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 Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, The Dark Knight

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  2. 2
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    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return ...

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  3. 3
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    Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon

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  4. 4
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    The Shining, Terror in the Aisles

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  5. 5
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    The Terminator, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator 2: Judgment ...

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  6. 6
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    Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A ...

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  7. 7
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    Magneto, X-Men: First Class, X-Men

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  8. 8
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    J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: ...

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  9. 9
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    The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions

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  10. 10
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    Psycho II, Psycho, Psycho IV: The Beginning

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  11. 11
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    Die Hard

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  12. 12
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    ranked low on reranks The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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  13. 13
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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Wayne's World

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  14. 14
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    Alien, AVP: Alien vs. Predator  

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  15. 15
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    Inglourious Basterds

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  16. 16
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    Once Upon a Jedi, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: ...

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  17. 17
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    Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me

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  18. 18
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    The Lion King

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  19. 19
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    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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  20. 20
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    No Country for Old Men

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  21. 21
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    ranked low on reranks The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom

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  22. 22
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    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Jason X

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  23. 23
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    Seven

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Krazy88 It

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  25. 25
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  26. 26
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    Misery

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  27. 27
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula

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  28. 28
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    ranked low on reranks Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers

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  29. 29
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  30. 30
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    Gangs of New York

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

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  32. 32
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ...

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  33. 33
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    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II

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  34. 34
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    American Psycho

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    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact

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  36. 36
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    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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    The Silence of the Lambs

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  38. 38
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    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ...

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  39. 39
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    ranked low on reranks Sleeping Beauty

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  40. 40
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    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ...

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  41. 41
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    ranked low on reranks Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode ...

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  42. 42
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    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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  43. 43
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    Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, ...

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  44. 44
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    Fight Club

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  45. 45
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    added by EllenMarianBrayer Schindler's List

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  46. 46
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    added by Shutup Barry Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  47. 47
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    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At ...

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  48. 48
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Reservoir Dogs

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  49. 49
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    Beetlejuice

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  50. 50
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    The Dark Knight, Batman, Batman Forever

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