
    - 1098

    The Shining

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  5. 5
    + 1734
    - 954

    The Terminator

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 1768
    - 1254

    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 1720
    - 1108

    X-Men universe

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 2047
    - 1586

    Harry Potter universe

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 1876
    - 1449

    The Matrix universe

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 1338
    - 976
    ) open
  11. 11
    + 1664
    - 1087

    Die Hard

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 1411
    - 755

    ranked low on reranks Star Wars universe

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 1734
    - 990

    The Lion King

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  14. 14
    + 1565
    - 1048

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1685
    - 993

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1479
    - 1028

    Inglourious Basterds

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1632
    - 1149

    Alien universe  

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 1227
    - 768

    Jaws

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  19. 19
    + 1344
    - 1045

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

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  20. 20
    + 1210
    - 883

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

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  21. 21
    + 1387
    - 720

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

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  22. 22
    + 1086
    - 819

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seven

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  23. 23
    + 910
    - 437

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

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  24. 24
    + 927
    - 797

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  25. 25
    + 965
    - 746

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

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  26. 26
    + 938
    - 563

    ranked low on reranks & added by Krazy88 It

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  27. 27
    + 1068
    - 804
    ) open
  28. 28
    + 1004
    - 758
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  29. 29
    + 555
    - 329

    Tony Montana Scarface

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  30. 30
    + 799
    - 552

    American Psycho

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  31. 31
    + 837
    - 626

    Gangs of New York

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  32. 32
    + 929
    - 586

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

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  33. 33
    + 886
    - 841

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

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  34. 34
    + 772
    - 550

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

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  35. 35
    + 177
    - 185

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

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  36. 36
    + 841
    - 579

    ranked low on reranks Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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  37. 37
    + 978
    - 889

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

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  38. 38
    + 559
    - 351

    Alex Delarge

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  39. 39
    + 499
    - 452

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

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  40. 40
    + 621
    - 379

    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ...

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  41. 41
    + 825
    - 602

    Sleeping Beauty

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  42. 42
    + 696
    - 547

    The Silence of the Lambs

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  43. 43
    + 627
    - 597

    added by EllenMarianBrayer Schindler's List

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  44. 44
    + 703
    - 699

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

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  45. 45
    + 958
    - 788

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

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  46. 46
    + 524
    - 412

    Fight Club

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  47. 47
    + 648
    - 656

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

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  48. 48
    + 488
    - 394

    added by Shutup Barry Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  49. 49
    + 427
    - 297

    Beetlejuice

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  50. 50
    + 434
    - 295

    The Dark Knight, Batman, Batman Forever

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