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
    + 5617
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    the people's #1 & most listed Batman, The Dark Knight

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  2. 2
    + 4233
    - 870

    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 3339
    - 813

    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 1917
    - 1087

    The Shining

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  5. 5
    + 1721
    - 945

    The Terminator

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  6. 6
    + 1754
    - 1245

    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  7. 7
    + 1702
    - 1098

    X-Men universe

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  8. 8
    + 2029
    - 1575

    Harry Potter universe

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  9. 9
    + 1861
    - 1438

    The Matrix universe

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  10. 10
    + 1327
    - 966
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  11. 11
    + 1656
    - 1077

    Die Hard

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  12. 12
    + 1394
    - 748

    ranked low on reranks Star Wars universe

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  13. 13
    + 1715
    - 986

    The Lion King

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  14. 14
    + 1555
    - 1038

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  15. 15
    + 1469
    - 1017

    Inglourious Basterds

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  16. 16
    + 1667
    - 987

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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  17. 17
    + 1625
    - 1141

    Alien universe  

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  18. 18
    + 1214
    - 760

    Jaws

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  19. 19
    + 1333
    - 1035

    often listed & ranked high on reranks No Country for Old Men

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  20. 20
    + 1198
    - 874

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

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  21. 21
    + 1364
    - 715

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

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  22. 22
    + 1077
    - 808

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seven

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  23. 23
    + 891
    - 428

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

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  24. 24
    + 916
    - 785

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  25. 25
    + 953
    - 738

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

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  26. 26
    + 928
    - 550

    ranked low on reranks & added by Krazy88 It

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  27. 27
    + 1057
    - 794
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  28. 28
    + 996
    - 746
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  29. 29
    + 546
    - 319

    Tony Montana Scarface

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  30. 30
    + 827
    - 617

    Gangs of New York

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  31. 31
    + 786
    - 545

    American Psycho

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  32. 32
    + 917
    - 580

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

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  33. 33
    + 879
    - 833

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

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  34. 34
    + 767
    - 540

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

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  35. 35
    + 831
    - 571

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

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  36. 36
    + 170
    - 179

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

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  37. 37
    + 971
    - 878

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

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  38. 38
    + 554
    - 340

    Alex Delarge

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  39. 39
    + 492
    - 442

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

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  40. 40
    + 816
    - 594

    ranked low on reranks Sleeping Beauty

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  41. 41
    + 610
    - 373

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

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  42. 42
    + 688
    - 539

    The Silence of the Lambs

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  43. 43
    + 621
    - 588

    added by EllenMarianBrayer Schindler's List

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  44. 44
    + 696
    - 693

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

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  45. 45
    + 950
    - 781

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

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  46. 46
    + 517
    - 403

    Fight Club

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  47. 47
    + 646
    - 644

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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  48. 48
    + 483
    - 385

    added by Shutup Barry Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  49. 49
    + 417
    - 292

    Beetlejuice

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  50. 50
    + 404
    - 259

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

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