The Best Movie Villains of All Time Film Characters

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
    Up 3682
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Joker

    Batman, The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest, The Dark Knight More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 2811
    Down 521
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return ... More
    95
  3. 3
    Up 2176
    Down 508
    Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon More
    90
  4. 4
    Up 1265
    Down 652

    loved &controversial
    Jack Torrance

    The Shining, Terror in the Aisles More
    71
  5. 5
    Up 1132
    Down 768

    loved &controversial
    Freddy Krueger

    Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A ... More
    67
  6. 6
    Up 1255
    Down 1061

    loved &controversial
    Lord Voldemort

    J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: ... More
    65
  7. 7
    Up 1236
    Down 980

    loved &controversial
    Agent Smith

    The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions More
    65
  8. 8
    Up 1093
    Down 682

    often listed &loved
    The Predator

    Predator, Predator 2 More
    65
  9. 9
    Up 1217
    Down 774

    often listed
    Xenomorph (Alien)

    Alien, AVP: Alien vs. Predator More
    65
     
  10. 10
    Up 1136
    Down 666

    often listed
    Hans Gruber

    Die Hard More
    64
  11. 11
    Up 994
    Down 657

    often listed
    Magneto

    Magneto, X-Men: First Class, X-Men More
    64
  12. 12
    Up 1092
    Down 631

    often listed &loved
    T-1000

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Wayne's World More
    64
  13. 13
    Up 846
    Down 594

    often listed
    Norman Bates

    Psycho II, Psycho, Psycho More
    64
  14. 14
    Up 1010
    Down 620

    often listed &loved
    Hans Landa

    Inglourious Basterds More
    63
  15. 15
    Up 937
    Down 642

    often listed &loved
    Anton Chigurh

    No Country for Old Men More
    63
  16. 16
    Up 1060
    Down 601

    often listed
    Sauron

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring More
    62
  17. 17
    Up 1058
    Down 645
    The Lion King More
    61
  18. 18
    Up 768
    Down 385
    Once Upon a Jedi, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: ... More
    60
  19. 19
    Up 905
    Down 530
    Terminator Salvation More
    60
  20. 20
    Up 719
    Down 433
    Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me More
    60
  21. 21
    Up 733
    Down 547

    often listed
    Michael Myers

    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers More
    59
  22. 22
    Up 583
    Down 265
    The Terminator, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator 2: Judgment ... More
    58
  23. 23
    Up 657
    Down 451
    Misery More
    58
  24. 24
    Up 696
    Down 348
    The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom More
    57
  25. 25
    Up 695
    Down 481
    Seven More
    57
  26. 26
    Up 578
    Down 448
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest More
    57
  27. 27
    Up 454
    Down 255
    It More
    56
    added by: Krazy88
  28. 28
    Up 542
    Down 445
    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th More
    55
  29. 29
    Up 583
    Down 537
    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula More
    55
  30. 30
    Up 672
    Down 576
    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact More
    54
  31. 31
    Up 636
    Down 520
    54
  32. 32
    Up 449
    Down 268
    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II More
    54
  33. 33
    Up 516
    Down 319
    Gangs of New York More
    54
  34. 34
    Up 429
    Down 285
    American Psycho More
    53
  35. 35
    Up 460
    Down 306
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ... More
    52
  36. 36
    Up 385
    Down 280
    The Silence of the Lambs More
    51
  37. 37
    Up 247
    Down 133
    Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers More
    50
  38. 38
    Up 456
    Down 307
    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins More
    50
  39. 39
    Up 222
    Down 145
    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ... More
    50
  40. 40
    Up 245
    Down 199
    Schindler's List More
    49
    added by: EllenMarianBrayer
  41. 41
    Up 452
    Down 410
    Reservoir Dogs More
    49
  42. 42
    Up 319
    Down 237
    Sleeping Beauty More
    49
  43. 43
    Up 398
    Down 386
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan More
    48
  44. 44
    Up 576
    Down 523
    Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, ... More
    48
  45. 45
    Up 406
    Down 456
    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ... More
    48
  46. 46
    Up 341
    Down 220
    Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi More
    47
  47. 47
    Up 197
    Down 140
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hobbit: The ... More
    47
  48. 48
    Up 469
    Down 480
    Back to the Future Part III, Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part ... More
    47
  49. 49
    Up 263
    Down 286
    Cape Fear, Cape Fear More
    46
  50. 50
    Up 219
    Down 146
    Fight Club More
    46
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