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
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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
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    Down 528
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return ... More
    95
  3. 3
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    Down 512
    Hannibal, The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon More
    91
  4. 4
    Up 1286
    Down 662
    The Shining, Terror in the Aisles More
    73
  5. 5
    Up 1146
    Down 784
    Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, A ... More
    70
  6. 6
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    Down 1076
    J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: ... More
    68
  7. 7
    Up 1256
    Down 993
    The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions More
    68
  8. 8
    Up 1018
    Down 667
    Magneto, X-Men: First Class, X-Men More
    68
  9. 9
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    Down 782
    Alien, AVP: Alien vs. Predator More
    68
     
  10. 10
    Up 1106
    Down 694
    Predator, Predator 2 More
    68
  11. 11
    Up 1156
    Down 675
    Die Hard More
    67
  12. 12
    Up 1107
    Down 639
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Wayne's World More
    67
  13. 13
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    Down 605
    Psycho II, Psycho, Psycho More
    67
  14. 14
    Up 1019
    Down 633
    Inglourious Basterds More
    66
  15. 15
    Up 951
    Down 655
    No Country for Old Men More
    66
  16. 16
    Up 1075
    Down 611
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring More
    66
  17. 17
    Up 928
    Down 537
    Terminator Salvation More
    64
  18. 18
    Up 1070
    Down 659
    The Lion King More
    64
  19. 19
    Up 740
    Down 441
    Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me More
    64
  20. 20
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    Down 394
    Once Upon a Jedi, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: ... More
    64
  21. 21
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    Down 556

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Michael Myers

    Halloween II, Halloween 6, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers More
    63
  22. 22
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    Down 271
    The Terminator, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator 2: Judgment ... More
    62
  23. 23
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    Down 364
    The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League: Doom More
    61
  24. 24
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    Down 460
    Misery More
    61
  25. 25
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    Down 489
    Seven More
    61
  26. 26
    Up 590
    Down 457
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest More
    60
  27. 27
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    It More
    59
    added by: Krazy88
  28. 28
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    Down 454
    Friday the 13th, Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th More
    59
  29. 29
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    Down 546
    Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Count Dracula More
    59
  30. 30
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    Down 584
    2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010: The Year We Make Contact More
    58
  31. 31
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    58
  32. 32
    Up 528
    Down 327

    ranked low on reranks
    Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting

    Gangs of New York More
    58
  33. 33
    Up 458
    Down 277
    The Godfather, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Part II More
    58
  34. 34
    Up 444
    Down 291
    American Psycho More
    58
  35. 35
    Up 471
    Down 314
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit ... More
    56
  36. 36
    Up 396
    Down 285
    The Silence of the Lambs More
    56
  37. 37
    Up 263
    Down 142
    Thor, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers More
    55
  38. 38
    Up 238
    Down 153
    The Sleeping Cardinal, Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' ... More
    55
  39. 39
    Up 468
    Down 317
    Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins More
    55
  40. 40
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    Reservoir Dogs More
    54
  41. 41
    Up 253
    Down 207
    Schindler's List More
    53
    added by: EllenMarianBrayer
  42. 42
    Up 330
    Down 247
    Sleeping Beauty More
    53
  43. 43
    Up 412
    Down 393
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan More
    53
  44. 44
    Up 587
    Down 534
    Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, ... More
    52
  45. 45
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cruella de Vil

    101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred ... More
    52
  46. 46
    Up 231
    Down 151
    Fight Club More
    52
  47. 47
    Up 354
    Down 226

    ranked low on reranks
    The Emperor

    Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi More
    52
  48. 48
    Up 479
    Down 486
    Back to the Future Part III, Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part ... More
    51
  49. 49
    Up 208
    Down 147
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hobbit: The ... More
    51
  50. 50
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    Cape Fear, Cape Fear More
    51
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