The Best Movie Villains of All Time

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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
    + 10,917
    - 2,147

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

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  2. 2
    + 8,404
    - 1,722


    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 5,942
    - 1,699


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 4,015
    - 2,860


    Harry Potter universe

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  5. 5
    + 3,338
    - 2,238


    The Shining

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  6. 6
    + 3,244
    - 2,424


    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  7. 7
    + 3,219
    - 2,218


    X-Men universe

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  8. 8
    + 3,102
    - 1,980


    The Terminator

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  9. 9
    + 3,207
    - 2,423

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Matrix universe

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  10. 10
    + 2,930
    - 1,541

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

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  11. 11
    + 2,401
    - 1,808

    often listed
    Psycho

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  12. 12
    + 2,917
    - 1,947


    Die Hard

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  13. 13
    + 3,333
    - 1,751

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

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  14. 14
    + 3,057
    - 1,724

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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  15. 15
    + 2,574
    - 1,762


    Inglourious Basterds

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  16. 16
    + 2,353
    - 1,759


    No Country for Old Men

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  17. 17
    + 2,568
    - 1,769


    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  18. 18
    + 2,305
    - 1,474
    Jaws is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Jaws

  19. 19
    + 2,229
    - 1,610


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

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  20. 20
    + 2,860
    - 1,496

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

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  21. 21
    + 2,413
    - 1,159

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

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  22. 22
    + 2,435
    - 1,790


    Alien universe  

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  23. 23
    + 1,985
    - 1,428


    Seven

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  24. 24
    + 1,888
    - 1,392


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

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  25. 25
    + 1,975
    - 1,191

    added by Krazy88
    It

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  26. 26
    + 1,902
    - 1,431
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  27. 27
    + 812
    - 684


    AVP: Alien vs. Predator

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  28. 28
    + 1,859
    - 1,182


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

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  29. 29
    + 1,689
    - 1,281


    Misery

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  30. 30
    + 1,508
    - 1,389

    often listed
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  31. 31
    + 1,520
    - 1,147


    Gangs of New York

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  32. 32
    + 1,528
    - 1,093


    American Psycho

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  33. 33
    + 1,171
    - 838
    Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Tony Montana Scarface

  34. 34
    + 1,508
    - 904

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

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  35. 35
    + 1,425
    - 1,017


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

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  36. 36
    + 1,405
    - 1,322

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

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  37. 37
    + 1,622
    - 1,063


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

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  38. 38
    + 1,378
    - 994


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  39. 39
    + 1,147
    - 855

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  40. 40
    + 1,505
    - 1,070


    Sleeping Beauty

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  41. 41
    + 1,532
    - 1,357

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

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  42. 42
    + 1,022
    - 906

    often listed
    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ...

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  43. 43
    + 1,230
    - 1,149

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ...

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  44. 44
    + 1,064
    - 707

    ranked low on reranks
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At ...

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  45. 45
    + 1,075
    - 781
    Alex Delarge is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Alex Delarge

  46. 46
    + 1,141
    - 834


    Fight Club

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  47. 47
    + 1,021
    - 738


    Beetlejuice

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  48. 48
    + 1,076
    - 984

    often listed & added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

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  49. 49
    + 765
    - 521


    The Godfather, The Godfather Saga, The Godfather Part II

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  50. 50
    + 856
    - 616


    Peter Pan, Peter Pan, Hook

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