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
    + 12,372
    - 2,713

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

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  2. 2
    + 10,246
    - 1,935


    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 6,621
    - 2,093


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 4,654
    - 3,375


    Harry Potter universe

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  5. 5
    + 3,571
    - 2,898


    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  6. 6
    + 3,696
    - 2,659


    The Shining

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  7. 7
    + 3,544
    - 2,354


    The Terminator

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  8. 8
    + 3,671
    - 2,620


    X-Men universe

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  9. 9
    + 3,625
    - 1,843

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

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  10. 10
    + 3,657
    - 2,759

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Matrix universe

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  11. 11
    + 2,676
    - 2,051


    Psycho

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  12. 12
    + 3,774
    - 2,022

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

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  13. 13
    + 3,314
    - 2,188


    Die Hard

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  14. 14
    + 3,515
    - 1,973

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

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  15. 15
    + 2,946
    - 2,005


    Inglourious Basterds

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  16. 16
    + 2,649
    - 1,993


    No Country for Old Men

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  17. 17
    + 2,623
    - 1,705
    Jaws is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Jaws

  18. 18
    + 2,508
    - 1,825


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

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  19. 19
    + 2,827
    - 1,989


    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  20. 20
    + 3,305
    - 1,745

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

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  21. 21
    + 2,863
    - 1,387

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

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  22. 22
    + 2,250
    - 1,608


    Seven

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  23. 23
    + 2,683
    - 1,967


    Alien universe  

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  24. 24
    + 2,132
    - 1,566


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

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  25. 25
    + 1,111
    - 845


    AVP: Alien vs. Predator

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  26. 26
    + 2,218
    - 1,364

    ranked low on reranks & added by Krazy88
    It

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  27. 27
    + 2,117
    - 1,614
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  28. 28
    + 2,118
    - 1,385


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

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  29. 29
    + 1,877
    - 1,432


    Misery

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  30. 30
    + 1,667
    - 1,544

    often listed
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  31. 31
    + 1,686
    - 1,315


    Gangs of New York

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  32. 32
    + 1,725
    - 1,247


    American Psycho

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  33. 33
    + 1,824
    - 1,092

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

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  34. 34
    + 1,364
    - 994

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  35. 35
    + 1,867
    - 1,211


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

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  36. 36
    + 1,523
    - 1,470

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

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  37. 37
    + 1,604
    - 1,169


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

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  38. 38
    + 1,323
    - 987
    Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Tony Montana Scarface

  39. 39
    + 1,689
    - 1,499

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

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  40. 40
    + 1,675
    - 1,219


    Sleeping Beauty

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  41. 41
    + 1,546
    - 1,136


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  42. 42
    + 1,359
    - 1,293

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

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  43. 43
    + 1,275
    - 850

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

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  44. 44
    + 1,171
    - 1,038

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

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  45. 45
    + 702
    - 349

    added by SMcM
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Harry Potter and the Order ...

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  46. 46
    + 1,211
    - 899
    Alex Delarge is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    Alex Delarge

  47. 47
    + 1,208
    - 1,095

    often listed & added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

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  48. 48
    + 1,165
    - 865


    Beetlejuice

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  49. 49
    + 927
    - 536

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Once Upon a Jedi, Dark ...

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  50. 50
    + 1,296
    - 964


    Fight Club

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