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

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  2. 2
    + 3934
    - 802

    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 3134
    - 758

    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 1810
    - 1010

    The Shining

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  5. 5
    + 1595
    - 868

    The Terminator

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  6. 6
    + 1646
    - 1174

    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  7. 7
    + 1573
    - 1019

    X-Men universe

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  8. 8
    + 1888
    - 1483

    Harry Potter universe

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  9. 9
    + 1762
    - 1364

    The Matrix universe

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  10. 10
    + 1245
    - 903
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  11. 11
    + 1562
    - 1013

    Die Hard

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  12. 12
    + 1476
    - 983

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  13. 13
    + 1290
    - 692

    ranked low on reranks Star Wars universe

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  14. 14
    + 1566
    - 934

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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  15. 15
    + 1567
    - 1088

    Alien universe  

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  16. 16
    + 1379
    - 964

    Inglourious Basterds

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  17. 17
    + 1588
    - 942

    The Lion King

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  18. 18
    + 1155
    - 708
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    Jaws

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  19. 19
    + 1256
    - 983

    No Country for Old Men

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  20. 20
    + 1135
    - 824

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

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  21. 21
    + 1235
    - 658

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

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  22. 22
    + 1005
    - 758

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seven

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  23. 23
    + 901
    - 695

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

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  24. 24
    + 755
    - 376

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

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  25. 25
    + 867
    - 511

    ranked low on reranks & added by Krazy88 It

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  26. 26
    + 866
    - 736

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  27. 27
    + 998
    - 754
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  28. 28
    + 950
    - 705
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  29. 29
    + 498
    - 283

    Tony Montana Scarface

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  30. 30
    + 847
    - 793

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

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  31. 31
    + 776
    - 575

    Gangs of New York

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  32. 32
    + 724
    - 514

    American Psycho

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  33. 33
    + 843
    - 544

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

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  34. 34
    + 136
    - 142

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

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  35. 35
    + 711
    - 505

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

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  36. 36
    + 925
    - 844

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

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  37. 37
    + 770
    - 536

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

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  38. 38
    + 516
    - 305

    Alex Delarge

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  39. 39
    + 452
    - 409

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

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  40. 40
    + 644
    - 504

    The Silence of the Lambs

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  41. 41
    + 767
    - 563

    Sleeping Beauty

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  42. 42
    + 554
    - 339

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

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  43. 43
    + 587
    - 557

    added by EllenMarianBrayer Schindler's List

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  44. 44
    + 660
    - 661

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

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  45. 45
    + 897
    - 755

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

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  46. 46
    + 617
    - 612

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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  47. 47
    + 469
    - 374

    Fight Club

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  48. 48
    + 437
    - 358

    added by Shutup Barry Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  49. 49
    + 359
    - 230

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At ...

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  50. 50
    + 645
    - 638

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Reservoir Dogs

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