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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    - 1,820

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

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  2. 2
    + 7,124
    - 1,479


    Star Wars universe

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  3. 3
    + 5,238
    - 1,410


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  4. 4
    + 2,959
    - 1,876


    The Shining

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  5. 5
    + 2,867
    - 2,090


    A Nightmare on Elm Street universe

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  6. 6
    + 3,385
    - 2,408


    Harry Potter universe

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  7. 7
    + 2,796
    - 1,896


    X-Men universe

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  8. 8
    + 2,687
    - 1,725


    The Terminator

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  9. 9
    + 2,113
    - 1,550


    Psycho

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  10. 10
    + 2,794
    - 2,144

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Matrix universe

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  11. 11
    + 2,849
    - 1,525

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

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  12. 12
    + 2,451
    - 1,291

    ranked low on reranks
    Star Wars universe

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  13. 13
    + 2,508
    - 1,722


    Die Hard

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  14. 14
    + 2,641
    - 1,498

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

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  15. 15
    + 2,273
    - 1,573


    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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  16. 16
    + 2,196
    - 1,575


    Inglourious Basterds

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  17. 17
    + 2,018
    - 1,259
    Jaws is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Jaws

  18. 18
    + 2,008
    - 1,564

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

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  19. 19
    + 1,966
    - 1,416


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

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  20. 20
    + 2,404
    - 1,253

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

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  21. 21
    + 2,214
    - 1,620

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Alien universe  

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  22. 22
    + 1,917
    - 949

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

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  23. 23
    + 1,724
    - 1,261


    Seven

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  24. 24
    + 1,647
    - 1,209


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

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  25. 25
    + 1,699
    - 1,017

    added by Krazy88
    It

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  26. 26
    + 1,673
    - 1,253
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  27. 27
    + 1,569
    - 1,003


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

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  28. 28
    + 1,510
    - 1,133


    Misery

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  29. 29
    + 1,357
    - 1,240

    often listed
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  30. 30
    + 1,328
    - 1,009


    Gangs of New York

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  31. 31
    + 585
    - 558

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

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  32. 32
    + 1,324
    - 958


    American Psycho

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  33. 33
    + 1,014
    - 704
    Tony Montana is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Tony Montana Scarface

  34. 34
    + 1,237
    - 736

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

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  35. 35
    + 1,211
    - 898


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

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  36. 36
    + 1,199
    - 883


    The Silence of the Lambs

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  37. 37
    + 1,375
    - 939


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

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  38. 38
    + 1,281
    - 1,197

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

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  39. 39
    + 1,354
    - 1,243


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

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  40. 40
    + 1,303
    - 938


    Sleeping Beauty

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  41. 41
    + 937
    - 723

    added by Shutup Barry
    Saw, Saw IV, Saw III

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  42. 42
    + 858
    - 607

    ranked low on reranks
    Beetlejuice

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  43. 43
    + 1,094
    - 1,023

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

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  44. 44
    + 858
    - 786

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

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  45. 45
    + 860
    - 572

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

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  46. 46
    + 954
    - 890

    often listed & added by EllenMarianBrayer
    Schindler's List

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  47. 47
    + 953
    - 725

    ranked low on reranks
    Fight Club

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  48. 48
    + 902
    - 674
    Alex Delarge is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movie Villains of All Time


    Alex Delarge

  49. 49
    + 717
    - 517


    Peter Pan, Peter Pan, Hook

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  50. 50
    + 616
    - 432


    The Godfather, The Godfather Saga, The Godfather Part II

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